The Scaw Metals Group (Scaw) is an international group manufacturing a diverse range of steel products. Its principal operations are located in South Africa, South America, Canada and Australia. Smaller operations are in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The main product lines manufactured by the group are rolled steel (much of which is supplied to Scaw’s downstream operations), steel and alloy iron castings, cast alloy iron and forged steel grinding media, chain, steel wire rope, strand and wire products. These are supplied to the global construction, railway, power generation, mining, cement, marine, engineering and agricultural markets.
Corporate structure Scaw’s operations are housed in two companies, Scaw South Africa (Pty) Limited and Scaw International Sarl. Scaw and its majority shareholder, Anglo American, regard transformation in South Africa as fundamental to the long-term development and stability of the South African economy and to the South African business. Consequently, Scaw South Africa’s shareholders include a Black Economic Empowerment consortium that holds 21% and an employee share ownership plan trust that holds 5%. Anglo American holds the balance of shares. Scaw International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anglo American. International standards Scaw is an ISO 9000-series accredited organisation manufacturing products to meet the requirements of the appropriate international certification authorities. Scaw’s safety, health and environmental management systems are aligned with the international ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 standards. The group drives and measures employee wellness programmes, including antiretroviral-supported HIV/AIDS programmes, and promotes skills-based educational courses and community development projects. Sustainable development As a producer of liquid steel from steel scrap and directly reduced iron from its rotary kilns, and a manufacturer of value-added steel products, Scaw is a member of one of the world’s most sustainable industries. Steel is 100% recyclable and is indeed the most recycled material on the planet. Every new steel product contains recycled steel and in some countries the recycle rate is as high as 85%. Scaw procures and processes its own steel scrap requirements. The group is mindful of the impact of global warming and the pressing need to conserve finite resources. Scaw maintains control of the resources it uses to manufacture its range of sophisticated steel products by applying accurate and repeatable measurements of natural resource consumption.