Rizhao Steel Holding Group Co., Ltd. (referred to as Rizhao Steel) is a large-scale steel enterprise, integrating sintering, iron making, steel making, rolling, pickling, coating, pipe making, power generation, oxygen production and cement production. The company has started operating in 2003, and until 2018 production has reached an annual output of 15 million tons of steel. At present, Rizhao Steel workforce consists of more than 16,000 employees, a young, talented and multi-skilled team with an average age of only 32 years, among which more than 91% have obtained a college degree or higher education level. With a per capita steel production exceeding 1,000 tons per year, Rizhao Steel labor productivity has reached the domestic leading level. Rizhao Steel's main products include flat steel (hot rolled coil, hot rolled sheet, cold rolled coil, slit by length coil & sheet, pickled coil & sheet and galvanized coil & sheet); long products such as section steel, rebar, wire rod; by-products including cement, steel slag powder, grain slag powder etc. Among these, high quality flat steel products account for more than 70% of the total steel output. The highlight of the company's world-leading equipment and technology is the exclusive introduction of Endless Strip Production (ESP) technology, which is the world's currently most advanced hot-rolled strip steel production technology, and stands for the third technological revolution of the steel industry, realizing production of the specifications 0.6-6.0mm × 900-1600mm.
Rizhao Steel's ESP has obtained the TS16949 automotive industry quality system certification; the ship-building plates have been certified by classification societies of nine countries; the section steel products and the conventional hot rolled coil have been approved by the EU, South Korea, Australia, Southeast Asia and other countries, and additionally obtained the API Q1 system certification; the rebar products have been awarded the “Golden Cup of achieving International Advanced Level”. Rizhao Steel's products are bestsellers throughout the whole country and moreover have been exported to more than 70 countries and regions around the world. In recent years, facing a complex domestic and international economic situation as well as a sluggish market, Rizhao Steel has intensified its strategic transformation and upgrading. In 2017, the Group has achieved a sales revenue of 68 billion yuan RMB, realized a net profit of 7.4 billion yuan RMB, and paid 7.26 billion yuan RMB of taxes (of which 3.06 billion yuan RMB are customs duty). With a steel export volume of 4.267 million tons, amounting to 2.28 billion US dollars, Rizhao Steel ranks second in the national steel industry, and is the only enterprise of Shandong Province that has been selected as one of the most competitive steel enterprises for two consecutive years in the recognized annual ranking published by the China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute (MPI). For its advanced technology, Rizhao Steel has been listed in the “Top Ten Events in China's Steel Industry” for two years running. In 2017, the company ranked no. 313 in the “Top 500 Chinese Enterprises”, and no. 157 in the “Top 500 Chinese Manufacturing Enterprises”; it has been the 12th year in a row for Rizhao Steel to be ranked among the “Top 500 Chinese Enterprises”.
Rizhao Steel adheres to the concept of sustainable development, and regards environmental protection as the primary social responsibility of the company, therefore has invested more than 9 billion yuan RMB in energy conservation and environmental protection related construction. In 2017 the investment in environmental protection has reached an amount of 2.2 billion yuan RMB. The current wastewater discharge per ton of steel is 0.0046 cubic meters; COD emissions are 0.063 grams per ton of steel, sulfur dioxide emissions per ton of steel are 0.67 kilograms, and soot emissions are 0.61 kilograms, all meeting the most stringent emission standards and thereby achieving national top level in clean production, ranking first among the members of the China Steel Association. Rizhao Steel has been given the honorary titles of “Enterprise with Outstanding Contribution to Energy Conservation of Shandong Province” and “Advanced Enterprise in Comprehensive Utilization of Resources of Shandong Province”. In 2017, Rizhao Steel has been the sole steel enterprise in the country to be listed by the National Standards Committee and the National Development and Reform Commission as a model for implementation of the national circular economy standards within the steel industry.
Rizhao Steel abides by the national iron and steel industry policies, establishes a scientific development concept, profits from its location advantages such as proximity to the local ports and convenient land transportation connection, actively adjusts the product structure, vigorously develops a circular economy, adheres to green development, and pays attention to environmental protection, energy conservation and emission reduction. Based on a pragmatic, concise and effective management mechanism, Rizhao Steel is promoting a “people-oriented” corporate culture, stressing the corporate philosophy of “Integrity, Quality, Efficiency and Innovation” and “Keep Pace with the Times, Serious truth-seeking, Unity and Cooperation, Steel-making in a Happy Environment”.
Rizhao Steel actively participates in various charity projects such as earthquake rescue, education, medical care and poverty alleviation, thus sharing the fruits of the enterprise’s development with society. The total amount of donations has exceeded 800 million yuan RMB. The company has won the “China Children's Charity Award” six times, and has been awarded the “China Charity Award” by the Ministry of Civil Affairs four times. Further, it has repeatedly been given the honorary titles of “Public Welfare Star Enterprise”, “China Top Ten Charity Enterprise” etc.
Rizhao Steel has fully implemented the requirements and standards of the three systems of quality, environment and employee health and safety; the company adheres to the path of scientific sustainable development, strives for survival by quality, development by reputation, prominence and innovation, and for its brand to stand for a steel enterprise with a green, fully technologically advanced, high-end and intelligent way of manufacturing.