The UK Steel Charter

The UK Steel Charter is a commitment that shows how you are changing procurement processes to include more UK-made steel and support the economy. This Charter enables government departments, devolved administrations, local authorities, and private organisations, to publicly signal their commitment to using UK steel in major projects.
Benefits of Signing the uk steel charter

  • Your project is close to the source of the UK steel industry
  • Support a British strength
  • Steel is committed to by Government
  • Cut your carbon footprint and encourage steel sustainability in the UK
  • Steel that provides value for money, adaptable and endlessly recyclable
  • Steel is fast, efficient and resourceful
  • Enhancing national and local economies with commitment to best practices
  • Tap into a high-skilled workforce on your doorstep, boosting nationwide employment opportunites

How to support steel manufacturing in the UK

The UK Steel Charter provides organisations with a range of simple, practical steps they can take to open their procurement approach and maximise the economic and social value of their projects by using steel produced in the UK. The UK Steel Charter illustrates why using UK-made steel is key to the success of your projects and helps to uplift the UK economy and the UK steel industry too.

Steelmakers across the nation are ready and able to step up and supply for your steel needs. With all construction steel products certified to BRE Standard BES 6001 or British Standard 8666, when you choose steel fabricated in the UK you are using the highest quality products made right here in this country.

We are proud that governments across the devolved nations are also boosting the use of UK steel with their own commitments supporting the British steel market.

The UK, Scottish, and Welsh Governments have publicly pledged to the implementation of measures to develop opportunities for UK steel producers to supply into public construction and infrastructure projects. In April 2023, the UK Government announced a revision to the Public Procurement Note for procuring steel in major projects. This signified a new commitment to UK-made steel and requiring all publicly-funded projects to identify the source of steel used. Our Charter builds on existing government policy aimed at supporting the steel industry through a more strategic approach to public procurement. The UK steel industry has also changed test certificates to highlight the melted and poured source of their steel products.

Bexley Council 


Cairnhill StructuresCardiff City CouncilCommunity

Cotswold Steel Stockholders Ltd

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (PDF)

Doncaster CouncilFlintshire County CouncilGMB

Heathrow Expansion (PDF)

Hull City Council

Morgan Sindall Group

National Association of Construction Frameworks

Neath Port Talbot Council

Newport City Council

North East Lincolnshire Council

North Lincolnshire Council

Politicians (PDF)

Railway Industry Association

REIDsteel Ltd


Scottish Government (PDF)


Sheffield City Council

Sizewell C

Trent Refractories Ltd


UK Onshore Oil and Gas

Unite the Union

UTS Engineering Ltd

Welsh Government (PDF)

West Midlands Combined AuthorityWest Midlands Mayor,
Andy Street