As a leader of sustainable steel in the region, Qatar Steel continuously aims to improve efforts under environmental responsibility. Since 2016, the total carbon injection within the company has decreased by 2.4%, from 41,057 metric tonnes in 2015 to 40,068 metric tonnes in 2017. 14,479 metric tonnes of spent carbon and cryolite from the Aluminum Smelter was recycled as a partial replacement of lump coke and fluorspar. Additionally, the company aims to increase the use of scrap in the steel production. Scrap input increased by 5.9%, from 429,382 metric tonnes in 2016 to 454,693 metric tonnes in 2017.