b'H ow can using CMC steel contribute to our customers own sustainability initiatives? What are the environmental impacts of our products?In 2014, CMC worked with an independent global leader in sustainability software and services to assess the environmental impacts and benefits of our steel products, including concrete reinforcing steel (rebar), fabricated concrete reinforcing steel, light structural shapes (carbon steel used within construction as structural support), merchant bar (carbon steel used in light commercial construction, joist manufacturing and industrial and commercial fabrication) and fabricated heavy structural shapes. We are now making the results of these assessments available to customers through a series of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Our EPDs provide customers with the information they need to make informed purchasing decisions and demonstrate how CMCs products can contribute to points under leading green building rating systems, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Green Star, the Living Building Challenge TM , Green Globes and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology). For more information on how CMC products can help achieve LEED points, please see our CMC LEED Statement.We are also using these assessments to find ways to enhance our products and processes, so we can serve our customers with increased transparency and improved products going forward.SOLID PRODUCTS, TRANSPARENT PROCESSES32'