COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY 2015-2016 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 17 CMC’s commitment to environmental stewardship is reinforced by a steelmaking process that uses over 95 percent recycled materials and numerous initiatives that help reduce our environmental impact. APPROACH CMC’s environmental stewardship is closely managed by national and regional teams and managers under the support of our Vice President of Operations Support. We have implemented industry best practices and continuous improvement programs across all facilities. CMC uses a state-of-the-art information management solution to monitor environmental data, proactively track emerging regulations and ensure compliance in all regions. Weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress reports are issued to CMC’s Leadership Team so the team can provide oversight, guidance and accountability on our environmental performances. Environmental management tasks completed are based on internal and regulatory requirements across all environmental media such as air, water and waste. At CMC Poland, a leading integrated management system is maintained that has been certified to ISO 14001 since 2008. In September 2016, CMC Poland participated in an external audit with Intertek and received an “Achievement Award” for meeting the performance criteria in five areas: 1. Labor 2. Wages and Hours 3. Health and Safety 4. Management Systems 5. Environment Engaging Employees on Environmental Stewardship Our employees are critical to our environmental stewardship efforts. Without their creativity and dedication to continuous improvement, we could not have identified or successfully implemented the successes highlighted in this report. CMC’s internal quarterly newsletter includes articles on our environmental stewardship initiatives to keep energy efficiency, waste reduction and water conservation top of mind for our employees. CMC has also established a dedicated email address where employees can submit energy savings ideas. CMC launched a home energy awareness campaign in 2016 and encouraged employees to bring a Kill-A-Watt Power Monitor home to measure and understand the impact that home appliances have on their electricity consumption. Employees were encouraged to share what they had discovered with their colleagues along with any energy saving suggestions. Led by our team of operations support specialists, we completed over 3,900 environmental management tasks per year in 2015 and 2016.