BlueScope Annual Report 2018/2019

BlueScope Steel Limited – FY2019 Directors’ Report Page 1 BlueScope Steel Limited ABN 16 000 011 058 Directors’ Report for the year ended 30 June 2019 The Directors of BlueScope Steel Limited (‘the Company’) present their report on the consolidated entity (‘BlueScope’ or ’the Group’) consisting of BlueScope Steel Limited and its controlled entities for the year ended 30 June 2019. OPERATING AND FINANCIAL REVIEW DESCRIPTION OF OPERATIONS BlueScope is a technology leader in, and the largest global producer of, metal coated and painted steel building products. Principally focused on the Asia-Pacific region, the Group manufactures and markets a wide range of branded products that include pre-painted COLORBOND® steel, zinc/aluminium alloy-coated ZINCALUME® steel and the LYSAGHT® range of building products. BlueScope is Australia’s largest steel manufacturer, and New Zealand’s only steel manufacturer. BlueScope’s vertically integrated operations for flat steel products in Australia and New Zealand produce value-added metallic coated and painted products, together with hot rolled coil, cold rolled coil, steel plate and pipe and tube. BlueScope manufactures and sells long steel products in New Zealand through its Pacific Steel business. In Australia and New Zealand, BlueScope serves customers in the building and construction, manufacturing, automotive and transport, agricultural and mining industries. In Australia, BlueScope’s steel products are sold directly to customers from our steel mills and through a national network of service centres and steel distribution businesses. The Group has an extensive footprint of metallic coating, painting and steel building product operations in China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and North America, primarily servicing the residential and non-residential building and construction industries across Asia, and the non-residential construction industry in North America. BlueScope operates this business across ASEAN and the west coast of North America in partnership with Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) and in India with Tata Steel. Both are 50/50 joint ventures with BlueScope controlling and therefore consolidating the joint venture with NSC, and jointly controlling and therefore equity accounting the joint venture with Tata Steel. North Star BlueScope Steel (NSBSL) is a low cost regional supplier of hot rolled coil, based in Ohio, in the United States of America. NSBSL is highly efficient, operates at industry leading utilisation rates and is strategically located near its customers and in one of the largest scrap markets of North America. BlueScope is a leading supplier of engineered building solutions (EBS) to industrial and commercial markets. Its EBS value proposition is based on speed of construction, low total cost of ownership and global delivery capability. Leading brands, including BUTLER®, VARCO PRUDEN® and PROBUILD®, are supplied from BlueScope’s manufacturing and engineering centres in North America and China. THE BLUESCOPE INVESTMENT PROPOSITION Disciplined and advantaged steel building products company focussed on growing long term shareholder value OUR VALUES, GOALS AND STRATEGY Our Bond, our strategy, our financial principles and approach to sustainability guide what we aim to achieve and how we do it.