Accelerated Transformation

We are one of the leading suppliers of long steel in Latin America and still pioneers in the implementation of digital innovation initiatives

Gerdau Difference

Gerdau Corporate Profile

With a history spanning more than 120 years, Gerdau is Brazil's largest steel producer, one of the leading producers of long steel in the Americas and of special steel in the world. In Brazil, Gerdau also produces flat steel and iron ore for its own use. Gerdau also has a new business division, Gerdau Next, which fosters entrepreneurship in segments adjacent to the steel industry.

Guided by our purpose of empowering people who build the future, Gerdau has operations in many countries and employs more than 30,000 people. Gerdau is the largest recycling company in Latin America and uses scrap as an important input, with 71% of the steel it produces globally being made from scrap. Every year, Gerdau transforms 11 million tonnes of scrap into a variety of steel products.

Gerdau is also the world’s largest charcoal producer, with over 250 hectares of planted forests in the state of Minas Gerais. As a result of its sustainable production matrix, Gerdau currently has one of the industry’s lowest average greenhouse gas emissions (CO₂e), of 0.86t/CO₂e per tonne of steel, which is about half the global industry average of 1.91 t/CO₂e per tonne of steel (Worldsteel). By 2031, Gerdau’s target is to reduce its carbon emissions to 0.82 t/CO₂e per tonne of steel. Gerdau is a publicly traded company with shares listed on the São Paulo (B3) and New York (NYSE) stock exchanges.


To generate value of our customers, shareholders, teams and society, acting in the steel industry in a sustainable way.


Be global and a reference in the business in which it operates.


Have the customer's preference; safety of people above all else; excellence with simplicity; focus on results; integrity with all audiences.