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World Steel in Figures 2016 available online

World Steel in Figures 2016 is available online Brussels, 27 May 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2016 edition of World Steel in Figures. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of steel industry activities, stretching from crude steel production to apparent steel use, from indications of global steel trade flows to …

Green Manufacturing, the Future of Steel and Automotive 2015

  Reinforced cross-industry collaboration between the steel and automotive industries to address environmental challenges Chongqing, China, 18 November 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) and the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) co-hosted a major conference on “Green Manufacturing, the Future of Steel and Automotive 2015”. The conference focused on sharing ideas and perspectives …

The steel industry calls for a reinforced partnership with governments for a sustainable future

  Brussels, 29 July 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published its position paper on environmental change highlighting steel’s contribution to a low carbon society and the need for stronger partnership between governments and the steel industry. Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel said: “The steel industry is CO2 and energy intensive by …

The steel industry calls for a holistic approach to water policies

Brussels, 15 April 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published its position paper on water management in the steel industry highlighting that local authorities are the most competent regulatory body for the management of water as policies need to be based on local conditions. With increasing recognition of the importance of water issues …

Steel is an integral part of the global circular economy

Brussels, 25 February 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today announced the launch of a new publication ‘Steel in the circular economy – A life cycle perspective’. It examines the critical role of steel in delivering true sustainability to our society and calls for a global rethink of regulations in all market sectors across …

Energy use in the steel industry report available now.

Brussels, 02 February 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published a new technical report on energy use in the steel industry. The report is the result of a project supported by worldsteel member companies and associations and the outcome contains current performance data from operating plants. The public report is now available for …

World Steel Association elects new officers and welcomes new members

Moscow, 08 October 2014 – The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) has elected the following new officers for 2014/2015 at worldsteel’s 48th Annual Conference in Moscow, Russia. The new Chairman takes office from today, Wednesday 8th October, 2014. The new officers are elected for one year, until October 2015. Chairman:                      Wolfgang …

The 5th Steelie Awards winners announced

Moscow, 07 October 2014 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) hosted its fifth Steelie Awards ceremony and announced the winners at the annual dinner of the 48th worldsteel conference in Moscow on 6 October. The trophies, known as Steelies, were awarded in seven categories this year. Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel said: “The Steelie …

worldsteel reports on the sustainability performance of the steel industry

Moscow, 06 October 2014 – worldsteel has published its 2014 Sustainability Indicators, presenting the steel industry’s progress in sustainability performance over the past decade. Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel, said: “Measuring performance is the first step in making progress and having defined indicators allows companies to benchmark themselves and encourages further improvement. Sustainability reporting …

Steel solutions in the green economy – Affordable social housing

Brussels, 19 August 2014 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the third booklet in the Steel Solutions in the Green Economy series titled Affordable social housing. This booklet illustrates the economic, environmental and social benefits of steel modular houses. Steel is lightweight compared to many other building materials used for the same purpose …