Steelie Awards 2021 - online event

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has revealed the winner of the 12th Steelie Awards on 13 October.

The Steelie Awards recognise member companies for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period in a series of categories impacting the industry.

The Steelies are awarded in six categories. The 2021 shortlisted companies and winners are as follows:

Excellence in digital communications:

Nominees:

  • JSW Steel Limited
  • Metinvest Holding LLC
  • POSCO
  • Severstal (PAO)
  • Tata Steel Limited
  • Ternium

Winner: Tata Steel Limited

Judges for Excellence in digital communications:

  • Alexander Burchill, Account Director, FleishmanHillard UK
  • Lauren Burge, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Reputation and Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
  • Ian Higginson, Founder, Creative Director, Make Alias

 

Innovation of the year:

  • Acciaierie Bertoli Safau S.p.A. - ABS Quality Wire Rod QWR 4.0
  • EVRAZ - Development of ultra-premium strength rail grade (Apex G2HH) with improved wear and rolling contact fatigue (RCF), ductility, weldability and enhanced safety through superior fracture toughness
  • JFE Steel Corporation - Green beverage can with unique Cr plated steel sheet
  • Nippon Steel Corporation - MEGA NSHYPER BEAM™
  • POSCO - Roll stamping technologies for automotive giga steel

Winner: POSCO - Roll stamping technologies for automotive giga steel

Judges for Innovation of the year:

  • worldsteel Technology Committee (TECO) Steering Group
  • worldsteel Environment Committee (ECO) Steering Group

 

Excellence in sustainability:

  • ArcelorMittal - Sustainable charcoal use for CO2 neutrality
  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited - Research and application of waste heat cascade comprehensive utilisation method and its key technology in the iron and steel industry
  • HBIS Group Co., Ltd. - Large integrated intelligent unmanned material yard
  • JSW Steel Limited - Recycling of plastics in electric arc furnace - leveraging innovative techniques to tackle global sustainability issues
  • POSCO - Slag upcycling for negative emissions
  • Tata Steel Europe - Zero-carbon logistics

Winner: Tata Steel Europe - Zero-carbon logistics

Judges for Excellence in sustainability:

 

Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment:

  • ArcelorMittal - Comparative LCA for water drainage systems
  • JSW Steel Limited - Using LCA to evaluate the environmental performance of new product development and promotion
  • POSCO - Using LCA to assist automakers in recognising the benefits of steel
  • Tata Steel Limited - Using LCA in developing India’s first Type-1 Eco-label for steel rebars

Winner: JSW Steel Limited - Using LCA to evaluate the environmental performance of new product development and promotion

Judges for Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment

 

Excellence in education and training:

  • Gerdau S.A. - Realizar 2020 Programme
  • HBIS Group Co., Ltd. - Online training and innovation platform
  • JFE Steel Corporation - Education system through MR/VR
  • JSW Steel Limited - Developing the next generation of leaders at JSW
  • Tata Steel Limited - Safety standard knowledge dissemination to 30,000+ Tata Steel Limited workforce – Learn, Apply, Excel

Winner:  HBIS Group Co., Ltd. - Online training and innovation platform

Judges for Excellence in education and training:

 

Excellence in communications programmes:

  • ArcelorMittal - Evoluir Programme
  • POSCO - Park1538, an innovative cultural space showcasing breakthrough technology and the ultimate beauty of steel
  • Tata Steel Limited - Integrated communications approach for COVID-19 preparedness and response across all operating locations
  • Tata Steel Limited - Tomorrow LAB
  • Tenaris - Safety commitments at Tenaris yards
  • Ternium - The soul of Mexico

Winner: POSCO - Park1538, an innovative cultural space showcasing breakthrough technology and the ultimate beauty of steel

Judges for Excellence in communications programmes:

 

The selection process for the shortlist varies between awards. In most cases, the submissions are requested via the appropriate worldsteel committee. Entries are then judged by selected expert panels.