The World Steel Association (worldsteel) was founded as the International Iron and Steel Institute on 19 October 1967. It changed its name to the World Steel Association on 6 October 2008.
The association is celebrating its 50th year anniversary in 2017.
worldsteel is a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. A second office in Beijing, China, opened in April 2006.
worldsteel represents over 160 steel producers (including 9 of the world's 10 largest steel companies), national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. worldsteel members represent around 85% of world steel production.
worldsteel is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world.
worldsteel is active in key areas of interest to the steel industry, including:
Check out our Profile 2016/2017 for more information on each of these activities.