Areas of activity


worldsteel is active in key areas of interest to the steel industry, including:
Climate Change and the environment

Climate Change and the environment

worldsteel’s members meet regularly to exchange information on environmental performance and regulatory developments. worldsteel manages industry-wide CO2 data collection as part of its Climate Action programme, underlining the industry’s commitment to reduce its impact on the climate.

Communications

Communications

worldsteel’s communications programme promotes a positive image of steel. The audiences for our communications include the industry, financial and general media, society at large, steel industry customers and industry employees. worldsteel produces regular publications and reports on specific projects. We also manage a wide range of digital social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Weibo and Tudou.

constructsteel

constructsteel

worldsteel has created a “constructsteel” initiative in coalition with regional and national steel construction associations. The intent is to increase the proportion of steel products in construction for infrastructure, public buildings, non-residential and commercial buildings and in future design in mega cities.

Life cycle assessment (LCA)

Life cycle assessment (LCA)

LCA is an approach that considers the potential environmental impacts of products at all stages of manufacture, product use and end-of-life. worldsteel collects worldwide life cycle inventory data (updated release issued this year) for steel products which is then used in LCA studies. worldsteel is the most authoritative source of LCA information for steel.

Raw materials

Raw materials

Supply of raw materials is one of the key issues facing the industry. worldsteel manages projects which look at the availability of raw materials such as iron ore, coke and coal, and freight and scrap.

Safety and health

Safety and health

The goal of an injury-free and healthy workplace is the highest priority. The Safety and Health Principles and Definitions Guidance Book sets the standard for the industry. In October each year worldsteel announces the winners of its Safety and Health Recognition Programme.

Steel market analysis

Steel market analysis

worldsteel is recognised worldwide as the source of information on steel market trends and statistics. The association publishes authoritative production statistics on the 20th of each month. Information on future trends can be found in the Short Range Outlook for Steel Demand (April and October). This information is distributed to members directly and is also available on worldsteel.org.

 

steeluniversity

steeluniversity

steeluniversity delivers education and training to current and future employees of steel companies and related businesses. Learning is delivered online at steeluniversity.org and in person, sharing knowledge on steel manufacturing, metallurgy, steel applications, environment, safety and steel business.

>> Visit steeluniversity.org for more information.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability reporting at a global level is one of the major efforts that the steel industry undertakes through worldsteel to manage its environmental, social and economic performance, demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and enhance transparency. worldsteel also manages projects that address the sustainability of steel in product applications in a range of market sectors.

Technology

Technology

Modern steelmaking relies on advanced technologies. worldsteel plays an important role in benchmarking best practice, helping its members improve their businesses. Representatives from member companies meet regularly to exchange information on technological, manufacturing and operational performance.

WorldAutoSteel

WorldAutoSteel

The WorldAutoSteel programme provides global information on automotive steel applications to maintain steel as the automotive material of choice.

>> Check out worldautosteel.org for more information.