Areas of activity


worldsteel is active in key areas of interest to the steel industry, including:

 

Climate Change

Climate Change

worldsteel manages industry-wide CO2 data collection as par t 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.

Construction

Construction

worldsteel has created a “constructsteel” initiative in coalition with regional and national steel construction associations. The intent is to increase the propor tion of steel products in construction for infrastructure, public buildings, nonresidential 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 impacts at all stages of manufacture, product use and end-of-life. worldsteel collects worldwide LCA data and maintains a life cycle inventor y (LCI). 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 world steel 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, illness-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 Excellence 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. With an e-learning platform at steeluniversity.org, knowledge is shared on steel manufacturing, metallurgy, steel applications and environment.

>> Visit steeluniversity.org for more information.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Every year since 2004 worldsteel has been reporting on the industry’s environmental, social and economic performance using 8 sustainability indicators. worldsteel also focuses on the sustainability of steel in product applications and in 2016 published ‘Steel – The permanent material in the circular economy’.

Technology and environment

Technology and environment

worldsteel’s members meet regularly to exchange information on technological, environmental and manufacturing per formance. Members are also involved in projects such as benchmarking, CO2 mitigation and energy use.

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.