2019 Member news

Severstal: Cherepovets Steel Mill reduces energy consumption levels

22 December 2019 

Cherepovets Steel Mill, one of the largest steel plants in the world (part of the Russian Steel division of PAO Severstal), reduced its overall consumption of almost all energy sources per product ton in the first nine months of 2019 Read more

ArcelorMittal Europe sets target to cut carbon emissions by 30% by 2030, to contribute to the European Commission’s Green Deal

13 December 2019 

ArcelorMittal Europe today announces a CO2 roadmap to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030. The target, for ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, is in line with an ambition announced in May this year, to be carbon neutral in Europe by 2050. Read more

NLMK Group recognized as an energy efficiency leader in Russia

13 December 2019 

NLMK Group has invested over RUB 25 bn in several dozen large-scale energy efficiency projects since 2000. Read more

Ratan Tata, former Chairman of Tata Sons, writes foreword for new book, Living Iron

12 December 2019 

Iron is everywhere around us and within us. It is vital to organisms – it colours our blood as well as the earth. Read more

SSAB to be first to market with fossil-free steel

14 November 2019 

Global steel company SSAB plans to be the first company in the world to get fossil-free steel onto the market. The plan for transitioning to iron-ore based fossil-free steel production was presented to more than 400 customers and key players in the industry. Read more

POSCO Launches ‘INNOVILT’ – A Premium Brand of Steel Products for Construction

13 November 2019 

On November 12, POSCO held the launch event of ‘INNOVILT’ with around 150 people in attendance at POSCO Center. Read more

United States Steel Corporation Commits To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity By 20%

13 November 2019 

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today took another step in the execution of its strategy to become the “best of both” in the steel industry with the announcement of its plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity across its global footprint. Read more

H2FUTURE: World’s largest “green” hydrogen pilot facility successfully commences operation

11 November 2019 

What is currently the world’s largest pilot plant for the CO2-neutral production of hydrogen has successfully commenced operation at the voestalpine site in Linz. Read more

POSCO to Promote Demand for Eco-friendly Slag Fertilizer

05 November 2019 

POSCO (CEO Jeong-Woo Choi) is initiating a proactive promotion of eco-friendly siliceous fertilizer made from steel by-product, slag. Read more

NLMK Board of Directors approves Sustainable Development Policy

25 October 2019 

The Board of Directors of NLMK Group, a global steel company, has approved the Company’s Sustainable Development Policy (hereinafter referred to as the “Policy”). Read more

Tata Steel and partners explore potential carbon capture project to reduce CO2 emissions from steelmaking

03 October 2019 

Tata Steel has joined forces with Dutch companies Gasunie, EBN and Port of Amsterdam to complete a feasibility report into an innovate project which could reduce the steelmakers’ CO2 emissions. Read more

EVRAZ Pueblo will use renewable energy to produce the greenest steel

27 September 2019 

EVRAZ North America, Xcel Energy and Lightsource BP announced today they have reached a long-term agreement to develop a new 240-megawatt solar facility in Pueblo. Read more

NLMK embarks on design and site preparation for new waste energy recovery power plant

27 September 2019 

NLMK Lipetsk, NLMK Group’s flagship production site, has embarked on the development of project documentation and site preparation for the construction of a new recovery power plant running on by-product gases from steelmaking operations. Read more

China Baowu Awarded Double-A Level in Evaluations of SASAC

23 September 2019 

In recent days, the State Council State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission circulated commendations for 42 enterprises with excellent performances. Read more

Severstal pilots the worldsteel’s programme to reduce GHG emissions by the global steel industry

18 September 2019 

PAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies, has launched a pilot project under the World Steel Association’s (“Worldsteel”) “Step up” programme, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the global steel industry through the introduction of a new methodology. Read more

Eneco and ArcelorMittal unveil Belgium’s largest solar roof

16 September 2019 

The installation of more than 27,000 solar panels on the roof of ArcelorMittal in Ghent has been completed, resulting in the largest solar roof in Belgium. Read more

thyssenkrupp climate targets approved – science-based and in line with global climate agreement

13 August 2019 

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved thyssenkrupp’s climate targets. At the same time the organization has confirmed that thyssenkrupp is acting in line with the goals of the 2015 Paris climate conference. Read more

POSCO Declares ‘POSCO Charter of Corporate Citizenship’

25 July 2019 

POSCO declared POSCO Charter of Corporate Citizenship to commemorate the first anniversary of its new management philosophy, “Corporate Citizenship: Building a Better Future Together” announced last year. Read more

thyssenkrupp sets clear targets: Group aims to be climate neutral by 2050

02 July 2019 

thyssenkrupp aims to be climate neutral from 2050 onwards. As early as 2030 the Group plans to cut emissions from production and outsourced energy by around 30 percent. Emissions from the use of thyssenkrupp products are to fall by 16 percent by 2030. Read more

ArcelorMittal wins 2018 best raw material supplier award from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

21 June 2019 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recognised its best suppliers in Latin America during the company’s annual supplier conference held in June 2019 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Read more

New software robots at SSAB enable employees to focus on more value-added tasks

13 June 2019 

We have new non-human team members in SSAB. Software robots named “Ssabine” are now being used to perform several administrative tasks across the company. Read more

Sir Henry Bessemer Lecture 2019 - GREENSTEEL: a new era for steel

11 June 2019 

In this public lecture, Jon Bolton, Liberty Steel Global Business Development, will propose that increased use of existing capital efficient technologies can help the UK reduce its major dependence on imported steel with concomitant economic benefits. The event is to be held on 11 July - London, UK. Read more

NLMK Group and Lipetsk Region sign memorandum to build new waste energy recovery power plant

06 June 2019 

NLMK’s carbon oxide (CO) emissions set to reduce by 3,000 tonnes per year, GHG (СО2) emissions set to reduce by 650,000 tonnes per year. Read more

Metinvest published an interactive book about steel making

03 June 2019 

Metinvest Group, the largest iron and steel maker in Ukraine, published a book The Steelmaker's Kitchen on steel making. The book was presented in May at the Art of Steel exhibition in Kyiv. Read more

ArcelorMittal publishes first Climate Action report

29 May 2019 

This report explains how steel is made today, what our carbon challenge is, how it can be successfully addressed and what policies and support are required to make this possible. Read more

World first for steel: ArcelorMittal investigates the industrial use of pure hydrogen

28 March 2019 

To permanently reduce CO2 emissions, ArcelorMittal has developed a low-emissions technology strategy, which targets not only the use of alternative feedstocks and the conversion of CO2 emissions, but also the direct avoidance of carbon (Carbon Direct Avoidance, or CDA). Read more

Tata Steel announces vision to combat growing housing crisis

21 March 2019 

In a white paper published today, Tata Steel announced its revolutionary vision of the UK housing market, paving the way for a new breed of homes to populate our ‘Neighbourhoods of the Future’. Read more

ArcelorMittal selected for 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, , recognising commitment to advancing women in the workplace

16 March 2019 

ArcelorMittal announced today that it is one of 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality in the workplace. Read more

President takes part in the inauguration of continuous casting machine at Ilyich Steel

01 March 2019 

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko took part in the inauguration of continuous casting machine no. 4 at Ilyich Steel, a unique project for Ukraine, in which Metinvest invested some US$150 million. Read more

thyssenkrupp receives Daimler Supplier Award 2018 for partnership on battery assembly line

28 February 2019 

thyssenkrupp System Engineering has been honored with the Daimler Supplier Award 2018 in the category “Partnership” (International Procurement Services). Read more

Sustainalytics raises Severstal’s ESG rating

27 February 2019 

Sustainalytics, a leading independent global provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings to investors, has increased Severstal’s rating from 54 to 70 points (out of a possible 100) in 2018. Read more

United States Steel Announces Restart of Construction of Electric Arc Furnace

11 February 2019 

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced the restart of construction on a technologically advanced electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Ala. Read more

Materials Processing Institute collaborates with European partners on ground-breaking steel projects

11 February 2019 

Leading UK steel research and innovation centre, the Materials Processing Institute, has helped to secure nearly £1m (€1,066,123) worth of European funding for ground-breaking steel research projects. Read more

POSCO Receives the First EPD Certification As Steel Company

01 February 2019 

POSCO became Korea’s first steel company to obtain the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certification from the Ministry of Environment. Read more