The 7th Steelie Awards shortlist announced

30 September 2016 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the shortlist for its 7th Steelie Awards. The winners will be revealed at the Annual Dinner of the 50th worldsteel conference in Dubai on Monday, 10 October. The trophies, known as Steelies, are awarded in seven categories.

The categories are:

1. Steel industry website of the year

2. Innovation of the year

  • Hesteel Group Co., Ltd.: for R&D of high carbon tool steel thin slab continuous casting and rolling process
  • JSW Steel Limited: for converting granulated blast furnace slag into sand
  • JSW Steel Limited: for development of advanced high strength automotive steels with speed and innovation

3. Excellence in sustainability

  • ArcelorMittal: Extending the lifecycle of steel – sheet piles in a circular economy
  • Hesteel Group Co., Ltd. (Tangsteel): Urban recycled water as the only water source in iron and steel production
  • Ternium: Development of a sustainable industrial centre in Pesquería, Mexico 

4. Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment

  • Erdemir Group: for the use of LCA to develop the greenhouse gas emissions monitoring system in Turkey
  • POSCO: for using LCA with customers to identify the environmental and business benefits of their advanced product portfolio in Korea
  • thyssenkrupp Steel Europe: for the implementation of LCA to assess the potential environmental performance and recyclability in their product development process
  • Tata Steel India: for the use of LCA to demonstrate the environmental benefits of having a high resource efficiency mining process

5. Excellence in education and training

  • ArcelorMittal: for their 'Safety Training Programme' including safety leadership training and take care programme 
  • Nucor Corporation: for their leadership in financial management training
  • Tata Steel Europe: for their 'Graduate Development' programme
  • Tenaris: for their ‘Development Maintenance Programme’
  • Ternium: for their ‘Fundamentals of Supervisor’s Role’ programme

6. Journalist of the year

  • Vera Blei, Metal Bulletin
  • Henry Cooke, Platts
  • David Fickling, Bloomberg
  • Yang Kai, China Metallurgical News
  • Michael Pooler, Financial Times

7. Industry communicator of the year

  • Wolfgang Eder, Chairman & CEO, voestalpine AG
  • Ohjoon Kwon, CEO, POSCO
  • Naveen Jindal, Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL)
  • Zhenjiang Liu, Secretary General, China Iron & Steel Association (CISA)
  • Alexander Mohr, Secretary General, APEAL

The selection process for the shortlist varies between awards. In most cases the submissions are requested via the appropriate membership committee and the worldsteel extranet. Entries are then judged by selected expert panels using agreed performance criteria. Journalist of the year and Industry communicator of the year are selected by direct vote.

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Notes to Editors:

  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel members represent approximately 85% of the world's steel production, including over 150 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes.


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