The worldsteel Climate Action Recognition Programme recognises steel producers that have fulfilled their commitment to participate in the worldsteel CO2 emissions data collection programme.
In 2008, Climate Action was launched, under which companies report data on site- or company-level CO2 emissions. A participating company or site receives a report showing the process route average emission data and range to which it can compare itself.
The data collection programme is at the core of the steel industry's global steel sectoral approach to climate change. Based on a common methodology, definitions and agreed boundaries, the data collection programme enables individual steel plants to compare themselves against both average and best performance and identify its scope for improvement.
Participation is open to all steel-producing sites or companies, worldsteel members and non-members alike.
Recognition can be obtained at a corporate level or at a site level as long as data has been received for more than 90% of total crude steel production.
The data must be complete, verifiable and approved for each year of collection. The collection process is overseen by worldsteel staff and verified by a panel of experts who review all submissions against standardised parameters and guidelines.
The data is held in the strictest confidence and will be known only to the company or site itself and worldsteel project staff. A participating company or site will receive a report showing the process route average emission data and range to which it can compare itself.
The recognition scheme is governed by the worldsteel Board of Directors.
Any company or site that takes part in the data collection programme can apply for a certificate from worldsteel by writing to worldsteel Director, Industry Excellence, Henk Reimink (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The certificate allows the recipient to use the special Climate Action Member logo on any of their materials, for example, letterhead, other stationery items, publications, and marketing and advertising materials. If a company displays the logo or copy of their certificate on their website, they should link it to worldsteel.org.
The recognition period is for two years (2016-2017), for the data collection period of 2015. If the company or site no longer submits approved data to the programme, they must cease using the logo in any shape or form.