worldsteel is one of the few associations that report at the global level and have done so since 2004 when the first industry sustainability report was published.
The steel industry recognised the need of a systematic method to measure and report on its sustainable development performance. To this end, worldsteel established a set of sustainability indicators, which were officially established in 2003.
worldsteel members report on 8 sustainability indicators every year. The indicators are aligned to the commitments underlined in the sustainable development policy. Reporting is voluntary. Values in the table below may vary slightly from previous editions of this table due to updates received from individual companies.
The indicator average results as well as the performance trends of the steel industry over a decade are provided in the environmental, social and economic sustainability pages of this section.
Indicators 1 & 2 (Greenhouse gas emissions and Energy intensity):
Data for 2016 is provisional for both indicator 1 & 2.
Indicator 5: Lost time injury frequency rate includes fatalities and is calculated based on figures including contractors and employees.
Indicator 7: Investment in new processes and products includes capital expenditure and R&D investment.
Indicator 8: Data collection for Economic Value Distributed started in 2007.