Reducing the carbon footprint of steel
The pathway to carbon-neutral steelmaking
Steel is a critical material for a decarbonised future and will be in demand as the necessary infrastructure is built. Global demand for steel continues to exceed the availability of scrap and demand is predicted to grow for many years to come.
Until then, primary steel will continue to be required and so we are looking for a carbon-neutral solution to its production. We will ensure that we can continue to meet the exacting requirements of automotive steels throughout a transition that will make use of the increasing availability of scrap and renewable energy.
Which decarbonisation technology is most suitable, can vary across geographical locations, available infrastructure and over time. We will produce 100% carbon neutral steel by 2050 and by 2030 we will already reduce our CO2 emissions by 30-40%. We are already taking necessary actions in both the Netherlands and the UK to achieve our ambitious targets.