20 June 2024
Corporate News

A strong steel industry: What do we need?

With the UK General Election now only weeks away, Tata Steel UK has published its briefing, Challenges and Opportunities for Decarbonisation.

The document, which acts as Tata Steel’s own manifesto, calls on the next UK Government to:

1.    Partner with the private sector to capitalise on the opportunities offered by the decarbonisation of heavy industry and support the growth of UK manufacturing
2.    Address UK industry’s high energy costs
3.    Resolve the threat of carbon leakage and secure the UK’s carbon border
4.    Place scrap steel at the heart of the green, circular economy
5.    Ensure the UK is protected from global steel overcapacity
6.    Support UK steel producers through increased public procurement and incentivise the use of local supply chains in large-scale infrastructure projects

Speaking of the document, ahead of polling day on 4 July, Head of Public Affairs and Community Tom Evans said: “The next UK Government has several challenges to address in order to create a sustainable future environment for the UK steel industry.

“Tata Steel has long pushed for a clear and strong industrial strategy that encourages investment, growth and competitiveness in the UK. We are urging the next Government to consider our key policy asks, alongside those of our partners in the sector, to create a sustainable steel industry that can support with the growth of renewable energy, domestic manufacturing and employment across Wales and the wider UK.”

Access the full document here: https://www.tatasteeleurope.com/sites/default/files/tata-steel-uk-briefing---challenges-and-opportunies-for-decarbonising-2024.pdf

Coil box in Port Talbot Hot Mill

About Tata Steel UK

  • The Tata Steel Group has been named one of the most ethical companies in the world, and is among the top producing global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes. 
  • Tata Steel in the UK has the ambition to produce net-zero steel by 2045 at the latest, and to have reduced 30% of its CO2 emissions by 2030. 
  • Tata Steel is the largest steelmaker in the UK with primary steelmaking at Port Talbot in South Wales supporting manufacturing and distribution operations at sites across Wales, England and Northern Ireland as well as Norway, Sweden, France and Germany. It also benefits from a network of international sales offices around the world.
  • Tata Steel employs more than 8,000 people and has an annual crude steel capacity of 5 million tonnes, supplying high-quality steel products to demanding markets, including construction and infrastructure, automotive, packaging and engineering. 
  • Tata Steel Group is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and a commercial presence across the world. 

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