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  • Steel for a sustainable future

    Steel is an essential material, intrinsic to our way of life and to the products society will demand in a sustainable future. Steel is a uniquely sustainable material because once made, it can be used, as steel, for ever.

    Steel is at the heart of modern society and so just by making steel, we play an essential role in society. Steel helps to transform communities by enabling infrastructure, such as bridges, buildings, railways and energy generation.  Moreover steel touches our everyday lives around the world, through a myriad of consumer goods.  It is true to say that if it is not made from steel, it is made using steel.

    Apart from being an essential material, steel can claim to be a sustainable material because of the unique ability to be truly recycled. While all products and materials claim to be recyclable, only steel is truly recycled through an efficient closed-loop system. Steel made today will be used, as steel, for generations to come.  Making steel today is an investment which will be paid off many times over and will avoid the need for future generations to use up precious resources.

    We are already one of the most CO2-efficient steel companies in the world, but we want to go further. Our European ambition is to become a carbon neutral steel producer from 2050 onwards, which fully integrates its products, by-products and business into the circular economy. As steel maximises the value of resources more than any other material, through its recovery and reuse, manufacturing and recycling.

    As a primary steelmaker, we bring together iron ore and coal in blast furnaces to create iron, which is then refined to create thousands of different grades of steel. This process also produces carbon dioxide. There are limits to how much the blast furnace method of making steel can be further decarbonised and so we are working hard to find other ways of achieving our ambition of becoming a carbon-neutral steelmaker…

    Realising our aim of becoming carbon neutral from 2050 will require a combination of breakthrough technologies and innovations that have the potential to change the way steel is produced. This process will be influenced by global trends and developments. Increasingly, different industries will be working together, integrating their processes and products into the circular economy.

    The global challenge

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    Enabling sustainable cars

    We believe that steel has a vital part to play in delivering the goal of safe, clean and efficient motoring, accessible to all.

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