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    There is no doubting that the steel industry is responsible for a significant contribution to carbon dioxide emissions and so to man-made climate change. At Tata Steel, we understand that and we are doing everything we can to make steel in the most responsible way we can and to develop even cleaner steel-making technology for the future. However, steel is a vital ingredient of modern, civilized society and will be integral to the solutions to climate change too.

    There are three strategies that reduce emissions through the use of steel. Firstly, a ‘use’ shift, which describes a change from one application that uses steel to another application that serves the same purpose but is less greenhouse gas intensive, for example wind turbines.

    Secondly, a ‘material’ shift, which replaces other materials with steel to achieve higher structrural performance at lower costs and with less energy. For example, compared to traditional materials, steel framing can reduce CO2 emissions by about 20% over the life cycle of a building. Steel offers the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material.

    Finally, a ‘new steel’ shift, replacing traditional mild steels with new advanced steels, such as high-strength steels. These innovative steels help reduce carbon dioxide emissions over the life cycle of many products, such as cars, bridges and transformers. 

    Steel and the future

    Steel is essential to modern life and to a future of sustainable development.

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    Enabling your sustainable products

    The products we make can have a far greater impact than the combined impacts of the processes we use to make them.

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