17 November 2020

Sustainable steel - worldsteel latest

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published steel industry's sustainability performance via its sustainability indicators.

Southwark Street tstation, London, UK

Southwark Street station, London, UK

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The publication, Sustainable steel- Indicators 2020 and steel applications, focuses on three key steel applications from a life cycle perspective -automotive, construction and packaging.

worldsteel uses eight indicators to measure key aspects of the steel industry's economic, environmental and social sustainability performance. A total of 104 steel companies representing 1.1bln t of crude steel production contributed data, this covers nearly 60% of global crude steel production.

 

Environmental performance

 

 

 

 

Indicator

Unit

2017

2018

2029

CO2 emissions

Tonnes CO2/tonne crude steel cast

1.84    

1.81      1.83

1.83

Energy Intensity

GJ/tonne crude steel cast

19.85

19.54

19.84

Material efficiency

% of materials converted to products & co-products

96.49

96.33

97.49

Environmental management systems (EMS)

% of employees & contractors working in EMS-registered production facilities

96.55

97.08

97.15

Social performance

 

 

 

 

Lost time injury frequency rate

Injuries/million hours worked

0.97

0.84

0.83

Employee training

Training days/employee

6.26

6.36

6.89

Economic performance

 

 

 

 

Investment in new processes and products

% of revenue

5.76

6.10    

7.07

Economic Value Distributed

% of revenue

95.36

93.84  

98.02