FACT SHEETS

                Climate change mitigation

                Climate change mitigation

                Steel producers around the world are researching and piloting low-carbon technologies, which have the potential to radically reduce the climate change impact of steelmaking.

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                Energy use in the steel industry

                Energy use in the steel industry

                The steel industry actively manages the use of energy. Energy conservation in steelmaking is crucial to ensure the competitiveness of the industry and to minimise environmental impacts, such as greenhouse gas emissions.

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                Steel and raw materials

                Steel and raw materials

                Efficient use of natural resources is critical to sustainability. Steel’s great advantage is that it is 100% recyclable and can be reused infinitely. The industry uses advanced technologies and techniques to increase production yield rates and to facilitate the use of co-products. As a result of the intrinsic recyclability of steel, the value of the raw materials invested in steel production lasts far beyond the end of a steel product’s life

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                Working in the steel industry

                Working in the steel industry

                The steel industry offers career opportunities in many different fields and often in an international setting. Steel companies around the world also work closely with universities in the development of learning and research initiatives to develop future talent and promote innovation.

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                Advanced steel applications

                Advanced steel applications

                Across a broad range of industries and applications, the development and use of high-performance steels help to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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                Steel industry co-products

                Steel industry co-products

                Over the past 20 years, the steel industry’s recovery rate of by-products has increased significantly. Innovative technology developments and synergies with other industries has brought the steel industry ever closer to its goal of zero-waste.

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