Vijayawada, Apr 11: ArcelorMittal and Tata Steel have made it to the top of the World Steel Association’s (Worldsteel) 2017 Steel Sustainability Champions.
At its board meeting held in Mumbai on Wednesday, six steel producing companies have been named as Steel Sustainability Champions for 2017.
“The 2017 Steel Sustainability Champions are: ArcerlorMittal, Tata Steel Europe, Tata Steel Ltd, Tenaris, Thyssenkrupp AG and Voestalpine AG, “ a statement by Worldsteel said.
“The newly launched programme aims to recognise steel companies who are leading the way in creating a truly sustainable steel industry and society, clearly demonstrating their commitment to sustainable development and the circular economy, and making measurable and tangible impacts in their activities. It aims to encourage steel companies to increase their efforts, set higher standards and make further progress in their sustainability programmes and business practices,” the Worldsteel statement said.
Edwin Basson, director general of Worldsteel said, “As producers of steel, we know that a sustainable steel industry is crucial for the long-term health of our economy, our society and our planet. And every steel company has a responsibility to help achieve this. Many members of Worldsteel have already demonstrated their commitment to sustainable development and made extensive efforts in their sustainability programmes. As an industry, we have made progress. But we need to do more and go further.”