The steel industry is fully committed to environmental responsibility. Steel is the most recycled material in the world, it is 100% recyclable. Steel is eternal. We have advanced steel production to the point where our capabilities are limited by technology. We need a new approach to push these boundaries. As the world searches for solutions to environmental challenges, all of these efforts depend on steel.
About 90% of the water used in the steel industry is purified, cooled and returned to the source. Most of the loss is due to evaporation. Water returned to rivers and other sources is often cleaner than when it was extracted.
The energy used to produce a ton of steel has decreased by 60% over the past 50 years.
Steel is the most recycled material in the world, with more than 680 million tons recycled annually.
In 2021, the recycling and utilization of symbiotic products in the steel industry has reached a global material efficiency of 97.34%.
Steel is the main material for production equipment for renewable energies (solar, tidal and wind).