Building on its pledge earlier in the week to hit carbon neutrality by 2050, US Steel announced Thursday that it has become the first North American steelmaker to join green steel forum ResponsibleSteel, Kallanish reports.
“ResponsibleSteel is an important part of US Steel’s ESG (environmental, social and governance) commitments and the 2050 carbon neutrality goal that we just announced,” says ceo David Burritt. “By joining ResponsibleSteel we are demonstrating our intent to take our efforts beyond goals and actually deliver profitable solutions for our stakeholders and the planet.”
Steel is globally responsible for about 7% of all greenhouse gas emission, according to ResponsibleSteel ceo Anne-Claire Howard.
“US Steel joining makes us a truly global organisation, covering all corners of the globe with nearly 10% of global steel production,” says Howard. “As the world’s only global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative for the steel sector, we work by building collaborative partnerships that create real impact for the planet and society.”
US Steel plans to hit its 2050 goal via a combination of leveraging its new electric arc furnace assets and green steel production processes – including its most recent green steel line, verdeX.
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