Blogs by worldsteel experts and occasionally by guest bloggers. The blogs cover a wide variety of issues affecting the steel industry. We hope you will find this section useful and look forward to your comments.

4 November 2021

Blog: COP 26 – the last best chance?

Andrew Purvis, Director, Safety, Environment and Technology at worldsteel is in Glasgow at COP26 and will keep us up to date with discussions or decisions being made affecting the steel industry. This is one of a series.

8 September 2021

Blog: What makes 3rd generation AHSS grades so unique?

How have advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) evolved? What is their added value? What role will they play in autonomous electric vehicle design?

18 June 2021

Blog: Low-carbon development at HBIS

Like other steel producers around the world, HBIS recognises that the steel industry’s contributions to climate change are under scrutiny. worldsteel and HBIS Chairman YU Yong outlines HBIS' plans for low-carbon development.

28 April 2021

Blog: Preventing serious incidents resulting from moving machinery

Today is Steel Safety Day. Steel Safety Day was set up to reinforce awareness of the five most common causes of safety incidents. This year we are focusing on preventing incidents resulting from moving machinery.

12 April 2021

Blog: What we mean when we talk about low-carbon steel

Where are the lines drawn between the expressions net-zero steel, zero-carbon steel, green steel and low-carbon steel? Here we clarify what we mean when using these terms.

13 January 2021

Blog: New year message from the Director General – 2021

worldsteel Director General Edwin Basson reflects on 2020 and discusses the priorities for 2021 and the years to come.

22 December 2020

Blog: Accelerating decarbonisation

worldsteel advocates the need for a three-track parallel approach to accelerate decarbonisation. In his blog, Andrew Purvis, worldsteel Director, Safety, Technology and Environment, discusses what this involves.

1 December 2020

Blog: Potential impact of COVID-19 on steel industry trends

worldsteel Head of Strategic Initiatives and Raw Materials discusses four potential consequences of the accelerated focus on climate and technology for the steel industry.

11 October 2020

Blog: Steel Safety Day and the COVID-19 pandemic

Rightly managing COVID-19 has been getting a lot of attention in all our mills, but we need to remind ourselves constantly that all the 'conventional' safety and health risks are still there.