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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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23 September 2020

Blog: Climate – How the steel industry is coping with water scarcity

Water is vital to make steel. worldsteel Head of Environment and Climate Change, Åsa Ekdhal, discusses how the steel industry is managing water use.

16 September 2020

Blog: How hydrogen is gaining momentum in the Chinese steel industry

Beijing Office Chief Representative Frank Zhong looks at the R&D projects Chinese steel companies have initiated around the use of hydrogen as a replacement for coal, and the challenges ahead.