3 October 2018 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the shortlist for the 9th Steelie Awards. The winners will be revealed at the Annual Dinner of the 2018 General Assembly in Tokyo on Tuesday, 16 October. The Steelies are awarded in seven categories, two of which are new this year.

Excellence in digital communications expands upon the highly coveted website of the year award to now recognise all digital communications efforts from websites to mobile applications to social media.

Excellence in communications programmes recognises investment, creativity and innovation in major communications programmes (internal and external) that promote the steel industry or steel as a competitive material. The award covers all channels from advertising, print, marketing promotion and digital.

The shortlists for this year are as follows:

Excellence in digital communications

  • JSW Steel Limited
  • Tata Steel Limited
  • Tenaris
  • Ternium

Innovation of the year

  • Acciaierie Bertoli Safau s.P.a: Rotoforgia innovative project
  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited: Controlled cooling technology for online control of hot-rolled steel microstructure
  • HBIS Group Co., Ltd.: Clean vanadium production process
  • POSCO: Lightweight high strength exposed panel DP steel development technology

Excellence in sustainability

  • ArcelorMittal Brazil: Water Master Plan
  • ArcelorMittal Europe: Construction of the new recuperated heat network of Saint Chély d’Apcher
  • HBIS Group Co., Ltd.: Using waste heat of BF slag washing water for urban heating in Winter
  • Tata Steel Limited: Reducing supply chain carbon footprint

Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment

  • ArcelorMIttal: Use of LCA to support the Steligence® project
  • ArcelorMIttal Europe: LCA studies recycling allocation methodology with regard to elasticity of scrap
  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited: Use of LCA in green steel solution
  • Tata Steel Europe: Use of Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) tools for the construction sector
  • Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V.: Use of LCA in development of Mix Rock ®

Excellence in education and training

  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited: Action learning programme for reducing loss and increasing profit
  • JSW Steel Limited: Springboard – Development of diverse leadership pipeline
  • Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK Group): Safety culture leadership
  • Tata Steel Europe: Product and process fundamentals
  • Tenaris: Human resources focus on safety
  • TMK (PAO): Virtual Trainer Simulator – Trainer simulator of TPA 159-426 pipe-rolling unit

Journalist of the year

  • Maytaal Angel, Reuters
  • Chris Davis, S&P Global Platts
  • Diana Kinch, S&P Global Platts
  • Hongmei Li, Mysteel Global

Excellence in communications programmes

  • ArcelorMittal: Steligence® – The intelligent construction choice
  • Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK Group): #NLMKPro
  • Tata Steel Limited: #DoorsofIndia – A journey by Pravesh
  • Ternium: “Si viene en lata es bueno” (Good things come in steel packages)

The selection process for the shortlist varies between awards. In most cases the submissions are requested via the appropriate worldsteel committee. Entries are then judged by selected expert panels.

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Notes to Editors:

  • The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world. worldsteel members represent approximately 85% of the world’s steel production, including over 160 steel producers with 9 of the 10 largest steel companies, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes.
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