9 October 2023 Brussels, Belgium

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the shortlist for the 14th Steelie Awards. The Steelie Awards recognise member companies for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period in a series of categories impacting the industry. The winners will be revealed on Monday, 16 October.

The Steelies are awarded in six categories:

Excellence in low-carbon steel production:

  • Aço Verde do Brasil (AVB) Scrap pre-heating for BOF charging
  • ArcelorMittal ArcelorMittal’s ‘Forest to Steel’ strategy: bioenergy as a driver for greener steel production
  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited Development and application of low-carbon metallurgical technology based on HyCROF
  • Emirates Steel Arkan CO2 synergy: transforming Emirates Steel Arkan emissions into enhanced oil recovery solution for ADNOC
  • HBIS Group Co., Ltd. Unique coke oven gas zero-reforming DRI process combined with EAF
  • POSCO Holdings HMR70 steelmaking technology in combined blowing converter

Innovation of the year:

  • Ansteel Group Corporation Limited Integrated design of single chemistry of multi-grade AHSS and industrial application
  • Big River Steel, a US Steel Company Development of a high-strength, high-formable, lean, single-phase, nano-precipitation strengthened sheet steel for automotive applications with a minimum tensile strength of 780MPa
  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited Technology and development of Fe-Ni-based alloys wide and heavy plates in the photovoltaic industry
  • JFE Steel Corporation Water-quench type 1.5GPa ultra-high strength cold rolled steel sheet and new cold pressing technology for automotive parts
  • voestalpine AG Tailormade functional steel (tfs)

Excellence in sustainability:

  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation LimitedThe complete set of process, equipment and demonstration of green and efficient rotary hearth furnace collaborative treatment of solid and hazardous waste in iron and steel plant
  • JSW Steel Limited Waste plastic injection in blast furnace
  • Mobarakeh Steel Company (MSC)Sustainable Water Management by Creating Shared Value with Local Communities’
  • POSCO Holdings Fe-enhanced slag silicate fertilizer: How application of blast furnace slag reduces methane emissions in rice farming
  • Ternium and Tenaris ProPymes: Ternium and Tenaris value chain strengthening programme

Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment:

  • Baotou Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd Develop green steel with LCA and jointly carry out eco-design with mine vehicle enterprises
  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited Application of Baosteel online detailed LCA platform
  • China Steel Corporation (CSC) Green transition in the steel industry: CSC leads carbon footprint inventory and innovation based on LCA
  • CITIC PACIFIC Special Steel Group Co., Ltd Innovation practice in China’s first Product Category Rule (PCR) for special steel used in automotive components
  • JSW Steel Limited Using LCA in new Advanced High Strength Steel product development and promotion
  • POSCO Holdings LCA-based case studies on avoided emissions measurement

Excellence in education and training:

  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited Rotation training programme for frontline employees
  • Gerdau S.A. Culture path – openness with truth and respect
  • JFE Steel Corporation Achieving a smooth skill transfer method by systematising work standards
  • JSW Steel Limited Action Learning Projects at JSW by cross-functional teams: new ideas for business and strategic optimisation
  • POSCO Holdings Technician Level Designation and Master Title Programme (TL Programme)
  • Tata Steel Schools of Excellence
  • Ternium From conventional classroom training to high-engagement immersive training for operators using virtual reality – development of a continuous casting simulator

Excellence in communications programmes:

  • ArcelorMittal ‘Futurising’ podcast (series two)
  • Gerdau S.A. Infinite stage: with Gerdau, steel becomes key attraction at world’s largest music and entertainment festival
  • JSW Steel Limited Earth Care Awards 2022
  • POSCO Holdings ‘Miracle of 135 Days’
  • Tata Steel Tata Steel on campus – connecting with the makers of tomorrow
  • Tenaris Tenaris for Energy Transition
  • United States Steel Corporation Steel Stories by U. S. Steel Podcast

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.



The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country. worldsteel represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.

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