World Steel Association

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World Steel Association, often abbreviated as worldsteel, is the international trade body for the iron and steel industries. This non-profit organisation, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and Beijing, China, is one of the largest and most dynamic industry associations in the world, with members in every major steel-producing country.[1] World Steel Association, founded in 1967, represents steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations, and steel research institutes. Members represent around 85% of global steel production.[1]

The World Steel Association publishes a list of the top steel-producing companies every year.[2]

Climate Change and Sustainability

Climate change:

The World Steel Association has developed a global approach to tackle climate change. The World Steel Association has a position paper on the reduction of CO2 emissions.[3]


The association and its member companies have formulated a policy on sustainable development to measure the industry's economic, environmental and social performance.[4] The World Steel Association publishes a sustainability report every year. The last edition was issued in October 2018 and was titled "Sustainable Steel: Indicators 2018 and industry initiatives" [5]


The World Steel Association was founded as the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI) in Brussels, Belgium on 10 July 1967.[6] IISI opened a second office in Beijing, China, in April, 2006.[1] The organisation changed its name to World Steel Association in October, 2008.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Who We Are, World Steel Association, Retrieved on: Feb. 2, 2019
  2. Top steel-producing companies 2018, World Steel Association
  3. Contribution to a Low Carbon Future and Climate Resilient Societies, World Steel Association, 2020
  4. Development Charter of the World Steel Industry, World Steel Association, 2018
  5. Steel: Indicators 2018 and Industry Initiatives, World Steel Association, 2018
  6. 6.0 6.1 New Name for International Iron and Steel Institute, The Iron & Steel Society, Oct. 14, 2008

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