MFB is an alliance of European and international metal trade associations active in the building sector. It represents the interests of the metal industry towards European institutions and relevant stakeholders as far as the sustainability and recyclability credentials of metals in buildings are concerned.

MFB President from ArcelorMittal hands off management after 8 years

After 8 fruitful years as METALS FOR BUILDINGS’ (MFB) President, ArcelorMittal Europe’s Patrick Le Pense turned over management to a new president, Alain Dufour from the aluminium industry, and a new board, including ArcelorMittal Steligence® CEO Olivier Vassart, at the online general assembly on 5 February 2021.

8 years of successful presidency

The general assembly was also an occasion for MFB to pay tribute to outgoing President Patrick Le Pense (Manager, ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products). “I take also this occasion to warmly thank Patrick Le Pense for his 8 years of successful presidency. Thanks to Patrick, METALS FOR BUILDINGS is on very good tracks,” stated Christian Leroy (Manager, MFB).

A commitment to MFB objectives

During the last 8 years, MFB objectives have been consistently focussed upon:

  • Communicate and promote the sustainability attributes of metals in buildings to European institutions: The association has been involved as stakeholders in various EU initiatives.

  • Ensure that European regulations and legislation for buildings and building products recognise the unique recyclability credentials of metals in a fair and appropriate manner: Research conducted by the European Commission that considers the environmental impacts of construction products - including end of life - under the revision of the CPR (Construction Product Regulation) is on-going.

  • Ensure that the life cycle assessment methodologies and standards in the building sector utilise the end-of-life recycling approach as well as robust and appropriate environmental indicators: MFB was active in the revision of the EN 15804+A2 standard published in 2019, which mandates that module C+D (end of life & recycling) be declared in EPDs in 2022.


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