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Reducing the carbon footprint with steel sheet piles: EcoSheetPile™ & EcoSheetPile™ Plus2 September 2021
Decarbonisation is the most important aspect of ArcelorMittal’s long-term strategy. In line with the Paris Agreement’s goals and the European Green Deal, ArcelorMittal is committing to reduce European CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030 and be carbon neutral by 2050. The company’s new brand, XCarb®, is designed to bring together all of ArcelorMittal’s reduced, low, and zero-carbon products and steelmaking activities.Product News
ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products launches EPDs for XCarb® recycled and renewably produced range19 August 2021
To support the construction industry’s climate goals, ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products announced that Environmental Production Declarations (EPDs) are now available for two of its low carbon products. The EPDs provide a life-cycle assessment, detailing the complete environmental footprint of steel sections & merchant bars and EcoSheetPile™ Plus in ArcelorMittal’s recently launched XCarb® recycled and renewably produced range.Product News
ArcelorMittal celebrates industry-first with ResponsibleSteel™ site certifications3 August 2021
ArcelorMittal has announced that it has achieved ResponsibleSteel™ site certification in Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg. The company’s steelmaking sites at ArcelorMittal Belgium (Geel, Genk, Gent, and Liège), Luxembourg (Belval, Differdange, and Rodange), and Germany (Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt) are the first steel plants globally to be independently audited and found to meet the standards required for ResponsibleSteel, the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative.Industry News
Decarbonising ArcelorMittal’s Spanish operations21 July 2021
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on 13 July 2021 between ArcelorMittal and the Spanish government demonstrates mutual intent to work together towards a decarbonised Spanish economy – a necessity for industries such as steel to successfully transition to carbon neutrality. As a result, new manufacturing processes at ArcelorMittal’s Spanish operations will include a new direct reduced iron (DRI) unit and electric arc furnace (EAF) installation in Gijón that will reduce carbon emissions at ArcelorMittal’s Spanish operations by approximately 50%. The DRI installation in Gijón will also enable ArcelorMittal Sestao to become the world’s first full-scale zero carbon emissions* steel plant.Corporate News
ArcelorMittal Construction introduces Cofraplus® 80: a brand-new lightweight alternative to prefabricated concrete floor slabs1 July 2021
Using an 80 mm high trapezoidal steel profile alongside a lower volume of poured concrete, Cofraplus® 80 outperforms a traditional precast slab in a greener and more environmentally conscious package.Product News
Potential climate and global changes are presently considered to be one of the biggest and toughest challenges for humanity. Sustainable development is the only adequate action that can prevent the degradation of our planet’s natural environment.
According to the Brundtland Report commissioned by the United Nations, also known as "Our Common Future," the term "sustainable development" is defined as follows: "Those paths of social, economic and political progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Construction is playing a major role in keeping the planet safe as 50% of all globally used resources are dedicated to universal construction. This is why sustainable construction is facing strict requirements to be fulfilled by selecting materials based on environmental performance, promoting energy efficiency, and also reducing water consumption.
Steel is the only truly cradle-to-cradle recycled material and steel construction products are one of the most sustainable building materials in the world as their recycling rate is more than 90%.
Steel components - structural frames, external walls, solar shadings - provide credit points for green building rating systems like USGBC's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or BREEAM (The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), which is highly crucial for today’s investors.