Standards in the European steel industry take a number of forms, from regulatory requirements through to opt-in technical norms used to facilitate production processes or end-user manipulation of the steel sent to them by producers.
Examples of regulatory requirements include the Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Documents (BREFs). These are needed as part of the exchange of information to determine EU policies, such as the Industrial Emissions Directive.
By building a framework for the deployment of recognised standards for products and processes, the steel industry can ensure that its output is created as efficiently as possible and to the highest quality levels.
'We are ready - are you? Making a success of the EU Green Deal' summarises the main points from EUROFER's 'A Green Deal on Steel'.
(Update of October 2020 paper)
The EU's Joint Research Centre has just published a detailed report on production costs for iron and steel in the EU and third countries, exploring the various production factors that make up the competitiveness of these sectors.
The European Steel Association (EUROFER) has just published its Annual Report for 2020.