Modern society would be impossible without steel. The European Steel Industry Vision is based on the decisive contribution of steel to European socio-economic growth and sustainable production, as well as the Circular Economy, which is expected to become even more important in the future.
In the short term, the sustainability of the European steel industry will depend upon meeting the formidable challenge of remaining economically viable against a background of excess global supply.
In the short, medium and long term, the European steel industry:
Steel has significant social value and is by far one of the most important, multi-functional and adaptable materials.
Brussels, 01 July 2022 – The upcoming negotiations on the EU Emissions Trading System and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism need to enable industry’s decarbonisation and make the green transition a true success story. EUROFER, which represents the EU steel industry providing 310,000 direct jobs and 2,5 million indirect jobs, calls upon the EU institutions to work for a balanced compromise in the final text. The Council, with the adoption of its position, made progress towards a smoother phase out of free allocations for industries in transition to carbon neutrality, but several issues still need to be fixed.
The Commission proposal for the revised Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) risks
slowing the green transition, hampering innovation and complicating permit processes
Brussels, 22 June 2022 – Despite some acknowledgment of industry’s challenges in addressing the green transition, the outcome of today’s plenary vote of the European Parliament will require further work in the next steps of the legislative process to align the provisions to the deployment of the EU steel industry’s ambitious low carbon projects. EUROFER reiterates its call to EU policy makers for an open, fact-based discussion, also in light of the evolving geopolitical and energetic context, in order to speed up decarbonisation and secure the EU’s strategic autonomy.