The European Steel Association - EUROFER, supports the establishment of a common and consistent assessment framework that will, in principle, reduce costs for industry by limiting the proliferation of assessment methods and labels.
This should help keep access to a single market without barriers to trade, and also ensure that the environmental impact of imported goods can be properly assessed. The initiative should also reduce the possibilities for greenwashing, where comparisons are made using inconsistent data and advantageous assumptions.
Statement by energy intensive industries ahead of the extraordinary Energy Council of 30/09
Brussels, 15 September 2022 – The emergency measures presented yesterday by the European Commission are not ambitious nor swift enough to bring down energy prices and to preserve millions of jobs in industrial sectors such as steel that are exposed to fierce global competition. Emergency situations require emergency measures also for industry, warns the European Steel Association.
Joint statement by energy intensive industries on the outcome of the extraordinary EU Energy Council and ahead of the State of the Union