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.
Brussels, 15 July 2021 – The Fit for 55 package, released yesterday by the European Commission, needs a more finely balanced approach to enable the decarbonisation of EU steel industry whilst avoiding the leakage of production and CO2 emissions outside the EU.
Brussels, 12 July 2021 – The European Commission is expected to put forward its Fit for 55 package of climate and energy policy measures on 14 July 2021. The Fit for 55 package is one of the most significant - and largest - groups of measures the EU has ever released in one go. It will completely revise the basis of EU climate and energy policy in attempt to bring it into line with the EU's political ambition.
The Fit for 55 package is one of the most significant - and largest - groups of measures the EU has ever released in one go.