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.
Late April and early May 2021 have seen record rises in the price of EU emission Allowances (EUAs), reaching €50 per tonne of CO2.
Brussels, 06 May 2021 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) welcomes the release of the EU’s updated industrial policy strategy, and the inclusion of a specific analysis on steel. It shows the EU’s support for sectors, such as steel, that are strategic to the European economy and that are pushing to rally and decarbonise in the post-COVID era, but that are dependent on an enabling framework preventing carbon leakage.
Second quarter 2021 report. Data up to, and including, fourth quarter 2020.