As every year, the publication of the EUROFER Annual Report is an opportunity to recap the policy work conducted by the association throughout 2021, as well as to inspect the forthcoming priority work areas EUROFER will be facing in the next months.
EUROFER will continue to push for strengthened carbon leakage protection, together with faster access to affordable and alternative energy. Another strategic priority is to ensure access to scrap, and avoiding its export to third countries with lower environmental and social standards.
The European steel industry is committed to overcoming all these challenges, while reaffirming its strategic importance for the EU and its crucial role in tackling climate change.
We hope you find the EUROFER Annual Report 2022 an interesting and useful read.
The full report is available below.
Brussels, 07 December 2023 – The inclusion of transformative industrial technologies for the decarbonisation of energy-intensive sectors, such as steel, in the list of net-zero technologies in the general approach adopted by the Council on the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA), sends a positive signal at a crucial time when governments are deliberating urgent measures to protect the climate at COP28 in Dubai. Parliament and Council should now seize the opportunity to reach an ambitious agreement to promote EU-made green products in public auctions of net-zero technologies and to drive Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) in Europe. Promoting lead markets and CCUS are essential tools for sustaining the transition to low-carbon steelmaking, says the European Steel Association.
Brussels, 01 December 2023 – Further delays in implementing EU sanctions against Russian steel semifinished products would have a perverse effect, ultimately fuelling Putin’s war machine against Ukraine. The EU Council should reject additional exemption requests from a few member states defending the lucrative business model of few steel rerollers. The trade dynamic that takes advantage of cheap steel imported from Russia while aiding the supply to its military and related downstream sectors must come to an end, states the European Steel Association.
Industriall & EUROFER joint statement