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Cleveland-Cliffs, GSCC join the World Steel Association

Written by Laura Miller

Cleveland-Cliffs and the Global Steel Climate Council (GSCC) are two of the newest members of the World Steel Association (worldsteel).

Cliffs is now a regular producer member of worldsteel. President, chairman, and CEO Lourenco Goncalves will serve as the company’s worldsteel representative.

GSC is an affiliated member that will focus its participation on worldsteel’s environment and climate change committees. The organization’s executive director, Adina Renee Adler, is the organization’s representative.

GSCC said it plans to partner with worldsteel members to implement the GSCC Steel Climate Standard.

“The GSCC joins a dynamic network of steel producers, trade associations, and thought leaders to collaborate and drive the industry’s decarbonization efforts,” Adler said in a statement. “We appreciate the great support of worldsteel members to work more closely with us as we strive to help the global steel industry reduce carbon emissions while meeting demand for the steel that makes the modern world possible.”

Other companies that joined worldsteel as regular members this year include Turkey’s Özkan Demir Çelik Sanayi A.Ş., Morocco’s Maghreb Steel, and Iran’s Middle East Mines and Minerals Industries Development Holding Co. (MIDHCO). Belgium’s ESTEP also joined as an affiliated member.

Worldsteel has members, including steel producers, associations, and research institutes, in every major steel-producing country, representing about 85% of global steel production. The Brussels, Belgium-based association has 97 regular member companies and 56 affiliated members.

Nucor’s president and CEO Leon Topalian is the current chair of worldsteel. He was elected for a one-year term in October 2023. Besides Topalian, the only other person from a US company serving on worldsteel’s executive committee is U.S. Steel’s president and CEO David Burritt.

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