Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services and is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, and Fitch Learning. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. In 2017, Fitch Ratings and CRU Group announced a strategic agreement to incorporate CRU’s expertise in the Metals and Mining sectors into Fitch’s industry research and credit analysis.
Alacero - the Latin American Steel Association - is the non-profit civil entity that brings together the Latin American steel value chain to promote the values of regional integration, technological innovation, excellence in human resources, safety at work, corporate responsibility, and socio-environmental sustainability. Founded in 1959, it is made up of more than 60 producing and related companies whose production is close to 60 million tons per year. Alacero is recognized as a Special Advisory Body by the United Nations.
Alacero Summit will be held on the 16th and 17th of November, in Monterrey, México. The capital of Nuevo León shares a border with the US and has a strategic location that makes the destination an important logistics center and an industrial pole. Not by chance, the first Latin American blast furnace was founded there in 1900. Fortunately, this year, we will be able to return face-to-face generating networking spaces. We believe in the importance of fostering a close bond with those who are part of our community and the steel value chain and that is why we invite you all to save the date and your booth!
The BSSA is a member based organisation with the purpose of promoting greater use of stainless steel in the UK and Ireland. Our principal areas of activity are: Help and advice through the Stainless Steel Advisory Service and via our website, www.bssa.org.uk Training and Education Events, including business forums, seminars, conferences and social functions. By working with our membership, government bodies and a wide range of industry organisations to focus on specific initiatives and project work. Through our contributions (in conjunction with our members) to standards and guidance documents. Through our 4 module architectural CPD programme.
The Canadian Steel Producers Association is the national voice of Canada’s primary steel and the pipe and tube industry, dedicated to ensuring a competitive and sustainable business environment for its members and supply chain stakeholders. Canadian steel producers are integral to Canada’s economy and a vital supplier to many segments of North American industry, including the automotive, energy, construction, and transportation sectors.
We are an independent body, officially recognized by the Mexican federal government, promoting the development of ethical, sustainable, and responsible business practices. We group the steel producing and manufacturing companies, as well as other companies closely associated with our industry.
Since 1949, we have been the official advocators of the Mexican steel industry, proposing the design of policies that foster sustainable growth and development of our sector.
We serve as advisory and liaison body before the three levels and branches of the government, as well as for domestic and international organizations related with our industry.
As National Standards Body (ONN), we issue the Mexican standards establishing the technical specifications of steel products made in Mexico.
Since 2004, FFJournal has gained a reputation for its original content and creative approach to metal fabricating and forming. In every issue, our audience of metal fabricators and OEM/end users have come to expect a variety of information ranging from dynamic cover stories to the latest in processing technologies, special reports, market trends and industry news.
Trend Publishing Metals Group (TPMG) includes FFJournal, Modern Metals, Consumables, Metal Service Centers Regional, The Metals Directory Annual, The Metal Fabricators Directory, and www.metalsandmetalworkingsearch.com.
In 2019, Modern Metals celebrated 75 years of covering the metals industry. Long regarded as the premier publication among metal service centers, fabricators and OEM/end users, Modern Metals has built a long-standing reputation by reporting on day-to-day business operations as well as company profiles, processing technologies, distribution and production, industry news and market trends in every issue.
Trend Publishing Metals Group (TPMG) includes Modern Metals, FFJournal, Consumables, Metal Service Centers Regional, The Metals Directory Annual, The Metal Fabricators Directory, and www.metalsandmetalworkingsearch.com.
ResponsibleSteel™ is a global, multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit standard and certification initiative for the responsible sourcing and production of steel. Its vision is that steel’s contribution to a sustainable society is maximised. Its mission is to enhance the responsible sourcing, production, use and recycling of steel by:
More than 90% of all the metal produced every year is steel. In addition, 20% of all tin and tungsten, 60% of all nickel and zinc, 75% of chromium and 85% of manganese and vanadium are used for steel coatings and alloys. More than 600 million tons of metallurgical coal is mined every year for steelmaking.
The ResponsibleSteel™ standards system will cover the sourcing of raw materials used for steelmaking including iron ore, metallurgical coal, scrap metal and charcoal, as well as the production of steel. ResponsibleSteel™ will not certify mine sites itself, but will recognise materials certified under credible initiatives such as those of the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), and the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining programme.
The ResponsibleSteel™ standard for steelmaking, approved in November 2019, addresses: Corporate Leadership; Social, Environmental and Governance Management Systems; Occupational Health and Safety; Labour Rights; Human Rights; Stakeholder Engagement and Communication; Local Communities; Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Noise, Emissions, Effluents and Waste; Water Stewardship; Biodiversity; Decommissioning and Closure. ResponsibleSteel™ currently has nearly 90 members representing all stages of the steel supply chain, Civil Society Organisations and Associate members from a wide range of interested organisations.
UK Metals Council is the body that represents the UK metals sector to government. It comprises business leaders from the full spectrum of the supply chain, from primary manufacturing to recycling. Its vision is that by 2030, a modern and progressive UK metals industry will be supplying high-quality, innovative and competitively priced products to a wide range of customers. It will be the principal supplier to the UK’s main manufacturers and infrastructure projects, and a leading global exporter. A new strategic approach has been adopted with objectives of co-ordinating policy responses to government in the areas of Net Zero 2050, skills, innovation, trade and SMEs as part of manufacturing supply chains. To achieve these objectives, representatives from across the sector are coming together to shape the industry’s future. The UK Metals Council comprises stakeholders from the full spectrum of the supply chain, from primary manufacturing to recycling.