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If you are interested in supporting the Steel Decarbonisation Strategies 2024 Conference, please contact: Kieran Proverbs

Ratings Partner

Fitch Ratings

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.

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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.

Canadian Steel Producers Association

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.


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:

  • Providing a multi-stakeholder forum to build trust and achieve consensus;
  • Developing standards, certification and related tools;
  • Driving positive change through the recognition and use of responsible steel.

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

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.