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JFE Steel Corporation

JFE Steel Recognized as 2022 Steel Sustainability Champion

JFE Steel announced today that it has been named a 2022 Steel Sustainability Champion by the World Steel Association (worldsteel) in recognition of the company’s leadership in helping to create greater sustainability in the steel industry and society.

JFE Steel has been developing innovative technologies to mitigate environmental impact and published the JFE Group Environmental Vision for 2050. The company informs stakeholders about its sustainability policies and achievements across a range of areas, including environment, health and safety, through publications such as the JFE Group CSR Report 2021. Recognition of these efforts led to the company being selected as a 2022 Steel Sustainability Champion for the second consecutive years.

To ensure sustainability, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to address wider challenges in the areas such as environment, society and governance and to respond to the opportunities and challenges. In 2016, JFE Steel identified core CSR issues, set key performance indicators (KPIs), and continually updated them. In 2021, JFE Steel conducted a thorough review of the issues of materiality and incorporated also the economic perspectives.

Looking ahead, JFE Steel plans to continue contributing to collective efforts to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by strengthening the company’s CSR management practices and working to help resolve environmental and other issues in society through its business.


Photo: JFE Steel President Yoshihisa Kitano holding the award

JFE Steel President Yoshihisa Kitano holding the award

Steel Sustainability Champions logo

Steel Sustainability Champions logo

About JFE Steel Corporation

JFE Steel Corporation, one of the world’s leading integrated steel producers, was established through the consolidation of NKK Corporation and Kawasaki Steel Corporation in 2003. The company operates several steelworks in Japan and numerous branch offices and affiliates throughout the world. JFE Steel leverages world-class technologies and know-how to produce a wide range of products based on its “Only One, Number One” strategy of focusing on unique and best-in-class products. The company reported consolidated sales of 2,255 billion yen and consolidated crude steel output of 23.96 million tons in the fiscal year ended March 2021.

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