The value of Steel

Steel supports safe and comfortable lives for an abundant world in the future

■Properties superior to other materials

〇Mass production at low cost

It can be stably mass produced at a reasonable price, contributing to the sustainable development of society.

〇Extremely low environmental impact at the manufacturing stage when compared to other materials

The functional equivalent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of steel at the manufacturing stage is 1/4 to 1/5 of that of aluminum and carbon fiber.

〇Ease of processing

Compared to other materials, it is overwhelmingly easy to process.

Properties superior to other materials
Source:Global annual production: World Steel Association、Price: Internal investigation、•	Functionally equivalent amount of GHG emissions: World Auto Steel data、Processing and welding: Internal investigation

■Excellent recyclability

Steel is a material with excellent recyclability, such as its property enabling magnetic separation and retrieval. Even after a final product made of steel ends its life in society, it is reborn over and over again into a high-quality, high-functional product through highly efficient separation and retrieval technologies.

Steel product recycling ratio 93.1%

■Foundation for life and society

〇Steel as a crucial material used in a wide range of industries
Steel as a crucial material used in a wide range of industries
〇Growth potential on a global basis
Global crude steel production

*Estimated by The Japan Iron and Steel Federation)