North American steelmaker SSAB Americas has once again beat out steel industry competitors to win a 2018 American Metal Market (AMM) Award for Steel Excellence for Environmental Responsibility/Stewardship. SSAB Americas has won this award three out of the last four years, first winning the award in 2015.
The AMM Awards for Steel Excellence, now in their ninth year, honor world-class companies in the global steel industry, as well as those that support the industry. More than 60 finalists in 16 categories were drawn from the largest, most-competitive pool of applicants ever nominated, and winners were chosen by a prestigious panel of judges.
SSAB Americas earned the Environmental Responsibility award for its achievements in operating as a good steward for the environment. The company’s nomination focused on key projects related to environmental responsibility, most notably, the company’s continued focus on producing planet-friendly steel products using a planet-friendly process. SSAB Americas launched EcoSmart in 2016 as a way to tout SSAB Americas’ sustainable steelmaking process – which results in more than 60% fewer CO2 emissions than the North American steel industry average. SSAB’s environmental initiatives also have resulted in reduced waste, greater energy efficiency and enhanced recycling efforts.
SSAB Americas produces steel plate and coil in the US at mills in Montpelier, Iowa and Mobile, Alabama, with offices and support facilities also located Chicago, Toronto, Houston and St. Paul. SSAB Americas’ steel is used to build heavy machinery, ships, bridges, wind towers, rail cars and more.