The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has announced the shortlist for the 11th Steelie Awards, which recognise member companies or individuals for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period in a series of categories impacting the industry. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 14 October.

Here are the details of the key categories for this year's Steelie Awards and those companies shortlisted.

Excellence in digital communications:

  • JSW Steel Limited
  • Metinvest Holding LLC
  • Tata Steel Limited
  • Ternium

Innovation of the year:

  • Big River Steel – Development of Ultra High Strength (>100ksi yield) hot rolled steel up to 10mm thickness through a mini CSP mill with outstanding toughness
  • JFE Steel Corporation – Development of resource saving type Si gradient steel sheet for high-speed motors
  • JFE Steel Corporation - Extra-thick high arrest steel plate for ultra large container ships contributing to maritime logistics revolution (ARRESTEX)
  • POSCO – Manufacturing technology of high Mn steels for cryogenic LNG transportation; production, commercialisation and certification
  • Severstal (PAO) – The digitalisation of steelmaking

Excellence in sustainability:

  • Gerdau S.A. – Gerdau Sustainable House
  • JFE Steel Corporation – JFE Steel’s contribution to improve marine environments using steel slag products
  • Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK Group) – Processing of a 5 Mt metallurgical slag dump and reclamation of the adjacent territory
  • POSCO - Triton Sea Forestation Project
  • Ternium – Natural gas replacement by the use of biomethane from a landfill at stationary combustion sources
  • Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS) - Diversity and Inclusion Programme

Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment:

  • China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited – Use of LCA on carbon trading market policy making
  • HYUNDAI Steel Company – Use of LCA to support Integrated Management System development
  • JSW Steel Limited – Use of LCA in new product development
  • Tata Steel Europe – Use of LCA to evaluate technologies for reduced greenhouse gas emission steelmaking
  • Tata Steel Limited – Use of LCA to assess new steel solutions in the construction sector

Excellence in education and training:

  • EVRAZ – Top 300/Top 1,000
  • JSW Steel Limited – Virtual Academy
  • Tata Steel Limited – Digie-Shala (Capability Development)
  • Ternium – Ternium University
  • TMK (PAO) - TMK2U E-Learning Developers School

Excellence in communications programmes:

  • JSW Steel Limited – Roof to Dream
  • Tata Steel Limited – Celebration of 100 years of India’s first planned industrial township
  • Tenaris – Tenaris communications response to COVID-19
  • Ternium – Ternium communications response to COVID-19
  • Ternium – The soul of Mexico

The selection process for the shortlist varies between awards. In most cases the submissions are requested via the appropriate worldsteel committee. Entries are then judged by selected expert panels.

Steel Times International wishes all shortlisted entrants the best of luck.