Anne-Claire Howard
Chief Execuive Officer
Responsible Steel


ResponsibleSteel, supporting the steel industry’s journey to Net-0 by Anne-Claire Howard, CEO, Responsible Steel.

ResponsibleSteel is the steel industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative. Our mission is to achieve net zero carbon emissions for the steel sector and to enhance the responsible sourcing, production, use and recycling of steel. We will present how ResponsibleSteel is supporting the steel industry by defining what is sustainable steel, going beyond GHG emissions


Anne-Claire Howard was appointed as ResponsibleSteel’s first CEO in March 2021 joining from her previous role as executive director of Bettercoal. She leads the steel industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative aimed at maximising steel’s contribution to a sustainable society.
She has over 15 years’ experience in raw materials (mining, oil and gas) sustainability, good governance and responsible supply chains having held positions with Royal Dutch Shell, Eurasia Group and the International Finance Corporation, Adam Smith International & Doctors Without Borders. Throughout her career, Anne-Claire has focused on the commercially sustainable development of oil, gas and mining projects and extractive sector governance. She has successfully delivered projects touching on sustainable supply chain, local economic development, political, social and environmental risk assessment, governance capacity building and non-technical risk management in developing countries. She has been involved in oil, gas and mining projects and businesses in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. Anne-Claire is a graduate of Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies and Science Po Paris. She is a member of the first cohort of the Franco-British Young Leaders Network.