Decarbonising Steel: Shaping a Cleaner, Greener Industry - Virtual Conference


This conference gave a high-level look at how the steel industry and built environment value chain can reduce carbon emissions. Download the Recording Download the Slides 

Zoom - Online

Date & time

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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A 2-hour virtual conference to discuss the critical sustainability issues currently facing the steel industry and explore different ways of reducing carbon emissions through technology and innovation. Hear from our panel of expert speakers from major infrastructure projects, leading steel suppliers, key net-zero steel initiatives, and global construction contractors and structural engineers.

What is this conference about?

Steel is the world's most widely used material – and traditionally a carbon megaproducer due to the energy used in its production. Its wide-scale use in construction is a key factor behind the industry's carbon impact, with new buildings and major infrastructure projects across the globe accounting for more than 50% of steel demand.

The virtual conference will present the critical sustainability issues facing the steel industry and its use across the built environment. We will consider the market potential and challenges of scaling 'transition' production technologies.

You will hear from clients, contractors and engineers on their experiences of re-using steel with a 'circular' approach, recycling steel, and other methodologies to increase the environmental credentials of steel products used in today's major construction projects.

This is a live online session. We will contact you with joining instructions at least 24 hours before your session starts. 

What will I achieve?

 By attending this virtual conference, you will:

  • Discover how major producers are maximising steel’s contribution to a more sustainable built environment
  • Learn about alternative/transition technologies in steel production, and how they can reduce carbon emissions
  • Hear from market-leading companies, initiatives and projects on their experiences of using circular and recycled steel in a variety of construction applications
  • Find out how your organisation can support the recognition, sourcing and production of responsible steel

10:00                 Welcome and Introduction 

                           James Cadman, Head of Consultancy, Action Sustainability

10:10                  The Strategic Context

                           Matthew Wenban-Smith, Senior Advisor, ResponsibleSteel 

                           Sameen Khan, Senior Manager Steel, The Climate Group

10:30                The Demand for Steel: Infrastructure Projects

                          Sophie McCullagh Commercial Lead & Giles Price, Head of Supply Chain Management, Department for Transport

                         Robin Lapish, HS2 Ltd and Ryan Metson, Procurement Manager, Plant and Materials Lead, SCS JV

                         Jane Fox, Steel Category Group Lead, National Highways  

11:00                The Demand for Steel: Construction 

                         Kye Taylor, Head of Engineering, Multiplex UK and Europe

11:10                Steel Supply, Solutions and Innovation

                        Nick Silk, New Business Development Manager (Sustainability), Tata Steel UK

                        Eoin Bailey, UK Innovation Manager, Celsa Steel UK

                        Roy Fishwick, Managing Director, Cleveland Steel & Tubes

                         Nigel Moss, Group Development Director, Bourne Group

11:50                Questions and Answers

Who is this conference suited for? 

 This event is suitable for anyone working in the built environment who is interested in decarbonisation and how new approaches to steel production and use are contributing to net-zero targets.

What can I expect from a Virtual Conference?

Virtual Conferences are multi-speaker sessions featuring experts from the sector, around 1.5 hours to give you a more in-depth overview of the subject.


What are the technical requirements?

You will need:

  •        Internet connection
  •        A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook)
  •        Earphones/headphones/speakers (preferable)
  •        A tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone to load facilitation tools


What are the attendance requirements?

  • Please arrive promptly and stay for the duration. This means arriving no later than 10 minutes to the session and attending the full 2 hours.
  • To receive your CPD accreditation and for this to be tracked through your Supply Chain Sustainability School dashboard make sure your full name is reflected on your Zoom account when you join the session.
  • Please note, if you fail to meet the attendance requirements, unfortunately you will not be issued a CPD Certificate.


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Energy and Carbon
120 mins

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