Synopsis: SMS group and PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk joined forces in Jakarta, Indonesia, for a groundbreaking 'Focus Group Discussion' on reducing the carbon footprint in the steel industry. The event led to the signing of a significant memorandum of understanding (MoU) symbolizing their dedication to sustainable steel practices through digital solutions. Key discussions addressed decarbonization, carbon tax management, and green technologies to transform the Indonesian steel sector.Article: In the pursuit of greener and more sustainable steel production in Indonesia, SMS group and PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk recently organized a 'Focus Group Discussion event in Jakarta. The theme, 'Green Steel in the Digital Age: A Focus Group Exploring Carbon Footprint Reduction,' united key stakeholders from the Indonesian steel industry.The highlight of the event was the signing of a memorandum of understanding between SMS and GRP. This symbolic agreement underlines their shared commitment to driving sustainable practices in the steel industry, with a particular focus on utilizing digital solutions.Argo Sangkaeng, President Director of GRP, expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration, believing it holds the potential to usher in positive changes within the Indonesian steel industry. Their aim is to explore innovative and sustainable solutions that can effectively reduce the environmental impact of steel production.Distinguished speakers at the event, including Tim Kleier, Head of Green Steel at SMS, emphasized the importance of pioneering decarbonization strategies and navigating the implications of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism for the industry. They laid out a pathway toward a more environmentally friendly steel sector. Lis Soares, Head of Energy Management at SMS, delved into strategies for quantifying and mitigating carbon emissions during steel production while managing the complexities of carbon taxes. Bernhard Steenken, Co-Chief Sales Officer India & Asia Pacific at SMS group, highlighted green technologies designed to minimize carbon emissions in steel production. He expressed his optimism about the collaboration's potential to positively impact the steel industry in Indonesia.This two-day event acted as a crucial platform for the exchange of knowledge and experiences among stakeholders deeply committed to environmental concerns. It fosters collaboration among industry players, with the shared goal of reducing the carbon footprint of the domestic steel sector.SMS group is renowned for its forward-thinking technologies and exceptional service to the metals industry. With a legacy spanning 150 years, the company leverages its digital expertise to provide innovative products and processes. SMS is a reliable partner for challenging projects, committed to supporting its customers in achieving profitable and resource-efficient value chains. The company's ultimate objective is to pave the way for a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry.Conclusion: The collaborative efforts of SMS group and PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk in Indonesia signify a significant step toward achieving greener and more sustainable steel production. Their 'Focus Group Discussion' event has laid the groundwork for exploring innovative solutions and reducing the carbon footprint in the Indonesian steel industry. This partnership aligns with the global goal of transitioning to a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry.