Three senior figures from the UK’s Materials Processing Institute have been invited to contribute to a United Nations Industrial Development Organization initiative to decarbonize heavy industry. Materials Processing Institute’s Chief Executive Mr Chris McDonald will sit on the Low-Carbon Standards Advisory Group, which supports the development of material-specific standards or guidelines for measuring the life cycle of greenhouse gas emissions of steel, cement, and concrete. Materials Processing Institute’s Director of Operations Dr Gerard Stephens joins the Green Public Procurement Advisory Group, which aims to agree a joint approach to measuring and reducing embodied carbon in concrete and steel in public construction projects while Chief Technology Officer Mr Alan Scholes will advise the Data and Reporting Advisory Group, which will draw up guidelines for data collection and green public procurement reporting frameworks. All are serving on a voluntary basis for the extent of the initiative.Since launching its Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative at the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial in June 2021, and it being announced at the COP26 climate conference, it has established three technical working groups to progress policy designed to create demand for low-carbon materials, including steel and concrete. IDDI is a coalition of public and private organizations co-ordinated by UNIDO and led by the governments of the United Kingdom and India, with current members including Germany, Canada, and United Arab Emirates. These countries have already signaled their intention to buy low-carbon steel and concrete and the IDDI is seeking to align government action to create markets for low-carbon industrial products by establishing public and private sector procurement targets, incentivizing investment in low-carbon product development, and revising industry guidelines.The UK-based Materials Processing Institute was selected to take part as it is at the forefront of research and development to decarbonize the foundation industries, including steel and cement. In 2020, the Institute was awarded the PRISM research and innovation program with funding provided through Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. This five-year program supports innovation in decarbonization, digital technologies, and the circular economy within the steel and metals sector.