Japanese steel giant Nippon Steel Corporation has published the EcoLeaf Environmental Product Declarations, which is provided under the Japan EPD Program by SuMPO, a certification program operated by the Sustainable Management Promotion Organization, SuMPO, for Nippon Steel’s process omission steel bar products and process omission steel wire products. The process-omission steel bar and wire products are high-performance steel materials that enable customers to eliminate some of the multiple and diverse steel processing steps like heat treatment, wire drawing & finishing etc.In manufacturing steel products, the steel processing steps, which are performed to satisfy quality requirements for final products and parts, consume a considerable amount of energy and emit CO2. As efforts to address these issues, Nippon Steel has successfully eliminated some of the steel processing steps including heat treatment for its customers by bringing out the properties of steel through the application of our proprietary heat treatment process, special control measures for manufacturing processes, and addition of trace elements, etc. during the internal manufacturing stage at our company. Moreover, the process-omission steel bar and wire products successfully reduce CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain including Nippon Steel and our customers.Prior to these latest achievements, in February 2022, Nippon Steel received certifications for our bar & bar in coil, wire rod, bar & bar in coil and wire rod, which represent all product categories.Since first published the EcoLeaf EPDs for H-shapes in December 2019, Nippon Steel has thus far published a total of 35 EcoLeaf EPDs for variety of products, covering most of our steel products. As initiatives for carbon neutrality accelerate worldwide, customers are evaluating companies from an increasing number of aspects including the materials that they use, too. Nippon Steel will continue to support our customers’ international competitiveness by providing high-performance steel products that help reduce CO2 emissions for all of society including in the processing stages, such as process-omission steel bar and wire products.The EcoLeaf EPD is an EPD certification program that uses the Life Cycle Assessment method to quantitatively visualize the environmental information of products throughout their life cycle stages, from the extraction of resources to manufacturing & assembly, distribution, use and discarding & recycling. This allows Nippon Steel’s customers to objectively assess the environmental burden throughout the life cycles of the products they use A Type III environmental declaration, known as EPD, is compliant with the ISO 14025 standard. EPD quantitatively discloses the information on emissions to environment etc. of the declared products from resource mining, transportation, manufacturing etc. and recycling potential. The program is operated by the Sustainable Management Promotion Organization in Japan. The declaration provides quantitative information for the corporate climate action.