Ruetir reported that Italian steel maker Arvedi stands out on the top of the world and crosses the finish line of first steel mill certified net zero emissions, or a zero net carbon dioxide emissions. The result is achieved 28 years before the target set by the European Commission. Arvedi got from Rina, third party accredited internationally for Testing, Inspection and Certification, the certificate of validation of the calculation model according to GHG Protocol A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard revised edition; Ghg Protocol Scope 2 Guidance EC Regulation 2066/2018 and subsequent amendments. This certificate allows Acciaieria Arvedi starting 1 September 2022 from supplying carbon steel produced in the Cremona and Trieste plants, at the same time issuing the certificate of net zero CO2 emissions, direct and indirect, scope 1 and purpose 2, for all types and processing of steel produced.Arvedi steelworks has achieved this result thanks to an impressive Decarbonisation plan for the entire organization launched in 2018 against huge investments in plants, technology and Research & Development, which saw, among other initiatives, the industrial conversion of the hot area of the Trieste site, carried out in just two years with an investment of EUR 260 million.The project ZERO IMPACT aims at eliminating the carbon footprint of the steel production by 2023. It is based on three pillars1. Carbon Neutrality: Acciaieria Arvedi’s aim is to achieve carbon neutrality in 2023 and be the first carbon-free company in the world. This can be done by reducing direct emissions; by feeding the electric furnaces exclusively with power from renewable sources; by off-setting all the CO2 produced from the production and transport of materials, the whole cycle from supply to delivery.2. Circular Economy: Acciaieria Arvedi’s production cycle is based on the electric arc furnace and is one of the most efficient examples of a circular economy. Steel is by far the world’s most recycled material: it can be recycled infinitely, without losing any of its original properties. The challenging goal for the next years is to reach a production based on more than 75% recycled materials by 2023.3. Zero Waste: the main goal is to recover & recycle 99% of waste or processing residuals. This can be done by: using all slag in various fields of application; recovering of all spent refractories; re-using all ferrous by-products; recovering sludge from the water treatment plant, exploiting the energy and reusing them in the construction industry; implementing differentiated collection of all the types of packaging; recovering the pickling plant hydrochloric acid to be re-used in the same production cycle or for chemical industry.