North American steelmaker SSAB Americas beat out steel industry competitors in US to win a 2022 Global Award for Steel Excellence for Environmental Responsibility & Stewardship from Fastmarkets AMM. SSAB Americas has won this award six out of the last eight years, first winning the award in 2015. SSAB Americas earned the Environmental Responsibility award for its achievements in operating as a good steward for the environment. The company’s nomination focused on key projects related to environmental responsibility, most notably, the company’s continued focus on producing planet-friendly steel products using a planet-friendly process. SSAB Americas launched EcoSmart in 2016 as a way to tout SSAB Americas’ sustainable steelmaking process – which results in more than 60 percent fewer CO2 emissions than the North American steel industry average. SSAB’s environmental initiatives also have resulted in reduced waste, greater energy efficiency and enhanced recycling efforts. The Awards for Steel Excellence, now in their 13th year, honor world-class companies in the global steel industry, as well as those that support the industry. Winners in five categories were chosen by a prestigious panel of judges. SSAB produces steel plate and coil in the US at mills in Montpelier in Iowa and Mobile in Alabama, with offices and support facilities also located in Toronto, Houston and St. Paul. SSAB Americas steel is used to build heavy machinery, ships, bridges, wind towers, rail cars and more. SSAB Americas is a division of Nordic-based global steelmaker SSAB.