Cleveland-Cliffs Inc

Cleveland-Cliffs' Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We acknowledge that one of the most important issues impacting our planet is climate change. The American steel industry is already among the cleanest and most energy efficient in the world. That being said, Cleveland-Cliffs plans to do more. With Cleveland-Cliffs’ newly expanded footprint, we recognize our increased role in this important mission to address climate change. 

Cleveland-Cliffs is proud to announce our plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2030 from 2017 levels. This goal represents combined Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) GHG emission reductions on a mass basis combined across all of our Cleveland-Cliffs operations.

Our Strategy

Our GHG reduction commitment is based on executing the following five strategic priorities:

1. Developing domestically sourced, high quality iron ore feedstock and utilizing natural gas in the production of hot briquetted iron (HBI)
2. Implementing energy efficiency and clean energy projects
3. Investing in the development of carbon capture technology 
4. Enhancing our GHG emissions transparency and sustainability focus
5. Supporting public policies that facilitate GHG reduction in the domestic steel industry 

Our Climate Commitment Plan

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