Public Policy Advocacy
As the world develops efficient technology and navigates a changing economy, steel plays an important role in the transformation to prioritize global sustainability. To facilitate this transition through public policy, Cleveland-Cliffs is a member of several trade associations at the local, state and national levels and these associations allow us to track applicable public policy issues.
Memberships with Prominent Associations
We are a member of the leading national steel trade association, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and our participation includes serving on the AISI committee that advances sustainability in our industry. One specific example is our close collaboration with AISI to outline the priorities for AISI’s climate policy. AISI’s climate principles align with the climate-related public policy principles outlined in our commitment to reducing GHG emissions.
Doing Our Part to Lower GHG Emissions
As part of our GHG strategy, we support public policies that incentivize GHG reduction while encouraging domestic steel production, which is cleaner and more efficient than other steel industries in the world.
By supporting a carbon border adjustment program, we seek to prevent carbon leakage, which could shift steel production to countries with weaker environmental standards and result in GHG emission increases. We further support both public and private sector investment to enable sustainable development and technology that further reduces GHG emissions.