Sector climate change responses
The majority of trade organisations in the sector are actively involved in promoting global efforts to reduce emissions. In both the steel and aluminium sectors, key trade associations are making the case for increased use of life-cycle analysis. High quality metal parts are seen as integral to decreasing the weight of vehicles and improving their energy usage and as components in greener construction techniques, both areas with significant potential to have a positive indirect impact on carbon emissions. Promoting recycling is an important agenda item, as greater use of recycled raw materials significantly improves the carbon footprint of both steel and aluminium production.