The winners of the 9th Steelie Awards were announced at the Annual Dinner of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) on 16 October. The Steelie Awards recognise member companies or individuals for their contribution to the steel industry over a one-year period. The Steelies are awarded in seven categories, two of which are new this year.

Excellence in digital communications expands upon the highly coveted website of the year award to now recognise all digital communications efforts from websites to mobile applications to social media.

Excellence in communications programmes recognises investment, creativity and innovation in major communications programmes (internal and external) that promote the steel industry or steel as a competitive material. The award covers all channels from advertising, print, marketing promotion and digital.

The winners for 2018 are:

Excellence in digital communications – Tenaris

Innovation of the year – Acciaierie Bertoli Safau S.p.A., Rotoforgia innovative project

Excellence in sustainability – ArcelorMittal Brazil, Water Master Plan

Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment – ArcelorMittal,  Use of LCA to support the Steligence® project

Excellence in education and training – Tata Steel Europe, Product and process fundamentals

Journalist of the year – Chris DAVIS, Content Director, EMEA Metals, S&P Global Platts

Excellence in communications programmes – Tata Steel Limited, #DoorsofIndia – A journey by Pravesh

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