Mighty Earth reacts to US Steel agreement to supply General Motors with sustainable steel

Sydney Jones

Press Secretary

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Carole Mitchell

Sr. Director Communications

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U.S. Steel has announced it will supply General Motors (GM) with its advanced and sustainable steel solution called verdeX® steel. The company says the steel is manufactured with up to 75 percent fewer emissions compared to traditional blast furnace production, is made with up to 90 percent recycled content and is endlessly recyclable without degradation.

Responding to the announcement, Glenn Hurowitz, CEO at Mighty Earth said:  

“With 60 percent of emissions projected to come from the materials that go into a car by 2040, scaling up clean steel is exactly what GM and other automakers should be doing.  But GM and US Steel should share what the scope of this agreement is. Is this enough steel for a few Chevies on display at an auto show, or is it going to change the way they build their whole fleet?” 

The announcement comes a few days after Mighty Earth launched a seven-figure advertising and organizing campaign urging GM to shift to carbon-free aluminum, steel, and other materials.  

Notes for editors:  

  • Link to the announcement here 
  • Mighty Earth’s advocacy of Responsible Steel resulted in the review achieving the “fastest global transition to a near zero steel sector.”  
  • The new Responsible Steel standard is the only one for the industry that include upstream scope 3 emissions, i.e., the emissions for mining etc., are counted 

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 For more information or to arrange an interview contact: 

Matt Groch, Senior Director, Decarbonization 

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Carole Mitchell, Senior Director of Communications, 

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Syd Jones, Press Secretary  

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