Metals are at the very heart of modern society. Nothing is made without metals being part of the process, product or solution.
In the face of the very real climate emergency, the impact of Brexit, war, global supply chain shortages and the growing cost of living crisis it will be the UK metals industry which plays a key role in providing solutions. Solutions which will drive UK self-sufficiency and security of supply to the top of the agenda.
But business cannot do this alone – while we will seek the break-through technologies needed to create a decarbonised world – government needs to give us the break-through policies which support this vital change.
For Tata Steel this means a strong focus and investment in R&D and continued improvement of our products and services so they can support the UK’s green agenda, support jobs and ensure Britain is again the forefront of skills and technology generation.
We are committed to providing the nation with high-quality, sustainable steel and jobs, which avoid the importation of billions of pounds-worth a year of steel from sources which may not have the same societal, economic, environmental and ethical standards.
At Tata Steel we are working closely with universities on buildings which can produce their own heat and power, solar pv which can be bonded directly to roofing sections, how bacteria mixed with gasses from our processes can create the raw materials for other industries and the role of blockchain and digital supply chain tracking can protect customers and business alike.
As the UK metals sector we should work together to beat the political, economic and environmental challenges faced by society today.