Forum III: Shaping the future of responsible steel

The Peabody Hotel, Memphis TN

October 30th to November 1st 

Thank you for joining us for this vital multi-stakeholder event.

Learn more about Forum III here.

Sponsored by the United States Steel Corporation and ArcelorMittal.


Sunday, October 30th

13:30-16:30    ResponsibleSteel Members Meeting

Please note the Members Meeting is only open to members of ResponsibleSteel.

17:00-17:15    The Peabody Hotel Duck March

18:00-21:30    Drinks Reception and Dinner

Monday, October 31st

09:00-09:10    Safety First Briefing

09:10-09:20    Welcome

Gerry Tidd, Chairman, ResponsibleSteel

09:20-09:50    Shaping the Future of ResponsibleSteel

Annie Heaton, CEO, ResponsibleSteel

09:50-10:00    Introduction

Francis Sullivan, Host, ResponsibleSteel

10:00-10:15    The Next 120 Years: Getting to the future faster

David Burritt, President & CEO, United States Steel Corporation

10:15-10:55    Leadership Panel: Shaping the future of responsible steel 

Rich Fruehauf (Moderator), Chief Sustainability Officer, United States Steel Corporation

Edwin Basson, Director General, World Steel Association

Brad Davey, Executive VP Head of Corporate Business Optimisation, ArcelorMittal

Gretta Stephens, Chief Executive Climate Change and Sustainability, BlueScope

Sanjiv Paul, VP Safety, Heath and Sustainability, Tata Steel

Coffee Break

11:45-12:00    Sustainable Steel: Bringing the producer and customer closer together

Ken Jaycox, Chief Commercial Officer, United States Steel Corporation

Guido Kerkhoff, CEO, Klöckner & Co.

12:00-12:15    SteelZero: Reaching a tipping point for sustainable steel demand

Jen Carson, Head of Industry, Climate Group

12:15-13:00    Panel Discussion: Growing the demand for ResponsibleSteel certification in partnership with SteelZero

Matthew Wenban-Smith (Moderator), Executive Director, OneWorldStandards

Jen Carson, Head of Industry, Climate Group

Paul Bradley, US Head of Supply Chain, Lendlease

Simon Buckingham, Technical Expert Metallic Materials, Volvo Cars

Cosmina Luchian, Net Zero Steel Lead, SKF

13:00-14:15    Lunch

14:15-14:35    Keynote: International Energy Agency 

Peter Levi, Industry Lead Analyst, Energy Technology Policy Division, IEA

14:35-15:35    Finance Panel: Driving sustainability forward in a rapidly changing world 

Arne Jahn (Moderator), VP Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer, United States Steel Corporation

Erik van Doezum, Global Steel Lead, ING

Marilyn Ceci, Global Head of ESG Debt Capital, JP Morgan

Dan Seligman, Director for Clean Energy, Ceres

Shivakumar Kuppuswamy, Policy and Impacts Director, ResponsibleSteel

Tea Break 

16:00-16:10    Keynote: The role of international labour 

Matthias Hartwich, Director for Mechanical Engineering and Base Metals, IndustriALL

16:10-17:10    People, Nature, & Climate Panel: How can ResponsibleSteel members work to deliver across all areas of ESG?

Hayley Jarick (Moderator), CEO, Supply Chain Sustainability School

Roger Smith, Japan Director, Mighty Earth

Matthias Hartwich, Director for Mechanical Engineering and Base Metals, IndustriALL

Kristi Disney Bruckner, Senior Policy Advisor, IRMA

James Streater, Global Head of Sustainable Development, ArcelorMittal

Anne-Sophie Pellier, Senior Programme Manager – Corporate Sustainability Fauna and Flora International

17:10-17:20    Closing Remarks

Annie Heaton, CEO, ResponsibleSteel

Francis Sullivan, Host, ResponsibleSteel

18:00-22:00    Drinks Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, November 1st

08:30-14:30    Visit to Big River Steel 

Please note that due to security and safety reasons, all guests must arrive and leave the Big River Steel site with the buses arranged by ResponsibleSteel. It will not be possible to book a taxi. Buses will depart from the Peabody Hotel (the journey time is approximately 1 hour). A lunch bag will be provided.


If you are attending the tour, you must follow the apparel guidelines below. If you do not meet these guidelines you will not be able to attend the tour. No exceptions.

Long pants are required. Shorts, skirts and dresses are not permitted.
Sturdy footwear is required. Sandals, heels, ballet style shoes, and open toed shoes are not permitted.

Everyone must wear:

  • Safety glasses with side shields, which we will provide for you. If you have your own, they must be OSHA compliant.
  • Hearing protection, which we will provide for you.
  • A flame-resistant jacket and a hard hat, which we will provide for you.

Read the full guidelines here.