The concept of sustainable manufacturing focuses on economic, environmental and societal aspects of industrial activities. Iron and steel manufacturing industry has to become more sensitive in its approach to resource consumption, energy consumption, emissions, waste utilisation and overall impact on local communities. The aim of sustainable development is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This approach has shown itself to be both economically beneficial in the long run while also being sustainable.
To achieve this goal, improved technology and practices at different stages of steelmaking and casting as well as efforts towards reduction of energy and materials use as well as waste utilization, are important aspects for improving the sustainable performance of products and processes. Technological advances and innovation have played a crucial role in pursuit of sustainability improvements in the steel industry. Thus, an attempt is now being made to have a common platform for the industry leaders, technologists and researchers to discuss and share their views on the state of the art developments and research findings on this topic. The challenges predicted for the future will also be addressed in this conference. The conference will have focused oral sessions with invited and contributory lectures by the eminent experts in this field. The conference is aimed at networking between researchers, industrial practitioners, faculties and students from academic institutes.