THE INSTITUTE

Brazil Steel Institute is a representative entity of the Brazilian steel producing companies. Formerly the Instituto Brasileiro de Siderurgia, it was founded on May 31, 1963.

Mission

To defend and represent the Brazilian steel producing industry, acting to improve competitiveness and sustainable development.

Vision

Be recognized as the most representative, visible and credible class entity in the corporate segment.

Values

Accessibility

Ease of access to people, information and services of the Instituto do Aço Brasil.

Appreciation of People

Spread a culture of respect, consideration and civility among people.

Transparency

Conduct acts with full visibility, committed to disseminating actions and results.

Social and environmental responsibility

Promote actions aimed at the welfare of society and the protection and balance of the environment.

Quality

Efficiently and effectively meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers.

Commitment

Act with dedication, commitment and involvement in their activities.

Duties

  • Conduct studies and research related to production, equipment and technology, raw materials and energy, market trends, new steel applications and industrial relations;
  • Collect data and prepare and disseminate statistics;
  • Collaborate on product standardization;
  • Develop programs and policies applied by the sector;
  • Act as a sectoral representative with public and private agencies and entities in the country and abroad;
  • Conduct public relations activities and maintains contact with similar entities abroad

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is composed of the senior management of each company associated with the Brazil Steel Institute.

The Board of Directors is responsible for defining the Institute's guidelines and action strategies, analyzing the profit and loss statements for the previous year, accompanied by the Fiscal Council's opinion, and deciding on the budgets and contributions of Members, among other demands. Elections for chairman take place every two years.

BELOW IS THE CURRENT COMPOSITION OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE BRAZIL STEEL INSTITUTE

PRESIDENT
Diretor

Sergio Leite de Andrade

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aço Brasil / Executive Chairman of Usiminas
COUNSELORS
COUNSELORS

Silvia Nascimento

Aço Verde do Brasil
COUNSELORS

Frederico Ayres Lima

Aperam
COUNSELORS

Benjamin Mário Baptista Filho

ArcelorMittal Brasil
COUNSELORS

Jefferson de Paula

ArcelorMittal Longos América Central e Sul
COUNSELORS

Henrique Morais de Almeida

ArcelorMittal Sul Fluminense
COUNSELORS

Claudio Bastos

Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém
COUNSELORS

Fabio Spina

Gerdau
COUNSELORS

André B. Gerdau Johannpeter

Gerdau
COUNSELORS

Gustavo Werneck

Gerdau
COUNSELORS

Marcos Faraco

Gerdau Aços Brasil
COUNSELORS

Clayton Labes

Sinobras
COUNSELORS

Marcelo Chara

Ternium Brasil
COUNSELORS

Tulio Cesar do Couto Chipoletti

Usiminas
COUNSELORS

Alexandre de Campos Lyra

Vallourec
COUNSELORS

Armin Andreas Wuzella

Villares Metals
EXECUTIVE BOARD
Conselho

Marco Polo de Mello Lopes

Executive President
Conselho

Maria Cristina Yuan

Director of Institutional Affairs
Conselho

Débora Oliveira

Director of Communication and Institutional Relations

THE BRAND

Research conducted by the Institute in 2009 showed that the general public does not clearly associate the word steel with the steelmaking industry. The term steel is applied to other segments of the economy.

In addition, the research identified the need to emphasize the importance of steel in people’s daily lives. At work, at home, at leisure, in hospitals, public works… wherever you look, there are products made of steel or from steel machines. The presence is so constant that steel often becomes invisible.

It was in this context that IBS changed its name to INSTITUTO AÇO BRASIL and implemented a new logo, strengthening the identity of the Brazilian steel industry and the importance of this product in people’s daily lives and in the country’s development.

The BRAZIL STEEL INSTITUTE reinforces the positive attributes of the steel industry: solidity, efficiency, social and environmental responsibility, strength, modernity and reliability.

Managed Entities

CENTRO DE COPRODUTOS AÇO BRASIL (CCABRASIL SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS)
BRAZILIAN CENTER OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION (CBCA)
CB-28 – TECHNICAL STANDARDS