ArcelorMittal and its employees mark “Bowvember” for the 4th time in support of the fight against prostate cancer
About 30 ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada employees proudly wear the official bow tie with more colleagues, not shown on the picture, joining them on November 15. (Photo credit: Régis Boutet Photographe)
CONTRECOEUR, November 22, 2018 – “Transforming Tomorrow”, ArcelorMittal’s slogan, also means working on improving everyone’s quality of life. ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada wants to engage its employees, their families and their communities about the risks of prostate cancer. The Company decided to support the Bowvember campaign for a fourth consecutive year to mark Prostate Cancer Month and to encourage prevention of this disease. On November 15, some fifty ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada employees wore the official Bowvember bow tie to show their support for this cause.
“Our team wearing these bow ties demonstrates our desire to send a strong message to men and their families: learn about prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about screening and take the appropriate steps,” said François Perras, President and CEO, ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada. The bow ties were obtained from PROCURE, an organization dedicated to research and awareness about prostate cancer, in exchange for a donation. PROCURE provides many programs and activities to answer the needs of people impacted by prostate cancer. Each year, more than 4,600 Quebeckers receive a prostate cancer diagnosis – 12 per day or one every 120 minutes. It is an increasingly common health issue, but also one that can be treated without major after-effects if detected early on.
“For ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada, health and safety goes beyond preventing occupational accidents; our employees’ physical and mental health is a major concern for the company, thus our support to information and research around this disease,” added Mr. Perras.
ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada encourages its employees and the public to visit the www.procure.ca Web site to make a donation toward prostate cancer research and learn more about this disease.
About ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada
ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada’s (http://long-canada.arcelormittal.com) mission is to safely manufacture sustainable steel in accordance with its values of health and safety, quality, leadership and sustainability. The company employs about 1,700 people in Contrecoeur, Longueuil, Montreal and Hamilton. It operates a scrap-metal recycling and conversion centre, an iron-ore reduction plant, two steel mills, three rolling mills and two wire-drawing mills. The group has an annual production capacity of over 2 million tons of steel and generates economic spinoffs of more than $1 billion per year.
ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada is part of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries.