ArcelorMittal Canada releases its 2014 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report
ArcelorMittal Canada releases its 2014 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report and introduces its 10 sustainable development outcomes
CONTRECOEUR, July 14, 2015 – ArcelorMittal Canada, the country’s leading steel and mining company, is pleased to release today its annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report covering its Canadian operations for the year 2014. As the heads of the company’s Canadian business units stated in a joint letter featured in the document, “this report is a key part of our commitment to transparency and open dialogue with our stakeholders.” The report also introduces the following 10 sustainable development outcomes that will help the company achieve sustainability leadership:
- Safe, healthy, quality working lives for our people.
- Products that accelerate more sustainable lifestyles.
- Products that create sustainable infrastructure.
- Efficient use of resources and high recycling rates.
- Trusted user of air, land and water.
- Responsible energy user that helps create a lower carbon future.
- Supply chains that our customers trust.
- Active and welcomed member of the community.
- Pipeline of talented scientists and engineers for tomorrow.
- Our contribution to society measured, shared and valued.
This year, as these new outcomes are launched, the company still reports against the performance indicators used in previous years. As the report sets out, 2014 brought several notable accomplishments for ArcelorMittal’s Canadian units. It marked a record in overall steel production for the company, which at the same time continued to reduce its Lost-time Injury Frequency Rate by 16.7 per cent. In 2014, the company’s Canadian operations lowered its total CO2 emissions, spent a total of $300 million in R&D, and contributed more than $2.9 million in the form of corporate philanthropic gifts, corporate grants, sponsorships and employee giving in its host communities.
While the report underscores areas of progress, it also recognizes that there still remains room for improvement, such as: meeting the goal of zero lost-time injuries, sharing best practices across business units to improve environmental performance, and formalizing the grievance mechanismsand stakeholder engagement plans more consistently across all business units of the organization.
The report presents many case studies and examples highlighting key initiatives by individual plants and business units amongst the company’s Canadian locations, aligned with the organization’s global sustainability and corporate responsibility strategy.
The report is available online at montreal.arcelormittal.com/en/corporate-responsibility.
About ArcelorMittal in Canada
With 10,000 direct and more than 40,000 indirect jobs in Canada, and total investments of close to $6 billion since 2008, ArcelorMittal operates six business units in the country, as follows:
- ArcelorMittal Dofasco (Flat Carbon Steel)
- ArcelorMittal Montreal (Long Carbon Steel)
- ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P.
- ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada G.P.
- Baffinland Iron Mines (joint venture)
- ArcelorMittal Tubular Products
About ArcelorMittal Montreal
ArcelorMittal Montreal’s 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 conversion and recycling 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 Montreal is part of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries.