Our mining assets provide supply security and quality for our own operations, and a source of high-value raw materials for our customers.
We’re active in the whole value chain, from exploration and development to mining, concentration, pelletising, rail transport and port operations. With operations that span Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, we aim to optimise our portfolio so we can deliver results at any point in the economic cycle, and to manage our assets to the highest standards. We are equally driven to mine responsibly and sustainably, minimising the impact of mining on the natural environment, and working closely with local communities to build skills and social infrastructure to ensure long-term development.
We have a geographically diversified portfolio of mining operations in Brazil, Bosnia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Mexico and Ukraine that in 2020 produced 58 million tonnes of iron ore. Our main products include iron ore lump, fines, concentrate pellets and sinter feed, and metallurgical coal.
Mining in numbers
* Production figures are for 2020
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Mining has impacts on land, communities and natural habitats. We want these impacts to be positive. Our goal is to ensure that our mining operations leave a sustainable, social, environmental and economic legacy.
Technology has huge potential to make mining more efficient and reduce its environmental impact. From drone technology to digitisation, our operations around the world are constantly finding new ways to mine better.
Our strong governance model aims to ensure our tailings facilities are structurally sound and safe
Committed to safety
The safety of all our employees is our highest priority. With a safety culture that puts people first, we’ve achieved a steady decrease in the frequency of injury across our mining operations.
Our lost time injury (LTIF) frequency rate is steadily improving, our LTIF rate reduced from 3.8 in 2008 to 0.97 in 2019.
We are increasing our efforts to implement a ‘safety-first’ culture by proactively implementing preventative measures and leveraging best practice approaches across our mining operations.
We are specifically focussing on Potential Serious Injury and Fatality events (PSIF) detailed analysis and root cause reviews, risk assessment and courageous leadership. Permeating all levels of the mining business, courageous leadership is about creating an environment in which people are valued above all other priorities, in which there is a conviction that zero injuries can be achieved, and employees bring a positive attitude to work. It’s about managing our own behaviours to eliminate risks, accepting that safety is everyone’s responsibility and having the courage to make positive change.
- ArcelorMittal Brazil recently won ‘best practice in risk management tools’ award at the Health and Safety at Work in Mining awards presented by the Brazilian Mining Institute.
- ArcelorMittal Mining Princeton was recognised in early 2019 with Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards in recognition of its outstanding safety performance throughout 2018 at its Mills Branch and Easter Ridge surface mines.
- Our Andrade mine in Brazil recently celebrated 73 years being fatality free and 27 years accident free in 2019.