The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has designated ArcelorMittal a Steel Sustainability Champion for 2017 at its board meeting in Mumbai.

In doing so, it has taken into account:

  • ArcelorMittal’s commitment to worldsteel’s sustainable development charter
  • The company’s regular and transparent reporting on its performance against worldsteel’s sustainability indicators
  • Its success at the 2017 Steelie Awards, where it won the ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ category
  • And its contribution to safety improvements for steelworkers. 

Worldsteel's newly launched Steel Sustainability Champions programme recognises the steel companies who are leading the way in creating a truly sustainable steel industry, clearly demonstrating their commitment to sustainable development and the circular economy, and making measurable and tangible impacts in their activities. It aims to encourage steel companies to increase their efforts, set higher standards and make further progress in their sustainability programmes and business practices.

Alan Knight, general manager, head of corporate responsibility and sustainable development, ArcelorMittal said, “As the world’s largest steel company, we know a sustainable steel industry is crucial to our success. It’s gratifying to have worldsteel recognise the work we are doing to make our steel safer and more sustainable. I hope this designation will spur us on to continue making further progress.”

Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel said, “as producers of steel, we know that a sustainable steel industry is crucial for the long-term health of our economy, our society and our planet. And every steel company has a responsibility to help achieve this. Many members of worldsteel have already demonstrated their commitment to sustainable development and made extensive efforts in their sustainability programmes. As an industry, we have made progress. But we need to do more and go further."