After the publication in March 2019 of the gender equality in the workplace index of its 3 largest companies in France, ArcelorMittal is today publishing the index of 7 new companies, in line with its legal obligations.

In total, the gender equality index now covers approximately 14,800 employees, representing 94% of its workforce in France. Of these 14,800 employees in France, 82% are above the 75 point threshold out of 100 with more than half (53%) in the higher category, scoring 88 points out of 100 or more.

The scores are as follows (out of 100 points, with a minimum of 75 points to be achieved):

  • ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions France (737 employees): 88 out of 100
  • ArcelorMittal Maizières Research (589 employees): 88 out of 100
  • ArcelorMittal Construction France (951 employees): 84 out of 100
  • ArcelorMittal Wire France (510 employees): 84 out of 100
  • ArcelorMittal France Saint-Denis (308 employees): 83 out of 100
  • ArcelorMittal Gandrange (292 employees): 79 out of 100
  • ArcelorMittal Service Centres (693 employees): 61 out of 100

These 7 companies represent a total of 4,080 employees.

ArcelorMittal Service Centres is the only one to score slightly below the 75 point threshold. Despite a good performance on equal pay (36 points out of 40), the overall score is lower due a gap in individual increases. Corrective actions have already been implemented to help the company improve in this area.

In March 2019, ArcelorMittal published the gender equality index for its three largest companies in France, which together represent nearly 11,000 employees:

  • ArcelorMittal France, formerly ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine* (6,900 employees): 89 out of 100
  • ArcelorMittal Méditerranée (2,600 employees): 83 out of 100
  • ArcelorMittal Industeel (1,100 employees): 73 out of 100**

ArcelorMittal's proactive policies in the field of professional equality have made it possible in particular to achieve a good overall level of equal pay, equal individual increases and individual increase rates upon return from maternity leave.

Eric Niedziela, Vice President of ArcelorMittal and CEO of ArcelorMittal France, says: “Being a woman in the steel industry should no longer be an exception. Whether they are maintenance technicians or quality managers, R&D researchers or production apprentices, women now occupy a variety of jobs at ArcelorMittal. We strongly support this equality of opportunity approach.”

ArcelorMittal aims to support equal opportunities and further expand its talent pool by recruiting and promoting women within its structures. A variety of initiatives are in place nationally and locally at the sites to promote the steel industry and change its image in order to encourage women to join the company: interventions in middle and high schools, site visits, relations with the grandes écoles, partnership with the "Elles Bougent" association, "Femmes de steel" operation on the Fos-sur-Mer site.

In terms of remuneration, during negotiations with the social partners, an analysis is systematically carried out on wages by gender and work regime, particularly full-time and part-time. A study commissioned by ArcelorMittal from an independent firm showed at the end of 2018 that there was no significant gender pay gap between men and women in management at ArcelorMittal in France.

* ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine merged with ArcelorMittal France on July 1, 2019. The index published in March 2019 covered the company's seven industrial sites, ArcelorMittal France's administrative and commercial site in Saint-Denis is published today
** This score is slightly below the threshold of 75 points out of 100 due to a pay gap in favour of women in this company