24% improvement in safety record achieved and corporate responsibility commitments maintained despite challenging economic environment
Published to coincide with the company's annual general meeting at its Luxembourg headquarters, this report demonstrates continued progress against ArcelorMittal's goal of delivering safe, sustainable steel, despite the challenges posed by the most severe economic downturn in recent memory.
Key highlights of this year's corporate responsibility report include a significant improvement in the company's safety record. ArcelorMittal's Group Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate fell to 1.9 per million hours worked in 2009 – representing a 24 per cent improvement on the 2008 figure. The Group's target for 2010 is to continue to reduce its accident rate by a further 20%.
Other key corporate responsibility highlights for 2009 included the following: