ArcelorMittal Canada’s 2015 Sustainable Development Report is our first to report against the company’s 10 Sustainable Development Outcomes

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The seven business units of ArcelorMittal in Canada have together published their 2015 Sustainable Development Report. While the company published reports in both 2013 and 2014, this is the first that provides our progress against our 10 Sustainable Development Outcomes:

1. Safe, healthy, quality working lives for our people.
2. Products that accelerate more sustainable lifestyles.
3. Products that create sustainable infrastructure.
4. Efficient use of resources and high recycling rates.
5. Trusted user of air, land and water.
6. Responsible energy user that helps create a lower carbon future.
7. Supply chains that our customers trust.
8. Active and welcomed member of the community.
9. Pipeline of talented scientists and engineers for tomorrow.
10. Our contribution to society measured, shared and valued.

Our business units in Canada include: Flat Carbon Steel, Long Products Canada, Mining Canada, Infrastructure Canada, Baffinland Iron Mines (Joint Venture), Tubular Products and ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks. With more than 9,500 direct employees, ArcelorMittal also creates nearly 40,000 additional indirect jobs. Our Canadian operations distributed $1.367B in direct economic value in 2015 (employee wages and benefits) and made investments of $2.1M in our communities. We produced 28.7 million metric tonnes of iron ore and 5.5 million metric tonnes of steel used in the automotive, construction, packaging and energy markets, along with more than 100,000 metric tonnes of tubular steel products for the automotive and energy markets and more than 2.4 million welded blanks used in the automotive market.

As our Canadian CEOs commented in the report: “Steel is part of the fabric of modern life, and we couldn’t live the way we do without it. Buildings, roads, bridges, railways, cars and many domestic appliances simply wouldn’t exist without steel as a component. Steel is one of the world’s most sustainable materials because it’s strong, flexible and can be endlessly recycled. Innovative steel products are helping to reduce carbon emissions in vehicles and buildings, construct smarter cities and generate renewable energy. But steel faces challenges too: we have to find ways to make the mining and steelmaking processes more sustainable, energy efficient and less carbon intensive.”

Read the full report here.

Learn more about ArcelorMittal’s sustainable development performance here.