Our 10 SD outcomes

Our 10 SD outcomes describe the business we need to become to bring optimal value to all our stakeholders. They have provided the framework for engaging our workforce on sustainability since 2014, and a way to continually map our material issues. These issues are presented on this website via six simple themes, reflecting how they are overseen by our board.

  • 1. Safe, healthy, quality working lives for our people

Our workforce is safe and healthy, committed to our success, and operates with integrity. Diversity is valued and every individual is respected and their potential developed. Read more about our work on safety and people.

  • 2. Products that accelerate more sustainable lifestyles

Commercial designers and manufacturers in industries that contribute to our everyday lifestyles, such as automotive and packaging, choose steel because they understand that its strength, formability and recyclability are vital in developing innovative solutions for sustainable development.

  • 3. Products that create sustainable infrastructure

Steel is the first-choice material for construction and infrastructure projects, because the firms that design and build them – and the governments and public bodies that commission and approve them – know and appreciate the true value it can add, now and for the future.

  • 4. Efficient use of resources and high recycling rates

We use both raw materials and recycled inputs in the most efficient way, so that we're creating significant value for our customers and shareholders, as well as contributing to the goals of a circular economy. Read more about our work on by-products, scrap and the circular economy.

  • 5. Trusted user of air, land and water

The outcome we need is for our stakeholders to trust us to share the vital resources of air, land and water. They will do this because we operate responsibly and transparently, demonstrate we want to reduce our negative environmental impacts, and work in collaboration with partners and local communities to enhance the natural resources we all rely on. Read more about our work on air, land and water.

  • 6. Responsible energy user that helps create a lower carbon future

Our stakeholders trust that we are focused on making our operations as energy efficient as possible, and on significantly cutting the carbon they emit, in order to  help create a low-carbon future. See our work on climate change.

  • 7. Supply chains that our customers trust

Customers trust that we meet or exceed their environmental, social and governance expectations, both in our own steel and mining business, and in our supply chain, in particular the mine sites that we buy from. Read more about our work on Responsible Steel.

  • 8. Active and welcomed member of the community

We want our communities to have confidence that we will anticipate and address the impacts we have on the local community and environment, to see us as partners in their socio-economic development, and to trust us to have an open dialogue whenever challenges arise. Read more about our work on community and human rights

  • 9. Pipeline of talented scientists and engineers for tomorrow

We have built a healthy pipeline of well-trained and talented engineers, scientists and technicians, both for our own future, and for society as a whole. Read more about our work on STEM.


  • 10. Our contribution to society measured, shared and valued

We can show the value of the contributions we make to society, and enable our stakeholders to understand them alongside our financial results. See how we perform.

  • Governance

Our SD outcomes are underpinned by our governance approach. High standards of business ethics and governance have been fundamental to ArcelorMittal since the company was founded.