Brian Aranha of ArcelorMittal (left) is presented a “Steel Sustainability Champion” award by Kosei Shindo, a board member of the Worldsteel trade group and executive at Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation, in Mumbai, 10 April 2018. Photo credit: World Steel Association
Luxembourg’s steel giant has been recognised with a sustainable development award.
ArcelorMittal was named a “Steel Sustainability Champion for 2017” by the World Steel Association, which also goes by the name Worldsteel.
According to an ArcelorMittal press release issued on 11 April, the steelmaker received the award after demonstrating its “commitment to Worldsteel’s sustainable development charter”, plus “the company’s regular and transparent reporting on its performance against Worldsteel’s sustainability indicators” and ArcelorMittal’s “contribution to safety improvements for steelworkers,” among other factors.
In the announcement, Edwin Basson, director general of Worldsteel stated:
“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."
Worldsteel granted the “champion” label during its board meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.