2016 year in review from corporate responsibility and sustainability leadership
Leading corporate responsibility and sustainability at ArcelorMittal means recognizing our place as the industry leader and driving
innovation in sustainability that extends beyond our facilities. It is not enough
for our business to be sustainable. Our business must also be resilient to
weather the changes that will inevitably occur in the future. At ArcelorMittal,
corporate responsibility occurs at the intersection of what creates resilience
for our business, our customers’ businesses and our communities.
- In our business
The steel industry today looks very different than our industry did 10 or 20
years ago. The steel industry of 2027 or 2037 may look very different than the
industry today. It is incumbent upon us as leaders to think about
responsibility and sustainability as they relate to our business today and in
the future. This is why it is so important to build resilience in our business
in the USA and around the world. For us, that means a business that invests in
research and development, creates a pipeline of talented scientists and
engineers for tomorrow, and confronts head-on the challenges of our industry.
- For our customers
Our customers in the United States are facing increasing challenges as well.
For example, automakers continue to drive innovation to meet the needs of
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard’s 2025 fuel efficiency goals. As
automakers take the long view on regulations, we know meeting these standards will
remain key for the industry in the coming years. ArcelorMittal is committed to
continuing our culture of innovation and partnership with the auto industry to
be active participants in strides toward lowering greenhouse-gas emissions in
vehicles and achieving fuel economy goals. In 2017, ArcelorMittal USA is also
embarking on a process to create additional resilience for our customers. Our
new delivery improvement performance plan will provide our customers with
increased reliability and confidence in ArcelorMittal as a supplier.
- In our communities
As our business and our customers’ businesses change, so inherently will our
communities. The workforce of the future being educated in these communities
will see increased demand for highly technical skill sets. And as populations
continue to grow in the United States and around the world, the health of
environmental ecosystems will be paramount. ArcelorMittal is committed to
engaging in dialogues with our stakeholders and spearheading partnerships that
increase community resilience and allow our communities to think strategically
about the challenges they may see in the future.
Our corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy in
the United States will continue to emphasize the integration of our business
outcomes, our responsibility to our stakeholders, and the influence of our
partnerships on our communities. We are confident this approach will create
resilience at every level.
Our 10 sustainable development (SD) outcomes framework
delivers on this commitment to resilience. In 2017, we are building on the
momentum of 2016 to implement measurable, long-term targets related to our 10
SD outcomes in the United States and around the world. We thank you for your
partnership and assistance in helping to make ArcelorMittal’s business more
sustainable. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to demonstrate our
progress in our annual integrated report, but also throughout the year on the
news section of our website and social media channels.
The combination of innovation in our products and processes with an industry-leading sustainability portfolio, uniquely positions us to develop resilience for our business, our customers and our communities.
A three-pronged approach
ArcelorMittal is committed to creating a nexus that links our ability to create resilience through our operations to the long-term resilience of our customers, suppliers and communities.