ArcelorMittal One of Canada's Top Corporate Citizens
For immediate release
June 22, 2010
Hamilton, Ontario: Corporate Knights Magazine has ranked ArcelorMittal Canada as one of the country’s most sustainable corporations. The recognition comes in Corporate Knights annual ranking of Canada’s largest and most influential companies.
Corporate Knights recognized ArcelorMittal for its focus on managing its business according to the principles of sustainability. The annual listing highlights global corporations most proactive in managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. More than 3,000 companies were assessed against 10 baseline indicators including tax generation, leadership diversity, carbon productivity and innovation capacity.
“Clearly, the ArcelorMittal group is delighted to be named and recognized for its leadership in managing its business according to the principles of sustainability,” said Juergen Schachler, Country Manager for Canada and President and CEO of ArcelorMittal Dofasco. “Making the list this year, particularly after going through challenging economic times, this shows our commitment to sustainability continues to be a priority and is a strong endorsement of ArcelorMittal’s approach to managing its business in Canada.”
Elizabeth E. May, O.C., Leader, Green Party of Canada attended the award ceremony. "Congratulations to ArcelorMittal for gaining Corporate Knights' recognition for achievements in sustainability," May said. "ArcelorMittal's national operations have continued to build on the company's longstanding accomplishments. ArcelorMittal Dofasco was an early adopter using an electric arc furnace on a blast furnace site, which netted major improvements in air emissions in steelmaking at the Hamilton site."
Corporate Knights', Editor-in-Chief Toby Heaps said the company ranks in the top 10% of companies in the metals and mining sector. "Amid the growing ranks of globalized companies at the heart of Canada's economic and social fabric, ArcelorMittal Dofasco stands out among a select few as one of Canada's Top Foreign Corporate Citizens," he said.
Corporate Knights Inc. is an independent Canadian-based media company that publishes the world’s largest circulation magazine focusing on corporate social responsibility. The Corporate Knights mission is to ‘humanize the marketplace’ and to foster responsible corporate culture for a more livable world by highlighting the environmental and social impacts of marketplace decisions.
ArcelorMittal is the world’s No. 1 steel company with 290,000 employees in 60 countries. ArcelorMittal Dofasco is a leading North American steel producer and supplier of high quality flat rolled steels.
For information contact:
Andrew Sloan, General Manager
Marie Verdun, Senior Specialist