In order to live up to our brand promise of Transforming Tomorrow, we are committed to the highest standards of corporate responsibility (CR). This is not only a matter of good corporate citizenship; the ability to demonstrate good social and community development practices makes us an attractive partner and opens up new business opportunities.
Our strategic goals include creating industry-leading value for shareholders, improving our operating capabilities, building on our existing performance culture and, crucially, being a responsible corporate citizen.
We realise that an ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices will prove critical to achieving these goals and providing the kind of leadership that will transform the steel industry on the continent.
Sustainability, along with quality and leadership, is one our three newly-adopted brand values. In guiding the evolution of steel to secure the best future for the industry we remain mindful of our responsibility to the people in whom we invest, the communities we support and the environment in which we operate. This long-term approach is central to our business philosophy and inextricably linked to our future financial prosperity.
We think of sustainability in terms of three dimensions:
Health & safety
Engagement with stakeholders
This philosophy manifests itself in an array of safety, health, environmental and social investment programmes, which represent the human interface of the organisation and is aimed at the well being of the company’s key stakeholders, both in the operating environment and within society.
ArcelorMittal South Africa remains fully committed to further Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), recognising that it is the cornerstone of a strong and sustainable economy. We have renewed our focus on transforming the company and improving its empowerment status on all the elements identified in the Department of Trade & Industry's Codes of Good Practice.
With board and executive level representation the company ensures that sustainable development activities receive the highest level of attention. Details of our activities on all fronts of sustainability are contained in the Sustainability Reports on this website.