In 2010, more than 15,000 people completed a total of 400,000 hours of training courses at ArcelorMittal University.
Every year we hold an International Volunteer Work Day. In 2010, employees gave a total of 13,000 hours of their time to volunteer on a wide range of projects.
We have one of the largest bone marrow registries in the world, which operates in 15 countries. In Brazil, 5% of the 36,000 people on the national bone marrow registry are employees of ArcelorMittal, or families, suppliers and customers.
Our dump trucks at the Mont Wright open pit in Quebec-Labrador, Canada, weigh 400 tonnes and are two storeys high – so big they have to be assembled on site.
The first shipment of iron ore from ArcelorMittal’s operations in Liberia left the country’s shores in September 2011, marking the restart of mining operations after decades of civil war.
Research and development
Our new, lightweight steel, S-in motion, can save up to 73kg or a fifth of a typical vehicle’s ‘body in white’ weight (the stage when a car body’s sheet metal components have been welded together, but before moving parts have been added).
We operate our own shipping fleet to transport raw materials and finished products, and are the largest dry cargo charterer in the world.
Our facility in Coatesville, US, has supplied more than 10,000 tonnes of steel plate for the 105-storey 1 World Trade Center building in New York City.
ArcelorMittal Asturias’ mill in Gijón, Spain, is one of the leading suppliers to wind turbine companies and has supplied steel plate for more than 3,000 wind turbine towers since 2005.
The world’s tallest viaduct, the Millau Viaduct in France, contains 36,000 tonnes of ArcelorMittal steel plate on the deck and 4,600 tonnes of steel plate in the pylons.
ArcelorMittal supplied steel for the stadiums built for recent football World Cup tournaments in France, Germany and South Africa. Stadiums in Brazil for World Cup 2014 will also be made with our steel.
Sustainability and the environment
ArcelorMittal is the largest recycler of scrap steel in the world, and we work with local and national governments to promote it further. Every year more than 25 million tonnes of our products are recovered and recycled, which saves around 36 million tonnes of CO2.
A year-long ecological study we commissioned in the Nimba mountain range in Liberia revealed there are 742 species of butterfly and moth in the region.
We manage 46,000 acres of land in Brazil that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), where eucalyptus forests are capturing and retaining CO2 from the atmosphere.