ArcelorMittal has published its third Corporate Responsibility Report on its operations in Luxembourg. This report gives an overview about what the group has done in 2012 in Luxembourg to further improve its commitment as a responsible corporate citizen.
Health and safety remain of utmost importance. In addition to organising, at national level, various programmes and trainings related to health and safety topics, the company succeeded at having no fatalities at its Luxembourg sites in 2012. At group level, ArcelorMittal achieved a lost-time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) of 1 injury per million hours worked, which means the company is a year ahead of the target set in 2010. Furthermore, the company reduced the number of work accidents by some 60% which shows that it is headed in the right direction on its journey towards zero accidents.
In a European market environment with 30 % less steel demand since 2007, ArcelorMittal Luxembourg's socially responsible approach is reflective in the Lux2016 agreement to ensure the future of steelmaking in Luxembourg. With governmental and union representatives, the company signed 2012 this agreement which implies a 150 million EUR investment in its steelmaking facilities until 2016.
New innovations in steel
In 2012, ArcelorMittal has again highlighted its creativity and spirit of innovation in steel, based on unique know-how and over one hundred years’ experience. The company brought to market several new products considered as flagships of the industry. Despite difficult economic conditions, ArcelorMittal Dudelange continued its efforts in terms of product development, so as to meet the growing demands of its customers and the market in this segment. Regarding the automotive steel product Usibor®, the success story continues at Dudelange: Nearly 100,000 tonnes shall be produced in 2013, compared to 66,000 tonnes in 2012.