2014: 3 619 000 euros

2015: 3 227 000 euros

2016: 3 393 000 euros


ArcelorMittal intends to make its products and processes part of a circular economy. To do so, we carried out life cycle analysis of our products in development. An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a document providing information on the environmental impact of each stage of a product’s lifecycle – production, transport, use and recovery.

Based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), it is certified by an independent body. ArcelorMittal became a member of the German-based Institute of Construction and Environment (IBU) in 2016. The IBU’s EPD programme is one of the best-known worldwide for the expertise of its verifiers, guaranteeing that the data provided comply with European standard EN 15804. The Belval and Differdange sites, as well as the R&D centre at Esch-sur-Alzette, took part in drawing up two EPDs:

  • one for sheet piles published at the end of 2016
  • one for the HISTAR® beam published at the beginning of 2017

Nicoleta Popa

Head of Structural Long Products R&D

Increasingly requested by the construction sector, EPDs make it easier for architects and lead contractors to obtain sustainable buildings certification such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).