ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg has, for many years, collaborated in sustainable community programmes supporting the growth and development of the communities in which it operates. Below is a review of our commitments.
Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg a.s.b.l.
The company aims to promote youth entrepreneurship and creativity in Luxembourg through a partnership between the business world and the world of education. Young people are introduced to professional life and entrepreneurial culture through various programmes. ArcelorMittal specifically supports the Mini-Enterprise challenge, which encourages young students to set up and run a real miniature business, placing special emphasis on business ethics, with the help of volunteer advisors from the corporate world.
Association Galerie Schlassgoart a.s.b.l.
Created by Arbed in 1993 and located in the Pavillon du Centenaire in Esch-sur-Alzette, the Schlassgoart gallery aims to promote Luxembourg and international art and artists. The Schlassgoart Gallery is not a commercial art gallery. It is a not-for-profit organisation where buyers and artists share directly. Therefore, artists benefit from significant exposure as a result of the sponsorship of ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg.
Association da Vinci a.s.b.l. Luxembourg
Association da Vinci a.s.b.l. Luxembourg brings together engineers, architects, scientists and representatives of the business world. ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg supports the Wëssensatelier Lëtzebuerg again this year, offering various experimentations in order to spark the interest of young people in the fields of technology and science.
Le Cercle des Amis de Colpach
The Emile and Aline Mayrisch Prize was created in 2005 by Annette Schwall-Lacroix, President of the Cercle des Amis de Colpach and Joseph Kinsch, Arcelor Board of Directors Chairman.
The aim of this prize is to promote the "Colpach spirit", which is characterised by an openness to cultural trends and promoting understanding between European peoples.
Awarded every four years, the competition is open to researchers, students, journalists and other writers living in Germany, Belgium, France and Luxembourg. The works submitted focus on history, politics, economics and social and/or cultural life in the Franco-German-Belgian-Luxembourg area.
ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg has signed up to award the Emile and Aline Mayrisch prize organised by the Cercle des Amis de Colpach.
The aim of natur&ëmwelt is to preserve biodiversity in a varied natural and cultural landscape. The organisation aims to protect biotopes and promote the sustainable exploitation of natural resources. It does this by raising-awareness, providing advice and conducting activities relating to conservation, restoration and maintenance as well as data collection and research.
ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg supports the production of new fact sheets on raising awareness of nature reserves, protecting nature, and the importance of biodiversity, which the company distributes when travelling through the country. Part of this budget is also used for the running costs of the natur&ëmwel mobil (a vehicle financed by ArcelorMittal, to raise awareness among different audiences across Luxembourg) and to acquire specific educational material.
University of Luxembourg
ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg offers support to the chair for steel and facade engineering at the University of Luxembourg in order to implement joint research projects. The aim is to improve the competitiveness of steel, which benefits the industry as well as customers and the environment. In fact, research reduces especially the environmental footprint of steel, thereby contributing to sustainable steel solutions.
Special Olympics Luxembourg
Special Olympics Luxembourg is the sports federation for all people in Luxembourg with intellectual disabilities. Its purpose is to promote physical and sports activities among this section of the population by organising training and national and international sporting events.
These "special games" are held every four years. This year, ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg has chosen not to support the country in these special games but to directly support the team of one of Luxembourg's leading sports, table tennis, as a major partner for the 2018/2019 season. The team consists of three athletes and a valid partner and are accompanied by former Luxembourg champion, Jeanny Dom and Guy Wagener as coaches.
Rotary International – Luxembourg Clubs
The principle of "Espoir en tête" is to invite the general public to an exceptional presentation of a great film. For example this year "A Wrinkle in Time" from Disney Studios has been shown in order to promote funding for medical research projects. For every cinema ticket bought for the price of fifteen euros, eight euros will be donated to brain research in Luxembourg. The organisers, the fourteen Luxembourg Rotary clubs, will then examine the files of research projects with the help of specialists in the field. Every year, ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg supports the Luxembourg Rotary Clubs by buying a number of cinema tickets and distributing then freely to its employees.
La Main Tendue a.s.b.l. Angela
This not-for-profit organisation provides a listening and support structure for children, adolescents and adults who are victims of all types of physical, psychological and sexual violence. It strives to offer guaranteed confidential listening, support and information. The project focuses particularly on prevention workshops for young people (8-15 years old), addressing different topics such as divorce, self-esteem, non-violent communication, sexual abuse, suicide or the dangers of the internet.
ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg will support the 2019 edition of the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum organised by IMS (Inspiring More Sustainability), a network of Luxembourg companies involved in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) challenges, to be held in March 2019. Our company is also one of the founding members of IMS.
Fondation EME – Ecouter pour mieux s’entendre
This foundation, in partnership with the Philharmonie, aims to provide access to music to those who are generally excluded from cultural life. Access to music is a legitimate need and any effort to make it accessible fosters social fairness.
ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg supports the "Bara II" project. This project was created in collaboration with the teachers of the Lycée Technique du Centre (Kirchberg building), the philharmonic orchestra instructors and the musician Robert Bodja. The project is aimed to a particular school community, which is mainly made up of newcomers (foreign persons arriving under legally circumstances). It offers participants the opportunity to make their own instruments from recycled items and then learn to play them.
The workshop encourages young participants to express themselves through the universal language of music, and aims to promote their well-being at school and ensure successful integration.
Institut National pour le Développement Durable et pour la Responsabilité Sociétale des entreprises
ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg has made a financial contribution to this organisation for the 2018 Health and Safety at Work Forum organised by the Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises (UEL) through the National Institute for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (INDR).
The 12th forum took place in April 2018 at Luxexpo The Box in Luxembourg-Kirchberg, and forms part of the VISION ZERO national strategy. Organised as part of the International Occupational Health and Safety day, the forum offered a unique platform for companies wishing to share their experiences, good practices and learn about new developments in risk prevention.
ArcelorMittal had a stand at this event, which it used to promote various initiatives such as First person on-scene training and a virtual reality workshop simulating working at height.