ArcelorMittal – Belval site celebrates the 2016 prize for Health and Safety excellence awarded by the worldsteel Association

Luxembourg, February 15, 2017 – Last October, ArcelorMittal was awarded the Worldsteel Association 2016 prize for Health and Safety excellence, in the “Leadership” category, in light of its Maturité project implemented at the Belval site.

The Worldsteel Association rewards health and safety programmes led by companies that are members of the Association, which promote the highest health and safety standards in the steel industry.

On the 15th of February, teams at the Belval site, who build and bring the Maturité project to life on a daily basis, came together to officially receive the prize. It crowns the efforts made at all levels in the Company to achieve the “journey to zero accident” – an initiative launched within the ArcelorMittal Group.

Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy Minister, Mr. Nicolas Schmit attended this ceremony in order to prove his commitment to health and safety matters within the workplace, whilst supporting companies that engage in such aims.

Roland Bastian, the Director of the Belval site and Head of Country of ArcelorMittal Luxembourg stated that “receiving this prize, awarded by an outstanding professional organisation within the steel industry, is a great honour for all Belval staff. The presence of the Honourable Minister also constitutes recognition of the quality of work carried out by our teams and emphasises the significance Public Authorities place on implementing a safe working environment for employees. Safety remains the number one priority for our Group. We work on it constantly, demanding constant improvement. This is a responsibility each and every one of us shares, no matter what our role or position within the Company. All workers must go home healthy after a good day's work.”

Check out the brochure « Safety and Health Recognition Programme 2016 »