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ArcelorMittal is committed to leading the way in which the world views steel, as well as championing steel’s role in creating high quality, sustainable lifestyles for people all over the world.

We invite you to discover how steel construction could be sustainable due to the nature of our products, their certificates and innovation.

Sustainability

Potential climate and global changes are presently considered to be one of the biggest and toughest challenges for humanity. Sustainable development is the only adequate action that can prevent the degradation of our planet’s natural environment.

According to the Brundtland Report commissioned by the United Nations, also knows as “Our Common Future”, the definition of „sustainable development” is as follows: “Those paths of social, economic and political progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

Construction is playing a major role in keeping the planet safe, as 50% of all globally used resources are dedicated to universal construction. That’s why sustainable construction is facing strict requirements to be fulfilled by selecting materials based on environmental performance, promoting Energy Efficiency and also reducing water consumption.

Steel is the only truly cradle-to-cradle recycled material and steel construction products are one of the most sustainable building materials in the world, as their recycling rate is  more than 90 percent. 

Steel components - structural frame, external walls, solar shadings - provide credit points for green building rating systems like USGBC's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or BREEAM  (The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)  - highly crucial for today’s investors.