ArcelorMittal Poland obtains ResponsibleSteel™ certification in first for Eastern Europe
ArcelorMittal Poland has received ResponsibleSteel™ certification following a successful audit carried out by DNV Poland which confirmed that the business fulfils the criteria required to earn certification against the ResponsibleSteel Standard. ArcelorMittal Poland is the first cluster of sites to be certified in Eastern Europe by ResponsibleSteel, the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative.
Published: 29 November 2022
The audits are designed to verify that a steel site’s activities meet a set of rigorously defined requirements, which auditors validate not only on the basis of received documents but also via a number of interviews with internal and external stakeholders. They take into account a broad range of social and environmental criteria split into 12 principles. Social aspects include: business integrity, relations with employees and communities, human rights, and labour rights. Environmental criteria cover climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, water management, waste and noise emissions, and biodiversity.
In July 2021, ArcelorMittal announced that its plants in Belgium (Geel, Genk, Gent, and Liège), Luxembourg (Belval, Differdange, and Rodange) and Germany (Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt) were the first steel plants globally to be independently audited and found to meet the standards required for ResponsibleSteel.
In May 2022, the company’s sites in its Asturias Cluster in Spain and ArcelorMittal Méditerranée in France achieved ResponsibleSteel™ certification. In June, France Nord also gained certification, covering its sites in Dunkerque, Mardyck, Desvres, Montataire, Florange, Mouzon, and Basse-Indre.