Corporate Culture and Health Policy Boost Solidarity

ArcelorMittal is characterised less by a long history than by the diversity of cultures - a task for the human resources policy.

The development of a corporate culture based on partnership offers the answer to the major challenges which result from the merger of the three European heavyweights Aceralia, Arbed and Usinor in 2001.

Focus is placed on three core philosophies:

  • An effective health and safety policy has key significance for the employees.
  • Employees must be given the opportunity to develop their skills.
  • Open and effective social dialogue is essential.

ArcelorMittal devotes great attention to the health of everyone who is linked to the company. The well-being of all people is, for the world's leading steel producer, a basic factor for both the long-term development and the success of the company. This calls for effective prevention of health and safety risks in a working environment with a high degree of risk awareness. The structuring of workflows and work organisation, aimed at preventing accidents and limiting risks serves to promote health.


"Health, safety and well-being in the workplace are absolute priorities within Arcelor and are communicated and implemented as such throughout the Group, contributing to our sustainable development policy. As a corporation operating in many different countries, Arcelor firmly believes that it has a duty to give all its partners, wherever they are in the world, a share in the progress achieved collectively by the corporation. In addition, Arcelor continues to set the standard for the steel industry, pledging strict compliance with a universal code of ethics."

Guy Dollé, Chairman of the Management Board, CEO, Arcelor S.A.

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