Since its inception in the 70s, ArcelorMittal Tubarão gives priority to environmental management. The company was created with the vision to become a benchmark for Environmental Management, having a complex and efficient control system.
Over the years, the company has embodied new technologies which, together with the continuous awareness and participation of all employees, have made it possible to reach environmental indicators above the world steel industry average. In order to make the best steel in a sustainable and clean way, ArcelorMittal Tubarão has always invested to be ahead of trends, creating and innovating in actions to improve air quality, rational use of water, residues reuse, and power generation.
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In 2010, ArcelorMittal Tubarão became the first Tobacco Free steel producer in Brazil. Nobody is allowed to smoke inside company premises. This fact is the consolidation of a strategy to eliminate smoking in the company started in 1992 when 34% of the workers were smokers; the strategy include lectures, campaigns do raise awareness and individual monitoring for those willing to quit smoking. Currently, there are less than 0.5% of smokers in the workforce and all of them are under treatment to quit.
The Vitoria Metropolitan Area has one of the most modern systems to measure air quality in Brazil - the Automatic Air Quality Monitoring Network, which measures in real time the presence of pollutants using strategically located stations. This network started to be built in 1998 by ArcelorMittal Tubarão in partnership with other companies in the area and is managed by the state of Espirito Santo Environment and Water Resources Institute (IEMA).
Every year ArcelorMittal Tubarão takes part in the Solidarity Holidays Program developed worldwide by the ArcelorMittal Foundation. Employees from several units of the group are invited to join social programs supported by the Foundation working as volunteers in poor communities in other countries.
Several workers from Tubarão have already travelled to take part in these actions and every year the unit supports an edition of the program in local communities receiving volunteers from other countries.
The origin of the concept
Sustainability is the search for development using natural resources reasonably to meet current production needs without compromising the quality of life of future generations.
The concept of sustainability started to be delineated in the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Sweden in 1972 and was presented to the world in the Brundtland Report in 1987, which launched the bases for the integrated actions to reach and keep quality of life in environmental, social and economic aspects. Since 2005 ArcelorMittal Tubarão has incorporated three other aspects: political, cultural and spiritual.