ArcelorMittal Tubarão follows a sustainability strategy which aims to harmonize the relationship of the company with the stakeholders in order to progress in the search for the meaning of its existence in the social fabric.
This strategy comprises six dimensions:
To interact in the relationship with government agencies to expand the dialogue based on ethics and fairness.
To generate value, share wealth and be efficient; to offer quality products at fair prices; to be present in the local, regional and world economy.
To be active in social networks encouraging dialogue and collaborative actions for social development.
To know and control the impacts of production activities and contribute to research and technology in the search for solutions to world challenges.
To respect and value cultural differences encouraging free exchange of ideas and cultures.
To be aware that all people, companies, governments and organizations share one single universe and shall be responsible for maintaining quality of life today and in the future.
The company guides its actions on the principle of institutional co-responsibility making the company part of the social fabric, engaged in strengthening and boosting sustainable development, aiming at an ideal scenario on justice, peace and equality.
This way of acting guides the actions of the company not only in the production process but also in the relations with employees, clients, suppliers, investors, communities and governments. Tubarão works to make quality steel at adequate costs and, above all, respecting the needs of the people, today and in the future.
Did you know?
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.