ArcelorMittal earns two American Metal Market Steel Excellence Awards


June 15, 2016 - Chicago, Ill. -- ArcelorMittal was honored to receive two awards from American Metal Market, a leading publication for the metals industry, at its annual Steel Excellence Awards held June 14 in New York City.

ArcelorMittal won the “Best Innovation – Product” award for the recent launch of its S-in motion® Mid-size Sedan and SUV. The S-in motion® Mid-sized Sedan and SUV offers a set of lightweight steel solutions that allows automakers to achieve a 20 to 26 percent body structure weight reduction, compared to similar 2015 North American mid-size sedans and SUVs. 

“This is fantastic recognition of ArcelorMittal’s leadership in providing lightweight steel solutions that help automakers achieve significant weight reduction and improved safety performance at a lower cost and with less environmental impact than competing materials,” said Blake Zuidema, director of automotive product applications for ArcelorMittal Global R&D. 

While a mid-size sedan and SUV share a substantial number of common parts, they have widely different vehicle masses and powertrains. Yet, ArcelorMittal still achieved weight reductions in excess of 20 percent on both vehicle versions at an attractive lightweighting cost.

“The S-in motion® Mid-size Sedan and SUV proves to OEMs that it is possible to achieve substantial weight reduction with advanced steels on a multi-vehicle platform,” said Zuidema. 

The innovation further expands ArcelorMittal’s S-in motion® program, which began in 2010 with the launch of the C-segment vehicle. Today, S-in motion® includes a broad range of vehicle solutions, including the pick-up truck and battery electric vehicle, as well as other critical body structure components such as the door ring and door. 

ArcelorMittal was also named “Corporate Advocate of the Year” by American Metal Market. This award specifically recognizes ArcelorMittal's leadership in sustainability and corporate responsibility in North America.

“We are proud that AMM noted our efforts to be a recognized leader in sustainability,” said Marcy Twete, division manager of corporate responsibility for ArcelorMittal Americas and executive director of the ArcelorMittal USA Foundation. “We know that our size in North America and around the world brings great responsibility and an obligation to our shareholders and stakeholders to lead responsibly. We are committed to contributing to a more sustainable future for our people, communities and our planet.”

ArcelorMittal’s sustainability strategy is guided by 10 sustainable development outcomes launched in 2014. Together, the outcomes provide a compelling, practical and demanding way to drive ArcelorMittal’s work as a corporate advocate in North America and throughout the world.

Much of the nomination focused on outcome #9, “Pipeline of talented scientists and engineers for tomorrow.” ArcelorMittal’s STEM work internally and within the community focuses on recruiting a workforce to support the future of steelmaking, inspiring young people to choose a STEM path, and enhancing the diversity of STEM students. 

In May 2015, ArcelorMittal USA became the first country in ArcelorMittal’s western hemisphere to publish an integrated report, a major step toward integrated reporting for the company and its U.S. operations. 

Caption: ArcelorMittal’s Jack Biegalski, director of sales and marketing for plate products, and Doug Bredy, director of hot-rolled product control, accepted the “Best Innovation – Product” and “Corporate Advocate of the Year” awards on behalf of the company at American Metal Market’s Steel Excellence Awards dinner on June 14 in New York City.

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 19 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks. 

Through our core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, we operate responsibly with respect to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate.

For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world from railways to cars and washing machines. We are actively researching and producing steel-based technologies and solutions that make many of the products and components people use in their everyday lives more energy efficient.

We are one of the world’s five largest producers of iron ore and metallurgical coal and our mining business is an essential part of our growth strategy. With a geographically diversified portfolio of iron ore and coal assets, we are strategically positioned to serve our network of steel plants and the external global market. While our steel operations are important customers, our supply to the external market is increasing as we grow.

In 2015, ArcelorMittal had revenues of US$63.6 billion and crude steel production of 92.5 million metric tons, while own iron ore production reached 62.8 million metric tons.

ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).

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