ArcelorMittal earns top honors from General Motors for supplier diversity


For the third consecutive year, ArcelorMittal was recognized with a General Motors Supplier Diversity Award. ArcelorMittal received GM’s 2017 Supplier IMPACT Platinum Award at the automaker’s annual IMPACT Awards meeting held at Detroit’s COBO Center on May 4. 

GM Supplier Diversity Award“In 2016, ArcelorMittal received the platinum award from GM after having been recognized with a gold award in 2015. GM is proud to work with ArcelorMittal who has excelled in their Supplier Diversity program and who has worked hard to impact their company’s supply chain with certified, innovative diverse suppliers,” said Donna Gilmer, supplier diversity program manager, General Motors.

The Supplier Diversity Awards recognize the top 50 suppliers who have excelled in Tier 2 diversity procurement activity. The platinum distinction is awarded to suppliers who have excelled in two additional areas beyond the top 50 contract value.

“ArcelorMittal falls within the top 12 suppliers for diversity contract value and excelled in the category of performance to goal,” said Cathy Wriston, specialist, corporate purchasing, ArcelorMittal USA, who manages the automotive supplier diversity program for the company’s USA business. “General Motors was the first automotive OEM to establish a formal supplier diversity program in 1968. Today, we work with many automotive customers to increase the participation of minority, women and veteran owned businesses as suppliers to ArcelorMittal.” 

Supplier diversity is a strategic business process for ArcelorMittal and demonstrates ArcelorMittal’s commitment to Sustainable Development Outcome #7, Supply chains that our customers trust. ArcelorMittal is committed to developing and maintaining supplier relationships that provide a source of competitive advantage. Having a diversity program allows ArcelorMittal to provide an opportunity for minority, women and veteran owned businesses to participate in the company’s procurement process.

ArcelorMittal USA’s diversity spend with minority, women and veteran-owned businesses has increased by 59 percent since 2012 and averages more than $208 million in the last four years.

GM TeamArcelorMittal recently earned General Motor’s 2017 Supplier IMPACT Platinum Award. ArcelorMittal was recognized as one of GM’s top 12 suppliers for diversity spend. Pictured left to right: Kim Rivera, administrator for automotive sales, ArcelorMittal USA; Cathy Wriston, manager of supplier diversity, ArcelorMittal USA; and Reggie Humphrey, senior manager of supplier diversity, General Motors.

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 well-being 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. 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 2016, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $56.8 billion and crude steel production of 90.8 million metric tons, while own iron ore production reached 55.2 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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