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First ResponsibleSteelTM certifications for France and Spain


ArcelorMittal has achieved ResponsibleSteel™ certification for its Asturias Cluster in Spain, and its Méditerranée and Nord clusters in France – our first sites to be certified in both France and Spain

In Spain, sites in Asturias such as Avilès and Sagunto successfully passed the third-party audit carried out by DNV GL and based on the ResponsibleSteel™ standard, which is the first global certification initiative for the steel industry focused on social, environmental and corporate governance (ESG) aspects. In France, ArcelorMittal sites in Fos-sur-Mer, Saint Chély d'Apcher, Dunkerque, Mardyck, Desvres, Montataire, Florange and Mouzon also successfully completed the audit process, which was carried out by international auditing firm AFNOR, which specializes in assessment and certification services. This completes previous ResponsibleSteel™ certifications in Belgium (Gent, Liége, Genk and Geel), Germany (Bremen and Eisenhüttenstadt) and Luxembourg in 2021 and Brazil (Tubarao) in January 2022.


“The certifications in Spain and France mean that almost all European ArcelorMittal facilities supplying automotive are now ResponsibleSteel™ certified and ensure that they are fully aligned with sustainability objectives: not only in terms of reduced carbon emissions but also also to create a healthy and safe workplace, safeguarding labour rights, and engaging with local communities and other stakeholders. These certifications recognize the work of our teams on biodiversity, safety at work, but also the environment, decarbonization and equal opportunities...It is not only a recognition, it is also a long-term commitment to pursue actions that are positive for people as well as for the planet and to develop our relationships with all stakeholders, our employees and partners, as well as the people living near our plants.“


The audits are designed to verify that a steel site’s activities meet a set of rigorously defined standards across a broad range of social, environmental and governance criteria and stakeholder relations, including:

  • Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Water Stewardship and Biodiversity
  • Human Rights and Labour Rights
  • Community Relations and Business Integrity


The standard is based on 12 Principles which, in turn, include a variety of criteria and requirements. To achieve ResponsibleSteel™ certification, each site must undergo a rigorous third-party audit, with the resulting report reviewed by an independent Certification Committee which makes the final certification decision.



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