ArcelorMittal Warszawa Obtains ResponsibleSteel Certification

We’re proud to announce that ArcelorMittal Warszawa has recently earned ResponsibleSteel Certification. The site, after a successful audit carried out by auditors from DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Poland, received the certificate at the end of January confirming that the site had fulfilled the criteria required to earn certification against the ResponsibleSteel Standard.

ResponsibleSteel CEO Annie Heaton stated, “It’s inspiring to see ArcelorMittal’s continued dedication to achieving site certification for all sites across Europe, reflecting the company’s unswerving commitment to working with ResponsibleSteel to build a sustainable, net-zero industry. ArcelorMittal Warszawa is the 8th electric arc furnace steel site to be certified against the ResponsibleSteel International Standard and has demonstrated a keen sense of responsibility towards the environment as well as to the site’s workers and nearby populations. The site consults regularly with local stakeholders and organises community site visits. The site has also invested significantly in reducing pollution, particularly noise pollution, and has committed to a 35% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030. We look forward to supporting them as they work to fulfil this goal.”

ArcelorMittal Warszawa is a state-of-the-art mini mill, located in Poland. It started operations in 1957, becoming a reputed producer of carbon and special steel long products. ArcelorMittal Warszawa’s production cycle is based on Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) scrap recycling. The company is producing increasing volumes of products branded  XCarb™ – (an umbrella brand that groups together all of the reduced, low, and zero carbon steel making activity of ArcelorMittal). Products manufactured by ArcelorMittal Warszawa are used in the automotive, machinery engineering, bearing and construction industries.

Commenting on the certification, Artur Gierwatowski, CEO of ArcelorMittal Warszawa stated, “This certificate is a great recognition for us at ArcelorMittal Warszawa but also a commitment to our stakeholders. Our customers, our employees and members of local communities expect us to produce high quality steel respecting the highest social and environmental standards. The ResponsibleSteel certificate recognizes that we are succeeding in doing it. This makes us very proud, and constitutes a commitment to further ArcelorMittal Warszawa’s sustainable development in coming years.”

The certification audits against the ResponsibleSteel Standard were performed between May and September 2022. They were designed to verify that the steel site’s activities meet a set of rigorously defined requirements, which auditors validate not only on the basis of documentation but also via a number of interviews with internal and external stakeholders. They take into account a broad range of social and environmental criteria including business integrity, relations with employees and communities, human rights and labour rights, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, water management, waste and noise emissions, and biodiversity.

View the certificate here.

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