April 2019 \ Cover Story \
Luxembourg, the heart of Arcelor Mittal’s global operations

ArcelorMittal’s presence in Luxembourg dates back to 1882 ...

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ArcelorMittal’s presence in Luxembourg dates back to 1882, when Nord-Est, one of our predecessor company’s was founded. Today, the company is headquartered and registered in Luxembourg and is the largest company, by market capitalization, listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange. With 4,244 employees comprising 53 nationalities, ArcelorMittal is also one of the largest private sector employees in the country.

We produce more than two million tonnes of crude steel annually in Luxembourg across nine industrial facilities, including electric arc furnaces at Belval and Differdange, rolling mills at Rodange; galvanising lines at Dudelange, wire mills at Bissen and Bettembourg, a special processing unit at Cofralux, a research and development centre in Esch-sur-Alzette and a mechanical workshop in Dommeldange.

These facilities have provided steel solutions for many landmark building projects. Recent examples include beams for the One World Trade Center in New York City and the Mistral Tower in Izmir, Turkey, and metallic coating (Aluzinc) for cladding and roofing for the new Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne. ArcelorMittal also produces its flagship advanced high-strength steel for the automotive sector, Usibor®, from our Dudelange facility, and Crapal® wire, some 6,000 kilometres of which we supplied to the Bordeaux vineyards in 2013 and 2014.

The company maintains a corporate responsibility (CR) network with CR executives at each site, who have developed stakeholder engagement plans based on the group’s four pillars of corporate responsibility. Since 2010, they have actively contributed to the annual Luxembourg CR report. Since 2011, this report has been aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative framework.