ArcelorMittal’s efforts to improve communities through its volunteer work and financial support were recognized by philanthropic organizations in Indiana and Ohio.
ArcelorMittal was honored as Company of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Indiana, Northwest Chapter and Corporate Leader of the Year by the organization’s Greater Cleveland chapter.
The awards celebrate the company’s facilities in Burns Harbor, Indiana Harbor, Global Research and Development in Indiana and Cleveland, Ohio for demonstrating outstanding commitment to community through philanthropic support, employee involvement and community leadership.
“ArcelorMittal strives to be an active and welcomed member in our communities, and we are very proud to be recognized by our partners and so many others committed to strategic philanthropy in our communities,” said Bill Steers, general manager, communications and corporate responsibility. “Congratulations to our Burns Harbor, Indiana Harbor and Cleveland facilities, and our Global R&D Center, for this well-deserved recognition.”
ArcelorMittal says it recognizes the important role its partners in Northwest Indiana and Greater Cleveland, play in advancing the sustainability of their communities through STEM education and conservation initiatives.
ArcelorMittal said its partnership with Dunes Learning Center in Northwest Indiana began in 1998 and has grown beyond financial support.
“It’s unique because we have an ArcelorMittal employee who sits on our board and many of their employees volunteer and attend our events,” said Geof Benson, executive director, Dunes Learning Center. “And when ArcelorMittal restored land within their boundaries, we began taking students to do hands-on stewardship. This gives them a chance to see how nature and industry co-exist, and they see the facilities up close and personal. Steelmaking is our heritage and it’s important to make the connection.”
ArcelorMittal has a presence in 14 states, including Northwest Indiana, and employs about 18,000 people in those facilities.