ArcelorMittal, one of the largest employers in Northwest Indiana, has been nominated for two Steelie Awards for sustainability.
The World Steel Association gives out the annual awards, which are some of the most prestigious in the steel industry.
ArcelorMittal was nominated for the Excellence in Sustainability Award for providing 14 truckloads of reused steel for the construction of a Jaguar Experimental Breeding Centre for the conservation of jaguars in Argentina and for efforts to pave rural roads in Brazil with steel byproducts. ArcelorMittal R&D, which includes the ArcelorMittal Global R&D facility in East Chicago, developed the REVSOL and REVSOL plus products that turn steel slag into a road surface.
“Both these projects have delivered measurable benefits to the communities we operate in and demonstrate ArcelorMittal’s commitment to responsible steel manufacturing, as we work toward helping to create the zero-waste economy," ArcelorMittal General Manager Alan Knight said in a news release. "Although both these projects deserve to be recognized for the excellent contributions they have made to economic, social and environmental stewardship in Brazil and Argentina, there can only be one winner in the sustainability category. I wish them both the very best of luck.”
The winners will be announced on Oct. 16 at the World Steel Association's annual dinner in Brussels.