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U.S. Steel aspires to reduce greenhouse gases

U.S. Steel's East Chicago Tin mill. The steelmaker aims to reduce greenhouse gases.

U.S. Steel aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and will set a goal to do so by the end of 2019.

The steelmaker’s Sustainability Report 2017 outlines the company's environmental stewardship, safety, culture, ethics and compliance policies.

“At U.S. Steel, we know that being a good corporate citizen is not only the right thing to do, it’s also essential to our success,” U.S. Steel President and CEO David Burritt said. “We are proud of our employees’ accomplishments outlined in our sustainability report, and plan to build on them as part of our commitment to continuous improvement. We thank them for their hard work and sustainable improvements.”

In its recently released Sustainability Report, U.S. Steel touts how it’s the first American steel producer to get a third-generation Advanced High Strength Steel approved to help automakers improve fuel mileage, how it recycles more than 7.5 million tons of materials and performs 89 percent better than peers for serious injury cases recorded by the U.S. Labor Bureau in 2016.

The Pittsburgh-based company is one of Northwest Indiana’s largest employers with operations in Gary, East Chicago and Portage.

“The company is focused on fostering a high-performance culture characterized by accountability, fairness, respect and adherence to the highest ethical standards,” U.S. Steel said in a press release. “The company's inaugural Inclusion Survey provided direct feedback on opportunities to strengthen its culture around diversity and inclusion. Future surveys will allow the company to track progress and make adjustments so that employees continue to feel valued, respected and safe.”

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.