Vision and commitment
ArcelorMittal Poland is an organization impacting many areas of life, which obliges us to run our business in a responsible way. Internally, for our employees, this approach means driving continuous improvement in the area of Health and Safety and ensuring we give our people full range of possibilities to develop their talents. Externally, this vision translates into engaging with local communities and lifting our environmental performance.
10 Sustainable Outcomes of ArcelorMittal
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Safety is our priority, it shows direction in all company’s activities and all decisions are based on safety criteria. Cooperation with firefighters brigades is a proof that ArcelorMittal Poland is carrying out strategy which puts safety first. Local communities and our plants benefit from equipment or cars bought for firefighters.
We focus on several areas while investing in local communities, where education remains the key one. We’ve chosen education not only because of its role in creating modern society but also in response to the needs of local communities and local authorities. Over 70 educational projects implemented in primary and secondary schools, universities but also in kindergartens and nurseries make ArcelorMittal Poland not only a very active member of local life but also the supporter of educational activities in Silesia, Malopolska and Opolszczyzna regions.
Health is one of the main ArcelorMittal social responsibility pillars. We know that the needs of medical institutions are usually much higher than their financial capabilities. Therefore, it is immensely rewarding that our engagement in joint projects gives more possibilities to diagnose and treat patients and, by this, to satisfy at least part of these needs.
Sport is as important for ArcelorMittal Poland as education or health promotion. However the company does not promote professional sport, but supports local initiatives, in which everyone can participate. Our aim is to encourage our employees, their families and all local societies to adopt a healthy lifestyle. To do so, we cooperate with TKKF Amateur Sport Associations in Dąbrowa Górnicza and Kraków. It brings tangible effects. Our employees engage themselves in many activities, such as shooting competitions or football matches. Many also take part in the annual half-marathon in Dąbrowa Górnicza.
Volunteer activities which we support:
ArcelorMittal's commitment to maintaining high standards and best practices in corporate governance in terms of transparency is essential for the Company's prosperous development. In our view, good business practices ensure long-term business success. We want to sustain a reputation for the highest possible standards of ethics and transparent governance.
The Compliance Programme was implemented in ArcelorMittal Poland and its subsidiaries in June 2007 and revised in October 2008.
Compliance Policies include the following:
Currently, the programme consists of 8 modules. - Anti-Corruption Guidelines were introduced in 2009. In October 2010 the Human Rights Policy was added as part of the programme.
According to the Compliance Programme, every employee is obliged to be familiar with and trained in the Code of Business Conduct, the Whistleblower Policy and HR policy. Additionally, defined groups of employees are obliged to be acquainted with and trained in the remaining parts of the programme. Trainings are conducted face-to-face and online and repeated every 3 years. Additionally, the scope of particular programme components is determined by the corporate legal office and published on ArcelorMittal’s Intranet site.
Integrated Management System Certificates
Common integrated management system in the area of quality, environment and health and safety was implemented in ArcelorMittal Poland in 2010.
It took a year to standardize documentation and implement integrated management systems compliant with requirements arising from the following norms: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, PN-N 18001 and BS OHSAS 18001 in all plants and the Company's headquarters.
Certification company TÜV Rheinland conducted the first ever group certification audit in ArcelorMittal Poland on September 24, 2010. The result was positive.