We believe the diversity of our workforce is an asset, bringing fresh ideas, perspectives and experiences in a welcoming environment where everyone has the opportunity to fully participate
To us, people matter. To be a truly international and innovative company, we consider it vital to respect the individuality of every person working with us, and to embrace the opportunities that diversity in the workplace brings.
Diversity and an inclusive workplace are critical to our company and we are taking extensive measures to ensure that the attitudes of openness and inclusivity are embedded at every level of ArcelorMittal.
With a presence in 60 countries, we are a truly global company and we want our workforce to reflect this. Our diversity and inclusion policy spells out our intentions to have a workforce that is reflective of different cultures, generations, genders, ethnic groups, nationalities, abilities, social backgrounds and all the other unique differences that make each of us individuals.
“Our goal is to build a modern, flexible workplace which unleashes the originality and talent of our employees. Realising the full potential of these capabilities will enhance our performance through helping us define new markets, solve customer challenges and meet stakeholder expectations with innovation and creativity.”
Willie Smit, executive vice-president and head of human resources
Women at ArcelorMittal: gender diversity and inclusion
We are focused on enhancing gender diversity and supporting women leaders across the company. Towards this aim, we have created a steering committee of ten senior ArcelorMittal executives, five men and five women.
The mission of this committee is to define our strategy for achieving a gender balance in the workforce, and to support the implementation of the measures agreed upon:
- to define the gender diversity and inclusion strategy and how it complements ArcelorMittal’s business strategy;
- to understand gender-related challenges and barriers;
- to create and communicate frameworks, policies (including HR policies) and KPIs to support women at ArcelorMittal;
- to ensure that a gender-diverse and inclusive culture within ArcelorMittal becomes a competitive advantage for our sustainable growth, making us an ‘employer of choice’ for women.
“ArcelorMittal as a steel company is always likely to have a higher proportion of men to women, but nevertheless we believe that there are ways that we can make our brand more attractive to women and then make sure that we can offer these women interesting career developments.”
Nicola Davidson, vice president, corporate communication