As one of our three core values, leadership helps shape ArcelorMittal’s corporate behaviour, defines our position in the industry and motivates our employees
“We should not only continuously challenge and improve ourselves; we should also actively encourage and foster talent and responsibility in others. We want everyone in our company to find in their professional lives a capacity to put the best into what they do. If you show initiative and accept challenges, then there will be no hindrance to your growth.”
Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO, ArcelorMittal
“Leaders believe in what they do. They are not afraid to challenge the norm. They continuously challenge themselves. There is a saying I like: ‘Everybody wants to change the world but nobody wants to change themselves.’ A good leader understands the processes he needs to deploy in his job and makes them his own. He accepts accountability. He is the driver.”
Willie Smit, EVP, head of human resources
Leadership at ArcelorMittal
Leadership is an integral part of ArcelorMittal: it is one of our three core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, which shape every aspect of our corporate behaviour and help us meet our promise of ‘transforming tomorrow’.
Our leadership position in the steel industry is the result of a consistent management strategy that focuses on product diversity, geographic reach and diversification – we are industry leaders in terms of new technology, sustainability and corporate responsibility.
We are also leaders internally, in our efforts to improve health and safety, training, competitiveness and employee engagement.
Every organisation needs leadership – at every level. We believe leaders should inspire, influence, motivate and engage people. Leadership should inspire our employees to work at a level that they would not normally reach or go to on their own.
The next generation
To safeguard the future of ArcelorMittal, we are committed to developing the next generation of leaders through initiatives such as ArcelorMittal University’s leadership academy and the global employee development programme (GEDP)
We want to ensure there is a succession of motivated employees capable of becoming the next generation of leaders, together with a diverse and highly skilled workforce that can help us meet our business and organisational needs around the world.
We strive to improve management and leadership capabilities from within, and create opportunities for those employees who have been identified as future leaders through professional and personal growth. This means providing inspiring and effective leadership, open, transparent communication and excellent learning and development opportunities.
As part of our leadership role, we also recognise that the company has a duty to its stakeholders to operate in a responsible and transparent manner and to safeguard the wellbeing of all its stakeholders, including employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates.
Through good leadership, we aim to nurture a culture that values, recognises and rewards individual performance.