As a producer of flat carbon steel, ArcelorMittal Gent (the new name of Sidmar) is an enterprise in basic industry.
It regards safety at the workplace as its supreme priority: safety for all its employees, without making a distinction between its own personnel and external parties.
Within the flat carbon steel sector of the ArcelorMittal Group, ArcelorMittal Gent strives towards leadership in the production of high-quality flat steel products in a sustainable entrepreneurial way. ArcelorMittal Gent is fully aware that this involves a great responsibility towards its shareholders, customers, employees, the immediate surroundings and the environment.
The steel industry remains a basic industry with products that are essential to the world economy. ArcelorMittal Gent has the advantage of being located in one of the few sites in Europe where a maritime steel industry is still capable of further development. Keeping a heavy industry running in a region with a dense population and a vulnerable environment therefore represents a challenge which ArcelorMittal Gent is willing to take on at all times.
By investing in research and development ArcelorMittal Gent is fully responsible for putting up top technological performances. Maintaining constant contact with customers and researching new applications in collaboration with customers are critical factors in developing new products and processes. The efforts invested in research and development are intended to optimise the life cycle of steel, starting from the raw materials extraction right through to the ultimate recovery and recycling of end products, with due respect for the environment.
ArcelorMittal Gent believes in the indispensable role of human capital in the growth process of the business. In developing its human capital, ArcelorMittal Gent applies the principle of subsidiarity. All employees are encouraged to fully identify with the tasks entrusted to them and only to turn to the hierarchy if that would offer some genuine added value.
ArcelorMittal Gent is conscious that its customers are the reason for its existence. In order to ensure its profitability, ArcelorMittal Gent aims for perfection in its service provision and product quality, and makes every effort to create a relationship of trust with its customers.
The Group’s international expansion creates new potential for collaboration. Exchanging know-how and merging different corporate cultures in an atmosphere of openness and mutual respect are a must for taking full advantage of this opportunity.