NGO report provides 9 cases of alleged social & environmental harm caused by ArcelorMittal

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Company response
20 May 2008

ArcelorMittal response to report by Global Action on ArcelorMittal

Author: ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal's ambition is to apply the highest standards of corporate responsibility wherever we operate; this is reflected in our environmental policy which applies everywhere...We have acknowledged the...report and will prepare a detailed answer for each of the site-specific concerns that we will discuss with the NGOs involved. We have recognized the need for engaging more with NGOs globally and locally and to develop a good neighbouring policy for all our plants.

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Article
19 May 2008

Mittal misery: Time for EBRD to end public subsidies for steel giant

Author: BankWatch

Campaigners attending the EBRD's annual meeting are joining with other groups from around the world [1] in calling for the EBRD and other public lenders to stop providing soft loans for Arcelor Mittal...

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Article
14 May 2008

Campaigners call on ArcelorMittal to improve safety record

Author: Economic Times [India]

Campaigners said [ArcelorMittal]...hasn't tackled pollution, health and safety and labor issues at plants in the United States, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic and South Africa. ArcelorMittal was quick to respond, scheduling a press conference immediately after the shareholders' meeting to show it is serious about its responsibility to the environment and the communities where it operates. ``We want to enter into dialogue,'' board member Michel Wurth told reporters. ``We know for our shareholders that corporate social responsibility is important ... Sustainable profitability is only compatible with sustainable behavior.''...

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Article
13 May 2008

Dead workers, stinking pollution and forced evictions: New report highlights ArcelorMittal's global trail of destruction

Author: Global Action on ArcelorMittal

A newly-formed coalition of environmental and community groups - Global Action on ArcelorMittal - today released a report showing how local residents and workers around the world pay the price of ArcelorMittal's success. The report...contains nine case studies detailing ArcelorMittal's legacy of pollution, environmental damage, health impacts and poor worker safety. In the report the coalition demands that: ArcelorMittal implements environmental and health action plans...Governments should not give ArcelorMittal perverse tax breaks or allow it to dispossess people from their land...Public financial institutions should not support polluting industry such as ArcelorMittal, which has extensive resources of its own...

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Article
1 May 2008

[PDF] In the wake of ArcelorMittal: The global steel giant's local impacts

Author: Global Action on ArcelorMittal

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