ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Canada’s largest flat roll steel producer and part of the world’s largest steel and mining company. ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s approximately 5,000 employees make more than 100 grades of steel in Hamilton which is used in the automotive, distribution, construction and manufacturing, tubular and consumer and industrial packaging sectors. Our operations distributed billions of dollars in direct economic value in 2017 (employee wages and benefits) and made investments of almost $2 million in our communities.
Each year, we report our progress against our 10 Sustainable Development Outcomes as part of our Annual Review Reporting, which is underpinned by transparent good governance. In 2017 there were several notable accomplishments for our Hamilton operations.
We saw continued progress in our energy consumption and efficiency. Primary energy consumption from our operations continues to decrease. At the same time, we reduced energy consumption through conservation and efficiency initiatives while energy intensity per tonne of steel has decreased.
We continue to work in partnership with our various stakeholders to address local opportunities and challenges through stakeholder meetings and welcomed contact. We also believe in 360-degree partnerships, including through financial investments and employee volunteerism. We are increasing our focus on initiatives related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education through advanced manufacturing and robotics programs, coding clubs, and STEM curriculum development with local school boards. Through this investment in STEM education, we aim to improve the gender diversity of our increasing rates of new hires. In 2017, we invested almost $2 million and had active employee volunteerism activities in the community through our TeamOrange program.
In 2017, ArcelorMittal Dofasco became the first SBI member to join the waste framework. We have supervised two teams of Mohawk students through SHB’s Collaborative Experiential Learning program to find opportunities to improve our waste diversion.
(all description taken from the 2017-2018 Annual Business Report)