ArcelorMittal Liberia

Corporate responsibility

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Enriching our communities

We engage with communities worldwide to contribute to their social and economic development. Every ArcelorMittal operation across the world is an integral part of its local community.

We contribute to economic development by providing jobs, building local infrastructure and creating opportunities for local businesses to supply our operations. For example, our mining project is one of the biggest foreign investments in Liberia since the country’s civil war, and we actively encourage others to follow our lead.

Our contribution is not limited to economic development. We also work with regional communities on local health and education projects. In Liberia, our corporate responsibility department partners with the ArcelorMittal Foundation and organizes regular health camps in Nimba which have offered free treatment to local residents.

In 2012 we launched the first phase of a program to supply new prosthetic limbs to amputees across Liberia. Over 250 people in Monrovia, Grand Bassa, Bong and Nimba Counties who have lost limbs through accidents, war injuries or disease received new state-of-the-art, new prosthetic devices as part of a new charity partnership.

In August of 2012 the company also launched its Advanced Academic Studies Scholarship (AASS), awarding US$200,000 in scholarship to Liberian students pursuing post-graduate studies in the sciences, procurement and logistics.

ArcelorMittal continues to build new schools, market halls, hand pumps, hospitals and much more in support of the communities in or near our concession area.