ArcelorMittal USA, an early partner in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Plants program, employs about 20,000 people at 27 operations across the United States.
As steel production is an energy-intensive process, energy is the second biggest production cost at ArcelorMittal USA (after raw materials). Consequently, the responsible use of energy is a key business tenet for the company, and one that has been embedded into its sustainability framework for a number of years. In 2012, ArcelorMittal USA became the first steel company to join the DOE Better Plants program, with 17 of its U.S. plants participating.
Continued adherence to the energy management requirements of 50001 Ready has helped the plant improve its energy performance, reduce production costs, and increase competitiveness.