ArcelorMittal Mexico has been honoured by the Mexican Philanthropy Centre (CEMEFI), recognised as a socially responsible company for the third consecutive year.
The award was received by Victor Cairo, ArcelorMittal Mexico CEO, during the seventh Latin American meeting of socially responsible companies, held in Mexico City from 7-10 April.
The distinction is awarded to those companies that show a proven commitment towards their employees, investors, customers, authorities and society in general, and that engage voluntarily and publicly with society as part of their business strategy.
ArcelorMittal Mexico’s CR programmes benefit more than 14,000 people every year.
“To be recognised as a socially responsible company is a great source of pride for everyone who is working in ArcelorMittal and we are committed to continue working for the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate,” Victor Cairo said at the ceremony.
Companies are assessed based on four criteria:
- quality of work environment
- ethics and values
- environmental management
- community engagement
CEMEFI’s ESR awards, now in their 14th year, are the most prestigious of their kind in Mexico and rank among the most renowned in the Americas.
Last year, ArcelorMittal Mexico was also recognised for the high quality of its corporate responsibility programmes, such as the “I Want To Be”, programme which seeks to prevent addictions in children aged between 10 and 14, and the “Ecological Reserve Management” that develops and implements policies, standards and procedures to protect various flora and fauna species in Lazaro Cardenas in the state of Michoacan.