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ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c (AMEM) et ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada s.e.n.c. (AMIC)

ArcelorMittal Mines et Infrastructure Canada

Subsidiaries of ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company and among the top five producers of iron ore products globally, ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada G.P. (“AMIC”) and ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. (“AMMC”) are two complementary entities operating on Quebec’s North Shore. AMMC is ArcelorMittal’s largest mining subsidiary involved in the extraction of iron ore and is the leading Canadian supplier of iron ore products for the global steel market. With activities in both the mining and primary processing sectors, the company produces 26 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate per year, including 10 million tonnes which are then processed into iron oxide pellets at its pellet plant in Port-Cartier (Québec). AMMC operates a mining complex at Mont-Wright, an additional mine at Fire Lake, a crusher, a concentrator, as well as a pellet plant in Port-Cartier.

In 2022, AMIC, which provides rail and port infrastructure for the transportation and shipping of AMMC products across four continents, used 291 ships to send 23.7 million tonnes of concentrate and iron oxide pellets from Port-Cartier to clients in America, Europe, Africa and Asia. AMIC operates a 420-kilometre railway between Mont-Wright and Port-Cartier, as well as a port and a rail workshop in Port-Cartier.

As a member of the Mining Association of Canada, the company supports the Toward Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative and is continuously improving its application of the various protocols. ArcelorMittal is likewise committed to protecting the health and safety of its employees and the environment, as is demonstrated by its adoption of other standards related to management systems. This is the ISO 14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system, the ISO 45001:2018 for its occupational health and safety management system, and the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system.

The company has a Zero injury/illness/fatality objective and is committed to a safe production throughout its entire value chain. Interventions are based on a “Visible and Responsible Leadership” and a strong field presence. It is committed to undertaking concrete actions towards continuous improvements in H&S and the reinforcement of a corporate culture promoting the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. Corrective measures to control major risks and the safe planning of work carried out by employees and contractors are continuously implemented. The underlying objective is to make sure every worker returns home safely without any injury or health or physical integrity damage.

These combined initiatives have contributed to an improvement in performance indicators. Compared to 2019, the number of recordable injuries (medical treatment, temporary assignments and lost time injuries) decreased by close to 20. Managers doubled their efforts to be even more present on the field. A focus was placed on workplace good housekeeping. Follow-up visits after significant events are carried out each month to ensure the maintenance and effectiveness of corrective measures.

A rigorous management system was put in place for the tailings sites at Mont-Wright and Port-Cartier, and the company is determined to reach high levels of performance for the management of mine tailings against the protocol issued in 2019.

ArcelorMittal is continuously improving its energy efficiency and reducing its overall greenhouse gas emissions. Efforts to diversify its energy portfolio have resulted in industrial-scale pilot test in recent years to substitute heavy fuel oil with different fuels, namely pyrolytic oil (2015) in its pellet process. In 2020, in accordance with ArcelorMittal’s global commitment to achieve carbon neutrality at all its operations by 2050, AMMC initiated the decarbonization of its pellet process, which represents 95% of its GHG emissions covered by the Cap-and-Trade System (C&T System). This transition is expected to take place over the next 15 years. It began with the conversion of two areas of the furnace to pyrolytic oil and will continue by increasing heavy fuel oil substitution by pyrolytic oil. R&D on innovative technologies using hydroelectricity as a renewable source of energy to eliminate the use of heavy fuel oil accelerates. Research and development projects are currently being evaluated to substitute coal with forest biomass recovery products.

In addition to these substitution projects, the company continues its efforts to improve its energy efficiency on a continual basis. For example, the significant energy consumption potential of an innovative and ambitious pelletsieving method, inducing segregation of the pellet bed in the furnace was shown. This method was implemented in 2018, a world premiere. Several numeric fluid mechanics analysis on the furnace led to improvements on heat exchange between zones, inducing energy consumption reduction and a better energy recycling.

In 2021, during COP26, AMMC and the Government of Quebec announced the flotation project to modify the preparation process at the pellet plant which will reduce GHG emissions by 20% and help Canadian steelmakers to reduce their own GHG emissions by 2,7 Mt.

From the start, the company has always been very involved in the community. This commitment continues today and takes several forms, such as donations to non-profit organizations, employees volunteer work and regular meetings with our various stakeholders. In 2012, ArcelorMittal signed an Impact Benefit Agreement with the Uashat mak Mani-Utenam Innu community, and this agreement has been jointly maintained ever since.

Now, more than ever, the company is committed to improving its performance under the TSM initiative.

For more information, please visit https://mines-infrastructure-arcelormittal.com/en/.

Externally Verified Results

2022 TSM Results

ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c (AMEM) et ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada s.e.n.c. (AMIC)

Crisis Management and Communications Planning Assessment
Facility Crisis management and communications preparednessReviewTraining
ArcelorMittal Mines Canada – Corporate
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier
Results as of: Feb 17, 2023
Preventing Child and Forced Labour Assessment
Facility PREVENTING FORCED LABOURPREVENTING CHILD LABOUR
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier
Results as of: Feb 17, 2023
Note: These requirements are assessed every three years during the external verification.
Safety and Health Assessment
Commitments and accountabilityPlanning and implementationTraining, behaviour and cultureMonitoring and reportingPerformance
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: Feb 17, 2023
Tailings Management Assessment
Tailings management policy and commitmentTailings management systemAssigned accountability and responsibilityAnnual tailings management reviewOperation, maintenance and surveillance (OMS) manual
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: Feb 17, 2023
Biodiversity Conservation Management Assessment
Commitment, accountability and communicationsConservation planning and implementationReporting
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: Feb 17, 2023
Energy and GHG Emissions Management Assessment
Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions managementEnergy use and greenhouse gas emissions reporting systemsEnergy and greenhouse gas emissions performance targets
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: Feb 17, 2023
Water Stewardship Assessment
Water governanceOperational water managementWatershed-scale planningWater reporting and performance
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: Feb 17, 2023
Indigenous and Community Relationships
Community of Interest IdentificationEffective Community of Interest Engagement and DialogueEffective Indigenous Engagement and DialogueCommunity Impact and Benefit ManagementCommunity of Interest Response Mechanism
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: Feb 17, 2023
International Initiatives
Industry Sustainability Initiatives
ICMM Sustainable Development Framework
WGC Conflict Free Gold Standard
ISO 14001 - EMS Standard
Management System Standards
OHSAS 18001
UN Global Compact
International Voluntary Initiatives
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
AA 1000
Reporting, Disclosure and Transparency Standards
Global Reporting Initiative
CDP
Water Disclosure Project
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
IFC Social and Environmental Performance Standards
Financing Standards
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Listed on Socially Responsible Investing Indices
Jantzi Social Index
Responsible Jewellery
Industry Sustainability Initiatives
International Cyanide Code
Kimberley Process
Results as of: Feb 16, 2023

Letters of Assurance

ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c (AMEM) et ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada s.e.n.c. (AMIC) | 2022 | TSM Letter of Assurance

ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c (AMEM) et ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada s.e.n.c. (AMIC) | 2019 | TSM Letter of Assurance

ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c (AMEM) et ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada s.e.n.c. (AMIC) | 2016 | TSM Letter of Assurance

ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c (AMEM) et ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada s.e.n.c. (AMIC) | 2010 | TSM Letter of Assurance





Historical TSM Results

TSM Results 2022 (Externally Verified)

TSM Results 2021

TSM Results 2019 (Externally Verified)

TSM Results 2018

- Before Revision (2021-12-17)

TSM Results 2017

- Before Revision (2021-12-17)

TSM Results 2016 (Externally Verified)

TSM Results 2015

TSM Results 2014

TSM Results 2013

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