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ArcelorMittal Mines Canada

ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. (AMEM) and ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada G.P. (AMIC), two complementary companies operating in Quebec’s Côte-Nord region (Canada), are both part of the mining sector of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company and one of the five largest producers of iron ore worldwide.

AMEM is the largest mining subsidiary of ArcelorMittal 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 produced 25 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate in its Quebec facilities in 2018. ArcelorMittal, which operates a mining complex at Mont-Wright and an additional mine at Fire Lake, has a crusher-concentrator, as well as a 420-kilometre railway, a pellet plant, a port, and rail workshops in Port-Cartier.

In 2018, AMIC, which provides rail and port infrastructure for the transportation and shipping of AMEM products across four continents, used 321 ships to send 25 million tonnes of concentrate and iron oxide pellets from Port-Cartier to clients in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

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 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. The company has implemented the measures required to maintain certification with the ISO 14001:2015 standard for its environmental management system and ISO 9001:2015 for its quality management system. Its health and safety system received OHSAS 18001:2007 standard certification in 2011. In 2019, we will be working toward ISO 45001 certification. ArcelorMittal has been practising Courageous Leadership in occupational health and safety for several years. The words “in action” were added to encourage real conversations and ongoing dialogue between management and employees with the aim of reducing hazards in the workplace. This is simply because every person has the right to return home safe every day. This initiative has contributed greatly to reducing the rate of injury causing loss in working time, which fell from 4.1 in 2011 to 0.5 in 2018 (based on one million hours).

As a responsible company, we have established a stringent management system for our tailings sites at Mont-Wright and Port-Cartier. We received a AAA rating from an external TSM protocol assessment for the management of our tailings sites with the 2012 protocol. Continued efforts will be made to achieve this same performance with the 2019 protocol for the management of the tailings facilities. A voluntary revegetation program is also underway. By the end of 2018, 230 hectares had been turned into grasslands at the Mont-Wright tailings site. In 2017, ArcelorMittal presented the expansion project of its Mont-Wright tailings facility to the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement and a decree was issued in August 2018. In June 2019, ArcelorMittal began work on the expansion of the Mont-Wright tailings facility.

The company is continuously improving its energy efficiency and reducing its overall greenhouse gas emissions. Efforts to diversify our energy portfolio have secured an investment from the Government of Quebec of up to $4.5 million to launch a pilot project to switch part of our heavy fuel oil pellet production process over to natural gas. Construction is complete and the pilot test began in June 2019. This project is just one part of the company’s efforts to implement infrastructure for utilizing energy produced from biomass at the pelletizing plant.

In addition to these energy projects, ArcelorMittal continues to pursue initiatives to improve its energy efficiency. Examples, such as the innovative and ambitious pellet-sieving method with the potential of significantly reducing energy consumption, were assessed and implemented in 2018.

From the outset, the company has been very involved in its communities. We continue to honour this commitment in several ways, in particular through the allocation of donations to non-profit organizations, employee volunteer work, and regular meetings with our various communities of interest. 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 approach to the TSM initiative.

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Externally Verified Results

2019 TSM Results

ArcelorMittal Mines Canada

Crisis Management and Communications Planning Assessment
Facility Crisis management and communications preparednessReviewTraining
ArcelorMittal Mines Canada – Corporate
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier
Results as of: Dec 15, 2020
Preventing Child and Forced Labour Assessment
Facility PREVENTING FORCED LABOURPREVENTING CHILD LABOUR
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier
Results as of: Dec 11, 2020
Aboriginal and Community Outreach Assessment
Community of Interest (COI) identificationEffective COI engagement and dialogueCOI response mechanismReporting
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: Dec 11, 2020
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: Dec 11, 2020
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: Dec 11, 2020
Biodiversity Conservation Management Assessment
Commitment, accountability and communicationsConservation planning and implementationReporting
Mont-Wright
Port-Cartier

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: Dec 11, 2020
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: Dec 11, 2020
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
Carbon Disclosure Project
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: Jun 26, 2019

Letters of Assurance

ArcelorMittal Mines Canada | 2019 | TSM Letter of Assurance

ArcelorMittal Mines Canada | 2016 | TSM Letter of Assurance

ArcelorMittal Mines Canada | 2010 | TSM Letter of Assurance



Other TSM Results

TSM Results 2019 (Externally Verified)

TSM Results 2018

TSM Results 2017

TSM Results 2016 (Externally Verified)

TSM Results 2015

TSM Results 2014

TSM Results 2013

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