ArcelorMittal Poland has received ResponsibleSteel certification, following a successful audit carried out by DNV Poland which confirmed that the business fulfills the criteria required to earn certification against the ResponsibleSteel Standard. ArcelorMittal Poland is the first cluster of sites to be certified in Eastern Europe by ResponsibleSteel, the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative.The audits are designed to verify that a steel site’s activities meet a set of rigorously defined requirements, which auditors validate not only on the basis of received documents but also via a number of interviews with internal and external stakeholders. They take into account a broad range of social and environmental criteria split into 12 principles. Social aspects include: business integrity, relations with employees and communities, human rights and labour rights. Environmental criteria cover climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, water management, waste and noise emissions and biodiversity.In May 2022, the company’s sites in its Asturias Cluster in Spain, and ArcelorMittal Méditerranée in France achieved ResponsibleSteel certification. In June, France Nord also gained certification, covering its sites in Dunkerque, Mardyck, Desvres, Montataire, Florange, Mouzon and Basse-Indre.