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22nd April 2024

Title: Steel at any Cost? Published: November 2013

Summary: Policy Gap 8 Looks at the Steel Industry in South Africa and at ArcelorMittal in particular. The report observes that the true costs of it’s operations in Vanderbijlpark are not taken into account by the company, bearing in mind the negative environmental and health impacts on workers, ex-workers and local communities. ArcelorMittal must take responsibility for these impacts if it is to become a socially responsible corporation. The results of this study show that ArcelorMittal fails to meet the Bench Marks Principles for global corporate responsibility…

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