ArcelorMittal Receives EPA Recognition

March 14, 2008
Manufacturer becomes first steel maker to earn Energy Management award.

Two federal agencies recognized the world's largest steel producer for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ArcelorMittal USA is the first steel maker to be named an Energy Star Partner of the Year for Energy Management by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency, the company said on March 12. The company is one of three manufacturers to earn the distinction.

ArcelorMittal's environmental efforts include the creation of an energy committee that it established in 2005 with representatives from every U.S. facility and the launch of the committee's Energy Reduction Initiative. The three-year program calls for a 6% reduction in energy intensity, equating to $192 million in energy savings by 2009.

"ArcelorMittals leadership in managing their energy use is a model for other businesses looking for ways to protect the environment," said Robert Meyers, principal deputy assistant administrator for the EPAs Office of Air and Radiation. "Because commercial and industrial facilities account for half of all energy consumption in the U.S. and are responsible for nearly half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, energy management is a critical element in our efforts on climate change."

Popular Sponsored Recommendations

How Manufacturers Can Optimize Operations with Weather Intelligence

Nov. 2, 2023
The bad news? Severe weather has emerged as one of the biggest threats to continuity and safety in manufacturing. The good news? The intelligence solutions that build weather ...

Four Keys To Operational Excellence

Sept. 20, 2023
As manufacturers face supply chain disruption and shrinking margins, increasing operations performance is critical. Our smart manufacturing guidebook can help you achieve the ...

Legacy Phone Lines Are Draining Your Profits

Oct. 30, 2023
Copper wire phone line expenses that support emergency devices could be costing your company millions of dollars in wasteful overhead expenses. Rates have been skyrocketing while...

The Realist Guide to Sustainable Supply Chains

Sept. 28, 2023
A ‘roll up your sleeves’ guide to driving green line performance at your organization. Learn with this easy-to-understand ebook how to implement green supply chain management ...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of IndustryWeek, create an account today!