Chicago, Illinois

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management


ArcelorMittal USA is the largest steelmaker in the world with over 326,000 employees across more than 60 countries. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for the accomplishments of its energy management program and its progress toward meeting energy efficiency goals. The success of ArcelorMittal's energy management program can be attributed to strong goals and leadership, starting with the company's owners and extending through all layers of management. This is the second time the company has received ENERGY STAR recognition. Key accomplishments include:

         Reducing energy use by 1% in 2008 and improving energy use intensity by 4.1%, equivalent to $131 million of annualized savings, over the past 3 years.

         Holding its first in-person meeting of the Energy Knowledge Management Program from operations around the world to increase energy collaboration, benchmarking, and discussion of challenges.

         Leading its industry by supporting EPA's development of the ENERGY STAR Steelmaking Focus.

         Creating a Clean Technology Fund focused on investing in companies developing clean technology alternatives to fossil fuels for steelmaking and accelerating the pace of bringing these alternatives to market.

         Communicating the value of energy efficiency and the ENERGY STAR program to its nearly 20,000 U.S. employees.

         Investing in facilities' improvements across the country.

         Forming an international research and development group to create a plant-wide energy assessment model, helping to prioritize future capital investments related to energy improvements at plants.

         Sharing its energy management approaches with ENERGY STAR partners and communicating the value of energy efficiency to other industries through publications such as Purchasing, Appliance, and Roll Call.

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