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Organization Name

ArcelorMittal

Case Story Title

Building sustainable supply chains in Brazil

Case Story Date

2009/02/06

Issues Addressed

  • Supply Chain Sustainability

Case Story Category

Internalization Project

Countries of Impact

Brazil

Case Description

The need for a strong CR strategy in a company as large and international as ArcelorMittal is clear. However, it can be a challenge persuading managers of medium and small enterprises to introduce Sustainability into their management processes.

Our Brazilian operations have a long track record of spreading this concept throughout their supply chain. They could see, however, that there was a clear opportunity to help small and medium-sized companies adopt some of the same principles, and especially those in their own supply chain, whose performance is especially important.

In order to accomplish this, ArcelorMittal Brazil has had a supplier engagement programme since 2004, focusing in particular on Sustainability and CR issues. As a result of this, they were selected by the Ethos Institute to participate in a larger supplier engagement programme called TEAR. Working with 15 suppliers, ArcelorMittal Brazil was able to produce some amazing results that have strengthened its supply chain.

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Authors

Tobin Postma
ArcelorMittal
tobin.postma@arcelormittal.com

Contact Person

None

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