Producing Cleaner Steel for a Sustainable Future
Our Sustainability Report for 2021
As the largest flat-rolled steel and iron ore pellet producer in North America, Cleveland-Cliffs makes a vital contribution to modern society. We recognize that all aspects of steelmaking, from the extraction and processing of the earth's mineral resources to the manufacture and finishing of steel, to sourcing prime scrap to create a closed-loop steel recycling program, must be accomplished in a responsible manner that minimizes impacts on the environment and creates value for our stakeholders and society. Environmental stewardship is an essential element of our sustainable business strategy and is at the heart of our efforts to earn and maintain our social license to operate.
We seek to create value by implementing ESG (environment, social, governance) strategies that enhance this license to operate, improve safety and environmental performance, and reduce operating costs. Embedding these fundamentals into our business not only helps achieve environmental and social sustainability goals but helps ensure that we remain economically viable in a highly competitive industry. Through this approach, we look forward to generating opportunities for future generations.