Canadian operations contribute to relief efforts
MONTREAL, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - ArcelorMittal, through the ArcelorMittal Foundation, announces a donation of $1 million US to help the relief efforts in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In a first step, two days after the disaster, ArcelorMittal announced a $100,000 US donation to support emergency intervention from the organization Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) in Port-au-Prince. The donation was to help address the immediate needs of the persons affected by the earthquake.
Today the Company is increasing its aid to a total of $1 million US. This donation will be given in cash and in kind, including an offer to assist with new housing projects to rebuild Haiti. ArcelorMittal is also encouraging its employees to support other local fundraising and relief initiatives in their respective countries.
ArcelorMittal's Canadian operations, which include ArcelorMittal Long Products in Montreal, ArcelorMittal Mines of Quebec and ArcelorMittal Dofasco in Hamilton, Ontario will also be supporting the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
"We are very happy that the Company has so generously responded to help Haiti. ArcelorMittal in Montreal feels a special closeness to the people of Haiti," said Daniel Robert, Vice President Human Resources and Legal Affairs.
"Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti," said Juergen Schachler, President and CEO, ArcelorMittal Dofasco and ArcelorMittal's Country Manager for Canada. "We're proud that ArcelorMittal and its employees are responding with donations to help rebuild the country going forward."
ArcelorMittal's Canadian operations will also be supporting the relief efforts at the local level through corporate donations as well as employee-driven activities.
ArcelorMittal is the world's No. 1 steel company with 320,000 employees in 60 countries. In Canada, ArcelorMittal employs approximately 11,000 people at operations in Quebec and Ontario.
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For further information: For further information: Andrew Sloan, General Manager, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Public Affairs, Box 2460, 1330 Burlington St. E., Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3J5, T (905) 548-7200 x3105, M (905) 979-6093, www.arcelormittal.com, www.arcelormittal.com/hamilton/dofasco