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ArcelorMittal Liberia Partners with Leader in Global Sustainability to Advance Mining Practices and Environmental Compliance

AML Leading the way

Yekepa, Nimba, Liberia: – ArcelorMittal Liberia (AML), is partnering with Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the world’s largest advisory firm focused on sustainability to assess environmental conditions.

The assessment was done in ArcelorMittal’s mining communities and operational areas in Nimba and Grand Bassa counties.

When the assessment is concluded, ERM will guide ArcelorMittal Liberia (AML) to ensure full compliance with environmental regulations.

This partnership involves direct collaboration with AML’s Sustainability and External Relations (SER) department, which oversees the Environmental Section.

During the assessment, a team of environmental experts visited the township of Yekepa and discussed various environmental issues stemming from the company’s operations, including concerns related to the Yekepa sewage plant, mine blasting, waste disposal sites, the rail line, resettlement, and sediment dams aimed at preventing waterway pollution in mining areas.

Beageorge Cooper, a partner at ERM, highlighted that their involvement with AML reflects the company’s expansion plans, particularly moving toward Phase II.

Cooper emphasized the importance of building public confidence by ensuring local and international environmental standards compliance.

ArcelorMittal’s decision to engage ERM for a one-year assessment of its environmental, social, and governance performance underscores is based on its commitment to enhancing sustainability practices.

Cooper acknowledged potential community concerns regarding ERM’s involvement with AML and pledged to work closely with the Community Relations Section to engage communities effectively.

She stressed the significance of transparent communication in fostering trust and cooperation with residents.

The partnership between ArcelorMittal and ERM, the company believes is a proactive approach to addressing challenges associated with Phase II expansion and demonstrates its readiness to operate by mining sector regulations and standards.

AML is noted for upholding straight environment and safety policies which are non-negotiable in all its work places.

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