United States Steel Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer David B. Burritt announced that U. S. Steel has earned the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 45001 certification for its Great Lakes Works and U. S. Steel Košice facilities, more than a year ahead of its commitment to achieve the latest global occupational health and safety accreditation. Burritt made the announcement during remarks at the ResponsibleSteel Forum III event in Memphis, Tennessee.
U. S. Steel committed to achieving the certification at all its facilities by 2024, as part of the health and safety goals outlined in the 2021 Sustainability Report. The certification of the facilities in Košice, Slovakia, and River Rouge and Ecorse, MI, are the company’s first under the standard.
“We are pleased to reach this safety and sustainability milestone more than a full year ahead of our 2024 target. The phrase ‘Safety First’ originated in our steel mills in 1908 and sending our employees back home to their families safely each and every day has always been our most important priority,” said David B. Burritt, U. S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer. “In order to achieve our Best for All strategy, we need the best from all, and with the enhanced structure and data that ISO 45001 brings to our existing, industry-leading best practices, we will be better able to deliver on our commitment to 360° Safety.”
Courtesy of U.S. Steel