2015 CAE Recipient Profile - ArcelorMittal Dofasco


ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Canada’s largest producer of flat carbon steel and an integral part of the world’s largest steel and mining company. Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, our more than 5,000 employees are transforming tomorrow by making everyday products lighter, stronger and more sustainable. Through world class research and development, we play a key role in North America’s advanced manufacturing supply chain, working alongside top automotive, energy, packaging and construction brands – making everything from cars to cans. 

Foundational to the company’s strategy is a focus on people, a commitment that spans our more than 100-year history. Known across Canada through the iconic slogan Our Product is Steel. Our Strength is People, ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s achievements are in part due to our ongoing ability to stay ahead of the curve, react swiftly, persevere and improve through periods of immense change to emerge stronger.

People have always been our strength and our competitive advantage. It is our people that have and will continue to embody the values of our company, truly understand our customers’ needs, build relationships with suppliers, imagine new products and technology and build our community’s strength.

Since 2001 ArcelorMittal Dofasco has lived by the principle that “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of everyone working on our site”. Through our Journey to Zero health and safety initiative, teams across the organization are encouraged to Stop, Challenge and Choose to be healthy, fit and able to do their job. Underpinning this is a wide body of work aimed at one outcome -- zero accidents and zero injuries, which is supported by an on-site Medical Facility and Circle of Care with services ranging from monitoring and managing occupational injuries/illness, to comprehensive prevention initiatives.

At ArcelorMittal Dofasco, we have long known that when you invest in people, you are investing in the health of your business, increasing efficiency and productivity. Today, through our new operating model called World Class Continuous Improvement, individuals and teams are being empowered to optimize what they do in their daily work through a clear organizational focus on seizing opportunities and eliminating losses in every aspect of our business.

Since Dofasco was awarded the National Quality Institute’s Gold Level in 2002, much has changed in our industry, including the company’s acquisition by ArcelorMittal in 2006. We were pleased with our 2014 achievements of Level 1 in Mental Health and Work and a Gold Level in the Healthy Workplace categories. However, given our focus on continuous improvement in everything we do, in 2015 we worked diligently to expand and improve our standing by pursuing the Excellence Innovation and Wellness award and improving on our Mental Health at Work standing. We are proud and honoured to receive Canada’s Award for Excellence.