Alan has over 25 years’ experience working with global companies and governments on sustainability. He joined ArcelorMittal in 2014 as general manager for sustainable development and corporate responsibility and since then has helped develop a sustainability framework ranging from products to process. He is co-chairman of ResponsibleSteel and sits on the steering board of the Initiative for Responsible Mining.
Prior to joining ArcelorMittal he was sustainability director for Business and the Community where he oversaw all corporate sustainability programmes.He advised the Virgin Group on sustainable development for seven years.Previously he has worked with global companies as diverse as B&Q, where led their entire corporate responsibility and sustainability programme for 10 years and held similar roles in the parent company of Kingfisher as well as SABMiller, the multibillion brewery.
For nine years he was a commissioner with the SustainableDevelopment Commission and he introduced the concept of ‘choice editing’ into the product policy debate. He remains a senior associate of the CambridgeProgramme for Sustainability Leadership.
He was instrumental in founding and developing the ForestStewardship Council and was awarded an OBE in June 1998. In 2005, the US-basedRainforest Alliance presented him with a lifelong award, then in 2013 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society for the Environment.
ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in18 countries. In 2019, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $70.6 billion and crude steel production of 89.8 million tonnes, while iron ore production reached 57.1Mt.
The company’s goal is to help build a better world with smarter steels: steels made using innovative processes that use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs; steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable; steels for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that will support societies as they transform through this century.
With steel at its core, ArcelorMittal has inventive people and an entrepreneurial culture at heart who support the world in making that change. This is what the company believes it takes to be the steel company of the future.
ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York,Amsterdam, Paris, Luxembourg and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona,Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia.