“Our hope is that by encouraging young people to apply their entrepreneurial talent in this direction, we can make the world a better place for future generations,” said Dr. Thomas Osburg, Director of Intel Corporate Affairs – Europe.
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“Social Entrepreneurship is a good example of an approach to business that is both responsible and contributes to growth and jobs. It is terribly important that the business community engages with education in this effort. It’s about inspiring, finding and implementing new solutions to social problems but also about equipping young people with the attitudes and skills they will need down the road,” said Johan H. Andresen, Owner and CEO of FERD.
Ferd is a family owned Norwegian group with industrial activities in the form of active and long-term ownership of strong companies with international potential, and financial activities carried out through investments in a broad range of asset classes. Ferd has 5 business areas and among them is Ferd Social Entrepreneurs. Currently there are 9 social entrepreneurs in their portfolio, including JA-YE Norway and Europe. Ferd is wholly owned by Johan H. Andresen, Jr. and family members. www.ferd.no
About the ArcelorMittal Foundation
Created in 2007, the ArcelorMittal Foundation is a non-profit organisation focused on developing projects that benefit the communities in which ArcelorMittal is present.
The ArcelorMittal Foundation operates in 30 countries and every year supports between 500 and 700 projects in the areas of Education, Health and Community Development. These projects aim at maximising the potential of each community, respecting their specific needs and empowering local resources as well as promoting entrepreneurship through talent development. Up to now we have carried out more than 4,000 projects in the last seven years.
The ArcelorMittal Foundation also has a long-standing commitment to offer immediate and urgent help to communities affected by emergencies. We have also developed different initiatives for our employees which include a volunteer work programme in every country, as well as a International Volunteer Work Day (December 5th) which takes place in all ArcelorMittal Units. Other initiatives to foster employee engagements are the Solidarity Holidays and the Minigrants.
ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries and an industrial footprint in over 20 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.
Through our core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, we operate responsibly with respect to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate.
For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world from railways to cars and washing machines. We are actively researching and producing steel-based technologies and solutions that make many of the products and components we use in our everyday lives more energy-efficient. We are one of the world’s five largest producers of iron ore and metallurgical coal and our mining business is an essential part of our growth strategy. With a geographically diversified portfolio of iron ore and coal assets, we are strategically positioned to serve our network of steel plants and the external global market. While our steel operations are important customers, our supply to the external market is increasing as we grow.
In 2012, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $84.2 billion and crude steel production of 88.2 million tonnes, while iron ore production reached 55.9 million tonnes. ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).
For more information about ArcelorMittal please visit: www.arcelormittal.com.