Progress Highlights

Explore our 2023 environmental milestones, including launching new steel lines, reducing GHG emissions, enhancing product sustainability, and achieving industry accolades. Discover our progress in carbon capture, renewable energy, wildlife habitats, and recycling initiatives, as well as our environmental achievements, social progress highlights and ongoing commitment to sustainability.

2023 Environmental Progress Highlights

  • The successful launch of our non-grain-oriented electrical steel line.
  • Providing customers with Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) data on flat-rolled coil products melted at all our flat roll plants in North America and finished anywhere in our network.
  • Bolstering the advantages of GALVALUME®, including doubling the length of its warranty.
  • Introducing COASTALUME™ to the market.
  • Investing in direct reduced-grade pellet production.
  • Received the 2023 Steelie Award in the Innovation of the Year from the World Steel Association.
  • Achieved a 15% reduction in Scope 2 GHG emissions intensity at U. S. Steel’s Big River Steel 1 (BR1) from our 2021 baseline year.
  • 19.6% GHG emissions reduction intensity (Scope 1 and 2) from our 2018 baseline achieved
  • 7.07 tons of waste recycled including office paper wood, plastic totes, soda cans, and coffee waste recycled at BR1.
  • Multiple partnerships with energy and technology companies, government, non-profits and universities on carbon capture, reduction and utilization projects.
  • Continuing construction on U. S. Steel’s Big River Steel 2 (BR2), our second next-generation sustainable mini mill and a key part of U. S. Steel’s net-zero strategy.
  • Converted two locomotives at our Mon Valley Works from diesel to electric power.
  • Permanently shut down the three oldest coke batteries at our Clairton Plant.
  • BR1 continued participating in Entergy Arkansas’ Green Promise tariff program to increase its use of renewable energy.
  • BR1 installed 12 level 2 electric vehicle charging stations for employee vehicles, with employee usage jumping in 2023 from two cars to eight cars.
  • Invested $8 million in a water quality project at our Minntac taconite plant in Minnesota.
  • Our compliance rate for coke oven battery under fire stacks was 99.8%. For federal coke battery standards, our compliance rate was 100%.
  • Installed 13 miles of steel ties at BR2 equating to 336 metric tons of carbon mitigation per year due to tree preservation.
  • BR1 added a 40-acre wildlife habitat on the west side of its property, including a pond used by migratory birds.
  • The Save the Bees Pollinator Program at BR1 has saved more than 10,000 bees so far
  • Received the Western Dredging Association 2023 Environmental Excellence Award for Partnerships and Outreach/Education in dredging projects in Minnesota.
  • 1,000 gallons of city water saved per minute from 2019-2023 through operational efficiency updates at Great Lakes Works.

2023 Social Progress Highlights

  • Achieved a corporate Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Days Away from Work (DAFW) rate of 0.04, a record performance for U. S. Steel and just a fifteenth of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Iron and Steel benchmark DAFW rate of 0.60.
  • BR1 received the Association for Iron and Steel Technology’s 2023 Safety & Health Innovation Award.
  • Our Legal Department received Mansfield Certification.
  • For the 4th year in a row, we earned “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign’s 2023 Corporate Equality Index.
  • 3 years in a row U. S. Steel was named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces®.
  • Supported 100% equity in pay, promotion and performance management.
  • For the 4th year in a row, we earned “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the 2023 Disability Equality Index.
  • 2023 Military Times “Best for Vets: Employers” List.
  • Representation for people of color in Senior Manager-and-above roles increased to 7.8% in 2023 from our 7.6% baseline in 2022.
  • Employee Resource Group membership increased by 6%.
  • Veterans made up 12% of all new hires in 2023.
  • Total employee training hours increased by 5%.
  • U. S. Steel directed $6.7 million in donations to 134 organizations, events and programs and this includes $1.6 million in donations provided by U. S. Steel Košice.
  • Invested more than $4M in the communities where U. S. Steel operates in the U.S. and Slovakia.
  • U. S. Steel employees across the company volunteered more than 20,000 hours of their time to charitable causes in 2023.
  • U. S. Steel applied for Beyond the Yellow Ribbon certification in November 2023.
  • 25 net tons of trash collected by U. S. Steel teams during the Litter League event, from the communities surrounding U. S. Steel facilities.


At U. S. Steel, our mission of delivering profitable steel solutions for people and planet underlies everything we do. In 2023, supported by our Board of Directors (Board), we continued our work to fulfill this mission by executing our strategy to deliver the BEST for all our stakeholders.
Our culture is based on our S.T.E.E.L. Principles: Safety First; Trust and Respect; Environmental Stewardship; Excellence and Accountability; and Lawful and Ethical Conduct. We expect our employees and members of our Board to take personal responsibility to “do what’s right,” and our Code of Ethical Business Conduct serves as the foundation for the actions of our employees and directors. To further ensure that employees understand the Company’s expectations and all applicable rules, we provide annual ethics and compliance training to our employees and share communications about key compliance topics, including senior management messages underscoring the importance of doing business with integrity. In addition, through our annual policy certification process, employees of U. S. Steel Košice (USSK) in Košice, Slovakia, non-represented employees in the United States, and members of our Board certify their ongoing compliance with our Code of Ethical Business Conduct.