World Steel Association recognizes Gerdau for excellence in Health and Safety

Press release

Gerdau received today, October 8, during the 47th Annual Conference of the World Steel Association, the Safety and Health Excellence Recognition 2013 award that evaluates programs successfully implemented in the area of occupational health and safety in the steel industry. This is the fourth time that Gerdau receives this recognition. In this edition, Gerdau was awarded for its "Handbook on Behavioral Management in Occupational Safety" released in 2012. The handbook presents the Company's best practices of behavioral management for occupational safety consolidated from experiences developed in Gerdau units worldwide. The use of the handbook helps to further expand the culture of safety in the workplace globally. The 47th Annual Conference of the World Steel Association brought together the leading companies in the steel sector and took place from October 7 to 9 in São Paulo. About Gerdau Gerdau is the leader in the segment of long steel in the Americas and one of the main suppliers of special long steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries — in the Americas, Europe, and Asia — which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and in the world, and transforms each year millions of tons of scrap steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. Gerdau is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York, and Madrid and has over 130,000 shareholders.
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