Mining and mineral processing make a vital contribution to world development by providing the essential raw materials for products necessary for modern society. Cliffs recognizes that extraction and processing of the earth’s mineral resources must be accomplished in a responsible manner that minimizes impacts on the environment and the community. The company believes that stewardship with proper concern for the environment is an essential element of a successful business strategy and subscribes to the tenets of sustainable development.
You can read more about our environmental stewardship programs in our 2011 Sustainability Report, Explore. Operate. Grow.