Global Operations 


To deliver our assets’ full potential in today’s complex business environment, operational excellence is needed to achieve new efficiency and productivity levels, and leverage cost-management techniques.  We’re transforming our organization through enhanced processes, moving towards a business improvement culture focused on quality.


Commitment to Safety Performance


This involves a commitment to continually improving our safety performance. All employees champion this commitment, which is driven through a systems approach:

  • Governance and structure
  • Proactive initiatives
  • Site implementation plans


Research and Development Leadership


A leader in iron ore mining technology for more than 160 years, Cliffs’ engineering and technical staffs support our operations and improvement efforts. Our fully-equipped research and development facility in Michigan provides:

  • Geological interpretation
  • Process mineralogy
  • Mine engineering
  • Mineral processing
  • Other analytical service disciplines.

Our customers also utilize our resources for laboratory testing and simulation of blast furnace conditions.



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