Cliffs Natural Resources has a long history of providing a safe workplace, striving to be good stewards of
the environment, and establishing strong and respectful relationships with our communities. These
fundamentals provide the foundation upon which we manage our business.
Our Core Values contribute to our ability to overcome business challenges. They guide us when we have
to make difficult decisions in complex situations. They also help us to maintain the trust we have built with
our stakeholders and with each other.
A History of Cliffs: 1847-2017 Timeline
Cliffs is celebrating its 170th year as a company in 2017. We are a company that pre-dates the first Industrial Revolution, with leaders who navigated business through wars, prosperity and depression eras. Now in the New Millennium, we can thank the ingenuity and hard work of our employees over the years for helping to make us into the largest iron ore producer in North America. We are very proud of the fact that steel starts here at Cliffs.
A PDF version of Cliffs’ 170-Year History is available to download.