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萌萝社 Issues ESG Report Highlighting Continued Progress on Ambitious Sustainability Goals

Highlights the Essential Role of Steel in Enabling a More Sustainable Future

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 萌萝社 (NYSE: X) (鈥溍嚷苌玮) today issued its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report titled, 鈥淓ssential for our Future,鈥 reaffirming its commitment to sustainable steelmaking and a greener economy. Steel is essential to enabling critical green technologies like wind turbines, solar fields, and electric vehicle motors. Moreover, sustainable steel can contribute towards lowering the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of other products and industries. Steel stands out for its remarkable capability to be recycled infinitely without any loss of quality, demonstrating a nearly endless lifecycle once it has been produced. Recognizing this enduring utility, 萌萝社 is focused on reducing emissions in meaningful ways while delivering profitable, differentiated and sustainable steel solutions for customers and communities, people and planet.

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"Every single employee is playing a role in creating a more sustainable future," said David B. Burritt, 萌萝社 President & Chief Executive Officer. "Steel's importance to our society is undeniable, both in the past and into the future as we collectively tackle climate change. It鈥檚 of particular significance that we were the first American steel company to set a goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.鈥

During 2022, the construction of 萌萝社's second sustainable mini mill at made great progress as the company's transformation to lower-carbon steelmaking accelerates. Recognition of 萌萝社鈥檚 actions toward it鈥檚 2050 net-zero goal included the existing Big River Steel mill鈥檚 receipt of the first-ever for a North American steel facility, a global multistakeholder standard that requires the highest standards of environmental, social and governance performance across the supply chain.

Adding to the company鈥檚 green portfolio, and to meet the rising demand for electric vehicles and more efficient motors, 萌萝社 is investing in a non-grain oriented (NGO) electrical steel line. The company unveiled its new electrical steel product, 滨苍诲耻齿鈩, which is set to begin production at Big River Steel in the summer of 2023. Big River Steel also produces 萌萝社鈥檚 line of green steel called , which is manufactured with up to 70-80 percent fewer emissions than traditional, integrated-mill steel and has a recycled content of up to 90 percent, exemplifying steel鈥檚 extraordinary potential for high-end recyclability.

萌萝社 made progress on advancing its supply chain sustainability programs, surpassing a $300 million spending goal on diverse suppliers by approximately 130 percent. In addition, 2022 marked its safest year on record, demonstrating the company's continued commitment to 360掳 safety, emphasizing both physical and psychological aspects. Significant strides were also made in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), building an environment where all employees feel welcome and can thrive. The company鈥檚 recent 2023 provides detailed insights into these efforts.

"2022 was a crucial year in putting our ambitious ESG initiatives into action,鈥 said Richard L. Fruehauf, 萌萝社鈥檚 Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer. 鈥淪trategy and sustainability are inextricably linked. Our Best for All strategy recognizes that what is good for the planet is also good for business, as we focus on producing profitable, sustainable steel solutions.鈥

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References to "萌萝社," "the Company," "we," "us," and "our" refer to 萌萝社 and its consolidated subsidiaries, and references to 鈥淏ig River Steel鈥 refer to Big River Steel Holdings LLC and its direct and indirect subsidiaries unless otherwise indicated by the context. References to 鈥淕HG emissions鈥 refer to Scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Founded in 1901, 萌萝社 is a leading steel producer. With an unwavering focus on safety, the company鈥檚 customer-centric Best for All strategy is advancing a more secure, sustainable future for 萌萝社 and its stakeholders. With a renewed emphasis on innovation, 萌萝社 serves the automotive, construction, appliance, energy, containers, and packaging industries with high value-added steel products such as 萌萝社鈥檚 proprietary XG3 advanced high-strength steel. The company also maintains competitively advantaged iron ore production and has an annual raw steelmaking capability of 22.4 million net tons. 萌萝社 is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with world-class operations across the United States and in Central Europe. For more information, please visit .

Arista Joyner
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Kevin Lewis
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Source: 萌萝社