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Partnerships & Political Engagement

As a leader in steel recycling and steelmaking, we advocate for and help shape policies that hold our industry to fair, consistent and sustainable standards. We advocate for relevant issues through our participation in trade associations such as the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Metals Service Center Institute, the Steel Manufacturers Association, and EUROFER.

Within these collaborations, we provide critical insights to governments and policymakers based on best practices from the recycling, steelmaking and fabrication perspectives. We also contribute to industry standards and collaborate with competitors on mutual ESG issues. Our advocacy is conducted within the guidelines and parameters of our Political Contributions Policy.

Meanwhile, our Employee Political Action Committee enables employees to make political contributions that support efforts aligned with their views. Our strategy is to shape sustainability and trade issue policy by lobbying to keep sustainable steel more competitive and ensure that U.S. steel producers stay on a level playing field with international producers exporting steel to the U.S.

Our forward-thinking Sustainability Leadership Council is dedicated to mitigating the potential impacts of climate change for the betterment of our company and communities.

CMC belongs to and actively participates in more than 40 industry associations and committees focused on topics that include safety, health and environmental stewardship. Engaging with these organizations allows us to expand our network of partners, benchmark our performance against the industry, improve our operational knowledge and proactively adapt to ESG changes and trends in the market.

Metric Unit 2022 2021 2020
Lobbying expenditures $ $299,494 $305,264 $318,500
Trade association expenditures $ $1,878,658 $1,974,994 $1,944,991

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