Investing in Future Generations
What is the GFG Foundation?
The GFG Foundation is a registered charity, founded by Nicola and Sanjeev Gupta and established in the UK in 2017, expanded into Australia in 2019, and more recently into Romania in July 2021 and in Czech Republic in July 2022.
The GFG Foundation seeks to inspire, empower, and enable young people in industrial communities to reach their life and employment potential.
We do this through running school programmes in areas where GFG Alliance has a significant presence. These programmes give students some important skills to help them towards being job-ready after school. These include STEM-based learning programmes, designed to involve students in problem-solving real-world issues that are happening in their local communities.
Throughout this, there is a strong focus on self-esteem building, so that students develop confidence in using their own voice, and expressing their points of view, so they are better able to navigate an adult world after school.
Aims of the GFG Foundation
Our aim is to close the emerging skills gap, particularly in science and engineering. We want to dispel the myths about the industry and showcase new technologies and innovations – explaining to young people that it’s not just hard hats and noise. We are committed to highlighting the fantastic opportunities for young people to be part of the transformation, and we seek to demonstrate how the industry is adopting new technologies to become greener as it strives towards net zero.
Longer term, our aim for the GFG Foundation is to continue to support young people by encouraging and informing them as to the opportunities that exist in the ever-changing and evolving industrial world.
Working with partners
We work with several partners to deliver both student programmes and a variety of scholarships.
In September 2022, the GFG Foundation in Romania, in partnership with LIBERTY Galati, launched a dual education class, run in collaboration with the Paul Dimo Vocational School in Galati. Plans are in place to expand the programme, with another dual learning class due to commence in September 2023.
Our programmes for Romania, the Czech Republic and Poland were launched in the of summer 2022.
Other interesting facts about us:
Did you know video series
The Did you know video series provides an engaging way for students to learn about a variety of topics linked to industry, sustainability and the environment.
We wanted to create a global resource, something for students and teachers that could be used in the classroom, as a home learning resource, or a fun family activity that was available to everyone no matter where you were based in the world.
In each of the videos, we have taken a key environmental topic, for example, Steel Recycling and Carbon Capture explained this in simple terms and then demonstrated how this links to industry and the impact on sustainability.
In this episode, you will find out more about how steel is recycled and some of the fascinating end applications for our steel.
Learn about trees and peatland and how the process of carbon capture works.
Other related pages
As part of the CN30 ambition, we have created the GREENSTEEL Academy to help us to build the skills we need to sustain our industry for the long term and meet our CN30 strategic objectives. The GREENSTEEL Academy’s mission is simple: to engage, inspire and develop the workforce of today and tomorrow through innovative development programmes.
Explore our careers at LIBERTY Steel Group. We offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates and entry level positions, to executive and professional careers, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We are on a journey – one we would love you to be part of.
Our key projects
LIBERTY’s GREENSTEEL Journey Starts with Magnetite
We are putting in place the building blocks for our transition to GREENSTEEL with our magnetite expansion project in Australia, which is important because high-quality processed magnetite ore is essential to the DRI process for making GREENSTEEL.
LIBERTY Ostrava’s transformation to GREENSTEEL and CN30
LIBERTY Ostrava aims to transform into a modern steel mill delivering an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable business with its GREENSTEEL transformation programme over the next eight years. The key element of that programme is the replacement of the steelwork’s four tandem furnaces with two new hybrid electric arc furnaces.
LIBERTY Galati GREENSTEEL transformation plan
LIBERTY Steel Group plans to invest in the LIBERTY Galati GREENSTEEL transformation programme over the next eight years. The key element of that programme is installation of two electric arc furnaces, a DRI plant and an integrated MI.DA minimill – with the potential to increase the production up to 4 MTPA.
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