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  • 29/10/2020
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LIBERTY Steel USA appoints Chief Safety Officer

LIBERTY Steel USA, part of sustainable industry leader GFG Alliance, has appointed Michael C. Raabe, CSP, as Chief Safety Officer as it implements an organisation-wide safety-first program.

In a career which began with Alcoa Inc. and has included aluminium smelting, forging, casting, rolling and recycling operations Michael has designed, launched, managed and audited safety systems that reduced operational risk, prevented injuries and engaged the workforce. He has wide-ranging experience in safety across industry and consulting.

The appointment follows LIBERTY Steel USA’s creation of a new quarterly safety council in August.  GFG Alliance has launched a wide-ranging initiative Be GFG Safe, to prevent critical incidents, support an interdependent safety culture and enable performance across its businesses.

Greg Jones, Chief Executive Liberty Steel USA, said: “I’m delighted to have appointed Michael Raabe as Chief Safety Officer as we instil a safety-first culture right through LIBERTY Steel. Our United States operations have already improved safety performance over the first half of the year and we are ahead of our target to cut incidents by 20% from last year. I’m determined that our safety maturity program will lead our people to a safer workplace.”

Further information from:

Andrew Mitchell
Head of Communications – UK, GFG Alliance
+44 (0) 7516 029 522

Note to the editors:
GFG Alliance is a collection of global businesses and investments owned by Sanjeev Gupta and his family. The Alliance is structured into three core industrial pillars; LIBERTY Steel Group, ALVANCE Aluminium Group and SIMEC Energy Group, independent of each other yet united through shared values and a purpose to create a sustainable future for industry and society. GFG Alliance employs 35,000 people, across 10 countries and has revenues of USD $20bn. GFG Alliance is a leader in sustainable industry with a mission to become Carbon Neutral by 2030 (CN30).