LIBERTY is determined that as part of our role in driving the low carbon transition, no community gets left behind.
That’s why we’re investing in young people and communities to create high-quality jobs, sustaining local suppliers, and forging meaningful partnerships to support local economies.
LIBERTY contributes to society through the investments we make, the jobs we maintain, and the suppliers we sustain – as well as by providing products that are critical to economic progress. We are also developing specific community investment programmes.
The Gupta Family Group Foundation is a charitable initiative launched by Sanjeev and Nicola Gupta in 2017 to serve communities by educating young people, unlocking potential and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
In the UK, the GFG Foundation has worked with a variety of partner organisations to promote STEM skills to school and university students. One of these partnerships is the Industrial Cadets programmeme, run by the Engineering Development Trust and inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales, to deliver training and skills to young people with the help of employee mentors from across GFG businesses. The partnership between the GFG Foundation and EDT has helped with the development of 5000 young people since 2017.
In Australia, the Foundation has established a school-based programme in Whyalla, South Australia to give young people exposure and first-hand experience of industry. The Foundation has now rolled out the programme to New South Wales, with a vision of extending to a national programme in the near future.
Launching the GREENSTEEL Academy
LIBERTY will need to draw on new skills as it changes its operations to meet the CN30 pledge. This new capability will emerge by re-training our existing workforce and building technical programmes with industry awareness to encourage future generations to join us from the local communities we serve.
We have built strategic university and technical education partnerships, apprenticeship schemes, summer schools and graduate programmes. These initiatives allow new generations to experience life in the steel industry and help us build a pipeline of talent for the future. Through this collaboration between LIBERTY and education providers, we aim to ensure future technical and degree level courses are relevant for the GREENSTEEL world.
The Academy also hosts a variety of events throughout the year to engage local communities of all ages by opening the doors to our industry. Internally we are building a global network of our subject matter experts who will share their knowledge and experience to grow the skills of our wider workforce and facilitate group-thinking and problem solving.
A learning curriculum will be available to all employees to educate on the GREENSTEEL strategy, vision, and technologies, including renewable energy sources that will be vital in helping us achieve the CN30 ambition.