OREANDA-NEWS. Gerdau launched its Social Responsibility Profile in July with the aim of presenting its social responsibility efforts. Today over 900 social responsibility initiatives in 174 communities in 14 countries are developed through the Gerdau Institute. At every plant location, the Company seeks to create value for the communities, the business supply chain, and society as a whole. Thus, in order to ensure the solid structure of the Institute, local leaders and teams organized into Gerdau Institute Committees guide the various initiatives supported by thousands of volunteer employees.

Gerdau is a leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries - in the Americas, Europe and Asia - which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world it transforms, each year, millions of metric tons of scrap into steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. With more than 140,000 shareholders, the Company is listed on the stock exchanges of Sao Paulo, New York and Madrid.