As a founding industry and the largest employer in Sault Ste. Marie, Essar Steel Algoma has a direct interest in advancing and preserving the quality of life in our community. The people at Algoma continually strive to offer a responsible balance of time and resources to the community where we work and live.
In addition to a sustainable approach to minimizing environmental impact, the Company has a long history of charitable giving and corporate sponsorship with numerous community-based causes. In particular, Essar Steel Algoma's history with the United Way dates back more than 50 years as both a founder and a leading corporate supporter.
Essar Steel Algoma has established a $5 million Community Investment Fund that aligns the Company's philanthropic investments with the Essar Group's core values and community needs. The Fund focuses on four priority areas including health, safety and environment; education; social services; and recreation and culture. All requests are evaluated within two annual review windows against a set of established selection criteria.
A comprehensive Fact Sheet sets out the Fund criteria and application process.
Due to an overwhelming number of worthy initiatives currently before the Fund we are not accepting applications at this time. We will look to July 2013 for the next potential application window.