One of the key companies in the family promoted Jindal Group, JSPL has grown from a moderately performing company in the steel sector to the largest sponge iron manufacturer in the world. Steered by Naveen Jindal, a Member of Parliament (2009), and one of four heirs to the business founded by his father, O.P. Jindal, JSPL realised a 2008 turnover in excess of $2 billion (Indian Rupee 100 billion. US $1 = Rs.
This update report examines ArcelorMittal's environmental and social performance in 2008 through the use of case studies from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czech Republic, India, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Romania and South Africa.
It finds that although ArcelorMittal held some meetings with affected communities and developed a stakeholder engagement plan for Kazakhstan, communities could not see any tangible improvements in the level of pollution and in the case of Kazakhstan, nor in the health and safety situation in the company's coal mines.