ArcelorMittal SA is a steel and mining company. The Company has six reportable segments corresponding to continuing operations: Flat Carbon Americas; Flat Carbon Europe; Long Carbon Americas and Europe; AACIS; Distribution Solutions; and Mining. Approximately 38% of its steel is produced in the Americas, approximately 46% is produced in Europe and approximately 16% is produced in other countries, such as Kazakhstan, South Africa and Ukraine. In addition, the company sales of steel products are spread over both developed and developing markets, which have different consumption characteristics. The Company's mining operations, present in North and South America, Africa, Europe and the CIS region, are integrated with its steel-making facilities and are important producers of iron ore and coal in their own right. The Company produces steel finished and semi-finished products. Specifically, the company produces flat steel products, including sheet and plate, long steel products, including bars, rods and structural shapes. It also produces pipes and tubes for various applications. The Company sells its steel products in local markets and through its centralized marketing organization to customers in over 170 countries including the automotive, appliance, engineering, construction and machinery industries. The Company also produces mining products including iron ore lump, fines, concentrate and sinter feed, as well as coking, PCI and thermal coal. It has its own downstream steel distribution business, run through its Distribution Solutions segment. It also provides value-added and customized steel solutions through further processing to meet specific customer requirements. It is also the steel producer in the EU, with operations in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania. The Company is subject to laws and regulations relating to air emissions, wastewater storage, treatment and discharges, the use and handling of hazardous or toxic materials, waste disposal practices, the remediation of environmental contamination, the protection of soil, biodiversity and ecosystems in general and other aspects of the protection of the environment at its multiple locations and operating subsidiaries.