Awards and Acknowledgments

Several renowned institutions and publications attest to the continuous search for excellence of our work and actions in areas such as sustainability, human resources, communication, social responsibility, environment and transparency.

See below some important awards and recognition of Usiminas:


Institutional Investor Magazine – Investor Relations Ranking – Metals & Mining Industry – survey answered by sell-side and buy-side analysts about IR areas in Latin America, Metals and Mining area that were outstanding in the year:

  • 2016
    • Best Investor Relations – Third Place – Combined
    • Best CFO – Third Place – Ronald Seckelmann – Nominated by the Buy Side
    • Best Investor Relations Professional – First Place – Cristina Morgan Cavalcanti Drumond – Nominated by the Buy Side
    • Best IR Website – Third Place
  • 2014 – Third place;
  • 2011 – Third place;
  • 2010 – Third place;
  • 2005 – Second place;
  • 2004 – Second place;

APIMEC (Capital Markets Investment Analysts and Professionals Association)

  • 2011 – Assiduity Seal – conceded to companies that give presentations for multiple consecutive years at APIMEC meetings:
    • MG – 10 years;
    • SP – 8 years;
    • DF – 8 years;
    • RJ – 8 years;
    • NE – 8 years;
    • Sul – 8 years;
  • 2007/2008 – APIMEC-MG Award – Capital Markets, “Quality – Best Meeting” category;
  • 2006/2007 – Best publicly-traded company in Brazil;
  • 2004/2005 – Best presentation – APIMEC-MG;

IR Magazine (FGV survey)

  • 2014 – Best Development in Investor Relation;
  • 2006 – Honorable mention, Best IR Executive;
  • 2005 – Honorable mention, Best IR Director;

Expo Money

  • 2011 – I3 Award – Individual Investor Index – conceded to Usiminas for participating in MG, SP and RJ events, recognizing commitment and respect for individual private investors;

ANEFAC (National Association of Finance, Administrative and Accounting Executives)

  • 2013 – Transparency Trophy: Usiminas once again is recognized for the transparency and quality of its financial reports
  • 2012 – Featured Company Award 2012 – Transparency Trophy, 16th Edition: for the 9th time, Usiminas is recognized for the quality of its financial reports;
  • 2011 – Transparency Trophy, 15th Edition: for the 8th time, Usiminas is recognized for the quality of its financial reports.


  • Best supplier of industrial assembly for Usiminas Mecânica – conceded by Vale in 2012;
  • Key Supplier, John Deere;
  • Silver Level Supplier, Caterpillar, Brazil;
  • 1st place in Recognition of Excellence and Innovation, conceded by Automotive Business magazine.


  • 100 Best Companies in Human Organizational Development Indicator;
  • 10+ Placements in Quality and Relationship with candidates;
  • 50 Best Companies in Corporate Citizenship 2011, conceded by company Gestão e RH (Management and HR).



  • 2009 – 5th IBGC Corporate Governance Award, for innovation of Usiminas in disclosing individual remuneration of its administration;

Communication Business Magazine

  • Company that Best Communicates with Journalists;


  • 3rd private company that most invested in 2010, conceded by Exame magazine;
  • Usiminas recognized by the Reputation Institute as sixth most-respected company in Brazil and 84th in the world;
  • 10th Minas Business Performance Award – Common Market, Large Publicly-Traded Capital by Market Value in MG, period 2007/2008;
  • Participation in 37 categories in the Largest Mining company ranking in Brasil Mineral magazine.


  • 2nd place in ABAP award for sustainability, conceded by ABAP-MG;
  • Environmental Merit Award, conceded by the Cubatão Municipal Government;
  • Best in the Steel, Metallurgy and Mining Industries in Social Responsibility – 2011, conceded by the Isto É Dinheiro magazine;
  • Certificate of Recognition for Regresso (Return) Project, conceded by the Minas pela Paz Institute;
  • Only Brazilian steel company in the Sustainability Yearbook 2011, elaborated by SAM Group, which selected the best companies in sustainability and corporate responsibility among 2,500 companies all over the world.