METKA, as a member of MYTILINEOS Group, participates in, collaborates with, accepts or supports voluntary initiatives such as:
- The international organisation Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), whose reporting guidelines on the compilation of Sustainability Reports have been adopted and applied by the company since 2008.
The mission of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Organisation is to provide a framework of Sustainability Reporting principles and guidelines which can be used by all types of organisation, regardless of their size or the sector they belong to. The GRI Sustainability Reporting principles and guidelines function as a generally acceptable reference framework to be used by an organisation, in order to measure and report its financial, environmental and social performance. The contents of this specific framework, which, in addition to its general-purpose component, comprises also sector-specific reporting guidelines for major sectors of economic activity, have been agreed by a broad range of Stakeholders from all over the world to ensure reliability and impartiality.
In line with the above, since 2008 we have adopted the GRI Reporting Guidelines in the preparation of our annual Sustainability Reports and have followed the newer issues of the reporting standard, such as GRI-G3.1.
- The UN Global Compact, which the company has joined and co-signed since 2008.
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The Global Compact is the largest corporate citizenship initiative in the world and is primarily concerned with exhibiting and building the social legitimacy of business and markets.
In 2008, METKA, as a member of MYTILINEOS Group, stated in writing its commitment to upholding the Global Compact’s ten principles:
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.
Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
- The international standards on Quality (ISO 9001), Environmental Management (ISO 14001) and Occupational Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001).
ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
Considering that the provision of high-quality and innovative products and services is a key objective of METKA’s daily operations, the company has obtained ISO 9001 certification of its Quality Management Systems. Furthermore, with its Environmental Management Systems also certified, in accordance with the ISO 14001 international standard, the company complies fully with the applicable laws and is assessed every year for its results.
The OHSAS 18001 standard is one of the most widely recognised standards for the management of Occupational Health & Safety systems. METKA has adopted this standard in order to ensure the continuous improvement of the Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems applicable, focusing on the achievement of a single common target: “0 WORKPLACE INJURIES”.