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4.1 CSR DEVELOPMENT
IN THE GROUP
F
or MYTILINEOS Group Corporate Social
Responsibility is a key strategic choice that
was made years ago and is becoming in-
creasingly important in developing and
maintaining our competitiveness. We view
CSR as a fundamental factor that helps pre-
vent business, social and environmental
risks and contributes to the creation of an en-
vironment characterised by trust, within
which we can operate and innovate as a busi-
ness Group, creating value for our Share-
holders and achieving growth for the bene-
fit of all society.
For us, the Governance of Corporate Social
Responsibility is a multifaceted and complex
process characterised by our conscious self-
commitment to continuous improvement. It
defines the way in which we choose each
time to move forward, taking steady steps
towards achieving Continuous Responsi-
ble Development, guided by our vision and
values.
Through a number of key strategic choices
made, in the previous years, we focused our
efforts on defining the foundations of our CSR
activity. These have helped us develop our CSR
practices to their current level identifying at
the same time that there is still much room for
improvement, which is represents our Group’s
most significant CSR-related challenge for the
future.
To this end:
We initially considered it necessary to de-
termine our fundamental commitments in
key CSR areas.
We developed a specific model to link CSR
with our daily business operations, using as
our key tool the mapping and evaluation
of the current situation in all the relevant
areas across all our subsidiaries, in terms
of policies, actions and results.
We established a uniform system of CSR
governance and its integration in our or-
ganisational structure, taking into ac-
count the particular characteristics of our
business activity sectors.
We introduced and are carrying out an an-
nual Engagement process with our Stake-
holders.
We continue to participate in and adopt
voluntary international standards and re-
sponsible entrepreneurship initiatives (ISO
26000, Global Compact and GRI).
We have committed ourselves to the de-
velopment of quantitative and qualitative
targets and to disclosing information on
our performance, by establishing and dis-
closing our Social and Environmental
Footprint.
The year 2013 was yet again a difficult but pro-
ductive year in our efforts towards Sustainable
Development. We continued to make progress
through significant initiatives such as:
The application of the ISO 14064 envi-
ronmental standard in METKA S.A., in or-
der to identify the CO
2
emission associated
with the Company’s activities, develop a
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report and
submit it for verification by an Independ-
ent Certified Organisation.
The implementation by all Group sub-
sidiaries of a self-assessment procedure re-
garding their performance in Human Rights
protection and Anti-Corruption.
The development of the Group’s “Suppli-
ers and Business Partners Code of Con-
duct”.
The implementation by all Group sub-
sidiaries, for the 4th consecutive year, of
the Engagement process with their Stake-
holders on sustainability issues.
The establishment, for the 2nd consecutive
year, of the Group’s Social and Environ-
mental Footprint, with the participation of
all our subsidiaries.
Upgrading of the Group's UNGC COP Dif-
ferentiation level from Active to Ad-
vanced.
The implementation of the external as-
surance process and the upgrading of the
Group's Sustainability Report 2013 from
GRI-G3.1 Application Level B to Applica-
tion Level A+.
MYTILINEOS GROUP
CSR REVIEW IN 2013
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CSR MANAGEMENT PROCESS
Annual CSR mapping project in terms of policies, actions and results.
Assessment of key strategic directions for CSR commitment to international stan-
dards.
Annual Engagement Process (mainly through Dialogue Forums) with Stakeholders.
Integration procedure of the Stakeholders Dialogue Forum results in our corporate
strategy & Review of policies/positions in individual CSR areas.
Implementation of CSR policies through actions and programmes & Response to
Stakeholder expectations.
Monitoring of performance & Publication of annual Sustainability Report.
Evaluation and improvement of CSR actions and reporting of CSR best practice ex-
amples.
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