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MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
2015
Proposal for linking the policy on sponsorships with the company’s
results.
MYTILINEOS Group proceeded with forming a new three-year Social
Contribution strategic plan (2016-2019), named “IN PRACTICE”. Via this
plan the Group aspires to contribute to the reestablishment of social
cohesion, in a very critical period for the country, strategically pursuing
its further activation in specific sectors. The Group has revised its internal
procedures to define a new approach to managing requests of a social
nature, with the aim of strengthening transparency and improving the
quality of the CSR practices it undertakes.
Proposals for the implementation of various activities such as:
Environmental awareness raising seminars for primary and
secondary education teachers and students. Increased company
contribution to Arts & Culture. Reviving life in the Aspra Spitia
settlement.
In collaboration with the Technical University of Crete, an «architectural
workshop» on the Aspra Spitia settlement and the work of K. Doxiadis
was held, with the participation of 50 students. Fifteen presentations of
literary artists and writers took place at the lounge of the «Emvolimon»
magazine, and the publication of the magazine’s two biannual issues was
financed by ALUMINIUM OF GREECE. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of
the MEDEON Sports and Recreation Club, events were organised by the
associations of Thessalians, Macedonians etc., in addition to concerts and
theatre performances by cultural groups and the Aspra Spitia schools.
Proposal to finance themaintenance of the Aspra Spitia sports facilities
and to examine the possibility of constructing an indoor Basketball and
Volleyball court, to be used by the children for sports practice as well
as by the employees of ALUMINIUM OF GREECE themselves.
Financing for the necessary maintenance was granted and a study was
developed for the construction of an indoor sports hall, scheduled for
construction in 2016.
Proposal for the company to develop activities to express its
solidarity to ill and destitute citizens.
ALUMINIUM OF GREECE provides financial support to the foundations
run by the Holy Metropolis of Thiva & Livadeia, to the “Estia Miteras”
(“Mother’s Hearth”) home for the elderly, as well as to destitute families,
in collaboration with the «Arogi» social care foundation. In collaboration
with the Municipality of Livadeia, the company also financed the
replacement of roofs at the Municipal children’s camp and purchased
medical equipment for the «Help at home» program.
Key issues raised & Expectations 2014
Response
The representative of the Greek Red Cross asked for clarifications
concerning the specialisations of the occupational physician and
nursing personnel, that METKA has available in its construction
sites abroad, as well as on the vaccinations required for visiting
these countries and working in them.
The vaccinations required for METKA personnel travelling to construction
sites abroad are provided by the company free of charge and comply
with the recommendations of the Occupational Physician and the
requirements of the applicable international and national Directives. At
its construction sites, METKA offers first aid services (certified nursing
personnel and a full range of equipment), in compliance with national
and local laws and in line with the requirements of internationally
established best practices. These services are provided by specialised
and certified organisations. Additionally, in accordance with its
relevant internal procedure, the company concludes contracts with
the recommended (following an evaluation) Clinics in the host country
where its operations are based, in order to protect the health of its
workforce employed abroad. Finally, it provides travel insurance to all
its personnel travelling abroad.
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Key issues raised & Expectations 2014
Response
Greater efforts regarding the utilisation of red mud as a by-product
(refers to bauxite residues).
The company’s involvement in a number of actions is continuing
at an even greater intensity. These include the collaboration of
ALUMINIUM OF GREECE with universities and companies in Greece
and abroad and its participation in research projects aimed at the full
utilisation of bauxite residues (“Eurare”, “Marie Curie”, BRAVO etc.).
Many related proposals are being submitted to the competent EU
committees for approval. Moreover, ALUMINIUM OF GREECE is now
using the services of an external associate in this area.
Seeing to the increase of the women’s employment rate in the
company.
Implementation of the Voucher scheme for the employment for six
persons, five of which were women.
Establishment of scholarships for post-graduate studies in subjects
of interest to ALUMINIUM OF GREECE S.A. and linking these to the
possibility of full employment in the company after their completion.
The «Engineers in Action» program provided training to eleven
engineers (including four women) who worked as salaried employees
at the company’s plant for twelve months. Two of these were eventually
hired by the company.
Proposal for the implementation of a tele heating system as an
important project for the wider area.
A study has been carried out on this matter. The tele heating system is
unfeasible on technical grounds.
Proposal for the rehabilitation of usable land areas from the mining
activity. In particular, it was proposed to investigate the possibilities
for development, where feasible, of the specific land areas by
opening footpaths and creating recreation areas with information
displayed about the mining activity and its contribution to local and
overall prosperity.
As a share of the overall land areas used by the mining activity,
usable land areas are very small (5,000-10,000 sq.m. per mining site).
Furthermore, they do not meet the requirements for opening footpaths
or for creating recreation areas.
Proposal for placing emphasis on the promotion and disclosure
not only of the individual expenditures in the local communities,
but also of the company’s overall contribution to society and to the
economy, as this will benefit the image of the company and will help
«decriminalise» entrepreneurship.
Promotion of the socio-economic value of the business activity of
MYTILINEOS Group, on the basis of measurable data, was launched
in 2015 and is continuing ever since, via special issues, specialised
articles and presentations, to which ALUMINIUM OF GREECE makes a
substantial contribution.
Proposal for the development of an environmental program open
to participations from schools, in collaboration with the Regional
Education Directorate and the School Advisors, to better promote
the activities of ALUMINIUM OF GREECE in this very important
area and provide knowledge benefits to school students, who will
familiarise themselves with the environmental factors and issues
that the company is monitoring and addressing.
In the context of this proposal, the participation of competent persons
from the area’s lower and upper secondary schools (Gymnasiums)
has been sceduled in the company’s thematic consultation on the
environment, in June 2016.
Proposal for the continuation of the company’s progamme «The
Future in Schools», covering the cost of teaching aids such as
interactive whiteboards.
ALUMINIUMOF GREECE has donated tablets and interactivewhiteboards
to two primary schools in Viotia perfecture.
Proposal from the Antikyra Lower Secondary School (Gymnasium)
concerning the following: 1 Painting of the schoolyard railings and
of the building in general. 2 New asphalt paving for the schoolyard.
3 Repair of a large hall in a nearby building which belongs to the
Manpower Employment Organisation (OAED) and is being used by
the School for gymnastics classes.
The works for the maintenance and upgrade of the school buildings
were continued. ALUMINIUM OF GREECE responded promptly to the
requests of the Antikyra lower secondary school (Gymansium). The
repair of the OAED building was not approved.
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