In line with its commitment to operate responsibly, MYTILINEOS Group is continuing steadfastly to take initiatives that contribute to society. With an expenditure of more than €6.5 million in the last seven years (2010-2016), the Group has provided support for a wide range of social needs, responding to its role as an integral member of the Greek society. 

Today, the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Greece, both locally and nation-wide, has led MYTILINEOS Group to redefine its role with the aim to return added value to the society and contribute in the optimum way towards maintaining a balanced financial and social growth. 

In this context, 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 sectors related to:

  • The Group’s culture and business values
  • The effects of its business activity, and
  • The basic social needs that emerge amidst the crisis.

At the same time, strengthening the constructive relations it has built over time with the various social actors, 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. To this end, an open procedure is introduced via the Group’s website, under which requests based on its clearly defined strategy are to be submitted as follows:

  • The Group will accept and evaluate proposals which will be submitted only using the on-line application procedure via its website at www.mytilineos.gr/en-us/empraktos/
  • Once successfully submitted, proposals will be evaluated by the competent Sponsorships & Social Programs Committee, using specific criteria that also serve as safeguards to ensure actions with an increased social value and the achievement of the Group's defined strategic objectives.
  • On the basis of the evaluation ranking, contact will be made with the applicant organisation, either to request the submission of additional information or to arrange a meeting with the organisation’s representatives, if required, so that a final decision is made.
  • Applicant organisations will be informed of the outcome of their application by email (using the contact details they have entered for the person designated as the responsible contact person), within five (5) weeks at the latest from the date of submission of their proposals.

In addition, in January of 2017 the Sponsorships & Social Programs Committee decided to utilize the UN Sustainable Development Goals to define the “IN PRACTICE” future priorities and areas for further improvement. This initiative will offer the Group the opportunity to strengthen collaborative action, deepen stakeholder engagement and increase the value it creates at local and national level.  

In this context, for the year 2017, the Group has identified the following priority areas:

 

1.1

Mitigating the effects of Poverty.

3.10

Supporting initiatives aimed at covering nursing shortages and medical supplies.

4.1

Contribution to ensuring the completion of secondary education

8.3

Supporting initiatives aimed at developing entrepreneurship

9.5

Strengthen actions that encourage innovation.

   

4.7

Contribution to cover schools operational needs of heating and technological equipment

8.6

Strengthen actions aimed at reducing youth unemployment.