Athens, Greece - February 18, 2021 – MYTILINEOS (RIC: MYTr.AT, Bloomberg:
MYTIL.GA, ADR: MYTHY US) becomes the first Greek company to lead the way towards a greener and more environmentally friendly industry, according to ESG (Environment, Social and Government) performance indices.
Following today’s milestone decision by the Board of Directors, MYTILINEOS is committed to minimize its carbon footprint, aiming to reduce the total direct and indirect CO2 emissions by at least 30% by 2030 Vs 2019, while by 2050 it commits to achieve net zero emissions across its entire business activity.
As the Company's Chairman and CEO, Evangelos Mytilineos, stressed, "today, the need for urgent action to tackle climate change, is driving us to take a big step towards this direction. The time has come to set the ground for a 100% sustainable and green industrial activity, and we are committed and aspired to achieve 30% reduction in emissions across our entire business activity by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. The ambitious targets that we announce, are embedded in our corporate DNA, become a strategic pillar, a decision-making criterion, and a driver to every business operation. Moving forward, sustainable growth is and should be a priority for all. Only by aiming high and setting bold targets, all industries - including us - can ensure the creation of long-term value for all and a collective sustainable future for generations to come."
By announcing the targets for the next decades, MYTILINEOS, paves the way for a sustainable future for both the Greek industry and the country. The Company has a long history of commitment to social responsibility and environmental sustainability taken outstanding steps in building over the past years in building an integrated platform for sustainable growth. MYTILINEOS has invested heavily on expanding its renewable energy sources and PV portfolio and to significantly extend in capacity in secondary aluminum production, a sector ensuring 10 times lower emissions, in relation to the primary sector production.
Today, by acknowledging the different needs arising from its expanded activities, MYTILINEOS steps up its long standing and solid commitment to sustainability, mytilineos.gr while unveiling and integrating this new strategy into the core of its activity and to each Business Unit, by:
(1) Achieving net zero emissions and becoming a carbon neutral development & constructions company (Sustainable Engineering Solutions & Renewables & Storage Development) by 2030.
(2) Becoming a global benchmark for Green Metallurgy by committing to reduce the absolute emissions of the Metallurgy Business Unit by 65% and, respectively, the relative emissions by 75% (as measured per ton of aluminium produced) by 2030
(3) Becoming a catalyst for a low-emission Greek electricity market, through the Electric Power & Gas Business Unit, by reducing its relative emissions by approximately 50% per MWh generated by 2030.
With a long term and forward-looking growth strategy, that considers ESG and sustainability in general, as major pillars, MYTILINEOS has a track record of high performance, achieving a reduction of emissions per unit of revenue by more than 15% y-o-y, over the last 4 years. The new environmental targets, complement the
already good performance in society-related and governance issues, thus spearheading the industry of the future.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Antigoni Fakou: MYTILINEOS Press Office, Tel. 210-6877346 | Fax 210-6877400 | E-mail:
MYTILINEOS S.A. is a leading Greek industry active in Metallurgy, Power & Gas, Renewables & Storage and Sustainable Engineering Solutions. Established in Greece in 1990, the company is listed on the Athens Exchange, has a consolidated turnover of €1.9 billion and employs directly or indirectly more than 3,600 people in Greece and abroad.