Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the UN’s blueprint for a more sustainable future for all. MYTILINEOS has aligned its policy with the SDGs, which are used by the company as a common basis for dialogue and cooperation with its key Stakeholder groups, defining, at the same time, its Corporate Responsibility priorities for the next years.

Detailed presentation of MYTILINEOS’ contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the respective national priorities (period 2016-2020)

Sustainable Development Goals & sub-targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(1.2) We contribute to the reduction of the percentage of men, women and children living in poverty in all its forms.
(1.5) We contribute to the reduction of the exposure and vulnerability of the poor and of those in vulnerable situations, to economic and social problems

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • Through the direct and indirect jobs that we maintain, we support the income of more than 31.500 people1 on an annual basis.1 Μελέτη Κοινωνικοοικονομικής Επίδρασης της MYTILINEOS 2019.
  • As we consider the reduction of unemployment to be a key factor for alleviating poverty, we have created 534 new jobs in the framework of our activity.
  • We support and cover the daily needs, on an annual basis, of 501 families facing serious economic and health problems, in our local communities.
  • We have provided access to the labor market to 51 young unemployed engineers, through the implementation of custom-developed vocational training and skills development programs.
  • Moreover, through the five (5) core social programs and initiatives we implemented, we have alleviated the consequences of poverty for more than 432 people (adults and children) in financial difficulty and social exclusion, ruling out all forms of discrimination.

1 2019 Socio-Economic Impact Study of MYTILINEOS

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(2.1) We contribute to ensuring access to sufficient and nutritious food throughout the year, for children in vulnerable situations.
(2.2) We contribute to the reduction of all forms of malnutrition, and we address the nutritional needs of children and adolescents

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We have offered 131,977 hot and nutritious school meals to 1,262 students of 56 schools with an increased rate of food insecurity, in the Prefectures of Attica, Viotia, Kavala, Trikala and Fokida.
  • We have helped alleviate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, securing feeding arrangements for 80 vulnerable people (adults and children) in the Prefecture of Attica.
  • We have secured feeding arrangements for 249 children living in extreme poverty, by building a new dining hall and upgrading the restaurant equipment of St. Nicolas Preparatory School in Ghana, as well as by distributing food to the children’s homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(3.2) We contribute to the reduction of the number of deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age.
(3.6) We contribute to the reduction of the number of deaths from injuries caused by road traffic accidents.(3.7) We help avoid deaths and illnesses caused by hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We have completed the upgrade/creation of 10 Emergency Departments (for child injuries) in the country's Public Hospitals and Health Centers, directly benefiting more than 67,000 children
  • We implement specialized Safe Driving training programs with over 700 direct beneficiaries (employees, professional drivers and school students in our local communities).
  • We support in practice information campaigns at schools and Local Health Units across Greece, having so far informed more than 11,000 children, parents and teachers, by publishing 50,000 specialized brochures annually (“Trauma prevention at School”, “Trauma prevention at Home”, “Sports & Safety”, “Beware of Burns!”).
  • We covered the hospital costs of 3 surgeries for children from financially vulnerable families who were in urgent need of cardiac surgery.
  • We contributed to alleviating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, by offering 3,400 masks, 30,000 gloves and 60 liters of antiseptic solution to 156 senior citizens in 3 Homes for the Elderly.
  • We performed 1,201 dental checks to 450 children from vulnerable social groups, of which 388 also required dental treatment.
  • We recorded zero incidents of degradation of the natural environment and zero incidents of occupational diseases from our productive activity. We have set ambitious targets for the reduction of the carbon footprint and the decarbonization of 50% of our Business Units by 2030

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(4.1) We contribute to ensuring that all boys and girls complete equitable and quality primary education.
(4.3) We contribute to ensuring equal access for all to quality technical and vocational training as well as access to tertiary education.
(4.4) We contribute to the increase of the number of young people who have the appropriate vocational and technical skills, providing them with access to employment and decent jobs.
(4.b) We contribute to the increase of the number scholarships, thus encouraging school students to enroll in higher education and to participate in vocational training programs in various fields.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We supported for three years 56 students from vulnerable social groups, helping them improve their prospects of completing their basic education through their participation in program “I’M IN”, designed to tackle school dropout.
  • We created 172 new, quality vocational training and internship positions.
  • We created 15 school libraries in an equal number of primary and secondary schools in the Prefectures of Viotia, Magnesia and Preveza, benefiting 2,198 school students and 251 teachers.
  • We offered modern technological equipment to 50 schools in various Greek regions.
  • We offered 100 tablets to 21 Secondary education schools in the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania, helping alleviate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • We offered to 2,513 school students from 45 schools around Greece the opportunity, with the use of technology and the assistance of 94 teachers, to participate in 165 online group mentoring sessions, during which they discussed with successful professionals and obtained answers to questions about their future.
  • We offered 57 scholarships to the Youth Entrepreneurship Summer School of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and to the Scholarships Program of the University of Piraeus.
  • We supported S.T.E.M. Education programs, offering of 49 Educational Robotics kits and “Renewable Energy Sources” educational material to an equal number of schools that cannot afford to buy them.
  • In addition, we provided 2 robots and 18 robot kits to the Centre for Educational Robotics and Sciences of Crete, to be used for holding more than 100 educational workshops covering the entire range of S.T.E.A.M., in the framework of the 3rd Educational Robotics and S.T.E.A.M. Festival of Crete, benefiting over 1,000 children and adults.
  • With the implementation of two (2) core social programs., #skills4engineers & #HoMellon, we strengthened the professional skills of 328. 
  • We completed the construction of a secondary school in Nigeria and the supply of modern classroom equipment to a primary school in Uganda, offering access to education to more than 200 children.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(5.1) We support the efforts to end of all forms of discrimination against women everywhere.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

We are opposed to all forms of discrimination against women.

  • Percentage of women in the Company's Board of Directors:
    2016: 14% – 2020: 20%.2
  • Percentage of women in direct employment:
    2016: 13% – 2020: 19%.
  • Percentage of women in positions with extended responsibility:
    2016: 18% – 2020: 19.4%.
  • Lost-time injury rate for women (with 3 days lost) per 200,000 hours worked.
    2016: 0 – 2020: 0.21
  • Percentage of women still at work 12 months after returning from maternal leave: 94%

The percentage refers to the number of members of the Board of Directors on 31/12/2020 which was 10 members. On 02/02/2021 the members of the Board were 11, with the percentage of women participants reaching 27%)

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(6.1) We contribute to the efforts to achieve universal and equitable access to safe drinking water for all.
(6.2.) We contribute to the efforts to achieve adequate and equitable access to sanitary facilities for all.
(6.3) We contribute to the protection of water resources as well as to a substantial increase in water recycling and reuse.
(6.4) We contribute to the efficient use of water and to ensuring sustainable water abstraction.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We protect against any risk of pollution the water resources that we use in our activity.
  • Through our responsible practices, the main sources which we use to withdraw water from (the sea, groundwater, public water supply companies) are not affected by factors such as water depletion in the aquifer, shortage of water, limitation of the capacity of water-related ecosystems to perform their functions, and reduction of drinking water availability.
  • We are managing responsibly a controlled network of low-depth wells (boreholes) which allows water to be replenished naturally after withdrawal (renewable sources).
  • We ensure the availability and the sustainable management of water, as well as sanitary facilities, for nearly 2,000 citizens of the local settlements of Aspra Spitia, Antikyra and Ag. Nikolaos, in the Prefecture of Viotia, supplying them with nearly 7 million m3 of drinking water annually.
  • A specific programme to reduce the consumption of industrial use and drinking water is implemented in the Metallurgy Business Unit, with the first results being particularly positive.
  • By recycling water discharges for reuse in our power plants in the Energy Center of Ag. Nikolaos (Viotia), we avoid, on an annual basis, the need to withdraw an additional 6 to 7 million m3 of seawater, which would otherwise be required.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(7.1) We contribute to ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.
(7.2) We contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy mix.
(7.3) We aim to improve energy efficiency.
(7.a) We enhance access to “clean” energy research and technology, by promoting renewable forms of energy and investments in energy infrastructure and cleaner energy technology

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • Market share of the retail market for electric power:
    2016: 2.69% – 2020: 7.7% (increased by 186%).
  • MYTILINEOS’ Power & Gas Business Unit, steadily focused on creating added value for its customers, follows closely the developments in the global energy market, strategically choosing to participate in international initiatives that work on new energy services. It participates in 4 European research and innovation projects and in 3 European research projects on energy efficiency and the reduction of the electric power purchase cost for the final consumer.
  • Portfolio of RES projects in operation:
    2016: 130 MW – 2020: 222 MW (increased by 71%).
  • Electric power generated from RES projects: 2016: 175,530 MWh – 2020: 522,930 MWh (increased by 198%), thus avoiding the release to the atmosphere of nearly 287,100 tons of CO2 emissions.

 

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(8.1) We contribute to the economic development of the country.
(8.4) We decouple our economic growth from environmental degradation and we promote sustainable production and consumption.
(8.5) We contribute to full and productive employment and decent jobs for all women and men and for young people.
(8.7) We contribute to the elimination of forced and child labor.
(8.8) We protect labor rights and we promote safe working conditions for all employees without discrimination.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • With our overall business activity, we create an added value of €1,058 million equal to 0.6% of the country's GDP (GDP 2017: €177,335.3 m. – Source: Eurostat).
  • Zero incidents of degradation of the natural environment from our production activity – We have set ambitious targets for the reduction of the carbon footprint and the decarbonization of 50% of our Business Units by 2030 – Implementation of responsible and sustainable practices in the mining activity.
  • Our labor practices comply as a minimum with all the provisions of the legislation force and respect the fundamental principles laid down in the International Labor Organisation’s (ILO’s) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
  • We created 325 new jobs for young people.
  • We further reduced the exceptionally low percentage of part-time employees. 2016: 1.16% – 2020: 0.53 (-54%).
  • Our full compliance with the national laws in each country where we operate and the fulfilment of the commitments that we have taken in the context of our participation in international Sustainable Development Initiatives (UN Global Compact), result in the avoidance of incidents of child and forced labor incidents.
  • Injury rate (direct employees)
    2016: 0.21 – 2020: 0.19.
  • Injury rate (indirect employees)
    2016: 0.49 – 2020: 0.14.
  • Zero fatalities & Occupational diseases for direct employees

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(9.2) We contribute to sustainable industrialization and to increasing employability rates in the industrial sector.
(9.4) We contribute to the upgrading of the industry by adopting more “clean’ and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes.
(9.5) We help enhance scientific research for upgrading the technological capabilities of the industrial sectors. 

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • Total number of direct employees:
    2016: 1,888 – 2020: 2,455 (increased by 30%).
  • Implementation of the salaried employment (internship) program “ENGINEERS IN ACTION”. A model “School for Engineers” of a high standard, which has been consistently providing Greek industry and entrepreneurship with talented and competent executives.
  • In the Metallurgy Business Unit, the €15 million investment in the new modern alumina calcination plant for the replacement of outdated technology and high thermal consumption units, was successfully completed.
  • Innovative 10-year collaboration of the MYTILINEOS Metallurgy Business Unit General Electric (GE) for implementation of the world's first Digital Smelter, an innovative digital solution in the electrolysis process, designed to optimize productivity and reduce energy costs.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(11.1) We contribute to strengthening local infrastructure.
(11.4) We contribute to the effort to protect and safeguard the cultural and natural heritage. (11.5) We contribute to the reduction of the number of people affected by natural disasters

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • Investments worth over €5.4 million for meeting needs related to local infrastructures & services of direct public benefit. (Supply of vehicles to municipalities, renovation of access infrastructure to playgrounds / churches / municipal libraries, paving and maintenance of central and rural roads, repairs to school buildings, financing of studies for the modernization of a biological treatment plant / the supply of water to a settlement / the construction of a local community public transport hub etc.)
  • We have supported studies for Cultural Routes & Archaeological Park projects, which are gradually extending to almost all the regions of the country.
  • We upgraded the energy efficiency of the Gymnasium-Lyceum school complex and nearby indoor gym of the Municipality of Rafina-Pikermi, where the educational and sports activities of 1,700 children from the fire-stricken areas of the Municipality and the adjacent Municipalities take place.
  • We donated six (6) autonomous fire trucks to the Hellenic Fire Service Headquarters, reinforcing the operational readiness of the service.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(12.4) We contribute to the sound management of all waste in accordance with internationally agreed frameworks.
(12.5) We contribute to the reduction of waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We participate, through the Metallurgy Business Unit, in four (4) European research projects on the development of technologies that will allow the holistic exploitation of bauxite residues, with investments of a total value of €6.5 million.
  • We drastically increased the amount of waste from our activity that was recycled, reused and/or utilized in other industrial uses:
    2016: 36,000 tons – 2020: 156,300 tons (increased by 334%)

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(13.1) We strengthen the adaptive capacity of our activity to natural disasters and clime-related hazards.
(13.3) We contribute to the improvement of education and awareness-raising on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning in the event of natural disasters

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We have set ambitious targets for the reduction of the carbon footprint and the decarbonization of 50% of our Business Units by 2030.
  • We participate in the international Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) as a Production & Manufacturing member. Our objective is to obtain the relevant certification by integrating our Sustainable Development commitments into the value chain of the Metallurgy Business Unit.
  • We implemented the special program “Information and awareness-raising of the school community on forest fire prevention and response, forest protection policies and practices” in 42 primary and secondary schools from all over Greece, directly benefiting 1,250 students and 76 teachers.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(14.1) We contribute to the prevention of all forms of marine pollution, especially from industrial activities

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • Regarding the use and discharge of seawater in our activities and in particular in the cooling process of the cogeneration (Combined Heat & Power) plant of the Metallurgy Business Unit, the relevant legislative provisions defining the framework for avoiding any environmental impact are strictly adhered to. In addition, in collaboration with the authoritative organization Hellenic Marine Research Centre (HMRC), we have already carried out 4 research studies to monitor the status of living organisms on the seabed of Antikyra Bay. The studies are carried out in accordance with the applicable Environmental Terms and their results are communicated every year, in accordance with the applicable provisions, to the competent authorities (the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Water Management Directorate of the Decentralized Regional Administration). The findings of the recent studies, carried out in 2019 and 2020, have shown in both cases the ecological status to be stable, with improvement trends recorded at several observation stations. These studies will be continued for at least five more years.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(15.1) We contribute to the protection of natural habitats and the prevention of loss in biodiversity

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • There have been no incidents of biodiversity degradation from the Company's activities, while the planned environmental rehabilitation activities for land areas used in mining operations are implemented annually.
  • So far, we have rehabilitated 83.31% of the total land area used for our mining activity, increased by 4.1% since 2016.
  • We have reforested a total area of 618,000 m2, as part of the construction and operation of RES units. At the same time, we carry out annual bird fauna monitoring studies, while the movement of animals is not hindered as there is no fencing and the disturbance to birds is also negligible, while technical systems for their protection are installed where this is necessary  

  

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(16.2) We contribute to the fight against all forms of corruption and bribery.
(16.5) We contribute to the efforts to end child abuse and exploitation..

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We follow a policy of ZERO TOLERANCE of all forms of corruption and bribery across all our activities.
  • We developed two training programs for the Company’s personnel, which covered training in personal data protection (GDPR) and in MYTILINEOS’ Code of Business Conduct.
  • We organized 12 information seminars in 10 Greek cities on the subject of children and cybercrime, titled "Protect Your Child from Cybercrime”, which directly benefited 3,166 parents & children.
  • We supported in Greece the Council of Europe’s “ONE in FIVE” campaign to stop sexual violence against children. We have undertaken to produce 20,000 DVDs with the campaign’s information material. The campaign visited over 85 municipalities and 50 cities in Greece and was hosted on 164 television shows.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(17.17) We focus on corporate partnerships and effective public-private and civil society partnerships.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We have held 6 thematic consultations with our Social Partners, at local level, in the context with our activities related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • We work with 10 domestic Sustainable Development organizations and we establish selective partnerships with academic institutions in the context of our research and development activities.
  • We have long-standing partnerships with more than 20 voluntary and non-governmental organizations for the implementation of our social policy.
  • We participate in 10 international ESG/CSR indicators, aiming to participate in assessments and draw on best practices for our continuous improvement.
  • We implemented a 3-year community service program in partnership with the Municipality of Levadia (2016-2018), under which we provided specific materials and financial resources for the renovation of public infrastructures, while at the same time promoting the employment of nearly 90 unemployed citizens.

Sustainable Development Goals & sub-targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(1.2) We contribute to the reduction of the percentage of men, women and children living in poverty in all its forms.
(1.5) We contribute to the reduction of the exposure and vulnerability of the poor and of those in vulnerable situations, to economic and social problems

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • Through the direct and indirect jobs that we maintain, we support the income of more than 31.500 people1 on an annual basis.1 Μελέτη Κοινωνικοοικονομικής Επίδρασης της MYTILINEOS 2019.
  • As we consider the reduction of unemployment to be a key factor for alleviating poverty, we have created 534 new jobs in the framework of our activity.
  • We support and cover the daily needs, on an annual basis, of 501 families facing serious economic and health problems, in our local communities.
  • We have provided access to the labor market to 51 young unemployed engineers, through the implementation of custom-developed vocational training and skills development programs.
  • Moreover, through the five (5) core social programs and initiatives we implemented, we have alleviated the consequences of poverty for more than 432 people (adults and children) in financial difficulty and social exclusion, ruling out all forms of discrimination.

1 2019 Socio-Economic Impact Study of MYTILINEOS

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(2.1) We contribute to ensuring access to sufficient and nutritious food throughout the year, for children in vulnerable situations.
(2.2) We contribute to the reduction of all forms of malnutrition, and we address the nutritional needs of children and adolescents

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We have offered 131,977 hot and nutritious school meals to 1,262 students of 56 schools with an increased rate of food insecurity, in the Prefectures of Attica, Viotia, Kavala, Trikala and Fokida.
  • We have helped alleviate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, securing feeding arrangements for 80 vulnerable people (adults and children) in the Prefecture of Attica.
  • We have secured feeding arrangements for 249 children living in extreme poverty, by building a new dining hall and upgrading the restaurant equipment of St. Nicolas Preparatory School in Ghana, as well as by distributing food to the children’s homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(3.2) We contribute to the reduction of the number of deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age.
(3.6) We contribute to the reduction of the number of deaths from injuries caused by road traffic accidents.(3.7) We help avoid deaths and illnesses caused by hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We have completed the upgrade/creation of 10 Emergency Departments (for child injuries) in the country's Public Hospitals and Health Centers, directly benefiting more than 67,000 children
  • We implement specialized Safe Driving training programs with over 700 direct beneficiaries (employees, professional drivers and school students in our local communities).
  • We support in practice information campaigns at schools and Local Health Units across Greece, having so far informed more than 11,000 children, parents and teachers, by publishing 50,000 specialized brochures annually (“Trauma prevention at School”, “Trauma prevention at Home”, “Sports & Safety”, “Beware of Burns!”).
  • We covered the hospital costs of 3 surgeries for children from financially vulnerable families who were in urgent need of cardiac surgery.
  • We contributed to alleviating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, by offering 3,400 masks, 30,000 gloves and 60 liters of antiseptic solution to 156 senior citizens in 3 Homes for the Elderly.
  • We performed 1,201 dental checks to 450 children from vulnerable social groups, of which 388 also required dental treatment.
  • We recorded zero incidents of degradation of the natural environment and zero incidents of occupational diseases from our productive activity. We have set ambitious targets for the reduction of the carbon footprint and the decarbonization of 50% of our Business Units by 2030

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(4.1) We contribute to ensuring that all boys and girls complete equitable and quality primary education.
(4.3) We contribute to ensuring equal access for all to quality technical and vocational training as well as access to tertiary education.
(4.4) We contribute to the increase of the number of young people who have the appropriate vocational and technical skills, providing them with access to employment and decent jobs.
(4.b) We contribute to the increase of the number scholarships, thus encouraging school students to enroll in higher education and to participate in vocational training programs in various fields.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We supported for three years 56 students from vulnerable social groups, helping them improve their prospects of completing their basic education through their participation in program “I’M IN”, designed to tackle school dropout.
  • We created 172 new, quality vocational training and internship positions.
  • We created 15 school libraries in an equal number of primary and secondary schools in the Prefectures of Viotia, Magnesia and Preveza, benefiting 2,198 school students and 251 teachers.
  • We offered modern technological equipment to 50 schools in various Greek regions.
  • We offered 100 tablets to 21 Secondary education schools in the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania, helping alleviate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • We offered to 2,513 school students from 45 schools around Greece the opportunity, with the use of technology and the assistance of 94 teachers, to participate in 165 online group mentoring sessions, during which they discussed with successful professionals and obtained answers to questions about their future.
  • We offered 57 scholarships to the Youth Entrepreneurship Summer School of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and to the Scholarships Program of the University of Piraeus.
  • We supported S.T.E.M. Education programs, offering of 49 Educational Robotics kits and “Renewable Energy Sources” educational material to an equal number of schools that cannot afford to buy them.
  • In addition, we provided 2 robots and 18 robot kits to the Centre for Educational Robotics and Sciences of Crete, to be used for holding more than 100 educational workshops covering the entire range of S.T.E.A.M., in the framework of the 3rd Educational Robotics and S.T.E.A.M. Festival of Crete, benefiting over 1,000 children and adults.
  • With the implementation of two (2) core social programs., #skills4engineers & #HoMellon, we strengthened the professional skills of 328. 
  • We completed the construction of a secondary school in Nigeria and the supply of modern classroom equipment to a primary school in Uganda, offering access to education to more than 200 children.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(5.1) We support the efforts to end of all forms of discrimination against women everywhere.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

We are opposed to all forms of discrimination against women.

  • Percentage of women in the Company's Board of Directors:
    2016: 14% – 2020: 20%.2
  • Percentage of women in direct employment:
    2016: 13% – 2020: 19%.
  • Percentage of women in positions with extended responsibility:
    2016: 18% – 2020: 19.4%.
  • Lost-time injury rate for women (with 3 days lost) per 200,000 hours worked.
    2016: 0 – 2020: 0.21
  • Percentage of women still at work 12 months after returning from maternal leave: 94%

The percentage refers to the number of members of the Board of Directors on 31/12/2020 which was 10 members. On 02/02/2021 the members of the Board were 11, with the percentage of women participants reaching 27%)

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(6.1) We contribute to the efforts to achieve universal and equitable access to safe drinking water for all.
(6.2.) We contribute to the efforts to achieve adequate and equitable access to sanitary facilities for all.
(6.3) We contribute to the protection of water resources as well as to a substantial increase in water recycling and reuse.
(6.4) We contribute to the efficient use of water and to ensuring sustainable water abstraction.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We protect against any risk of pollution the water resources that we use in our activity.
  • Through our responsible practices, the main sources which we use to withdraw water from (the sea, groundwater, public water supply companies) are not affected by factors such as water depletion in the aquifer, shortage of water, limitation of the capacity of water-related ecosystems to perform their functions, and reduction of drinking water availability.
  • We are managing responsibly a controlled network of low-depth wells (boreholes) which allows water to be replenished naturally after withdrawal (renewable sources).
  • We ensure the availability and the sustainable management of water, as well as sanitary facilities, for nearly 2,000 citizens of the local settlements of Aspra Spitia, Antikyra and Ag. Nikolaos, in the Prefecture of Viotia, supplying them with nearly 7 million m3 of drinking water annually.
  • A specific programme to reduce the consumption of industrial use and drinking water is implemented in the Metallurgy Business Unit, with the first results being particularly positive.
  • By recycling water discharges for reuse in our power plants in the Energy Center of Ag. Nikolaos (Viotia), we avoid, on an annual basis, the need to withdraw an additional 6 to 7 million m3 of seawater, which would otherwise be required.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(7.1) We contribute to ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.
(7.2) We contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy mix.
(7.3) We aim to improve energy efficiency.
(7.a) We enhance access to “clean” energy research and technology, by promoting renewable forms of energy and investments in energy infrastructure and cleaner energy technology

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • Market share of the retail market for electric power:
    2016: 2.69% – 2020: 7.7% (increased by 186%).
  • MYTILINEOS’ Power & Gas Business Unit, steadily focused on creating added value for its customers, follows closely the developments in the global energy market, strategically choosing to participate in international initiatives that work on new energy services. It participates in 4 European research and innovation projects and in 3 European research projects on energy efficiency and the reduction of the electric power purchase cost for the final consumer.
  • Portfolio of RES projects in operation:
    2016: 130 MW – 2020: 222 MW (increased by 71%).
  • Electric power generated from RES projects: 2016: 175,530 MWh – 2020: 522,930 MWh (increased by 198%), thus avoiding the release to the atmosphere of nearly 287,100 tons of CO2 emissions.

 

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(8.1) We contribute to the economic development of the country.
(8.4) We decouple our economic growth from environmental degradation and we promote sustainable production and consumption.
(8.5) We contribute to full and productive employment and decent jobs for all women and men and for young people.
(8.7) We contribute to the elimination of forced and child labor.
(8.8) We protect labor rights and we promote safe working conditions for all employees without discrimination.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • With our overall business activity, we create an added value of €1,058 million equal to 0.6% of the country's GDP (GDP 2017: €177,335.3 m. – Source: Eurostat).
  • Zero incidents of degradation of the natural environment from our production activity – We have set ambitious targets for the reduction of the carbon footprint and the decarbonization of 50% of our Business Units by 2030 – Implementation of responsible and sustainable practices in the mining activity.
  • Our labor practices comply as a minimum with all the provisions of the legislation force and respect the fundamental principles laid down in the International Labor Organisation’s (ILO’s) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
  • We created 325 new jobs for young people.
  • We further reduced the exceptionally low percentage of part-time employees. 2016: 1.16% – 2020: 0.53 (-54%).
  • Our full compliance with the national laws in each country where we operate and the fulfilment of the commitments that we have taken in the context of our participation in international Sustainable Development Initiatives (UN Global Compact), result in the avoidance of incidents of child and forced labor incidents.
  • Injury rate (direct employees)
    2016: 0.21 – 2020: 0.19.
  • Injury rate (indirect employees)
    2016: 0.49 – 2020: 0.14.
  • Zero fatalities & Occupational diseases for direct employees

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(9.2) We contribute to sustainable industrialization and to increasing employability rates in the industrial sector.
(9.4) We contribute to the upgrading of the industry by adopting more “clean’ and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes.
(9.5) We help enhance scientific research for upgrading the technological capabilities of the industrial sectors. 

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • Total number of direct employees:
    2016: 1,888 – 2020: 2,455 (increased by 30%).
  • Implementation of the salaried employment (internship) program “ENGINEERS IN ACTION”. A model “School for Engineers” of a high standard, which has been consistently providing Greek industry and entrepreneurship with talented and competent executives.
  • In the Metallurgy Business Unit, the €15 million investment in the new modern alumina calcination plant for the replacement of outdated technology and high thermal consumption units, was successfully completed.
  • Innovative 10-year collaboration of the MYTILINEOS Metallurgy Business Unit General Electric (GE) for implementation of the world's first Digital Smelter, an innovative digital solution in the electrolysis process, designed to optimize productivity and reduce energy costs.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(11.1) We contribute to strengthening local infrastructure.
(11.4) We contribute to the effort to protect and safeguard the cultural and natural heritage. (11.5) We contribute to the reduction of the number of people affected by natural disasters

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • Investments worth over €5.4 million for meeting needs related to local infrastructures & services of direct public benefit. (Supply of vehicles to municipalities, renovation of access infrastructure to playgrounds / churches / municipal libraries, paving and maintenance of central and rural roads, repairs to school buildings, financing of studies for the modernization of a biological treatment plant / the supply of water to a settlement / the construction of a local community public transport hub etc.)
  • We have supported studies for Cultural Routes & Archaeological Park projects, which are gradually extending to almost all the regions of the country.
  • We upgraded the energy efficiency of the Gymnasium-Lyceum school complex and nearby indoor gym of the Municipality of Rafina-Pikermi, where the educational and sports activities of 1,700 children from the fire-stricken areas of the Municipality and the adjacent Municipalities take place.
  • We donated six (6) autonomous fire trucks to the Hellenic Fire Service Headquarters, reinforcing the operational readiness of the service.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(12.4) We contribute to the sound management of all waste in accordance with internationally agreed frameworks.
(12.5) We contribute to the reduction of waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We participate, through the Metallurgy Business Unit, in four (4) European research projects on the development of technologies that will allow the holistic exploitation of bauxite residues, with investments of a total value of €6.5 million.
  • We drastically increased the amount of waste from our activity that was recycled, reused and/or utilized in other industrial uses:
    2016: 36,000 tons – 2020: 156,300 tons (increased by 334%)

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(13.1) We strengthen the adaptive capacity of our activity to natural disasters and clime-related hazards.
(13.3) We contribute to the improvement of education and awareness-raising on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning in the event of natural disasters

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We have set ambitious targets for the reduction of the carbon footprint and the decarbonization of 50% of our Business Units by 2030.
  • We participate in the international Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) as a Production & Manufacturing member. Our objective is to obtain the relevant certification by integrating our Sustainable Development commitments into the value chain of the Metallurgy Business Unit.
  • We implemented the special program “Information and awareness-raising of the school community on forest fire prevention and response, forest protection policies and practices” in 42 primary and secondary schools from all over Greece, directly benefiting 1,250 students and 76 teachers.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(14.1) We contribute to the prevention of all forms of marine pollution, especially from industrial activities

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • Regarding the use and discharge of seawater in our activities and in particular in the cooling process of the cogeneration (Combined Heat & Power) plant of the Metallurgy Business Unit, the relevant legislative provisions defining the framework for avoiding any environmental impact are strictly adhered to. In addition, in collaboration with the authoritative organization Hellenic Marine Research Centre (HMRC), we have already carried out 4 research studies to monitor the status of living organisms on the seabed of Antikyra Bay. The studies are carried out in accordance with the applicable Environmental Terms and their results are communicated every year, in accordance with the applicable provisions, to the competent authorities (the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Water Management Directorate of the Decentralized Regional Administration). The findings of the recent studies, carried out in 2019 and 2020, have shown in both cases the ecological status to be stable, with improvement trends recorded at several observation stations. These studies will be continued for at least five more years.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(15.1) We contribute to the protection of natural habitats and the prevention of loss in biodiversity

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • There have been no incidents of biodiversity degradation from the Company's activities, while the planned environmental rehabilitation activities for land areas used in mining operations are implemented annually.
  • So far, we have rehabilitated 83.31% of the total land area used for our mining activity, increased by 4.1% since 2016.
  • We have reforested a total area of 618,000 m2, as part of the construction and operation of RES units. At the same time, we carry out annual bird fauna monitoring studies, while the movement of animals is not hindered as there is no fencing and the disturbance to birds is also negligible, while technical systems for their protection are installed where this is necessary  

  

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(16.2) We contribute to the fight against all forms of corruption and bribery.
(16.5) We contribute to the efforts to end child abuse and exploitation..

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We follow a policy of ZERO TOLERANCE of all forms of corruption and bribery across all our activities.
  • We developed two training programs for the Company’s personnel, which covered training in personal data protection (GDPR) and in MYTILINEOS’ Code of Business Conduct.
  • We organized 12 information seminars in 10 Greek cities on the subject of children and cybercrime, titled "Protect Your Child from Cybercrime”, which directly benefited 3,166 parents & children.
  • We supported in Greece the Council of Europe’s “ONE in FIVE” campaign to stop sexual violence against children. We have undertaken to produce 20,000 DVDs with the campaign’s information material. The campaign visited over 85 municipalities and 50 cities in Greece and was hosted on 164 television shows.

Sustainable Development Goals & Targets directly or indirectly related to the activity of MYTILINEOS

(17.17) We focus on corporate partnerships and effective public-private and civil society partnerships.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

  • We have held 6 thematic consultations with our Social Partners, at local level, in the context with our activities related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • We work with 10 domestic Sustainable Development organizations and we establish selective partnerships with academic institutions in the context of our research and development activities.
  • We have long-standing partnerships with more than 20 voluntary and non-governmental organizations for the implementation of our social policy.
  • We participate in 10 international ESG/CSR indicators, aiming to participate in assessments and draw on best practices for our continuous improvement.
  • We implemented a 3-year community service program in partnership with the Municipality of Levadia (2016-2018), under which we provided specific materials and financial resources for the renovation of public infrastructures, while at the same time promoting the employment of nearly 90 unemployed citizens.
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