Our Contribution

The 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are on the UN agenda for a more sustainable future for all, until 2030. 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 2016-2021)

Sustainable Development Goals & 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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • Considering the reduction of unemployment to be a key factor for alleviating poverty, we have created 1,044 new jobs in the framework of our activity.
  • We support and cover the daily needs, on an annual basis, of 806 families facing serious economic and health problems, in our local communities.
  • We have provided access to the labor market to 99 young unemployed engineers, through the implementation of custom-developed vocational training and skills development programs.
  • Moreover, through six core social programs and initiatives we implemented, we have alleviated the consequences of poverty for more than 482 individuals (adults and children) in financial difficulty and social exclusion, ruling out all forms of discrimination.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We have reduced the food insecurity indicators in 63 schools in the prefectures of Attica, Viotia, Kavala, Trikala and Fokida, offering 150,486 hot and nutritious school meals to 1,487 school students.
  • We secured breakfast for 3,784 children in 25 soup kitchens in Athens, offering 61,338 glasses of milk with cereals.
  • We helped alleviate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, securing feeding arrangements for 80 vulnerable individuals (adults and children) in the Prefecture of Attica.
  • We secured feeding arrangements, on an annual basis, for 411 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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We have completed the upgrade / creation of 13 Emergency Departments (for child injuries) in the country's Public Hospitals and Health Centers, offering 168 medical devices for treating child injuries, directly benefiting more than 108,000 children annually. 
  • We upgraded the medical equipment of a University Hospital to cover the hospitalization needs of 700 newborns.
  • We support in practice information campaigns at schools and Local Health Units across Greece, having informed from 2018 to this day 10,264 children, parents and teachers, by publishing specialized brochures annually (“Trauma prevention at School”, “Trauma prevention at Home”, “Sports & Safety”, “Beware of Burns!” and “Beware when choosing Games”). In particular, 86,340 leaflets have been distributed to this day in hospitals and schools.
  • We covered the hospital costs of 6 surgeries for children from financially vulnerable families 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 fulfilled the wishes of 2 vulnerable children, seeking to help them regain the physical and emotional strength to address health problems.
  • We implemented specialized Safe Driving training programs with over 700 direct beneficiaries (employees, professional drivers and school students in our local communities).
  • We recorded zero incidents of degradation of the natural environment and, as a result, zero incidents of occupational diseases from our production activity.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We created 251 new, quality vocational training and internship positions.
  • We equipped 54 schools in regional Greece with modern technological equipment upgrading the educational process for more than 2,000 students and teachers.
  • We offered to 4,004 school students from 45 schools around Greece the opportunity to participate, using suitable technologies and with the assistance of 115 teachers, in 340 live online group mentoring sessions, during which they communicated with successful professionals (355 mentors) and obtained answers to questions about their future.
  • We offered 75 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 89 Educational Robotics kits and “Renewable Energy Sources” educational kits to an equal number of schools that cannot afford to buy them.
  • With the implementation of three core social programs., #skills4engineers, #HoMellon and #Mellonabilities, we strengthened the professional skills of 378 individuals. 
  • We offered 100 tablets to 21 Secondary education schools in the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania, helping alleviate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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 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 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.M. subject areas, in the framework of the 3rd Educational Robotics and S.T.E.M. Festival of Crete, benefiting over 1,000 children and adults.
  • 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 1,000 children annually.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

We are opposed to all forms of discrimination against women and we demonstrate this with our performance as expressed by specific indicators:

  • Percentage of women in the Company's Board of Directors:
    2016: 14% – 2021: 27%
  • Percentage of women in direct employment:
    2016: 13% – 2021: 18.7%
  • Percentage of women in management positions:
    2016: 18% – 2021: 21.1%
  • Percentage of women still at work 12 months after returning from maternal leave: 65%
  • Lost time injury rate for women (with 3 days lost) per 200,000 hours worked:
    2016: 0.0 – 2021: 0.0

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We protect the water resources that we use in our activity against any identified risk of pollution.
  • 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 over 1 million m3 of drinking water annually.
  • 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 withdrawal of an additional volume of over 7 million m3 of seawater, which would otherwise be required.
  • A specific programme to reduce the consumption of industrial use and drinking water is implemented in the Metallurgy Business Unit, with very positive first results.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • Market share of the retail market for electric power:
    2016: 2.69% - 2021: 6.91% (increased by 157%)
  • MYTILINEOS’ Power & Gas Business Unit, steadily focused on creating added value for its customers, follows closely the developments in the global energy market, strategically opting to participate in international initiatives that develop new energy services. In 2021, the Business Unit participated over 10 research projects.
  • Portfolio of RES projects in operation:
    2016: 130 MW – 2021: 222 MW (increased by 71%).
  • Electric power generated from RES projects: 2016: 175,530 MWh – 2021: 544,360 MWh (increased by 210%), thus avoiding the release to the atmosphere of nearly 250,100 tons of CO2 emissions in 2021.

 

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • Through our overall business activity, we create an added value of €2.16 billion equal to 1.21% of the country's GDP (GDP 2021: €178,900 m. - Source: Eurostat).
  • Zero incidents of degradation of the natural environment from our production activity - 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 Labour Organisation’s (ILO’s) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
  • We created 502 new jobs for young people <30 years of age.
  • We further reduced the exceptionally low percentage of part-time employees.
    2016: 1.2% – 2021: 0.6% (reduced by 49%).
  • 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.
  • Lost time Injury rate (direct employees)
    2016: 0.21 – 2021: 0.37
  • Lost time Injury rate (indirect employees)
    2016: 0.49 – 2021: 0.22
  • 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 sector.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • Total number of direct employees:
    2016: 1,888 – 2021: 2,889 (increased by 53%).
  • 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, to replace outdated technology and high thermal consumption units, was successfully completed.
  • Innovative 11-year collaboration of the MYTILINEOS Metallurgy Business Unit with General Electric (GE) for the 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

(10.2) We contribute to empowerment and to the promotion of universal social, economic and political integration, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, nationality, origin, religion or economic or other status.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We have supported the development of the professional skills and special personal gifts of 25 individuals with disabilities (mobility / visual / hearing impairments), to assist them in their integration and development in the labor market.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • Investments worth over €9.6 million for meeting needs related to local infrastructure & 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 autonomous fire trucks to the Hellenic Fire Service Headquarters, reinforcing the operational readiness of the service.
  • As part of the national effort to extinguish the fires that hit the country in the summer of 2021, we strengthened the air fleet by offering to the Greek State 4 top-quality BELL 214BI helicopters for 60 days.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We participate, through the Metallurgy Business Unit, in 24 European research projects, some of which concern the development of technologies that will allow the holistic utilization of bauxite residues.
  • 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 – 2021: 233,000 tons (increased by 547%)
  • We achieved a 97% increase in the amount of recycled aluminum (compared to 2019).

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 climate-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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We have set ambitious targets for the reduction of our carbon footprint by 30% and the decarbonization of 50% (relative to the 2019 levels) of our Business Units by 2030.
  • We participate in the international Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) as a Production & Manufacturing member. We have obtained the relevant certification by integrating our Sustainable Development commitments into the value chain of the Metallurgy Business Unit.
  • We participated for the first time in the “CDP Climate Change” Sustainable Development Index, disclosing to our Stakeholders extensive information about our approach to adapting and tackling climate change.
  • 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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • 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 5 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 (2019-2021), show a stable ecological status, with improvement trends 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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • 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 84.34% of the total land area used for our mining activity, increased by 4.3% since 2016.
  • We have reforested a total area of 707,000 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. 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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We follow a policy of ZERO TOLERANCE of all forms of corruption and bribery across all our activities.
  • We implemented two training programs for the Company’s personnel, which covered training in personal data protection (GDPR) and in the MYTILINEOS Code of Business Conduct. Since 2019, 693 employees have completed training at the GDPR.
  • 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 on effective public-private sector partnerships, as well as on partnerships with the civil society.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We have held 7 thematic consultations with our Stakeholders, at local and central level, as well as 2 consultations with NGOs, in the context with our activities related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • We participate in 11 major Sustainable Development initiatives 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 11 international ESG 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 & 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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • Considering the reduction of unemployment to be a key factor for alleviating poverty, we have created 1,044 new jobs in the framework of our activity.
  • We support and cover the daily needs, on an annual basis, of 806 families facing serious economic and health problems, in our local communities.
  • We have provided access to the labor market to 99 young unemployed engineers, through the implementation of custom-developed vocational training and skills development programs.
  • Moreover, through six core social programs and initiatives we implemented, we have alleviated the consequences of poverty for more than 482 individuals (adults and children) in financial difficulty and social exclusion, ruling out all forms of discrimination.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We have reduced the food insecurity indicators in 63 schools in the prefectures of Attica, Viotia, Kavala, Trikala and Fokida, offering 150,486 hot and nutritious school meals to 1,487 school students.
  • We secured breakfast for 3,784 children in 25 soup kitchens in Athens, offering 61,338 glasses of milk with cereals.
  • We helped alleviate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, securing feeding arrangements for 80 vulnerable individuals (adults and children) in the Prefecture of Attica.
  • We secured feeding arrangements, on an annual basis, for 411 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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We have completed the upgrade / creation of 13 Emergency Departments (for child injuries) in the country's Public Hospitals and Health Centers, offering 168 medical devices for treating child injuries, directly benefiting more than 108,000 children annually. 
  • We upgraded the medical equipment of a University Hospital to cover the hospitalization needs of 700 newborns.
  • We support in practice information campaigns at schools and Local Health Units across Greece, having informed from 2018 to this day 10,264 children, parents and teachers, by publishing specialized brochures annually (“Trauma prevention at School”, “Trauma prevention at Home”, “Sports & Safety”, “Beware of Burns!” and “Beware when choosing Games”). In particular, 86,340 leaflets have been distributed to this day in hospitals and schools.
  • We covered the hospital costs of 6 surgeries for children from financially vulnerable families 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 fulfilled the wishes of 2 vulnerable children, seeking to help them regain the physical and emotional strength to address health problems.
  • We implemented specialized Safe Driving training programs with over 700 direct beneficiaries (employees, professional drivers and school students in our local communities).
  • We recorded zero incidents of degradation of the natural environment and, as a result, zero incidents of occupational diseases from our production activity.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We created 251 new, quality vocational training and internship positions.
  • We equipped 54 schools in regional Greece with modern technological equipment upgrading the educational process for more than 2,000 students and teachers.
  • We offered to 4,004 school students from 45 schools around Greece the opportunity to participate, using suitable technologies and with the assistance of 115 teachers, in 340 live online group mentoring sessions, during which they communicated with successful professionals (355 mentors) and obtained answers to questions about their future.
  • We offered 75 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 89 Educational Robotics kits and “Renewable Energy Sources” educational kits to an equal number of schools that cannot afford to buy them.
  • With the implementation of three core social programs., #skills4engineers, #HoMellon and #Mellonabilities, we strengthened the professional skills of 378 individuals. 
  • We offered 100 tablets to 21 Secondary education schools in the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania, helping alleviate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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 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 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.M. subject areas, in the framework of the 3rd Educational Robotics and S.T.E.M. Festival of Crete, benefiting over 1,000 children and adults.
  • 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 1,000 children annually.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

We are opposed to all forms of discrimination against women and we demonstrate this with our performance as expressed by specific indicators:

  • Percentage of women in the Company's Board of Directors:
    2016: 14% – 2021: 27%
  • Percentage of women in direct employment:
    2016: 13% – 2021: 18.7%
  • Percentage of women in management positions:
    2016: 18% – 2021: 21.1%
  • Percentage of women still at work 12 months after returning from maternal leave: 65%
  • Lost time injury rate for women (with 3 days lost) per 200,000 hours worked:
    2016: 0.0 – 2021: 0.0

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We protect the water resources that we use in our activity against any identified risk of pollution.
  • 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 over 1 million m3 of drinking water annually.
  • 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 withdrawal of an additional volume of over 7 million m3 of seawater, which would otherwise be required.
  • A specific programme to reduce the consumption of industrial use and drinking water is implemented in the Metallurgy Business Unit, with very positive first results.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • Market share of the retail market for electric power:
    2016: 2.69% - 2021: 6.91% (increased by 157%)
  • MYTILINEOS’ Power & Gas Business Unit, steadily focused on creating added value for its customers, follows closely the developments in the global energy market, strategically opting to participate in international initiatives that develop new energy services. In 2021, the Business Unit participated over 10 research projects.
  • Portfolio of RES projects in operation:
    2016: 130 MW – 2021: 222 MW (increased by 71%).
  • Electric power generated from RES projects: 2016: 175,530 MWh – 2021: 544,360 MWh (increased by 210%), thus avoiding the release to the atmosphere of nearly 250,100 tons of CO2 emissions in 2021.

 

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • Through our overall business activity, we create an added value of €2.16 billion equal to 1.21% of the country's GDP (GDP 2021: €178,900 m. - Source: Eurostat).
  • Zero incidents of degradation of the natural environment from our production activity - 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 Labour Organisation’s (ILO’s) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
  • We created 502 new jobs for young people <30 years of age.
  • We further reduced the exceptionally low percentage of part-time employees.
    2016: 1.2% – 2021: 0.6% (reduced by 49%).
  • 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.
  • Lost time Injury rate (direct employees)
    2016: 0.21 – 2021: 0.37
  • Lost time Injury rate (indirect employees)
    2016: 0.49 – 2021: 0.22
  • 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 sector.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • Total number of direct employees:
    2016: 1,888 – 2021: 2,889 (increased by 53%).
  • 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, to replace outdated technology and high thermal consumption units, was successfully completed.
  • Innovative 11-year collaboration of the MYTILINEOS Metallurgy Business Unit with General Electric (GE) for the 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

(10.2) We contribute to empowerment and to the promotion of universal social, economic and political integration, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, nationality, origin, religion or economic or other status.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We have supported the development of the professional skills and special personal gifts of 25 individuals with disabilities (mobility / visual / hearing impairments), to assist them in their integration and development in the labor market.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • Investments worth over €9.6 million for meeting needs related to local infrastructure & 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 autonomous fire trucks to the Hellenic Fire Service Headquarters, reinforcing the operational readiness of the service.
  • As part of the national effort to extinguish the fires that hit the country in the summer of 2021, we strengthened the air fleet by offering to the Greek State 4 top-quality BELL 214BI helicopters for 60 days.

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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We participate, through the Metallurgy Business Unit, in 24 European research projects, some of which concern the development of technologies that will allow the holistic utilization of bauxite residues.
  • 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 – 2021: 233,000 tons (increased by 547%)
  • We achieved a 97% increase in the amount of recycled aluminum (compared to 2019).

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 climate-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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We have set ambitious targets for the reduction of our carbon footprint by 30% and the decarbonization of 50% (relative to the 2019 levels) of our Business Units by 2030.
  • We participate in the international Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) as a Production & Manufacturing member. We have obtained the relevant certification by integrating our Sustainable Development commitments into the value chain of the Metallurgy Business Unit.
  • We participated for the first time in the “CDP Climate Change” Sustainable Development Index, disclosing to our Stakeholders extensive information about our approach to adapting and tackling climate change.
  • 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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • 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 5 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 (2019-2021), show a stable ecological status, with improvement trends 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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • 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 84.34% of the total land area used for our mining activity, increased by 4.3% since 2016.
  • We have reforested a total area of 707,000 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. 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

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We follow a policy of ZERO TOLERANCE of all forms of corruption and bribery across all our activities.
  • We implemented two training programs for the Company’s personnel, which covered training in personal data protection (GDPR) and in the MYTILINEOS Code of Business Conduct. Since 2019, 693 employees have completed training at the GDPR.
  • 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 on effective public-private sector partnerships, as well as on partnerships with the civil society.

The contribution of MYTILINEOS

(Cumulative data 2016-2021)

  • We have held 7 thematic consultations with our Stakeholders, at local and central level, as well as 2 consultations with NGOs, in the context with our activities related to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • We participate in 11 major Sustainable Development initiatives 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 11 international ESG 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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