MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals has supported the "Focus on the Person": Disability Awareness Educational Program in collaboration with the Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth - SKEP , in Attica schools, during the 2022-2023 school year.
As part of the program, which is held for the 2nd consecutive year 85 speeches were held in 69 schools. Through these, 4,325 students attended the program and became familiar with the concepts of social acceptance, equality and responsibility, with an experiential and interactive approach.
The "Focus on the Person": Disability Awareness Educational Program reaches children in a direct and experiential way, enhancing their ability to identify and deconstruct bad practices, stereotypes and prejudices, in order to function in the future as a dynamic lever of change within society.
By awakening students and consequently their direct and indirect environment, the program seeks to create perspectives for the awareness of the wider population, with an ultimate goal of ensuring and providing the basic rights of people with disabilities.
Recognition of MYTILINEOS' Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Initiatives is a confirmation of the Company's long-term strategy to create value for all Social Partners. This initiative is of particular value to MYTILINEOS and is implemented in the context of the strategic partnerships it develops with key social actors to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 10 and 17).
The cooperation of MYTILINEOS with SKEP for the implementation of the program was recognized and received the SILVER distinction at the Hellenic Responsible Business Awards 2023.
Last school year, MYTILINEOS supported 10 schools in the Municipality of Distomo, Arachova & Antikyra through 11 Educational cycles through the program, informing and familiarizing 524 students with the concept of disability and diversity.