Business Continuity

Policies and commitments

Ensure business continuity, environmental protection, and health & safety in emergency situations, in line with the key pillars of MYTILINEOS Health and Safety Policy and the Environmental Policy.

Impacts and major risks


Actual positive impacts

Managing emergencies and ensuring business continuity is a top priority for MYTILINEOS. Therefore, appropriate Emergency Prevention and Response Plans are implemented in all Business Units of the Company, which are intended to effectively manage emergencies, at all levels, for the protection of the natural environment and social welfare at local and national levels.

Potential negative impacts

Failure to adequately address relevant risks can have negative impacts on employees, the local community, the natural environment, and the smooth operation of the Company's business and, by extension, on its reputation, as well as financial results.

Major risks

A key risk for the Company is the low level of preparedness and response to emergencies (fires, explosions, land subsidence, release of chemicals into the environment, product transportation, waste, natural hazards, such as weather and earthquake events, health and safety incidents and other hazards).

Management/Control practices

Appropriate Emergency Prevention and Response Plans (for fire, explosion, leakage, natural phenomena, extreme weather, etc.) are implemented in all Business Units of the Company, to effectively manage all identified incidents that result in disruption of smooth operation, with severe impacts on the environment, the Health & Safety of employees and local communities in general.

  • In the Metallurgy Business Unit, an Emergency Response System has been developed in the facilities of Ag. Nikolaos, Viotia, consisting of the following: (a) a comprehensive Internal Emergency Plan (IEP) including special evacuation plans; (b) systematic training of staff; and (c) planning and performance of preparedness exercises in accordance with the annual plan and adaptation to the IEP requirements.
  • In the Power & Gas Business Unit, both in Energy Centres and RES units, as well as in offices, a set of emergency response measures is implemented, including: a) Emergency Team or Emergency Manager; b) documented Emergency Response Procedures/ Incidents / Accidents; c) implementation of Emergency Management Plans; and d) implementation of staff exercises and trainings according to the special Evacuation Plans and Building Emergency Instructions.
  • In the Sustainable Engineering Solutions (SES) and the Renewables & Storage Development (RSD) Business Units, appropriate Emergency Prevention and Response Plans are in place to effectively deal with all emergencies identified by the system.

Effectiveness of the actions

  • 31 emergency preparedness exercises were carried out concerning fire management at production facilities, rescue in confined space and at height, and evacuation of Lab offices and facilities after an earthquake in the Metallurgy Business Unit.
  • 20 emergency preparedness exercises were carried out involving general evacuation and building evacuation, fire and earthquake response, rescue at height and in confined space, as well as chemical and gas leakage in the Sustainable Engineering Solutions Business Unit.
  • 40 preparedness exercises covering response to fire, lightning, earthquake, and explosion in the Renewables and Storage Development Business Unit.
  • 15 preparedness exercises were conducted, mainly related to the management of leaks, building evacuation in the event of an explosion, earthquake, (forest) fire and station evacuation due to severe weather phenomena and lightning strikes in the Power & Gas Business Unit.
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