Sustainable Development commitments

MYTILINEOS voluntarily participates, cooperates, and supports the following Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainable Development initiatives.

UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world and aims to implement universal principles of sustainability and take action to support UN objectives. Since 2008, MYTILINEOS has committed itself to complying with the Compact’s 10 Principles, annually publishing its relevant performance, both in terms of its overall operation and its broader transactions.

Sustainable Development Goals

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.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

MYTILINEOS Metallurgy Business Unit, since November 2019 participates in the global Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The company's goal is to ensure the ASI Performance Standard, meeting responsible environmental and social standards as well as governance criteria for responsible production and rational use of aluminum, highlighting its solid commitment to carbon neutral production in Metallurgy Sector by 2030.

Council for Sustainable Development - SEV

Founded in 2008 by 31 Greek companies - members of SEV with the aim of creating a dialogue framework for the discussion and weighting of critical issues of Sustainable Development between companies, the State and society. MYTILINEOS, since 2008, is fully committed to the relevant Code of Principles and is actively participating in the Council’s initiatives for the promotion and dissemination of the Sustainable Development principles.

ISO 26000

The International Standard ISO 26000 is a system that includes guidelines and instructions on the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility in the company such as Transparency, Ethical Behavior, Observance of Human Rights, Respect for Human Rights, the needs of stakeholders and international standards. MYTILINEOS, since 2012, applies the Principles of the standard in its operation, proving in practice the adoption of policies and guidelines on the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility that it must manage, covering the entire range of its activities. ISO 26000 Table

Greek Sustainability Code

The Greek Sustainability Code provides a structured system with regards to the transparency and commitment of businesses towards Sustainable Development and Responsible Entrepreneurship. MYTILINEOS is an ambassador of the Greek Sustainability Code, while was actively involved in its development. The Company, responding to the criteria of the Code, highlighted the level of integration (LEVEL A) of its Principles, in its operation. Greek Sustainability Code Table

CSR Hellas

The Hellenic Network for Corporate Social Responsibility aims to utilize principles and practical applications of responsible entrepreneurship, to enhance sustainability, innovation and social cohesion at national and local level. MYTILINEOS, since 2006, is an official member of CSR Hellas, taking active part in and supporting the Network’s initiatives.

Collaborations with other organizations

Recognising that of collaboration and the exchange of views can significantly help improve our social and environmental contribution and the development of responsible practices in the business community in general, we focus on sharing our experience with our business and social partners.

In line with the above:

Through Power & Gas Business Unit (PROTERGIA S.A.), we take an active part in public consultations on specific Bills and on draft decisions and regulations on major public policy issues in the energy sector, such as:

  1. The promotion of RES investments in Greece, which is a contractual obligation of the country in line with the EU target of a RES penetration of 20% in final electricity consumption by 2020.
  2. The liberalisation of the domestic electricity market, which is expected to result in significant benefits for the national economy, the environment and consumers.

With our participation in the above initiatives:

  • We support the promotion of RES investments in Greece, through our participation in the Greek Association of RES Electricity Producers (GAREP) and in the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (HWEA).
  • We promote the liberalisation of the domestic electricity market, by participating in the Hellenic Association of Independent Power Producers (HAIPP). Additionally, as members of the Institute of Energy for Southeast Europe (IENE), we also contribute to the development of positions and recommendations and to lobbying on energy-related issues in the wider region of SE Europe.

In addition to the above initiatives, we also participate in the following organizations, with which we collaborate closely:

  • The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), in whose “Council for Sustainable Development” our Company was an active member and whose Code of Principles it has fully endorsed and adopted.
  • The Greek Mining Enterprises Association (SME), whose Code of Principles on Sustainable Development our Company has endorsed and adopted.
  1. The Hellenic Institute of Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development (IEA).
  2. The Hellenic Management Association (HMA).
  3. The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).
  4. The Hellenic-Arab Chamber of Commerce and Development.
  5. The Hellenic-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  6. The Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  7. The Hellenic-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  8. The Hellenic-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  9. The Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerce and Development.
  10. The Aluminium Association of Greece.
  11. The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).
  12. The Pan-Hellenic Exporters’ Association (PEA).
  13. The Viotia Chamber.
  14. The Association of Sociétés Anonymes and Limited Liability Companies.
  15. The ALBA Graduate Business School.
  16. The Association of Industries in Thessaly and Central Greece (AITC).
  17. Hellenic Association of Independent Power Companies.
  18. Business Europe.
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