1st Evaluation of key suppliers of MYTILINEOS in SOCIAL and ENVIRONMENTAL issues

1st Evaluation of key suppliers of MYTILINEOS in SOCIAL and ENVIRONMENTAL issues


MYTILINEOS was founded in Greece in 1990, has been listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 1995 and is a member of the FTSE LARGE CAP high capitalization index and a leading international industrial and energy company. The Company is active in the fields of Metallurgy, Electricity and Natural Gas, Sustainable Development Projects, and the Renewable Energy Development and Storage Sector, with more than 4,800 direct and indirect employees and more than 9,000 overseas employees. Its complex business activity is a driving force for the Greek economy, while it has a dynamic presence on all 5 continents with a consolidated turnover of € 2.6 billion.

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Objective Action

MYTILINEOS, in 2018, proceeded to the self-evaluation of its main suppliers, as defined by each TED, through field research with a structured questionnaire. This initiative was implemented in the context of the goal set by the Company until 2025 for the development of an overall responsible supply chain.

The reasons why this goal has been set are:

  • Protection of the company's reputation, in the context of its continuous and responsible development, from conditions that may cause the implementation of irresponsible practices by its key partners and suppliers.
  • The implementation of the corporate policy and the practical use of the Supplier Code of Conduct and thus better management of the supply chain.
  • Contribution to Global Objective 12 for Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Coverage of a legal reporting requirement for Non-Financial Data (Law 4403/2016)
  • Coverage of OECD Principles, GRI STANDARDS and Global Compact (CoP).
  • Strengthening ESG Ratings.
  • Coverage of business needs of the company's TEDs.

Target Audience

272 main suppliers of MYTILINEOS from all Sectors of its Business activity.



October 2018 - January 2019


MYTILINEOS's rationale for evaluating its key suppliers was twofold: 1) to investigate whether the company's key suppliers have a process for identifying and managing significant existing and potential adverse effects (environmental and social) related to their activity; and 2 ) the basic recording of these effects to enable the company to evaluate them and plan any corrective actions in the context of the goal it has set for the development of an overall responsible supply chain.


Impact on Society

The following are the most important findings of the evaluation:

  • 7 out of 10 said they have a process for identifying and managing environmental & occupational / social impacts.
  • Also, 7 out of 10 mentioned practices that they apply to limit both environmental and work / social impacts from their activity.
  • Almost 5 out of 10 have certified environmental management systems and Health & Safety at work (ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001).
  • Overall, there seems to be a discrepancy in the existence correlation between the impact / risk recognition process (environmental and occupational & social) and certified systems of either Environmental management or Occupational Health & Safety. This discrepancy is more pronounced in domestic suppliers and is mainly attributed to the small size of companies (lack of information, support, difficulty in coping with the relevant costs), as well as to their exemption or compliance with the law, a practice which, as they state, covers generally the specific "need".
  • The degree of correlation between the suppliers who stated that they have an impact / risk recognition process and the reporting of relevant practices that they apply for their prevention or treatment, is very high, reaching 97%. Regarding the declared practices, a significant percentage refers to the compliance with the legislation, especially in labor issues, while the reference to more specialized initiatives is limited.
  • There is also a common position (by both domestic and foreign suppliers) on the issues they identify as areas with potential negative impacts. Regarding the most important potential environmental impacts, the suppliers mentioned: waste management, energy consumption, environmental pollution, gaseous pollutant emissions and water consumption.
  • Respectively, Health and Safety at work, fair treatment, wages - leave - overtime of employees, product quality and safety and issues of corruption and bribery are the most recognized labor and social impacts.

Initiative Location

MYTILINEOS Headquarters

Working with Organization


Workers Participation

Procurement / Purchasing Departments of the Activity Sectors and Central CSR Service. of MYTILINEOS

Benefits for Οrganization

MYTILINEOS, after studying the results and the practices stated by the suppliers, proceeded to the planning of specific improvement actions such as the implementation of the second evaluation cycle with suppliers that did not respond to the first cycle, the organization of training days and the sending of incentive letters. compliance with selected issues.

Connection with Global Goals

More Initiatives from Organization

ALUMINIUM of GREECE Participation in the European Programme "ENEXAL"

Code of Conduct for Suppliers & Partners MYTILINEOS

Cooperation of MYTILINEOS with the organization Equal Society for the implementation of the project: Assessment of the social value of the program "ENGINEERS IN PRACTICE" through the advanced international methodology SROI

Corporate Social Responsibility Governance System

Dental prevention and treatment program for children from socially vulnerable groups "We give children smiles"

European bauxite residue research projects.

Implementation of Certified Management System for the Recording & Reporting of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Integrated Value Creation SCORECARD 2017


MYTILINEOS at the Leadership level of the global CDP-Water Sustainable Development Initiative

MYTILINEOS Group Social Contribution Program

MYTILINEOS practical commitment to the G.E.F.Y.R.A.

MYTILINEOS response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic

MYTILINEOS Social Partners Thematic Consultation: METALLURGY Sector - "Developing a Responsible Supply Chain"

Program "Creation & Upgrading of Emergency Departments"

Program "Information and awareness of the school community on the prevention and response to forest fires, forest protection policies and practices"

Skills4engineers | Mellon Skills Accelerator

Supplier Training Program "Business Responsibility for Sustainable Development"

The Development of the Management Approach to Combating Corruption/Bribery & a Self Assessment Implementation Regarding to Bribery and Corruption Aspects

Thematic Consultation: "We are talking about the Environment" - Metallurgy Department MYTILINEOS

"Education - Skills Development and Creation of quality jobs"

"I AM IN" PROGRAM FOR TACKLING SCHOOL LEAKAGE (2nd cycle 9 / 2016-6 / 2017)

"Public Benefit Work" Program Cooperation of MYTILINEOS with the Municipality of Livadeon

“ENGINEERS IN ACTION”: A 12-month paid employment program for talented young engineers - ALUMINIUM OF GREECE

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