ELIX Polymers reaffirms its Strategy for Sustainability 2030 within the campaign #apoyamoslosODS
On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (ODS), ELIX Polymers, one of the leading manufacturers of ABS polymers and derivatives in Europe, joins the #apoyamoslosODS campaign to work on the dissemination of these United Nations Goals, in collaboration with the Spanish Global Compact Network. The aim is to act, from their own commitment to the SDGs, as a spokesperson and to achieve a multiplier effect so that they are known and work.
In November 2017 ELIX Polymers joined the UN Global Compact initiative. In 2020 it defined its Long-Term Sustainability Strategy, designing a 2020-2023 Action Plan to reduce its potential impacts and improve the company's overall sustainability.
One of the initial and most relevant actions carried out by ELIX has been to identify the priority SDS which have the greatest contribution capacity. In this first step, David Castañeda, CEO of ELIX Polymers commented: “We have organized an internal participatory session that identified opportunities for improving sustainability from negative impacts in the different areas of our company’s actions.”
In addition, an external analysis was carried out based on: Materiality analysis, reviewed periodically in recent years; and, Sectoral Analysis, based on the SDG Roadmap study for the chemical sector prepared by Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Regarding ELIX Polymers' 2030 Sustainability Strategy, Castañeda stressed: "We have defined the following strategic axes as the basis for the structuring of different projects: promoting a circular plastic economy, working firmly towards adapting and mitigating climate change, ensuring ethics in our business model and our positive contribution to people's social well-being along our value chain , and finally, to help to reduce the loss of biodiversity”.
From this strategy, ELIX has defined a series of projects and actions that they answer to these targets, and that have a positive impact in its business and in all its interest groups.