Contribution to the local economy

We aspire to be a business with a positive impact on its local environment and throughout the entire value chain, one that contributes to improving the overall well-being of all the parts of society we have an effect on.

With this programme we hope to have a positive impact on the communities our business directly or indirectly affects. We will work to reduce inequalities, promote healthy habits, restore local ecosystems and ultimately become an inclusive business, in this way contributing to society as a whole.

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SUPPORTING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

  • Improve ELIX's contribution to local communities throughout the value chain.
  • Contribute to the preservation and regeneration of local ecosystems.

ACTION PLANS:

  • Understanding NGO ecosystems and civil society associations in ELIX's local environment.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with customers and interested local parties to create a catalogue capable of contributing to community development.
  • Along with other interested parties, evaluate and alert of any violations of human rights in local downstream communities of the value chain.
  • Locally restore lost coastal and fluvial ecosystems, in collaboration with local interested parties or administration.

We contribute to the local economy

We contribute to making the local economy more dynamic by hiring local suppliers from Tarragona and Catalonia, and also by offering stable employment to 88.6 % of the workers in the immediate surrounding area.

SUPPLY CHAIN COMPOSITION

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55 % of our expenditure goes to suppliers in Catalonia.

We support social initiatives in our immediate environment

Our commitment to people goes beyond our collaborators. We generate promotional activities and support social initiatives in our local environment, some of which have been stable and constant for several years.

This year our efforts were inevitably centred on getting through the pandemic. We delivered different types of materials to hospitals, healthcare workers and at-risk collectives:

95 TYCHEM PPE (BOILER SUITS) TO THE HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARI JOAN XXIII IN TARRAGONA

30 FFP2 FACE MASKES FOR WORKERS AT THE PRIVATE FOUNDATION LA MUNTANYETA, WHICH GIVES ASSISTANCE, PROTECTION AND GUARDIANSHIP TO PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CEREBRAL PALSY OR THE LIKE THROUGHOUT THE DIFFERENT COUNTIES OF TARRAGONA.

AS MEMBERS OF THE CHEMICAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF TARRAGONA (AEQT), WE PARTICIPATED IN THE DONATION OF 12 RESPIRATORY KITS AS WELL AS PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (PPE) FOR A TOTAL VALUE OF 330,000 EUROS, TO FOUR HOSPITALS IN THE PROVINCE OF TARRAGONA.

PLASTIC COVERS FOR OCTABINS (LARGE-FORMAT PACKAGING BOXES) USED TO MAKE 1,500 PROTECTION SUITS FOR EGARA AMBULANCE WORKERS.

We've also participated in other actions to improve well-being in our local community: Highlights from 2020 were:

In 2020 we made economic contributions to local entities for a total of €6,000.

PARTICIPAMOS EN EL PROGRAMA REPTE EXPERIMENTA

WE PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAMME REPTE EXPERIMENTA
We signed a collaboration agreement with the URV foundation to support the programme Repte Experimenta (Experiment Challenge), under the slogan “Interest and vocation in Science is not innate, it’s created”, as a means of acquainting primary and secondary school students with scientific experimentation.

NOS SUMAMOS AL DÍA MUNDIAL DEL CORAZÓN

WE CELEBRATED WORLD HEART DAY
For World Heart Day, ELIX collaborators participated in the “11th People’s Race for the Heart” and the “1st Virtual Race”, organised by the Spanish Heart Foundation with the aim of promoting physical exercise as a fundamental pillar of good cardiovascular health.

Renovamos nuestro compromiso de cooperación con la Fundación CorAvant

WE RENEWED OUR COOPERATION COMMITMENT WITH THE CORAVANT FOUNDATION
Coravant is a foundation for congenital heart disease which operates in Catalonia offering psychosocial assistance to children, teens and adults with heart problems since infancy/early childhood. Our commitment is an economic donation to support some of their social projects such as the AventuresCor camps.

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