We boost the local economy and participate in social initiatives
At ELIX our commitment to sustainability also includes supplies. Therefore, we apply our sustainability policy to all of our suppliers, as demonstrated by our local purchases and the authorisation of our suppliers.
In 2018, we initiated an environmental assessment of logistics suppliers when preparing new transport contracts to include a section on sustainability. By signing this contract, we get suppliers to participate in our sustainability policy, as they agree to comply with the human rights standards, as well as the labour, environmental and anti-corruption regulations outlined in the Global Compact.
We contribute to the development of the local economy, with 62% of our expenditures going to suppliers within Catalonia
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The contractors we collaborate with all work with high levels of safety, complying with ELIX requisites and those of AEQT (Chemical Business Association of Tarragona). Our transport suppliers are dedicated and proactive in finding solutions to fulfil our delivery agreements with customers, which is one of our important differentiating factors.
At ELIX we strive to bring dynamism to the local economy. Not only by hiring local suppliers (Tarragona and Catalonia) but also by creating a positive impact as we offer stable employment to 88.6 % of workers within the immediate area: the province of Tarragona.
Our commitment to people extends beyond our collaborators. We generate promotional activities and support for social initiatives carried out in our local environment, some of which have been stable and constant for years.
Every year we increase our benefits to the local community. The following are highlights from 2019:
WE RENEWED OUR COOPERATION COMMITMENT WITH THE CORAVANT FOUNDATION
Coravant offers psychosocial assistance to people who have had heart problems since childhood. Our cooperation involves a monetary donation to support some of Coravant's social projects, such as AventuresCor campsites. We also contributed to fundraising for the foundation with 25 runners from the ELIX staff participating in the Cromatic Running project.
WE PARTICIPATED IN A HIKING DAY ORGANISED BY THE SPORTS ASSOCIATION CROMÁTIC SPORT
This is an initiative for the project A Cor Obert, whose objective is to offer psychosocial support to families of children and teens with congenital heart disease throughout the different phases of diagnosis as well as before and after surgery.
WE JOINED LOCAL INITIATIVES FOR RAISING CITIZEN AWARENESS
We collaborated with the town of Canonja on their Parc de Nadal, a children 's Christmas fair. We also supported awareness raising campaigns by the Spanish Cancer Association. As part of our collaboration agreement with them, we release monthly news and participate in their annual presentation. This year we participated in the TV3 Marathon as well.