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GLOBAL COMPACT – COP YEAR 2018

GLOBAL COMPACT – COP YEAR 2018

12.08.2019

 As every year, ALBÉNIZ, as active GLOBAL COMPACT member, reports publicly the actions implemented in the previous year in the 10 principles.

GLOBAL COMPACT - COMMUNICATION ON PROGRESS (COP) YEAR 2018

In June 2000, the U.N. launched a challenge to all the companies in the world asking them to join the 10 universal principles in ethical, social and environmental matters which constitute the Global Compact. The respect to these basic values is totally integrated in the day to day way as ALBENIZ works, both internal and externally, that is why we decided to join the Global Compact. We did it in October 2008.

One of the obligations that have the companies joined to Global Compact is to implement precise actions which contribute to advance in the respect of the 10 principles and to their integration in the company’s culture. Additionally, they must make a public communication to the stakeholders about the actions implemented and this is the reason why we make this communication in our corporate website. You can see the same information in the website of Global Compact (http://www.unglobalcompact.org).

 

ACTIONS IMPLEMENTED IN YEAR 2018

ACTION Nº 1

Concerned area: Human Rights

Declaration of support to the precise area:
EDUARDO ALBENIZ, S.A.U. declares its support to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its strong commitment to put in place policies and actions to implement the principles 1 and 2 in order to integrate them progressively in the company's culture.

Concerned principles:

  • Principle nº 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
  • Principle nº 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Title of the action:

Control of paper purchases made with wood coming from conflict zones.

Content of the action:

The purchasing department controls its suppliers, asking them to certify that the paper they sell does not come from wood coming from conflict zones.

Expected goals:

The objective is to ensure that the paper that the company buys has not been manufactured from wood coming from conflict zones, in order to avoid being complicit in the violation of basic human rights.

 

ACTION Nº 2

Concerned area: Labour Standards

Declaration of support to the precise area:

EDUARDO ALBENIZ, S.A.U. declares its support to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its strong commitment to put in place policies and actions to implement the principles 3, 4, 5 and 6 in order to integrate them progressively in the company's culture. We declare specifically our commitment to respect the Labour Law and the workers' rights.

Concerned principles:

  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Title of the action:
Renewal of the general agreement with the employees.

Content of the action:

Signature with the employees' representatives of a general agreement for the period 2019-2022 that provides stability to the company and avoids conflicts related to salaries and working conditions.

Expected goals:

- Better social climate in the company.
- Avoid in the period 2019-2022 conflicts related to possible strikes for the negotiation of salaries and working conditions.
- Increase the long-term economic sustainability options of the company.

 

ACTION Nº 3

Concerned area: Environment

Declaration of support to the precise area:

Even if our activity (self-adhesive labels manufacturing) is not especially pollutant and wastes are not considered as dangerous for the environment, we declare our support to the principles 7, 8 and 9 and our strong commitment to put in place policies and actions in order to integrate them progressively in the company's culture.

Concerned principles:

  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  • Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility

Title of the action:

Electricity coming from renewable energy sources.

Content of the action:

During 2018, 100% of the electricity used in the factory, contracted by the company, has come exclusively from renewable energy sources.

Expected goals:
With this action, the company hopes to contribute to improving the air quality of the planet and the life of its inhabitants, contributing to the sustainability of the planet.

 

ACTION Nº 4

Concerned area: Anti-Corruption

Declaration of support to the precise area:

EDUARDO ALBENIZ, S.A.U. declares its support to principle 10 and its strong commitment to put in place policies and actions to avoid all forms of corruption, in particular extortion and bribery, in order to integrate this principle progressively in the company's culture.

Concerned principle

  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Title of the action:

Phase 4 of the implementation of the "System of Prevention of Criminal Risks in the Company":

Content of the action:

To develop the Phase 4 of the implementation of the "System of Prevention of Criminal Risks in the Company ":

- Design of the annual monitoring plan of compliance with the plan and supervision and control measures.

Expected goals:

The goal is to control and correct the possible deviations between the plan and the reality, in order to ensure that the final objective of eliminating the criminal risks for the company is achieved.
 

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