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Professional growth

Future generations will look for ethical companies with a positive social impact. We foster the personal and professional growth of our team with the aim of creating a safe and cohesive work climate, retaining young talent, and attracting women to a highly masculine field.

Through our Professional Growth programme, ELIX Polymers will continue striving to offer its employees adequate employment conditions, guarantee job stability and reinforce continuous education, training and awareness as a means of attracting young people and talented women.

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PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

  • Improve professional development and talent retention at ELIX.
  • Ensure and improve the job quality and motivation of the people who form part of ELIX.

ACTION PLANS:

  • Promote talent identification and retention within ELIX.
  • Update our Equal Opportunity Plan.
  • Stimulate external education opportunities for young people and women by establishing more solid collaborative programmes with universities and professional training schools.
  • Continue and strengthen ELIX's commitment to the well-being, safety and work conditions of its employees.

100 % of our staff is covered by the collective agreement.

Our entire staff operates under the General State Agreement for the Chemical Industry and the improvements as stated in ELIX Polymers’ 2nd Complementary Agreement.

OUR TEAM

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1. Data shown in this graph is for staff in Tarragona (Spain), where the only facilities of the company are located. Included in total employees are those semi-retired.

2. With the exception of this graph, the rest of the indexes shown do not include external workers as we do not have direct management capacity over them.

OUR TEAM BY CONTRACT TYPE

(31/12/2020)3

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OUR TEAM BY TIMETABLE

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In 2021 we have increased the workforce by 3.9%. 100% of our staff work full time.

Talent identification and recruitment

Lean culture is the base of our collaborators’ personal and professional development. It determines the way we resolve the daily challenges of our organization.

Talent attraction is related to the expectations of new generations in terms of how a company works and the positive social and environmental impact it can have, as well as the incorporation of young people into technical degree programmes and training courses. ELIX works to recruit and retain talent internally through training programmes and continuous feedback, and externally through partnerships with research centres, universities and high schools.

ELIX Polymers promotes the personal and professional development of its collaborators through the LEAN philosophy. LEAN is a method of improvement and continuous learning based on a series of values, principles and techniques that help to strengthen our management processes, and at the same time, promote the development of our team of professionals.

Professional growth

With our Focus Manager Project, we strengthen the leadership capacities of specifically-identified team managers and staff, with the aim of improving communication, emotional intelligence and change management

FLEXIBILITY

We are committed to a flexible, hybrid work timetable for those positions that allow for it.

This model combines remote-working and in-office working, with a degree of timetable flexibility at the start and end of the working day. We also created a Ten Commandments of Good Practice for successfully implementing this new flexible hybrid work timetable, which complements the existing guidelines on digital disconnection and remote working.

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Diversity and equality

We work to foster the inclusion of women in a field where women's presence has traditionally been low.

At ELIX we continue to be fully committed to equal opportunities without gender-based discrimination. We have anEquality Commission We have an Equality Committee, which has drafted a Situation Assessment and is developing the second edition of the Equality Plan for 2022.

Women’s presence in the company and in governing organs is on the rise

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26,6 %

THE PRESENCE OF WOMEN BY JOB CATEGORY

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Health and safety are vital

ELIX's commitment to the health of it collaborators and the safety of its processes remains intact

We have a Corporate policy for job safety and the prevention of serious accidents (HSE), whose aim is to avoid injury and illness, prevent job and process-related accidents, and minimise exposure to risks posed by job activities.

We have a Health and Safety Committee which meets periodically to deal with health and safety actions that have been carried out, exceptional issues, or proposals presented by colleagues

Through a management system we define the responsibilities, goals and actions related to occupational health and safety. The scope of this system includes all ELIX employees and activities, as well as the service companies who carry out their activities in our facilities.

Our health and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have allowed us to maintain our production facility operations and satisfy customer demand with no infections in the company.

Managing the pandemic has meant defining numerous internal procedures according to the legislation and protocols of the Spanish Ministry of Health, the Catalan government (the Generalitat), the OHS Surveillance Service and sector-specific guides published by FEIQUE for the different areas of the chemical industry. These internal procedures have always adapted to the progression of official announcements, as well as the different stages of the pandemic.

At ELIX, we have a global vision of Occupational Health and Safety where both aspects are closely related and approached with a common strategy. Our healthy company strategy, simultaneously emphasises physical, social and emotional well-being. The six core concepts of its structure encompass all areas related to the health and safety of both the organization and its social environment.

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STRUCTURE

Leadership and commitment of Senior Management

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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Job safety and excellence in preventive measures

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PSYCHOSOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Personal and professional development, mental and emotional wellbeing

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HEALTH RESOURCES

Disease prevention and healthy habits

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COMMUNITY

Stakeholders and social environment

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ABSENCE / PRESENCE

Workers' presence

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KEY FEEL-GOOD ACTIONS IN 2021

We took a number of actions to pursue our goal of being a healthy company, such as producing the Collective Health Report for 2018-2020, reviewing our Healthy Company Strategy and defining a new Well-being Strategy for 2022-2024. We also continued to promote health and safety with activities such as Safety Day (the 2021 edition focused on resilience) and various themed communication campaigns (heart health, healthy living, physical activity, sun exposure, and colon cancer).

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The majority of accidents were related to blows or flying particles

In 2021, the following measures were taken to prevent accidents:

  • Minimising risks for critical operations and updating the procedures for critical operations.
  • Improving hygiene conditions in the workplace, particularly regarding exposure to carcinogenic products.
  • Improving safety training with a new online tool to provide basic training in occupational risk prevention.
  • Optimising the health and safety system in order to obtain ISO 45001 certification in 2023.
  • Optimising the management of occupational risk prevention using the SmartOSH digital tool.
  • Improving the inherent safety and reliability of equipment and facilities to reduce the risk of an industrial accident.
  • Ensuring correct safety management for processes by using HAZOP risk analysis.
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ACTUACIONES PREVENTIVAS DE LAS CONDICIONES DE LOS LUGARES DE TRABAJO

10 HOUSEKEEPING AUDITS3

768 Preventive Safety Observations 443 EN 2020

5 INTERNAL EMERGENCY EXERCISES IN PRODUCTION PLANTS

1 ANNUAL DRILL, ACCORDING TO THE REGULATION

38 NOTICES OF UNSAFE SITUATION 41 en 2020

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TRAINING

3.091 HOURS OF TRAINING

3. Audits carried out by a team made up of Operations managers and shift managers.

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