MYTILINEOS was founded in Greece in 1990, has been listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 1995 and is a member of the FTSE LARGE CAP high capitalization index and a leading international industrial and energy company. The Company is active in the fields of Metallurgy, Electricity and Natural Gas, Sustainable Development Projects, and the Renewable Energy Development and Storage Sector, with more than 4,800 direct and indirect employees and more than 9,000 overseas employees. Its complex business activity is a driving force for the Greek economy, while it has a dynamic presence on all 5 continents with a consolidated turnover of € 2.6 billion. 


Objective Action

MYTILINEOS - Metallurgy Sector, has developed a comprehensive system for dealing with emergencies (eg accident, fire, cages, indoor operations, etc.) at the facilities of Ag. Nikolaou Boeotia. For this purpose, the Protection Service has been established for many years, which consists of a total of 18 full-time employees. The staff is well trained in fire safety and security of the premises, while this team is actively supported by about 100 volunteer firefighters of the other services of the factory, who are properly trained and retrained periodically.


Target Audience

Employees and local communities



Basic initiative of the Metallurgy Sector which is characterized by self-evaluation and self-improvement processes and is implemented on an annual basis.


The company has implemented a health and safety management system, which is certified according to the international standard OHSAS 18001. In this context, it conducts preventive emergency response exercises, in order to verify the readiness and effectiveness of the staff. The Protection Service prepares by participating in the writing of the Emergency Plans (EMCs), distributes the documents to the staff, prepares and conducts the exercises. During the readiness exercises, the Fire Protection team videotapes and takes several photos for educational purposes. The group meets at regular intervals and promotes the above support material.

In addition to conducting and analyzing the exercises, the Fire Protection team has the appropriate mobile equipment and the appropriate means of intervention. Indicatively, the equipment consists of the following:

1. Fire trucks.

2. Spare ambulance, which supports the main ambulance of the Factory Clinic.

3. Mobile high pressure pumps (wheeled) for cases of firefighting and water pumping.

4. Portable fire extinguishers.

5. Rescue equipment in case of falls from a height.

6. Equipment for release from closed and confined spaces.

7. Portable breathing apparatus for the safe operation and escape of personnel.

8. Rescue stretchers.

9. Other firefighting equipment (eg hoses, nozzles, portable fire extinguishers).

10. Other intervention equipment (eg warning cones, chainsaws).

11. Special PPE (eg fireproof uniforms, uniforms for protection against chemical agents).

The above equipment is certified and periodically inspected for suitability and effectiveness. The specific audits follow the requirements of the current legislation and the corresponding standards.


Impact on Society

Ensuring the prevention of accidents in the workplace and protection of the health and safety of workers and thorough preparation for dealing with emergencies. At the same time, the mobile unit of the MYTILINEOS Metallurgy Department assists the Authorities in dealing with incidents in the wider area for the effective and timely provision of assistance, when it receives a relevant call to intervene.

Initiative Location

Al. Aluminum Factory Nikolaos of Viotia

Working with Organization

There are collaborations with the local municipalities in the exercise of the activity of the unit.

Workers Participation


Benefits for Οrganization

The benefits for the company are the following:

1. Ensuring the health and safety of employees and avoiding costly accidents

2. Enhancement of internal Health & Safety culture

3. The reflection and participation of the staff in the procedures.

4. The emergence of malfunctions and problems (eg equipment).

5. Identifying unsafe conditions and behaviors.

6. The identification and analysis of relevant risks.

7. The promotion and reward of good practices.

8. Designing remedial measures to prevent a recurrence of an adverse event.

9. With the practical assistance of the company in the inclinations of support of the project of the local self-government, the further improvement of the relations with the Local Communities is achieved and the guarantee of the license of the social function of the company is achieved.

Connection with Global Goals

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1st Evaluation of key suppliers of MYTILINEOS in SOCIAL and ENVIRONMENTAL issues

ALUMINIUM of GREECE Participation in the European Programme "ENEXAL"

Code of Conduct for Suppliers & Partners MYTILINEOS

Cooperation of MYTILINEOS with the organization Equal Society for the implementation of the project: Assessment of the social value of the program "ENGINEERS IN PRACTICE" through the advanced international methodology SROI

Corporate Social Responsibility Governance System

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European bauxite residue research projects.

Implementation of Certified Management System for the Recording & Reporting of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Integrated Value Creation SCORECARD 2017

MYTILINEOS at the Leadership level of the global CDP-Water Sustainable Development Initiative

MYTILINEOS Group Social Contribution Program

MYTILINEOS practical commitment to the G.E.F.Y.R.A.

MYTILINEOS response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic

MYTILINEOS Social Partners Thematic Consultation: METALLURGY Sector - "Developing a Responsible Supply Chain"

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Supplier Training Program "Business Responsibility for Sustainable Development"

The Development of the Management Approach to Combating Corruption/Bribery & a Self Assessment Implementation Regarding to Bribery and Corruption Aspects

Thematic Consultation: "We are talking about the Environment" - Metallurgy Department MYTILINEOS

"Education - Skills Development and Creation of quality jobs"

"I AM IN" PROGRAM FOR TACKLING SCHOOL LEAKAGE (2nd cycle 9 / 2016-6 / 2017)

"Public Benefit Work" Program Cooperation of MYTILINEOS with the Municipality of Livadeon

“ENGINEERS IN ACTION”: A 12-month paid employment program for talented young engineers - ALUMINIUM OF GREECE

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