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

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


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

The G.E.F.Y.R.A program aims to create a new model of supply by companies of quality positions "preparation for employment" in 3 axes:

  • apprenticeship
  • internship
  • vocational training (traineeship)

with the ultimate goal of converting a significant number of them into permanent jobs, reducing the skills gap and through it contributing to tackling youth unemployment, halting the phenomenon of brain drain abroad.


Target Audience



The participation and consequently the commitment of MYTILINEOS concerns the years 2017-2020


MYTILINEOS participation in the G.E.F.Y.R.A. (Greek Enterprises For Youth Reinforcement Acceleration), is done in collaboration with CSR HELLAS, which implemented the program during the two years 2015-2017 as a national partner of CSR Europe in Greece, in combination with its participation in the European apprenticeship program (Eu talent), formally signing the relevant commitment. Utilizing its experience from programs it has implemented (ENGINEERS IN PRACTICE and NEW GENERATION IN ACTION) which are directly related to the goals of the initiative, the company undertook to undertake to:

  • allocate a certain number of paid "preparation for employment" positions in one or more of the 3 axes: Internship, Vocational training (traineeship), Apprenticeship
  • incorporate the quality criteria of the Program in the company's actions for these positions
  • develop a framework for cooperation with academic community actors for joint action to fill the "skills gap"
  • contributes to the implementation of dissemination and communication actions of the Program
  • examine its participation in the program "Adopt an SME" with coverage, by our company, of the cost of apprenticeship of young people (for the part not covered by OAED) who are employed in SMEs of the supply chain 

with the ultimate goal of the company's contribution to tackling youth unemployment and their integration into the labor market.


Impact on Society

The two actions that have been planned under the program are in progress, and the first results will appear within the second half of 2018. These actions are:

  • The implementation of the NEW renewed program ENGINEERS IN PRACTICE that will cover all Business Areas of MYTILINEOS.
  • The start of cooperation with the Athens University of Economics and Business to support the institution of the Youth Entrepreneurship Summer program (YES).

Initiative Location

MYTILINEOS headquarters in Athens.

Working with Organization

Yes cooperation with the CSR HELLAS network.

Workers Participation

Yes (CSR teams and General Directorate of Human Resources)

Benefits for Οrganization

Benefits for MYTILINEOS from its participation in the program are:

  • contribute to tackling the problem of skills gap,
  • attracting new talent and through their retention contribute to tackling the problem of brain drain abroad,
  • strengthening the image of the company as an active citizen and responsible employer,
  • improving the quality of apprenticeships / internships / vocational training programs,
  • Strengthening supply chain relations ("Adopt an SME" program),
  • support for the development of synergies and partnerships with the academic community,
  • promotion of the company in events and productions of the program at national and European level.

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

Dental prevention and treatment program for children from socially vulnerable groups "We give children smiles"

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 response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic

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

Program "Creation & Upgrading of Emergency Departments"

Program "Information and awareness of the school community on the prevention and response to forest fires, forest protection policies and practices"

Skills4engineers | Mellon Skills Accelerator

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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