Evertis embraces our obligation to society and accepts complete responsibility for the social impact of our activities. Evertis commits to enhancing life in a material way by doing good for people, society and the planet. We are dedicated to creating tangible, substantial benefits for others by providing solutions from our resources, products and expertise. At Evertis our purpose is clear; our commitment is firm; our resolve is unwavering.
It is not just about doing the right thing. When we say we are committed to social responsibility, we mean that education, environment, empowerment and economic development are the basis of our strategic decisions. Whether it’s supporting consciousness of the benefits or recycling, delivering essentials for families, or protecting food supply, our ultimate goal is to improve the health and well-being of every community we touch. At Evertis, doing the right thing, is promoting sustainability as a whole.
We choose strategic partners that by aligning our forces and ideas we have more power to move forward on a journey towards social responsibility.
Our environmental policy includes the following principle:
“Reduce the production of waste by increasing and promoting recycling and recovering material whenever possible”.
Under this statement, we are committed to reduce waste and foster PET recycling not only at our industrial sites, but in all communities where we operate. At Evertis we pledge to invest in solid programs and policies that involve the whole community.
Our main goal is to encourage our local communities to care for the environment by collecting, separating and recycling PET. By sensitizing our communities on the benefits gained from recovering materials that would otherwise end up in landfills, we motivate them to join us in this common goal, as they better understand the associated benefits to society.
Create incentives that promote the collection and recycling of PET among the community
Investments in community recycling programs and curbside recycling infrastructure
Partnerships with local recyclers to promote PET tray recycling
Support technical assistance to recycling infrastructure
Environmental education at schools in nearby communities
Promote the collection of PET plastic and other waste in schools
Encourage the reduction of the use of non-recyclable materials
Expand our reach to more remote communities
Collaborate with other organizations focused on caring for the well-being of society
Reduce the use of non-recyclable waste and maximize the recycling of PET and other recyclable waste to 100% in areas where we are active
Support the needs of local people and institutions such as schools, clinics and churches that promote recycling
July, 2023 – Curitiba, Brazil
We are excited to announce the latest developments in our partnership with Reciclajuda. This year, we significantly expanded our support, now financing another seven informal recyclable waste collectors, totalling ten, including the three we started to support last year. Through our collaboration, we aim to enhance the visibility and recognition of these collectors in Curitiba, Brazil, while simultaneously addressing the issue of waste in the city.
Ongoing activity - Jalisco, Mexico
Our parent company, IMG Group, has a partnership with the Sol Pacífico Foundation, with whom we have partnered in several initiatives linked to education. In this case in particular, we foster eco-brick construction as a sustainable project.
At Evertis we have a mission of a better future for our children by helping them learn quality and innovative information at the greatest rate possible. We work with educators, policy makers and our local communities to identify partnerships through which we can identify solutions to unlock student’s capabilities and expand activities that are succeeding for students.
Grants to local schools impacting technology, activities and schooling
Partner with local universities to develop our projects and involve local students in our innovations
Participate in university programs that foster a circular economy
Sponsor local school sports teams
May 2023 – Jalisco, Mexico
“A community cannot thrive unless it is healthy in every way” - Careyes Foundation. It is for this reason that we renewed our commitment to supporting their Vocational Training Center (VTC). Their goal is to expand professional opportunities for adolescents and adults through a series of courses that broaden horizons and new opportunities.
April, 2023 – Curitiba, Brazil
We have followed through on our commitment to scaling-up our projects with our partner, Sol Pacifico Foundation, and Evertis Brasil has recently partnered with CCM Getúlio Vargas School to promote their cause. Recycling awareness for kids is essential to build a more sustainable future and create a generation of environmentally conscious individuals. By teaching them about recycling, we can empower them to take action and make a positive impact on the environment.
December, 2022 – Brazil
In partnership with Instituto Trancoso Evertis has committed to the Vida + Program, awarding children that come from a low-income family with scholarships that will widen their future opportunities. Through academic reports, Evertis follows the students' progress closely, making sure they are committed to their studies.
July 2022 – Portalegre, Portugal
To fulfil our commitment to caring for the personal and social development of the communities where we operate, we collaborated with a school in one of the local communities where we are present, Escola José Régio in Portalegre.
September 2021 - Likoni, Kenya
Access to education is something that all children should have the opportunity to have, no matter their circumstances. Evertis has committed to improving the lives of the children in an orphanage in Likoni, Kenya, through the donation of a tuk tuk that takes them to school and also serves as a channel for monthly income.
August 2021 - Portalegre, Portugal
As part of our regenerative strategy to be locally attuned, Evertis Ibérica sponsored the AE Best Summer Camp project in Portalegre.
At Evertis we care for the happiness, prosperity and safety of the societies with whom we interact. We identify problems that interfere with their well-being and provide solutions to jointly overcome them. At Evertis we believe in giving back to our communities. We follow our corporate giving policy, to guide us our selection of initiatives we sponsor and the organisations we collaborate with.
“Within our regenerative strategy, Evertis develops social impact actions aimed at stakeholders other than our employees. These actions are part of our mission, committed to create opportunities so that communities can thrive.” Marta Matos Gil, Chief Sustainability Officer.
November, 2022 – Portalegre, Portugal
Supporting local causes is truly important to Evertis, in that sense, we are sponsoring a young handball team in Portalegre, Portugal. Positive experiences that sports bring, play an important role in a young person’s life. Playing sports is linked to better academic results, as determination and goal-setting skills a sport requires can be transferred to the classroom. Fighting for a common goal with a group of players and coaches teaches you how to build teamwork and effectively communicate to solve problems.
October, 2022 – Global Initiative
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual and global campaign to raise awareness on breast cancer. At Evertis we raise our voices together to help and spread the word about the importance of breast cancer early prevention by collaborating in each of the countries we operate through fundraising activities and awareness conferences.
July, 2022 – Portalegre, Portugal
Evertis sponsors second edition of “Património Linguístico”, a book filled with a collection of regionalisms from the North Alentejo, a geographical area of Portugal where our biggest plant is located. As part of our regenerative strategy, we want to ensure that our whole team understands and feels the connection between our activities, their work and the interaction between their bioregion and the local ecosystem.
August, 2021 – Portalegre, Portugal
As part of our regenerative strategy to be locally attuned, Evertis Ibérica sponsored the AE Best Summer Camp project in Portalegre. The camp provided the children from the Bonfim Schools Group the chance to develop socio-emotional skills associated with knowledge in various areas, such as Arts, Nature, Sports and Entrepreneurship.
Our commitment to people and their development goes far beyond just guaranteeing the most basic rights, such as equality, education, or access to basic resources. We have a strong commitment to the well-being of people and the development of the communities where we operate. Our lines of action are regularly updated and adapted to the current social needs. In our 2021-2025 Sustainability Strategy we defined two main action lines that were more critical to the communities we are part of: fighting against domestic violence, and the development of Indigenous communities.
June, 2023 – Italy
Evertis partnered with AGMEN (Associazione Genitori Malati Encefalopatie Neonatali), a remarkable organisation in Italy, that provides invaluable support to families facing the challenges of caring for children with neonatal encephalopathy. Their mission is deeply rooted in compassion, understanding, and resilience, all of which resonate strongly with our own values at Evertis.
Ongoing activity – Portugal
Worldwide, 1 in 3 women will experience some form of domestic abuse. Evertis wants to be part of the solution. In one of the first projects launched in this line of action, Evertis Iberica partnered with a service of the Portuguese Red Cross of Portalegre, which provides personalized, confidential, and free care to victims of domestic violence.
Ongoing activity – Monterrey, Mexico
Evertis collaborated with the Asociación Alternativas Pacifica (ALPAZ) in Mexico, an association that cares for women and children who have suffered domestic violence and provides a perspective of personal development. Their activities contribute to the personal growth of these women, helping them regain autonomy and independence through, for example, self-employment workshops.
The IMG Group, our parent company, has a partnership with the Sol Pacífico Foundation, based in Costa Jalisco, Mexico.
The main objectives of Sol Pacifico Foundation are:
EDUCATION - provide environmental education at local schools
COLLECTION AND RECYCLING - promote the collection of PET and other waste in preschools and primary schools and create incentives that foster waste collection and recycling among communities
REDUCING NON-RECYCLABLE MATERIALS - encourage the decrease in the use of non-recyclable materials
We are aware our company is in a male-dominated industry sector, and this affects especially the gender distribution in our production sites. Therefore, we are taking affirmative actions to make sure that women are present in fields related to environment, engineering, quality, sustainability, marketing, and human resources. Our 2022 numbers prove that we are going in the right direction, and the situation has become more balanced when considering professional categories other than operations and technical workers.
We believe that attracting young talent is key to the success of our company. In 2022, we reinforced our partnerships with universities, to attract the highest quality young talent, and offer professional opportunities for students in our local communities. Engaging with students throughout their education journey, fosters relationships in the early stages of their careers.
We develop long-term and strong working relationships with our employees, that's why over 90% of our contracts are indefinite.
"Through my internship at Evertis I have learnt that it's possible to live in a more sustainable world. Being part of their environmental and sustainability actions has been a fantastic experience, both professionally and personally!"
Training and professional development are crucial components for our company’s success. Our industry is constantly evolving and advancing, making it important for our team to stay updated with the latest technologies and techniques.
Investing in training and professional development can lead to increased efficiency and competitiveness, reduced occupational incidents, improved product quality, and a more skilled workforce. It also demonstrates commitment to our people, which can lead to higher job satisfaction and employee retention.
Every Evertis production plant has its own training program according to their specific production processes and employee needs. Training plans are developed yearly and they are led and coordinated by our Human Resources departments.
March, 2022 – Monterrey, Mexico
Evertis Mexico repeated last year’s successful personal and professional development program, known as Trascendiendo, designed to encourage skills development of our factory employees.
Evertis prioritises our employee’s well-being, going beyond health & safety and extending our support to employee’s long-term success and happiness. In 2021 we launched the IMG for All employee assistance program, helping our employees in coping with personal and professional difficulties that may adversely affect their health and well-being.
We believe health is vital to our general well-being, so we do everything possible so that our employees enjoy freedom from illnesses and promote physical and mental health through several initiatives. For us, social well-being and safety are synonymous with security.
Occupational health and safety standards are met diligently to guarantee our people’s well-being and security. Additionally, we believe in the importance of awareness and sensitizing our employees, contractors and suppliers on certain behaviors than lead to dangerous consequences.
May, 2023 – Global Initiative
At the IMG Group, we believe that our greatest asset is our people. That's why in 2021 we launched our IMG for ALL program, our employee well-being program that goes beyond boundaries to support our employees both personally and professionally. With a strong focus on collaboration, teamwork, and inter-communication, this program aligns perfectly with Sustainable Development Goal 8 that fosters decent work.
Annual Event - Brazil
Internal Week for the Prevention of accidents at work, held once a year, with daily lectures.