COMMITTED TO SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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. 

COMMUNITIES

PROMOTE RECYCLING PROGRAMS IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES

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. 

SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM GOALS

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Create incentives that promote the collection and recycling of PET among the community

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Investments in community recycling programs and curbside recycling infrastructure

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Partnerships with local recyclers to promote PET tray recycling

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Support technical assistance to recycling infrastructure

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Environmental education at schools in nearby communities

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Promote the collection of PET plastic and other waste in schools 

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Encourage the reduction of the use of non-recyclable materials

LONG TERM GOALS

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Expand our reach to more remote communities

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Collaborate with other organizations focused on caring for the wellbeing of society

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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

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Support the needs of local people and institutions such as schools, clinics and churches that promote recycling

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ECO-BRICK CONSTRUCTIONS

April 2020 - Costa de Jalico, 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.

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EDUCATION MEANS SUCCESS

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.

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Grants to local schools impacting technology, activities and schooling

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Partner with local universities to develop our projects and involve local students in our innovations

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Participate in university programs that foster a circular economy

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Sponsor local school sports teams

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DONATION TO CAREYES FOUNDATION

August 2019 - Costa Jalico, Mexico

Through our partnership with the Sol Pacífico Foundation we donated funds supporting a program focused on vocational training.

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RAW MATERIALS UNIVERSITY DAY

October 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal

Our parent company, IMG Group, participated with a stand at the Raw Materials University Day, hosted by the Material Science Department at FCT NOVA, (Faculty of Sciences and Technology of New University of Lisbon), Portugal, with the objective of providing insight on our raw materials and their connection to a circular economy.

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COMMUNITY WELLBEING

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.

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SOLIDARITY RESPONSE DUE
TO COVID-19 CRISIS

March & April 2020 Global Iniciative

The world has never faced a crisis like this one before, as the pandemic impacts communities globally, at the IMG Group, our parent company, strives to do its part in supporting everyone’s efforts to prevent, detect and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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GRATITUDE FROM OUR VALUED PARTNERS

“On behalf of all the health professionals and employees of the Portalegre Health Center, we hereby thank the company for donating 100 masks and 15 face shields to our Health Center. This protective equipment is essential in providing safe care, but at this moment they are scarce. Here is our huge thanks to your company for this donation.”
- Medical Director from Portalegre Health Center
“We truly appreciate your one-time gift of $1,000 to the No Kid Hungry campaign. The coronavirus is closing schools nationwide, and millions of vulnerable children are losing the school meals they depend on. For some, it’s the only food they’ll receive in a given day. Your generosity helps ensure every kid gets three meals a day.”
- No Kid Hungry
"Thank you very much for the masks and disinfectants that Evertis donated to the Grefrath Community Elementary School.
All the best for you and stay healthy."
- Director Grefrath Community Elementary School
“The Direction of the Nossa Senhora da Esperança Nursing Home wishes to thank the company for the donation of PET rolls in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. These rolls allowed us to produce face shields, which will help employees to carry out their tasks more safely.”
- Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Nursing Home
“I would like to thank the company for the kind and important donation of PET rolls that will allow the policeman to be prepared with more protective equipment, contributing directly to the safety of all personnel. In the very difficult time that we are going through, it is important to join efforts. […] We will succeed all together.”
- Commander of the Traffic Detachment of Portalegre
“Your generous gift to the CDC Foundation's Emergency Response Fund will enable us to strengthen critical global health security needs and respond immediately to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Your gift allows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health departments to better prepare for and respond to crisis situations by providing flexibility to meet both immediate and planned needs that would not otherwise be readily available.”
- CDC Foundation
“In times of crisis all details count. The take-away meals that IMG Group offer to the many truck drivers who have to work daily […] help guarantee the continuation of operations and the well-being of these employees. Truck drivers have shown tremendous gratitude and that is why the Alto Alentejo Newspaper become aware of this initiative.”
- Alto Alentejo Newspaper
“Joining efforts to fight the pandemic of the new Coronavirus, the company Evertis Brasil, based in Quatro Barras, has donated products against Covid-19. The Secretary for Industrial, Commercial and Tourism Development of Quatro Barras, Marcos Pereira, praised the company's initiative: "At this moment when we need to join forces in the fight against the pandemic, this multinational company shows all sensitivity in supporting the local actions carried out by the Health teams."
- Communication Department of Prefeitura Municipal Quatro Barras
“In the name of all the police officers who provide service here, thank you for this important donation. Despite the difficult times that we are all going through, it is gestures like these that motivate us even more, and we will do everything, to fulfill what society expects of us.“
- Staff Sergeant of Police, Portalegre district command
 “I would like to thank the company for the kind donation of filament that allowed us to increase our production of face shields that we are supplying to the North Alentejo Health Unit and IPSS, in a partnership with the Group of Schools of the Bonfim, Filkemp and IMG Group. I feel that these solidary partnerships will write the new future that we can build, more fraternal and closer.”
- President of Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre

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EXTENDED LADDER FOR FIREMAN TRUCK

Setember 2019 - Portalegre, Portugal

The IMG Group donated funds to replace the extension ladder of the Portalegre’s fire truck used when fires breakout in multistory buildings.

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HUMAN RIGHTS

Our efforts go further than caring for our communities. We strive to provide as much as possible the essentials for those in need. At Evertis we invest in a variety of urgent needs, detected through our social projects and activities:

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

- Infrastructure reparations 

- Computers and access to internet

Clean water and sanitation

- Rehabilitated bathrooms

Affordable and clean energy

- Light reparation

Quality education

- Restoration of libraries

- Books supply

PARTNERSHIPS

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

WORKPLACE

As a global group we involve employees from various cultural backgrounds and nationalities, prioritizing professional growth and rewarding performance. The more we understand our people, their needs and challenges, the better we can motivate and empower them. At Evertis we promote dialogue with our employees to create a positive and safe work environment.

IMG EMPLOYEE OVERVIEW

TOTAL HEADCOUNT

Number of employees
2017
576
2018
595
2019
621

PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA

EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

More than
23,000 hours
Of training in 2019

+37 hours
Of training per employee

97%
Of participation in 2019

BENEFITS

Link performance to reward and recognition to create motivation
Talent development and creation of career opportunities
Social events to develop staff morale
Pay for employee’s children’s’ schoolbooks
Subsidize cost of day-care and kindergarten
Annual Christmas celebration for employees’ children with Christmas gifts

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TEAM BUILDING

December 2018 - Portalegre, Portugal

Team Building divided in two sessions, one just for Leaders and a second one for Leaders + Teams

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TEAM BUILDING

December 2019 - Monterrey, Mexico

Evertis believes in the importance of teamwork and the creation of a unified group.

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At Evertis we always look back on our global impact and do our best in making the world a little bit better - that is why diversity and inclusion are key for us. Recruiting from a diverse group of candidates means a more creative, innovative, and qualified workforce. Variety is a reflection of the markets and society in which we operate.

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A DAY WITHOUT WOMEN

March 2020 - Mexico

At Evertis Mexico we reject any kind of manifestation of violence. That is why we joined #ADayWithoutWomen movement that was called for on March 9th, 2020.

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MOTHER’S DAY

March 2020 - Brazil

We delivered a symbolic souvenir to all mothers who work at Evertis Brazil as a gesture of admiration for the strong working mothers who balance work responsibilities with their families’ needs. 

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

At Evertis, we believe health is vital to our general well-being. 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 sensitize our employees, contractors and suppliers on certain behaviors than lead to dangerous consequences. 

Number of workplace accidents
REDUCE 20%
From 2018 to 2019

Workplace accidents frequency rate
REDUCE 11%
From 2018 to 2019

More than
1900 hours
Of training in OHS in 2019

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SEMANA SIPAT

Annual Event - Brazil

Internal Week for the Prevention of accidents at work, held once a year, with daily lectures.

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

March & April 2020 - Global Initiative

At the IMG Group we reinforce the important role that good occupational safety and health good practices play, as seen during the current sanitary crisis caused by the Covid-19 virus.

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CARING FOR OUR VALUE CHAIN

March & April 2020 - Portalegre, Portugal

Due to the unprecedent sanitary crisis caused by the Covid-19 virus, the IMG Group has donated 575 meals so far to all truck drivers who transport products from Evertis and Selenis industrial sites in Portugal.

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