All the activities carried out by the Group’s various companies can be divided into actions that benefit health, actions related to education, and others related to sustainable growth and the eradication of poverty.
Collaboration with high education entities
One of Acerinox’s most significant social contributions is its collaboration with educational entities, specifically with universities and vocational training centers.
Collaboration with associations
One of the Group’s significant contributions involves the various associations to which it belongs or with which it collaborates directly.
Acerinox has partnership agreements with more than 20 universities and vocational training centers, thus helping to identify and develop the talent of future professionals, who are key to the industry
The Acerinox Group against COVID-19
To ensure that the health and safety of employees, customers and suppliers was as safeguarded as possible, in 2021 approximately €5 million was spent on precautionary measures, medical supplies, direct aid and donations to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
Acerinox Europa launched a reforestation campaign together with the Misión Ardilla Association and the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Nursery and Primary School in Palmones, Los Barrios. As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, this activity aimed to raise awareness throughout the community, especially among the younger generations, of the importance of caring for the environment and the need to combat climate change. Worthy of note is the importance of the work carried out by Acerinox Europa volunteers to prepare the land, and the APADIS
Association (Association of Parents of People with Intellectual Disabilities of Algeciras), which supplied the trees sponsored by the school’s students.
Employee Tender Loving Care is a not-for-profit organization that seeks support among the factory’s own employees. NAS increased by up to €8,761 more the aid with which the workers financed the difficulties of other employees.
Donation of own material
Columbus Stainless continued to collaborate with the various organisations in the area, donating stainless steel for roofs, fences, stockades and other resources manufactured with Acerinox materials. In 2021, Columbus donated material with a value totalling €20,000 to local schools, non-governmental organisations and other local institutions.
Aid following the floods in Germany
Among the areas worst hit by the July floods in Germany were Altena and Werdohl, where two of the VDM Metals plants are located. The floods caused by heavy and persistent rain caused significant material damage. After the most critical moments and after the damage had been assessed, the generosity of the population, employees and the rest of the Group was evident, helping enormously to alleviate the damage caused. Acerinox contributed €25,000 in aid to the towns of Altena and Werdohl, and another €25,000 in direct aid to the people affected, in addition to donations made by VDM Metals employees.
Agreement with the ALAPAR Foundation
Acerinox and the ALAPAR Foundation signed an agreement to collaborate in the awareness raising, integration of and collaboration with people with disabilities. Both institutions shall carry out training, employment integration of people with disabilities, volunteer collaborations and goods and services, favouring the integration of people with disabilities into society, as well as raising awareness within the company in this connection.
Aid for Kampung Tanjung Langsat
This small village close to the factory was significantly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bahru Stainless wanted to collaborate with the town by donating money and 50 sets of support material valued at €300 each. In a ceremony held on 7 October 2021, the village Chief thanked the factory on behalf of the 21 families affected for the aid.