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Factsheet for measure GR-2020-12/1758 – measures in Greece

MYTILINEOS: Changes to the operational plan to face the COVID-19 pandemic

MYTILINEOS: Allages sto epihirisiako sxedio leitourgias gia tin antimetopisi tis pandimias (Αλλαγές στο επιχειρησιακό σχέδιο λειτουργίας για την αντιμετώπιση της πανδημίας)

Country Greece , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 15 March 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Company practices
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Other
Author Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)
Measure added 04 February 2021 (updated 08 February 2021)

Background information

MYTILINEOS is one of Greece’s leading industrial companies, with activities in Metallurgy, EPC, Electric Power and Gas Trading. From the outset and long before the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic, MYTILINEOS has been following national and international guidelines for prevention and protection of the pandemic, taking strict measures to limit its spread. MYTILINEOS' primary goals were and continue to be:

  • the health of its employees and their safety at work, as well as the health of their families;
  • the contribution to the country's effort by supporting the National Health System and society as a whole, and
  • the ensuring of the Company's constant operation.

Content of measure

MYTILINEOS has implemented a number of measures to be adapted to the new situation and face the consequences of pandemic. Between these measures, at the operational level are:

  • Developing business continuity plans with targeted measures for the production units
  • Establishing a communication and management network consisting of special teams, in all of the Company's facilities both in Greece and abroad.
  • Putting in place special safety measures at Protergia Energy stores.
  • Putting in place procedures and establishing areas for locating and isolating potential outbreaks of the virus in office premises and industrial facilities.
  • Adopting additional special measures in the Metallurgy Business Unit, such as: a) discontinuing mass transfer of personnel to the aluminium plant by leased buses - giving incentives for commuting by private vehicle, subsidising a part of the fuel; b) closing locker rooms and providing single-use protective clothing; c) avoidance of crowding in control rooms.

Also to protect and support the health of its people, between the taken measures are the following:

  • Setting up a special team (COVID Management Team) for monitoring, evaluating and dealing with the effects of the phenomenon effectively.
  • Timely adoption of increased personal hygiene measures.

Use of measure

MYTILINEOS provides more than 2,700 direct and indirect jobs. The measures taken in order to face the pandemic are targeting to safeguard: the normal continuation of the corporate activities and the work environment, which is characterised by job security, equality, stability and commitment of employees to the corporate values.

Contents

  • Health and safety
  • Work organisation

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Workers in essential services
Companies providing essential services
Larger corporations
Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
Companies

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Company level

Involvement

There is no involvement.

Views and reactions

The operational plan of the company is positive as regards the continuation of the company's activities in energy sector and safeguard the health and safety at the workplace.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      C - Manufacturing C24 Manufacture of basic metals
      D - Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply D35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

This case is not occupation-specific.

Sources

  • 05 February 2021: MYTILINEOS' response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Η ανταπόκριση της MYTILINEOS στην πανδημία του ιού COVID-19 (www.mytilineos.gr)

Citation

Eurofound (2021), MYTILINEOS: Changes to the operational plan to face the COVID-19 pandemic, measure GR-2020-12/1758 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2020-12_1758.html

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