Recycling is more than a business model at Grupo Baux. Our social responsibility is to contribute as much as we can to a more sustainable world. That philosophy has driven and directed our steps until today and will continue to do so in the future.
heart of Grupo Baux
“Although this may be our very first Sustainability Report, environment and recycling have been at the heart of Grupo Baux since its inception more than 20 years ago. Every year, we recycle over 50,000 tons of aluminium scrap to which we give a new life in construction and distribution.“
Paul Henri Chevalier
CEO Grupo Baux /Jupiter Aliminium Corporation
The Baux Group is an industrial group dedicated to producing and coating aluminium and it is one of the industry’s largest companies in Europe. The Group is divided into two subsidiaries, each one dedicated to different phases of the aluminium manufacturing process: recycling aluminum scrap turning it into thin aluminium coils and using the coil coating process to paint them.
Our mission is to produce top-quality mill finish and coated aluminium, in different finishes, using recycled aluminium as raw materials, while contributing to the protection of the environment, whose conservation is paramount to us and preserving health and safety of everyone working in the Group’s facilities.
Our vision is to become a sustainability leader by using aluminium scrap waste as a raw material, diverging from the traditional linear economy and integrating its business into the circular economy.
VALUES THAN INSPIRE
Sustainability, safety, customer orientation, collaboration, involved people, continuous improvement, innovation, respect for the environment, institutional loyalty and focus on the management system.
RECORD PRODUCTION VOLUME
at Coating Plant and 54.074 ton. at Rolling Mill.
RECORD RECYCLING VOLUME
60.725 ton. of aluminium recycled.
RECORD SALES GROUP
RECEIPT OF ISO 14.001
Certification at the Coating Plant.
Nominated and selected as a finalist in the “Best Preventive Practices”
NOMINATED BY aedipE CV
Nominated in the “Companies with Best HR Practices” category.
An integrates management System based on quality and environment
Thanks to the implementation of the IMS, the Group has been able to combine its quality and environment objectives, creating synergies and reducing costs, optimizing resources and improving efficiency and productivity.
As result, simplifying these processes, has led us to improve company efficiency and performance and improve stakeholder satisfaction.
a commintment with the Sustainability and future generations
The Group understands the necessity to adapt its strategy to new trends, consumption habits, and regulatory contexts within the social, environmental, and transparency and corporate ethics spheres.
a Business model based on the circular economy and innovation
In 2019, the Group decided to extend its commitment to sustainability to the rest of the company’s areas and processes.
Remaining committed to employees’ personal and professional development, minimizing the environmental impact of the company’s operations and promoting and supporting the communities around the Group.
In 2019, stakeholders were initially identified and selected with a number of internal processes, involving executive teams and members of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
The value chain configured by the Group’s businesses, led to a number of different selections, so the Baux Group decided to start working with the stakeholders shared between the two business areas (recycling and coating) and those specific to the Segorbe plant.
The Group plans are to expand this specific dialog model to stakeholders to Elche de la Sierra plant in 2020.
ABOUT OUR PEOPLE
Within a context of instability and precariousness in the job market, the Baux Group is committed to providing open-ended employment contracts and supporting its employees’ careers. The Group also has a job bank to cover short and long-term vacancies. The candidates in the job bank have priority for stable positions when they become available.
In 2019, the Baux Group had a staff of 335 employees of which 179 (53%) worked in the recycling and rolling area and 156 (47%) worked in the coating area. A total of 14 had a reduction of working hours related to work-life balance.
In 2019, only 5% of the entire workforce had temporary contracts, while 95% held permanent contracts with an average tenure of 15 years.
Occupational Health and Safety is a pivotal part of achieving the company’s strategic objectives. The Group holds the development of safe workplaces where health and safety risks are controlled and reduced to the minimum as a top priority. So much so, that the Group added an occupational risk prevention system to its integrated management system for the rolling and recycling area and obtained ISO 45001:2018 certification in 2020. Plans are to extend it to the coating area in the coming years.
AND WORK ORGANIZATION
For the Baux Group, social dialog with staff representatives, regardless of who requests it, plays an important role. Social dialog allows the Group to progress on key issues such as promoting equal opportunities between men and women and keeping the organization of work productive and efficient while respecting employees’ social and labor rights.
To guarantee the well-being of its employees, the Baux Group believes proper management of the organization of work is crucial, and it has therefore created a number of initiatives to achieve its work-life balance and flexibility goals. These initiatives are in line with the different realities, organizational and production needs of each center, role, and activity.
Equality, Diversity and non-discrimination
In a globalized market, equal opportunities, especially between women and men, but also between people of different generations and people with different cultural backgrounds, are becoming a decisive factor in a company’s success.
In 2019, 2% of the staff of each Baux Group subsidiaries was reserved for people with disabilities, as stipulated by the General Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and their Social Inclusion.
RELEVANT 2019 TRAINING PLAN DATA
+ 7,000 HOURS OF TRAINING
Entailing an average of 21h of training per employee.
OCCUPATIONAL RISK PREVENTION TRAINING
2,243 h and 125 employees trained.
Training plan about manage people and processes
Leadership and efficiency through LEAN tools.
AWARENESS IN GOOD HEALTHY LIVING HABITS
As well as environmental awareness and English speaking.
ABOUT PRESERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Based on a circular business model, respect and care for the environment are in the Baux Group’s DNA. Since its foundation, environmental issues and impacts have been a priority in the Group’s strategic, operational, and support decisions.
Within the framework of its commitment to the environment, the Baux Group always bears in mind the EU goal, which was also assumed by Spain, of increasing resource productivity 30% by 2030.
From all the waste generated at the recycling plant and rolling mill, over 80% comes from its production processes. The waste recovery system implemented in the plant allows 98% recovery of the waste generated by its processes (salt and non-salt slags, chips made internally, and rejected product) which are reintroduced as raw material.
The Baux Group sets ambitious goals every year to reduce the environmental impact of its activities. Regarding to waste production, it has created an action plan for 2019. Actions aimed at minimizing consumption and/or waste were accompanied by campaigns to raise awareness among employees and other actions to promote sustainable practices.
The company has been gradually reducing energy consumption for several years thanks to efforts done to improve operational efficiency and to the incorporation of new technological advancements in processes and facilities. Thanks to an exhaustive monitoring effort carried out by production plant teams, the potential focal points to improve efficiency have been identified. Those points will be reduced without substantially impacting the production process.
The recycling plant and rolling mill’s Carbon Footprint for the 2019 fiscal year was 20,400 tons of CO2 equivalent to 100% of emissions originated from direct emissions, mainly natural gas emissions. The emissions derived from electricity consumption are residual, because the power marketer for the plant holds a guarantee of origin certificate, stating that energy comes from renewable resources and therefore its emissions factor is 0.
ABOUT OUR VALUE CHAIN
The value chain is a key element of the Baux Group’s success and it needs to be managed strategically and aligned with the Group’s values. The management system is based on the principles of: Approachability, Flexibility, Customization, Speed, Quality, and Respect for the Environment.
demanding supplier management to protect the environment
Within the framework of its procurement policy, the Baux Group promotes responsible purchasing by using transparent supplier assessment and hiring criteria to guarantee sustainable management throughout the supply chain. This way, in the selection process, whether for raw materials, subcontracted services, or other purchases, the Group has defined criteria to ensure the excellence, quality, and environmental commitment it strives for is fulfilled.
the baux group's commitment to its customers
With the efforts made in the last few years and the improvements implemented in all levels and areas of the company, especially with the use of the comprehensive management system, the Group has not only been able to develop an international customer portfolio, but also consolidate it and, above all, secure customer loyalty.
A SUMMARY OF THE 2019 SURVEY RESULTS
98% of customers were satisfied with the quality of service
0.84% customer claims
Corrective measures applied to 100% of customer complaints
ABOUT OUR SOCIAL COMMITMENT
The Baux Group firmly believes in social commitment. This commitment is demonstrated by its participation in the local communities and areas where it operates. Focused on improving dialog with all stakeholders, the Baux Group has an open, transparent, and fully collaborative relationships with the local governments in the places where it operates, especially with the city council.
Within this framework, the company decided to sponsor municipal soccer and basketball teams in Segorbe as well as to finance the purchase of sporting equipments for the municipal Sports Schools in Elche de la Sierra. With this support, the company has made it possible for local children registered for soccer, track and field, rhythmic gymnastics, and other sports to have the uniforms and equipment necessary to train and compete.
AND THIS YEAR 2020 WE CONTINUE WORKING...
with the same effort and commitment to the future.
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