ICT France keeps on growing
Another important phase in the expansion of the ICT France plant in Montargis has just been concluded.
The project involved installing an additional state-of-the-art production line to increase the offer and strengthen leadership in the French market.
Once again on this occasion, the ICT Group reaffirmed its commitment towards continuous improvement by always placing great emphasis on quality.
A special thank you goes to everyone who, with great determination and despite the hardships brought about by the current health emergency, succeeded in completing the project.
Christmas competition at ICT Ibérica
As every year, ICT Ibérica has launched its traditional Children's Christmas Drawing Competition.
In this 7th edition, we have received a total of 90 drawings that are brightening up and filling the walls of our company with colour these days.
We are very grateful for the fabulous reception that this initiative has had year after year by the families and for the enthusiasm demonstrated by the children in each of the drawings presented.
Although every year they make it more difficult for us, after the popular vote and the final election of the jury, the final result has been as follows:
In the 0-4 years category we received 32 drawings, and the selected finalists were: Sergio Sánchez (2 years old), Ayanet Alcaine (4 years old), Leo Vallejo (4 years old) and Pablo Gómez (2 years old). The winner was Ayanet Alcaine.
In the 5 to 8 years category we received 39 drawings, and the selected finalists were: Héctor Velázquez (5 years old), Adrián Gómez (5 years old), Iker Escalona (7 years old). The winner was Adrián Gómez.
In the 9 to 12 years category we received 19 drawings, and the selected finalists were: Adriana Terreu (10 years old), Belen Ruiz (10 years old), Adan Velázquez (10 years old) y Varinia Lapuente (11 years old). The winner was Belén Ruiz.
Many thanks once again to our "little artists" for participating and congratulations to the three winners of this year.
Foxy for Unicef: a long-lasting partnership supporting children
Since 2013, ICT Ibérica, together with Foxy, has been collaborating with Unicef on national and international projects.
In 2020 we reiterated our commitment with a total contribution of Euro 250,000, allocating a considerable part of this donation (Euro 150,000) to funds for the purchase of health and protection supplies for the Covid-19 emergency in Spain.
Meanwhile, we remain greatly determined to pursue the “Girls at School” project in the Ivory Coast, in which we collaborate directly in the complete schooling of 3,020 girls between 9 and 16 years old, and indirectly in that of another 3,000 children enrolled in the 20 schools involved in the project.
These two collaborations strengthen our social commitment and our global contribution in all sectors.
UNICEF is active in over 190 countries and territories around the world with the aim of guaranteeing the rights of all children.
If you wish, you too can collaborate with UNICEF https://www.unicef.org/
The small changes make the difference.
Foxy, always close to you.
ICT Poland: workshop on feedback
In previous years, we dedicated a lot of time and commitment to developing a culture of respect at our company. We have now taken it to the next level and honed skills in sincere conversation, on both easy and challenging topics, applying the principles of mutual respect. For this purpose, we will use the capacity to offer feedback. This is important because through sincere conversation it is easier to establish and nurture relationships with others, in addition to creating a good work climate that undoubtedly affects the sense of safety and satisfaction in the workplace. To tackle such a challenge, in September and October this year we held workshops on “Providing feedback in line with the culture of respect”. These workshops involved all of the leaders of our organisation such as Managers, Foremen, Coordinators and Head Engineers. About 190 people in all.
The main objective of these workshops was to reflect on the current situation regarding feedback, creating a common position on the aim to pursue and learning a simple technique on how to give feedback. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, workshops were carried out in compliance with safety guidelines.
A new investment to reduce emissions and save energy
ICT continues to make progress in pursuing the goal of reducing the impact on the environment and announces a new sustainable investment: the methane gas burners of the hoods on machine 4, installed at the Piano di Coreglia plant, have been replaced. The hood blows hot air on the paper, which helps to dry it. This revamping project involved the installation of two new high energy-efficient burners with low CO (carbon monoxide) and NOx (nitrogen oxides) emissions.
The first Foxy fit 2020 run for employees was held!
This year the traditional event “Kostrzyńska Dziesiątka” [The Ten of Kostrzyn] was not held, but we did not give up.
More than 50 employees decided to participate in a unique initiative, i.e. the Foxy Fit Virtual Run. In fact, for many the virtual alternative was also a bit of a way to get back to normality in these strange times. With the Endomondo app we were able to connect regardless of the position and the distance that separated us. Each participant was rewarded: those who ran 5 km received an exclusive water bottle, and those who finished 10 km got a thermos. Participants were able to organise the Virtual Foxy Fit run differently and individually. During the weekend the weather was good for outdoor exercise. Route and time were chosen by the participants: some ran in groups, others ran the distance alone, while others chose to participate in recreational activities with their families or to run in the stadium. It is important that each of us had fun during the run!
ICT Ibérica committed to Sustainable Development. We contribute to Goals 12 and 14 by reducing single-use plastics
ICT Ibérica reinforces its commitment to Sustainable Development by initiating the campaign to reduce single-use plastics consumption within the organization and contributing, in particular, to the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDO) of underwater life and responsible consumption.
From the first moment, we have counted on the collaboration and involvement of all the organization's personnel, initiating good practices with the removal of plastic cups from water fountains and replacing them with a more sustainable choice. In addition, we are working with the coffee machine supplier to also eliminate the plastic generated by this service.
From now on, we will continue to be involved with this cause to try to eliminate all sources that generate this type of waste, whenever possible.
Friday 25th September dedicated to sustainability
Today we join #FSCFriday, the international day of responsible forest management promoted by FSC©, which aims to raise awareness of the role of forests in everyday life.
Since years, ICT Group has chosen to be part of a responsible supply chain to contribute to preserving forests and promoting sustainable management activities, respecting the environment, people and forestry ecosystems.
Cellulose is one of the most sensitive materials we use in ICT and must be carefully managed throughout the supply management and production process; products bearing an FSC label guarantee consumers that the raw materials used come from responsibly managed forests, respecting high environmental, social and economic standards.
SIX SIGMA / Quality and the Challenge of Big Data
Within the continuous improvement process, ICT Ibérica puts special effort in people training, as one of the main pillars. In a social, economic and industrial world where data have an increasingly higher impact, the Quality department has echoed the Six Sigma methodology, focused on data-based problem solving. In that context, four members of the quality team obtained the Green Belt Six Sigma certification, having passed a theoretical exam and presenting a project to the Top Management. Each of the Green Belt projects, approaching real problems through data-driven problem solving, has generated a positive economic return. The certificates were handed out by José Luis Pérez Quintana, General Director, proving that CT Iberica is firmly committed towards a dynamic working environment that need experts capable to properly manage data to drive the effort to continuously improve our processes
Health and Safety first
ICT spa is pleased to announce that it has obtained the ISO 45001 certification, for the protection of the health and safety of its employees in the workplace.
This certification has replaced the previous one obtained in compliance with the obsolete OHSAS 18001 standard.
With ISO 45001, ICT spa has managed to further improve its health and safety management system through compliance with clear and strict guidelines as required by the new legislation and has strengthened its commitment towards this sensitive and important issue.