Measures of ICT Ibérica’s 2021 Gender Equality Action Plan
Throughout 2021, we continued to implement the measures that are included in our 2020-2023 Gender equality action plan.
We drew up our Guide for Inclusive Communication. A handy manual in which we share, with all male and female workers, advice and useful tools to systematically render internal and external communication inclusive, thus contributing to the elimination of gender stereotypes, sexist prejudices, and various forms of discrimination that pave the way for inequalities. Aware of the value and transformative power of language, with this guide ICT Ibérica wishes to opt for inclusive language in drafting all its internal documents and disclosure materials.
Furthermore, we have made all personnel aware of our “Protocol for the Prevention of sexual harassment and harassment on grounds of sex at work”; we have provided training courses on inequality and awareness-raising; we have reviewed our remuneration policies, reinforcing the principle of equal remuneration of men and women in positions of equal value; and we have informed the employment agencies with which we collaborate of our Gender equality action plan, asking them to draft their own to prevent prior selection and guarantee equal opportunities also in recruitment processes.
At ICT Ibérica, through all these actions and those we are implementing, we work to prevent inequality based on gender and lack of equality among people. We integrate the principle of equal treatment and equal opportunities pervasively in all sectors and for all purposes, saying no to all types of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, civil status, origin, disability, age, ethnicity, political convictions and religious belief, trade union membership or any other type of membership, guaranteeing a multi-faceted and inclusive workplace environment.
Further steps forward in the ICT UK Ltd. project
A few months after submitting the proposal to open the first ICT production facility in the United Kingdom, another essential milestone has been achieved, which will make it possible for the project to move forward.
Indeed, a few days ago, the members of the Flintshire planning committee unanimously approved the project concerning the Northern Gateway site in Deeside, North Wales.
As previously announced, many new jobs will be created and there will be an opportunity to boost the Flintshire economy.
ICT is proud of the results achieved so far and is ready to move forward with the investment with determination and strong team spirit, characteristics that have always distinguished the success of the group.
We look forward to seeing you at the Marca Fair
MARCA by BolognaFiere, the large international Private Label trade show organized by BolognaFiere Group in partnership with #ADM, will take place in Bologna on the 12th and 13th April 2022. We will be there and we are looking forward to welcome you at Hall 30 Stand F80.
ICT Ibérica and the Alcoraz Foundation for reforestation with "Juega tu papel"
The Alcoraz Foundation and ICT Ibérica, through our Foxy brand, have launched the initiative 'Juega tu papel'. This is a reforestation project that aims at repopulating three hectares, one in Huesca, one in Zaragoza and one in Teruel, with the help of an important sports club in each province of Aragon.
To this end, ICT Ibérica and the Foundation collaborate with three sports organisations: the football team S.D. Huesca, the basketball team Casademont Zaragoza and the volleyball Club Voleibol Teruel, which will support this initiative
The aim is to improve several green areas in the region, contribute to the protection of the Ebro river basin, help restore the soil and create windbreaks to protect the crops. In this way, everyone will play their part in the fight against global warming, and social awareness initiatives will be carried out in schools through environmental education.
Reforestation has been taking place since last November – with different plants and trees suitable for the specific areas – in three Aragon locations (Alagón, Siétamo and Calamocha), with CO2Gestión as supplier of the gardening services required for the project.
'JUEGA TU PAPEL' IS A CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTION
The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism grants a subsidy to ICT Ibérica, S.L.U.
On 28 December 2021, Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti Ibérica, S.L.U. received financial aid, in relation to the 2021 call, valid for the "Compensation scheme of Electro-intensive Consumers for the charges of the specific remuneration for renewable energies and high-efficiency cogeneration and for additional cost corresponding to non-continental territories" for a total amount of €303,241.31.
ICT Ibérica Christmas Contest
ICT Ibérica announced the 8th edition of its traditional Children’s Drawing Christmas Contest. We received a total of 67 drawings that bring cheer, colour, and magic to the walls of our company, just in time for the Christams holidays. We are supremely grateful for the overwhelming response to this initiative from families year after year and for all the joy and enthusiasm with which the children imbued all their drawings once more. Even if choosing the best ones gets harder every year, here are the final results following the popular votes and the final decision of the jury: in the 0-4 years category, we received 20 drawings and the finalists selected were: Pablo Gómez (2), Celia Sanz (4), Daniela Ariza (4) and Mateo Aliaga (4). The winner is Pablo Gómez. In the 5-8 years category, we received 31 drawings. The selected finalists were: Adrián Gómez (6), Lucía Terreu (8), Martina Sanz (8) and Iker Escalona (8). The winner is Lucía Terreu. In the 9-12 years category, we received 16 drawings. The selected finalists were: María Luengo (9), Adriana Terreu (11) and Varinia Lapuente (12). The winner was María Luengo. Congratulations to the winner and to the two winners of this edition! And many thanks to the children for having taken part.
ICT Ibérica takes part at the VII Carrera de Empresas ESIC
For the third year in a row, ICT Ibérica lent its support to participation in La Carrera de Empresas de ESIC by registering all personnel interested in taking part and by providing everyone with a Foxy team T-shirt.
The goal of this event is to promote team values among colleagues and to make sports and their benefits to health a part of corporate culture, reinforcing the shared values of the world of business and that of sports, such as effort, sacrifice, personal improvement, team work, and fair play, to name but a few.
The 8 km race took place on 19 December, with the participation of approximately 4,000 people from various companies and the public administration.
A total of 23 workers took part, divided into 4 men’s and 2 mixed (men and women) teams, alongside 5 colleagues who participated individually.
All participants expressed their enthusiasm for the day and their desire to do it all once again this year.
Team Foxy 4, made up of Pablo Gil, Javier Álvarez and Ginés Tolón, came third in the Men’s Team category and finished with a total time of 28.21 minutes. Well done, champions! And thanks to all runners for having taken part and for their effort.
ICT France and ICT Iberica are rewarded for their performance
Carrefour France, a major player in European distribution, awarded ICT France and ICT Iberica for their highest quality of deliveries to its warehouses since the beginning of the Covid crisis.
ICT France's Supply Chain Director, Eric Grousseau, had the privilege to receive this award on behalf of ICT.
As pointed out during the presentation of the prize, this performance is all the more remarkable since it was achieved while the health crisis severely penalized deliveries to Retail Chains ; ICT France and ICT Iberica obtained a service rate of 99.6%. As Carrefour pointed out, this is the best rate of all the companies producing the Carrefour brand.
“Congratulations to the Supply Chain teams of ICT France and ICT Iberica who have implemented agility and flexibility for our customer.”
FSC® Core Labour Requirements: New Versions of Chain of Custody Standards
The Forest Stewardship Council® has released in September 2021 new Core Labour Requirements in its chain of custody certification standard, to provide added protection for the rights of workers in all FSC® certified operations.
The new standard focuses on ILO declaration and conventions, with special regards to:
- Child Labour abolition
- Prevention of any form of Forced Labour
- No Discriminations, to ensure equal access to occupation and professional growth
- Freedom of Association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
In that contest, ICT decide to promptly adopt the new version of the standard FSC-STD-40-004 (V3-1) since of next re-certification audit, as the protection of workers’ rights has always been part of our commitments and the base of our Policy and Mission.
ICT Poland celebrates its 20th anniversary
This year, ICT Poland’s anniversary celebrations took place in a different way. Instead of the usual party with music and dancing, many other activities were organised, including the creation of murals in the town of Kostrzyn.
‘Everyone at ICT Poland is delighted to be celebrating the company’s 20th anniversary. So why not share this joy with all the inhabitants of Kostrzyn nad Odrą? With this mural, we want to mark a very important event in our history, but at the same time we also want to make these spaces more attractive and colourful for Kostrzyn’s residents and visitors.’ – Michał Wrembel, General Manager of ICT Poland
The winning project
Together, we chose the project by Justyna Hołubowska-Chrząszczak. The author is an illustrator living in Gdańsk. Throughout her career she has worked for: The Times, Puro Hotels, Casa Editrice MAC, Diana Kotb, LPP, Party by Modern and Herbapol. Justyna is also the author of the mural projects created in Toruń, Warsaw and Lublin.