Forming strong partnerships
FORMING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS
Developing relationships and communicating with the communities in which we operate.
Stakeholders All 65 INEOS’ sites have a coordinated approach to building and strengthening relationship with their stakeholders
GO RUN FOR FUN 175K More than 175,000 children took part in Go Run for Fun in 3 years
Responsible Care As signatories of the Responsible Care Charter we are committed to open communication in our communities
The Daily Mile 2K+ More than 2,500 schools taking part in the Daily Mile supported by INEOS
Enhancing communities INEOS committed to improving the quality of life and enhancing the vitality of communities in which we operate
INEOS AIMS TO BE a good and valued neighbour and strives to maintain the trust of communities living and working close to our sites. This underpins our license to operate. Each of our sites has a coordinated approach to building and strengthening their relationships with their local stakeholders.
We are committed to the long-term sustainability of our operations and in supporting the communities around our sites. This manifests itself in a variety of ways from staff volunteering to support of worthy causes, local sponsorship and regular communications.
We work alongside schools and colleges in promoting science, technology and engineering. Bringing relevance to the school curriculum with either visits to our sites or ‘employees in the classroom’, we support and enhance the delivery of learning in schools. Meeting and working alongside our employees provides inspiration to the next generation of scientists and engineers.
We also look for ways to collaborate with neighbouring companies. In Belgium, Lavéra (France), Grangemouth (UK) or Norway for example, we have developed strong industrial clusters. These bring together local businesses to share resources, infrastructure and utility services. These clusters also work together to organise community events such as the series of open days that took place in 2011 to promote the International Year of Chemistry.
OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS
WE BELIEVE THAT regular, clear communications about our operations helps build trust with our neighbours. It is a demonstration of our commitment to, the principles of Responsible Care.
We use different methods across our sites and facilities to share information with our neighbours depending on the needs of each community. Our local community groups share information about the work we do, our track record and local topics of interest. Each site applies a local approach. Some of our sites use electronic updates to let the community know about any changes that may be happening on site, for example work that might generate noise or local disruption.
On the rare occasion that we have incidents at our sites we work hard get an information out to the community as quickly as possible.
We also host community forum meetings like the ones we have organised in Runcorn and in Grangemouth.
In some locations like in Addyston, Ohio INEOS Styrolution business has a public advisory group which provides a forum for open and candid dialogue on topics of interest to the community and plant employees, including but not limited to environmental, health and safety issues and the economic health of the Addyston facility.
We also host community forum meetings like the ones we have organised in Runcorn and in Grangemouth. These forums involve local residents, community groups and stakeholders. They enable us to provide updates, to the public about our sites and businesses introducing plans for the future. Importantly they provide a platform for local people that live and work close to our sites to directly ask us questions. In addition, we sometimes hold open house days when local people can come and tour our sites to see for themselves exactly how we operate.
In our effort to do sustainable business we continuously push further and also join forces with other neighbouring sectors and local organisations. This allows us to foster cross-sector collaboration which creates benefit across all three pillars of sustainability and which can be shared between partners.
By collaborating, resources and materials, infrastructure and services, even utility supplies can be shared
When our businesses form clusters, we don't only aim at creating economies of scale, it is also a major incentive to make efficient use of resources. By collaborating, resources and materials, infrastructure and services, even utility supplies can be shared. Several INEOS sites co-host cogeneration plants that supply the onsite heat and power needs and operate cost effectively and energy efficiently. By sharing products and utilities, we optimise the use and value of resources, minimise chemical flows and reduce energy use.
We want to tackle the current emerging debate on how to bring benefits to the economy, make it more sustainable and competitive. Thanks to our many initiatives in all aspects of our activities we are contributing to the circular economy and continuously providing solutions to move forward in the right direction.
HEALTH & WELLBEING FOUNDATIONS: THE DAILY MILE
THE DAILY MILE IS a simple but groundbreaking initiative, encouraging primary schools and nurseries to take children outside running for just 15 minutes each day. The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and well-being of children in the UK and around the world – regardless of age or personal circumstances- and create healthy habits for life. It is a simple and effective programme that any school can implement for free, and its impact can be transformational - improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general well-being.
The Daily Mile Foundation is a charity, established by Elaine Wyllie, the Pride of Britain Award winning former head teacher of St Ninians School in Scotland where The Daily Mile first began.Elaine wants every child to have the opportunity to run or walk a mile each day, and has seen the initiative work in the long term in a wide variety of schools. Supported by INEOS, she is now working with a small team to build a Daily Mile community in the UK and beyond, with schools, local councils, sports bodies and other charities.
INEOS is backing The Daily Mile campaign due to its passionate belief in the importance of getting children active and healthy from a young age. It also supports this cause through its own children’s running initiative, GO Run for Fun (link to GRFF page), which organises 2 km fun runs free to schoolchildren across the globe.
The Daily Mile is successful because it is simple and free:
- It takes place over just 15 minutes, with children averaging a mile each day.
- Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.
- There’s no set up, tidy up, or equipment required.
- Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.
- It’s social, non-competitive and fun.
- It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile.
- Schools build The Daily Mile into their day in the way that best suits, and can link it to the curriculum.
For further information visit The Daily mile site at: www.thedailymile.co.uk
HEALTH & WELLBEING FOUNDATIONS: GO RUN FOR FUN
GO Run for Fun is an international children’s fitness campaign, designed to inspire children to be more active through fun short-distance running events. It has been a phenomenal success with over 280,000 children taking part since it was launched in 2013.
The GO Run for Fun programme has a very simple aim - to get as many kids between the age of 5 and 10 running as possible, through well-organised events. Since GO Run for Fun kicked off in Summer 2013, we have seen young runners take part in events spanning the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, USA, Mexico and Singapore - and the number of events is still growing!
In addition, GO Run For Fun has created a 6-week in-school health & wellbeing programme which teaches about the importance of healthy lifestyles, nutrition, exercise and teamwork. The resources are freely available to schools, which include videos, presentations, activity cards and a poster for children to learn from. As part of this programme, schools are also able to take advantage of a GRFF school twinning programme, connecting with another school from around the world.
From its inception, The GO Run for Fun Foundation has been supported by INEOS and its founder, Jim Ratcliffe, driven by a personal belief that promoting the health and well-being of young people is a critical responsibility for INEOS and our wider society.
To follow GO Run for Fun’s planned events, and find out when we're running near you, visit GO Run for Fun’s dedicated Events page. You can also contribute to the initiative by clicking the "Donate" button.
For further information about INEOS GO Run For Fun visit the site at: www.gorunforfun.com