COMMUNITY

IDESA Group 's commitment extends to the social environment in which it operates. To that end, it undertakes various initiatives to involve itself with the people of the communities where it carries out its activities.

COMMUNICATION

Grupo IDESA has assigned since 1980 in the city of Puebla, space in its facilities to put three football fields for the Zurich-IDESA Football School. It currently has over 100 children between the ages of 6 and 15 who attend on a daily basis in order to practice their favorite sport.

Likewise, on weekends we have the participation of the Sanchez Carvajal Football league where not only external people participate, but also Group employees.

This allows us to gain knowledge of some of the necessities in our community, and let the people learn of our daily operations within a trustworthy and reliable setting, as proof of our commitment as an organization responsible for the community's prosperity.

SECURITY

As part of the community, the facilities from IDESA are integrated into the Industrial Mutual Aid Groups in their localities.

Objetives of the Industrial Mutual Aid Groups

Support the people affiliated to their Emergency Management and Prevention programs, which seek to minimize work accidents and damage to the facilities, the environment or the community.

Mutual Aid requirements

Consider risks to the environment.
Commitment to mutual help.
Responsible for equipment received in support of a domestic emergency.
Responsible of staff sent to the support of a company
Belong to a committee.

Commitment of the members

1. Identify those who will answer during and emergency and define their roles, resources and responsibilities.
2. Evaluate the risks and dangers that can trigger an emergency situation in the community.
3. Make the participants review their own emergency plan so they can adjust it to a coordinated response.
4. Identify the necessary response tasks that have not been covered by existing plans.
5. Harmonize these tasks with the resources available to each of the participants.
6. Make the changes necessary to improve the existing plans, integrate them into the community's global plan and seek a consensus for the integrated plan.
7. Put the community's integrated plan into writing and secure the approval of the local authorities.
8. Inform all the participating groups of the integrated plan and make sure that those in charge of responding to an emergency are properly trained.
9. Define procedures to periodically test, revise and update the plan.
10. Inform and train the whole community to use the integrated plan.

Origin of the Industrial Mutual Aid Groups

As part of the community, the facilities from IDESA are integrated into the Industrial Mutual Aid Groups in their localities.

The Texas City disaster that took place in Galveston Bay, Texas, on April 16, 1947, when the Gradcamp and Hiighflyer vessels were being unloaded of ammonium nitrate provoked an explosion that destroyed a large part of the city. 551 people died, 28 of which were firefighters. There were over 3 thousand people wounded and 100 missing.

The explosion, is considered one of the most severe ever, compared even to the great atomic explosions, and the devastation it left in its wake, was the starting point in a change of awareness of safety and civil protection issues, and set a change regarding processes and emergency prevention and control.

To optimize response to emergencies that may result as a consequence of an accident in facilities where high-risk activities are performed, it has promoted the creation of Local Mutual Aid Committees (CLAM), in which neighboring businesses are mutually supportive.

Who regulates the integration of Industrial Mutual Aid Groups?

Reforms to the General Regulation of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection (Ley General del Equilibrio Ecológico y la Protección al Ambiente or LGEEPA), officially published on December 13, 1996, culminated a broad consulting process that resulted in the revision and extended scope of the chapters of the law published in 1988, regarding aspects related to risky activities, the prevention of accidents that pose a high environmental risk because they involve hazardous materials, and the attenuation of their effect on the people, their goods and the environment.

EDUCATION

Derived from the Principles and Codes for the Integral Responsibility Management Practices, we participate with the Mexican National Chemical Industry's Association (ANIQ) in the Plastics Industry's Commission for Sustainable and Responsible Growth (Comisión de la Industria del Plástico, Responsabilidad y Desarrollo Sustentable, CIPRES).

CIPRES is dedicated to the well-being and development of the plastics industry by demonstrating that plastics are a responsible option for a more environmentally-aware society.

For Group IDESA, education, respect and responsibility towards the environment is an important commitment, so through CIPRES we have contributed to demonstrating some concepts towards the education of children in this field.

Through the Cipres Kids Gang (a series of animated characters representing the 6 most used plastics in our everyday life) the use of this plastics is taught and, most importantly, children are introduced to a culture of responsible handling of plastic through recycling and its proper disposal.

PET is represented by Pety, PVC by Vinyla, Polypropylene by Pepe, High-Density Polyethylene by Cubetin, Polystyrene by Poliestin and Low-Density Polyethylene by Super Bag.

More information at:

www.aniq.org.mx/cipres

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