As a business adhering to the Responsible Care programme, Chemo Group has recently been authorised to use the CSR-Corporate Social Responsibility branding after fulfilling all the necessary requirements. This stamp guarantees Chemo Group’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. The initiative aims to provide companies within this programme with visible recognition that certifies their commitment to CSR policies.
With more than 22 years of implementation in Spain, Responsible Care is the international voluntary initiative of the chemical sector for the continuous improvement of Safety, Health and Environmental Protection in all its operations, in accordance with the principles of Sustainable Development and The CSR. Currently more than 60% of Spanish chemical production is carried out in companies affiliated with Responsible Care.
Chemo Group has received one of the best business practices awards from KPMG and El Confidencial in the Internationalisation category, in which companies that allocate part of their resources to enter new markets abroad compete to search for new business opportunities. Our company has a strong commitment to internationalisation and the diversification of its investments. Thanks to this strategy, it is currently operating in 40 countries.
The Spanish plant Química Sintética, located in Alcalá de Henares, has once again set an example with its solidarity. This year's project was the same as last year's and it consisted of sending the metal closures from raw material containers to a metal recycler to raise funds. With these funds and the contributions of the employee, they were able to triple the number of snacks they donated to the Red Cross this year, donating over 830 snacks to the Corredor del Henares Red Cross for socially excluded children.
At the end of last year, Exeltis in Spain started a new phase full of enthusiasm and expectation. The new sales force met in Madrid for two weeks to learn and find out all about the Exeltis philosophy and its programme of excellence. Led by its director in Spain, Alberto Fábregas, and accompanied by Leandro Sigman, chairman of Chemo Group and Nick Haggar, CEO of Chemo Group, the forty new delegates of Exeltis prepared to make our brand a benchmark in Women's Health, with innovation as its banner and a clear commitment to serving both professionals and patients. From the outset, Exeltis has had a clear protagonist: science. We were fortunate to have with us prestigious gynaecologists who gave us their views on what is currently needed in gynaecology and in women's health education.
Santander played host to the 2016-2020 Child Friendly Cities Seal awards ceremony, which took place alongside the 8th UNICEF Best Practices, Child Rights and Municipal Policy awards ceremonies. It also included renewal of the Citation of Excellence certification for some twelve Child Friendly Cities. In total, the 2016 event saw more than 50 institutions, councils, cultural associations, primary and secondary schools, and foundations receive awards.
The multinational pharmaceutical Grupo Chemo, together with its Liconsa plant, located in Azuqueca de Henares, has just received one of the Business Excellence Awards 2016 from the CEOE Guadalajara for the category of "Highest recruitment" in the area. The awards, given out each year by the association from the Alcarria region, will be held on 12 November with the aim of highlighting some of the most outstanding companies over the past year.
As every year, Chemo Group attended the CPHI Worldwide, the international reference fair for the pharmaceutical sector, which was held in Barcelona this year and welcomed more than 36,000 visitors from more than 150 countries. With a stand of almost 400 square meters, Chemo took advantage of this annual meeting between laboratories and leading companies in this sector to present the latest news of its complete range of active principles and finished pharmaceutical forms.
Chagas, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, was originally transmitted by insect in endemic areas of South America, Central America and Mexico, but has since spread to non-endemic countries such as Spain, the USA, Japan, Australia and Canada thanks to migration. It can also be transmitted through mother-to-child transmission and blood transfusions. The World Health Organisation (WHO) classifies Chagas as a neglected (or forgotten) tropical disease.
Once again this year, the athlete Chema Martínez is undertaking a new solidarity adventure to combat Chagas, a disease that affects between 8 and 10 million people worldwide. He will be accompanied by a team of twelve amateur sportspeople, including colleagues and company director members, and the cyclist Miguel Induráin, For the second consecutive year, these adventurers are again joining forces and efforts to cycle the 970 km that separate Madrid from Finisterre.
Fundacion Mundo Sano and Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, signed an agreement to diagnose and treat people affected by Chagas disease in the State of Massachusetts. The purpose of the project is to develop a pilot diagnosis and treatment project for at-risk populations.