Corporate Social Responsibility
AMBILAMP, as an Integrated Management System, must maintain an adequate balance between efficiency in all of its processes, guaranteeing impeccable financial management, and social responsibility. As an Integrated Management System for waste, AMBILAMP has always maintained a policy of social and environmental protection.
On 12 September 2007, the Board of Directors decided to constitute a Corporate Social Responsibility Fund, with the aim of devoting all the funds generated by the returns on financial investments to environmental/social projects. This fund proceeds from the difference between the returns obtained from the Cash Flow and the corresponding inflation. To decide on the destination of said funds, an Environmental and Social Committee was constituted within AMBILAMP, which began its sessions on 9 February 2009. This committee is currently formed by:
- Director of AMBILAMP (AMBILAMP - J. C. Enrique)
- One member from the Board of Directors (PHILIPS – J. Merino)
- One member from the member companies (BENEITO Y FAURE - M. Olivé)
- One member from the employees (AMBILAMP - A. Carrión)
- A Committee secretary (AMBILAMP - N. Sierra)
Each year this Committee establishes the amount that is going to be destined both to the Environmental/Social Fund, and to the Emergency Fund, based on the funds available. At the Committee meeting held on 30 September 2011, four organisations were selected that, due to their missions and their affinity with the sphere of action of AMBILAMP, we consider as principal. These organisations with which we maintain a Strategic Alliance are:
- WORLD WILDLIFE FUND Spain.
- ECOLOGIA Y DESARROLLO (Ecology and Development).
- Asociación Española de Recuperadores de Economía Social y Solidaria (Spanish Association for Recyclers in a Socially Responsible Economy - AERESS).
- GAVI ALLIANCE.
In addition to these four organisations, in the year 2012 funds were granted to: ACCION CONTRA EL HAMBRE(Action Against Hunger), UNHCR, ASOCIACION ESPAÑOLA CONTRA EL CANCER (Spanish Association Against Cancer), ANESVAD, ASION (Association for Parents of Children with Cancer), CENTRO DE HUMANIZACIÓN DE LA SALUD (LOS CAMILOS CENTRE FOR HUMANIZATION OF HEALTH), CRUZ ROJA (Spanish Red Cross), VICENTE FERRER Foundation, MEDICOS SIN FRONTERAS (Doctors Without Borders) , and ONGAWA – Engineering for Human Development .
This year, to date, donations have been made from our Emergency Help Fund to Acción contra el Hambre, (Action Against Hunger) for the Sahel food crisis, and to the Spanish Red Cross to help the people it is assisting in Spain due to the financial crisis that the country is suffering.
In the year 2011, in addition to the four Strategic Alliances organisations, a further nine organisations were chosen as recipients of the funds: WWF ESPAÑA, AERESS, ECODES, GAVI ALLIANCE, ACCIÓN CONTRA EL HAMBRE, ANESVAD, ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA CONTRA EL CÁNCER, FUNDACIÓN VICENTE FERRER, ONGAWA - Ingeniería para el Desarrollo Humano (I.S.F), INTERMON OXFAM, LOS CAMILOS, MÉDICOS MUNDI (VIZCAYA), and MÉDICOS SIN FRONTERAS.
The Emergency Fund 2011 was destined to the following emergencies:
- Earthquake in Japan.
- Earthquake in Lorca.
- Refugees of the war in Libya.
- Horn of Africa Food Crisis.
It was distributed between the following organisations: ACCION CONTRA EL HAMBRE, UNHCR, CRUZ ROJA and MEDICOS SIN FRONTERAS. In the year 2010, the organisations benefiting from the Social Fund were: ACCIÓN CONTRA EL HAMBRE, ACCIONATURA, AERESS, AMIGOS DE LA TIERRA, ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA CONTRA EL CÁNCER, AYUDA EN ACCIÓN, CRUZ ROJA, ECOLOGÍA Y DESARROLLO, FUNDACIÓN GLOBAL NATURE, FUNDACIÓN VICENTE FERRER, GAVI ALLIANCE, INGENIERÍA SIN FRONTERAS, INTERMON OXFAM, IPADE, LOS CAMILOS, MÉDICOS DEL MUNDO, MÉDICOS SIN FRONTERAS, TRAPEROS DE EMAÚS and WWF ESPAÑA.
The annual Emergency Fund (with a value of €60,000) of the same year was distributed as follows:
- 40,000 euros for help to Pakistan, of which 20,000 were allocated to Médicos Sin Fronteras and 20,000 euros to the Cruz Roja.
- 20,000 euros to help alleviate the cholera outbreak in Haiti, allocated to Médicos Sin Fronteras.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY