AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, has more than 30 years’ experience and its mission is to respond to social challenges through R&D and to increase the added value of companies throughout the plastics value chain so that they can generate wealth and create employment.
AIMPLAS has always been committed to long-term value creation based on the belief that sustainability in the plastics industry leads to business success.
For the fourth consecutive year, AIMPLAS has calculated its social return on investment (SROI). The results show that AIMPLAS generated a social impact of €665 million. Its impact on the SDGs and circular economy was also calculated.
These figures were calculated for the fourth consecutive year by a specialized external company. The method used to calculate the SROI provides a highly detailed description of the process of social value creation, set out in a logical sequence called the Impact Map, which includes all stakeholders.
Impact in 2022
With the firm conviction that the SDGs are an excellent guide to align our impact with social challenges, AIMPLAS has adopted the SDGs based on the real need of helping to build a fairer, more sustainable society.
For this purpose, an impact analysis method was used and the related SDGs were identified. The goals they contribute to were also analysed.
The result was the cross-cutting integration of the SDGs through strategy and management by orienting our activity and development of solutions towards them and designing actions aligned with the adopted goals.
Strategic alignment with the SDGs
At management level, we are also aligned with these SDGs:
Impact of our projects on the SDGs
AIMPLAS considers a material risk or opportunity to be one that has significant effects on stakeholder perceptions and decisions. Therefore, the ability to meet stakeholders’ present and future expectations and needs is determined by proactive management and accountability.
The materiality map was defined by taking into account criteria of internal and external relevance.