In 2020, the workforce of GRI Renewable Industries comprised of 4,397 own professionals, 6% more than in the previous year, and 474 external collaborators, with a total of 4,871 employees.
• Distribution by gender, 89% are men and 11% are women.
• Local nationality: 98%
• Employees with disabilities: 39 empleados (35 men and 4 women).
Job stability is a priority for GRI Renewable Industries. In 2020 all factories have been in operation despite the pandemic, which has allowed us to keep employment stable.
Almost 100% of employees have a full-time contract, and 93% have a permanent contract.
In terms of the total workforce, this year shows an average turnover of 11%.
Freedom of association
In GRI Renewable Industries 60% of the employees are covered by sectoral collective agreements or similar agreements, and 11% are protected by a ¨Handbook¨, stipulating employment conditions, rules of conduct, salaries, social benefits, etc.
The remaining 29% corresponds to the employees located in China, which have agreements or similar structures in compliance with provisions defined and regulated by the Ministry of Work and its applicable legislation.
Training and professional development
In 2020 a total of 55,359 hours was trained (22% more than in 2019). This is an average of 12.6 hours per employee (12 hours male and 19 hours female).
To GRI Renewable Industries, the Health and Safety of our employees Is key, and is always present in the decision-making process and in the development of work plans focused on the constant improvement of safety and working conditions in all production centres.
In doing so, we make the health and well-being of all our workers a priority. Our integrated management system (IMS) is based on the international standard ISO 45001. Currently, 69% of all the plants are certificated.
IPRL: Excellence System for Health and Safety Management
The IPRL or Occupational Risk Prevention Index is a proprietary standard on Health and Safety developed since 2016 by GRI Renewable Industries and a tool that allows to accurately assess the Health and Safety performance of all its production plants, through common criteria, which collect all the particularities of the different technologies and processes, as well as a process of good practices based on continuous improvement.
At GRI Renewable Industries, we continuously monitor indicators related to accident rates, being fully integrated within the IPRL structure. These indices relate to own workers as well as to external workers.
Training and awareness-raising
GRI Renewable Industries provides all employees with the specific, high-quality training necessary to safely perform all tasks on the job.
In 2020, the pandemic reduced training hours, due to the difficulties and risks of contagion in face-to-face training. A major effort was made in this complicated context and 22,377 training hours were achieved (21,920 hours for our own staff and 457 hours for external staff).
GRI Renewable Industries understand innovation as a factor of change and adaptation to the new requirements of customers and markets, generating added value to the business and minimizing its environmental impact.
Of particular note are the innovation centers of:
• GRI Tower Turkey, with the aim of centrally improving the machinery used in the production of wind towers, thereby reducing production costs and obtaining higher product quality, in collaboration with prestigious universities.
• Elcano University Innovation and Training Center in Seville, located in the Port of Seville, where the relevant licenses have already been obtained and the works have been awarded, and the machinery is currently being put out to tender. It is expected to be completed and operational in April 2022.
In line with its commitment to innovation, GRI Renewable Industries created in early 2021 a new company GRI I+D ENGINEERING S.L., which brings together various professionals and knowledge in the field of R&D&I and is currently in the process of certification under the ISO 9001 standard.
At GRI Renewable Industries we consider that investments in technology and continuous improvement through innovation are part of a commitment which yields significant benefits. Among others, it is worth noting important savings in the use of raw materials and natural resources, and less generation of waste, emissions and discharges.
The initiatives carried out have a double focus: improving production processes, and digitization and Industry 4.0 projects.
GRI Renewable Industries´ suppliers are an indispensable asset within the value chain, both for their importance in project planning and correct execution of projects, as well as in the company’s competitiveness by optimising the cost structure.
Therefore, our purchasing model aims to have the best suppliers, managed through procedures that ensure transparency, fair conditions and long-term relationships.
In 2020, the total number of 337 suppliers were registered of which: 147 are classified as fully reliable, 62 are considered of minimal risk and 64 as medium risk. The remaining suppliers are in the process of completing registration. The continuous improvement in the qualification of suppliers to achieve the maximum score is a milestone that the SQA area is pursuing day after day.
In addition to the evaluation, 16 ¨in-situ¨ audits, both for products and processes and the quality management system, were conducted by the purchase teams from the Plants and Corporate.
Contribution from Corporate
One of the GRI Renewable Industries priorities is to support local development in those areas where we are present. Therefore, we have stablished collaboration agreement with non-profit organizations which we carry out various local and corporate activities.
In 2020, GRI Renewable Industries focused its efforts on social action initiatives in the areas of culture, environment, sport, education and health. All work has been aimed at the development and support of the societies where we are present.
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