New contributions to the sustainable development goals (SDG)

– Marcelo Montoro –

As a company that values the health and wellbeing of our staff, we are always looking for ways to promote healthy habits and create a positive work environment. That’s why we decided to hire a service of fruit delivery to the office with Refruiting, a company that shares our values and commitment to wellness.

Through this collaboration, our employees will now have access to a wide selection of fresh and delicious fruit delivered straight to their desks.

The provision of fruit at the workplace promotes healthy eating habits, which is in line with SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being. Eating fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

Moreover, this cooperation support SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production. Refruiting works directly with local farmers, which not only ensures that our fruit is fresh and of high quality, but it also supports the local economy and promotes sustainable farming practices.

Finally, our fruit service is contributing to SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals. Our joint effort with is a great example of a private partnership that aims to achieve sustainable development goals. By working together, we can create a better future for all.

 

Crismachem closes 2022 consolidating its position in the market

– Marcelo Montoro –

CRISMACHEM has achieved excellent results during the year 2022, surpassing the best expectations. With a revenue that is 30% higher than in 2021, the company has demonstrated its ability to adapt to a changing economic environment and remain profitable.

One of the main factors that have contributed to the company’s good results has been its focus on technical support for customers, highly valued by them. Additionally, CRISMACHEM has significantly improved its supply chain and strengthened its relationships with key suppliers, while establishing new business agreements. The company has adopted a more strategic approach to its purchasing management, which has allowed it to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of its operations.

We approach 2023 with enthusiasm and the challenge of identifying growth opportunities in other markets and sectors, which will promote the diversification of our income while reducing exposure to regional risks.

CRISMACHEM receives the «TicTacDea Certification» from the Salvar Ataque al Corazón Association and expands the CardioCivil rescue network

– Marcelo Montoro –

CRISMACHEM is a new cardioprotected space thanks to the successful completion of the “TicTacDEA program”, which is the training tool of the Salvar Atque al Corazón Association that aims to contribute to increasing rescues and reducing victims of a heart attack, along with research and outreach. In this way, CRISMACHEM is integrated into the CardioCivil Rescuers Network, being able to recognize a victim, alert the emergency health service and start the appropriate rescue, both in the professional environment and in the family and leisure environment. Likewise, the company has arranged an automatic external defibrillator (AED) registered and connected to the Emergency Service to act in the event of an incident.

When faced with an incident involving the circulatory system, time is critical and education and training are the only response to offer adequate help to the victim of a heart attack. Ignorance is the first barrier to rescuing heart attack victims.

The TicTacDEA program, inspired by the American Heart Association’s outreach campaign, points the way to teaching and training civilians: civil language, simple concepts and practical advice.

In these cases, ignorance or confusion does not help the victim. The difference between the most minor and the most critical situation is simple and easy to see when it is known. For 10 years, the installation of AEDs has been increasing because they are effective, easy to use and safe, and necessary to rescue victims outside hospitals. However, the number of rescued victims has stagnated at around 10% for more than 15 years.

For CRISMACHEM, this training is a social responsibility, a legal recommendation, a medical prescription, a family guarantee, and an act of generosity. We’re going to get more bailouts for heart attack victims.

 

Crismachem doubles sales and earnings in 2021

– Marcelo Montoro –

It is a pleasure to announce that CRISMACHEM, the specialist in the distribution of raw materials and chemical products for construction and CASE applications, has closed the accounting year 2021 by doubling its turnover compared to the previous year, despite the persistence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the difficulties caused by the shortage of supplies, aggravated by the crisis in land and sea transport.

Beyond this data, CRISMACHEM has managed to significantly increase activity levels in many areas of the company, which has strengthened the company and makes it more stable in the face of variations in the economic cycle.

Proof of this is the achievement of new distribution contracts with leading manufacturers, the increase in the number of active customers and the level of employment, the advances made in corporate governance, the improvements made in the performance of processes, our joining to “Responsible Care” program at the beginning of last year or the publication of our first Communication on Progress  (COP) Report through the United Nations Spain Global Compact initiative, which shows our commitment to the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda and represents our roadmap for sustainable growth.

This commitment of which I speak, is built from our employees, and for this reason, within our objectives of promoting health and well-being, CRISMACHEM has also been certified as a “Brain Protected Space” by the Freno al Ictus Foundation.

Thus, the sixth wave of Covid-19 registered in Spain and Portugal has not been able to with the positive evolution that CRISMACHEM has had in the industry throughout the year, in an increasingly dynamic market and despite the bottlenecks experienced in the supply chain.

We trust that, despite the uncertainty that surrounds us, this new year will bring great opportunities that we must take advantage of, together with our employees, clients, suppliers, principals and collaborators, to whom we undoubtedly owe the success of our organization and to whom we thank them, through these words, for their commitment to the company. Thank you for being part of the CRISMACHEM family.

CRISMACHEM awarded with the «Brain Protected Space» certification granted by Freno al ICTUS Foundation

– Marcelo Montoro –

We are proud to announce that CRISMACHEM has been certified as a “Brain Protected Space” by the Freno al Ictus Foundation for implementing, in 100% of its staff, online training that allows the identification, stabilization and action in the event of a stroke in  workplace or in family and social environment.

Stroke is the leading cause of death in women and the second in men. 1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime. It is the 1st cause of worldwide disability in adults.

The aim is to inform and train companies and employees to know what the risk factors and their prevention are, the alarm signals and the correct action to save time on the clock and be able to be of help to others, both in the work and personal environment.

“Brain Protected Space” certification  is part of the project “Brain Caring People Company”, which is the seal of recognition of the  Freno al Ictus Foundation framed within the actions of healthy company, occupational risk prevention, medical service, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development goals (SDGs) of organizations. The training content has been developed with the collaboration of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN) through its Group for the Study of Cerebrovascular Diseases (GEECV) and is backed up by the scientific society itself and has the support of the Spanish Association of Specialists in Occupational Medicine (AEEMT) and the Spanish Association of Occupational Prevention Services (AESPLA).

The project also includes the CRISMACHEM awareness campaign against stroke, which aims to make visible and inform society about this pathology, its prevention and the importance of time to act against it. The campaign consists of a set of informative materials that will be distributed through the different communication channels.

Crismachem publishes its first Communication on Progress (COP)

– Marcelo Montoro –

I am pleased to confirm that, after our first year of belonging to the Spanish Global Compact Network, CRISMACHEM reaffirms its commitment to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

Given our role as social actor, we recognize that we can contribute with strategies to improve our social, economic and environmental impact. For this reason, besides working to create an increasingly sustainable company, we actively contribute to improve health and education, reduce inequality and stimulate economic growth, all while tackling climate change by improving our operations and activities in the supply chain.

In our first Communication on Progress, we describe our actions to continually improve the integration of the Global Compact and its principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations.

For this new year, we have new challenges in terms of human resources and the environment on which we are working intensely with great enthusiasm, so that they will soon become part of the reality of the company.

We are committed to sharing this information with our stakeholders using our main communication channels at the same time that we want to thank and congratulate the Spanish Global Compact Network for the extraordinary work of raising awareness, disseminating and promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we support.

You can find our full COP report at: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/participants/141769#cop

 

Crismachem joins Responsible Care Program

– Marcelo Montoro –

Responsible Care® is the global chemical industry´s voluntary initiative to drive continuous improvement in safe chemicals management and achieve excellence in environmental, health, safety, security and communication performance, according to the principles of Sustainable Development.

AECQ | Asociación Española del Comercio Químico manages the Responsible Care Program for Distributors of Chemical Products in Spain, based on the Responsible Care Program of Fecc (European Association of Chemical Distributors) which in turn is based on the 8 Guiding Principles of ICCTA (International Council of Chemical Trade Associations) RC/RD.

In Europe, more than 300 Chemical Distribution companies are joined to Responsible Care, an international initiative present in more than 50 countries worldwide.

The objectives of the Program are perfectly aligned with CRISMACHEM´s Higher Purpose, which is based on an integrating vision of the legitimate development of the productive activity of chemical companies together with the contribution of this industry to social welfare and sustainable development, deepening for this in all areas of social responsibility.

Crismachem is recognized as Innovative SME by the Government of Spain, through the Ministry of Science and Innovation

– Eugenio Navarro –

Innovation is one of the essential factors for the economic growth of a country, hence it occupies a prominent place in European and national policies, becoming one of the key factors to job creation, medium-term growth, productivity and ultimately the improvement of competitiveness.

When it comes to innovation in SMEs, there are those who think that to be an innovative company it is enough to research or apply new ways of doing things in production processes or services. But beyond this reality, in order to be an innovative SME, in addition to a series of formal requirements, a real activity in terms of innovation policy must be demonstrated.

Spanish Royal Decree 475/2014 of 13th June 2014 establishes the definition of Innovative SME and through which the Ministry of Science and Innovation recognizes companies that carry out R&D&I activities. This seal distinguishes companies that are committed to innovation by carrying out intensive activity in this area.
In this way, and after the certification of its R&D&I management system in accordance with the UNE EN 166002 standard, CRISMACHEM takes another step in increasing the added value of the brand.

CRISMACHEM joins the United Nations Global Compact

– Marcelo Montoro –

By joining the Compact, CRISMACHEM is becoming part of the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, currently comprising more than 11,000 entities from over 150 countries.

CRISMACHEM is thus committing itself to aligning its operations with the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption, as well as to adopting measures in support of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The United Nations Global Compact operates in Spain through the Spanish Network, which currently has more than 1,500 entities attached to this corporate social responsibility initiative.

CRISMACHEM achieves ISO 9001 and UNE 166002 certifications

– Marcelo Montoro –

We are very pleased to inform that we have completed the process of implementation and certification of ISO 9001 and UNE EN 166002 Standards.
ISO 9001 is the most widely recognized Quality Management Standard in the world. Obtaining this certificate guarantees that Crismachem works under the parameters of a Quality Management System that affects all the company’s processes and is controled, measured and renewed annually by an external certifier (AENOR). The primary goal of working under this standard is to achieve the total satisfaction of stakeholders and especially our clients, through a service and product with the highest possible quality.
In addition, CRISMACHEM certifies the R&D&i activities developed under the R&D&i Management System implemented in accordance with UNE EN 166002, demostrating the strong innovación character of the company and becoming the only distributor specialized in obtaining this certificate, which proves continuous innovation along processes and operations of the company.

See our certificates at: https://lnkd.in/dYE8KvP