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

CRISMACHEM starts its professional career

– Eugenio Navarro –

We cannot think of anything more exciting than launching a new professional project. On top of that, it is not any professional project, but the one we have always dreamt of in CRISMACHEM, which has implied not only the corresponding learning and essencial experencince to approach this venture, but also dealing with bureaucratic, fiscal, contractual and financial hurdles. However, all this soon disappeared and we faced a clear and spotless path to work on. As a consequence, the day we actually start working accounts for a tiny discontinuity in time for all those of us that are part of CRISMACHEM: our employees, suppliers, customers, partners and many more. In this regard, by implementing the ideas we had worked so hard on and becoming real, CRISMACHEM aims at being a reference in the manufacturing and distribution of innovative and sustainable chemical solutions that allow our partners to be in a better position to compete. We really want to be inspirational and a breath of fresh air to all of them because we are fully aware of the fact that their success is also ours.

CRISMACHEM launches a new range of self-produced additives called BEUMITH®

– Marcelo Montoro –

CRISMACHEM aims at assessing the technical competences and contributing to making products better. As a result, BEUMITH’s main goal is to contribute chemical advanced solutions in the construction industry. In this regard, BEUMITH highlights our wide experience and technical knowledge in the construction industry, as it features a wide range of additives that work on 2 different properties that have a huge impact on the performance of mortars either dry or hardened: rheology and retraction. None of them are subject to regulatory requirements and, as a consequence, are neither under quality control nor certification. However, this does not mean these are not important additives for this type of products and, if ignored, it may lead to poor performance when building or faults.

BEUMITH additives act upon these faults improving their properties, such as its application, user-friendliness or aesthetic quality. Without a doubt these are properties of great importance for the operator. They also contribute to avoiding such common problems as adherence faults, cracks and loosening and detachment of structures.

By doing so, BEUMITH’s main objective is to improve final products’ quality beyond regulatory requirements. In addition, in compliance with CRISMACHEM’s sustainability policy, 95% of raw materials used to manufacture BEUMITH’s products originate no more than 300 km away from our factory, which contributes to reducing our carbon footprint and to improving our materials’ life cycle.