With December already here, it is time for GESCASER to review the strategies carried out throughout the year. 2021 is ending and as the tradition indicates, it is time to make balance, assess the actions that have worked, detect those that can be improved and define the objectives for 2022. Has it been a good year? Have we achieved the business objectives?
In this balance, we go a little further and we go beyond the company’s accounting and innovation projects, so that we also review some of the actions carried out this year focusing on the most important value for Gescaser: the people.
What actions has Gescaser contributed to society in 2021?
This 2021 has still been a year marked by the COVID crisis. Therefore, the main challenge during the pandemic has been to preserve the health and safety of its employees by providing them with protective equipment and materials (masks, hydroalcoholic gel, antigen tests, etc.) and facilitating flexible working.
Furthermore, this year, at Gescaser we have proposed to contribute to local action projects. A decision that was reached by consensus among all workers to promote internal communication. In this sense, the entire team has received a Christmas batch of proximity products made by people at risk of exclusion from the El Pla Special Training Center (CET), a non-profit organization located in Almacelles.
In turn, at Gescaser we have also collaborated with the ‘Banc dels Aliments’, an apolitical, non-denominational and non-profit foundation that fights against food poverty and combats food loss and waste. This Catalan entity has organized the ‘Gran Recapte’ since 2009, a mass food collection campaign. Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has assisted 267 thousand people in a precarious situation and estimates that it will need about 10 million euros to supply food that guarantees demand during 2022.
What are Gescaser’s challenges for 2022?
As a technological company with installations around the planet, one of the most important challenges is reducing our carbon footprint to curb climate change. How? The coronavirus crisis has shown us that we can offer equal quality of remote service without needing for long journeys. At Gescaser, we will continue to promote virtual encounters and meetings as much as possible.
Likewise, another internal objective is to promote the rule of the three Rs (reduce, recycle and reuse) and promote sustainability during the production and development of new products.
Finally, in the technological field, the goal for 2022 is to launch a more intuitive temperature control application (CTC+ software) following the steps of the current CTClite application (the iOS version will be available during the first half of next year), designed for smaller installations. Therefore, another goal for 2022 is to continue investing in research to enhance these new tools which will complete the versions of the existing CTC+.