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The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) emerges as a built-in mechanism in the everyday operation of our Group, as well as in its policies and business strategy.
The Group, using scheduled surveys of public opinion, looks into the results from the application of CSR programmes, in order to address our resources and activities towards the sectors that are most essential for the society and its people.
Communication and cooperation with society at large and neighbouring local communities specifically are multidimensional and include activities such as financial support and sponsorship as well as more direct collaborations such as infrastructure developments and supporting small local businesses. These are backed by continuous dialogue and surveys, such as the materiality assessment, periodic customer satisfaction surveys, annual opinion surveys, public debates and other forms of communication.
The results of these practices are evaluated and redefined in order to take into account and meet our stakeholders’ needs and expectations, as they are reflected in the above surveys and evaluations.
The Group's contribution and responsible attitude towards the community, taking into account the continuing recession in Greece, in cooperation with more than 130 NGOs, was based on ffve main pillars: Vulnerable Social Groups, Education - Research & Innovation, Sustainable Cities and Natural Environment, Culture and Sports.
In 2017, we focused our attention on urgent issues and areas where there is a greater need and social demand, such as the refugee issue, and contributed to strengthening social solidarity, mutual assistance and volunteering, and underlined the need to develop cooperation initiatives.
The Group’s multi-dimensional program of actions in Greece and abroad also supports actions related to infrastructure projects and improving the quality of life as well as programs concerning the environment, culture and sports, and actively demonstrate the Group’s continuous contribution to Sustainable Development to society.
Our Group, since its establishment, has supported initiatives and actions that promote the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility. Since 2005, HELLENIC PETROLEUM has been an active member of the Hellenic Network for CSR and also a member of CSR Europe.
Since 2008, the Group is formally committed to integrate the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) into its corporate strategy and culture and to promote them within the sphere of its influence. This public commitment communicates the desire of the management, employees and the entire Group in the pursuit of sustainable development The Group has adopted and applies the United Nation's 17 Goals for Sustainable Development, thus creating value for the next generations.
In 2017, the Group implemented environmental investments of €11 million at its installations, thereby reducing its environmental impact, with a further €4.79 million in CSR activities.