allocated on CSR actions (in Greece and abroad)
136 schools &
received free heating oil in Thriasio and Western Thessaloniki
15.2% of purchases made by industrial companies &
95.8% of purchases made by marketing companies are from “local suppliers
In September 2019, the ELPE Group, in the context of its provision of humanitarian support to those inflicted by the fire at Neos Voutzas, Mati and Rafina, restored and renovated fully the buildings of the Rafina Special School Complex, which had been partially destroyed by the fire. All the facilities and the surrounding area, where more than 80 children with special skills are hosted, were fully refurbished and upgraded too. The fire had caused major damage to the elementary school buildings and the surrounding area, while the rest of the building complex had major deficiencies in terms of facilities, functionality, security and accessibility for the children hosted there.
The new premises were restored fully by the Group’s subsidiary, ASPROFOS Engineering, in accordance with the high quality and safety standards set by the European Union and applied by ELOT. The restoration Project was completed in record time, as schools were in operation until mid-June 2019 and all works on 5 of the 6 buildings and the surrounding area took place solely during the 3 summer months until the start of the new school year.
More information available here.
“EARTH 2030” Educational Suitcase: The Educational Suitcase is an interactive game created by specialized teachers, which contains educational material in order to raise students’ awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019 the suitcase “traveled” to the European School and the Kestekideio Greek School in Brussels, as well as to the Donoussa High School. In 2020, 2 suitcases will “travel” to Primary and Secondary Schools throughout Greece. Based on the curriculum of each class and the maturity of each age, each school can divide the Goals into different classes, because the “EARTH 2030” educational material proposes activities for all educational levels. More information is available here.
Student Competition: Collaboration with AGONI GRAMMI GONIMI, in the context of the “Energy for life… travels” program for the organization of a student competition on the topic of “Developing an action that combines one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, based on innovation and the applicability of the idea in everyday life”. The first place was won by the “BRIDGE… POETS” team, consisting of 9 students of the first grade of High School at the 4th General Integrated High School of Arta, which worked on Goal 11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities” and presented its ideas for the Arachthos River. The prize for the winning team was a three-day trip to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the administrative center of the European Union, where students and their teachers visited the city’s monuments and sights, the European Parliament and the headquarters of the European Union.
“HELPEforGlobalGoals” Program: Collaboration with AIESEC Greece, offering 42 scholarships to young people aged 19 to 28 years, with the aim of communicating and disseminating the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019, 27 scholarships were given to students to gain significant intercultural experience through 2 months of voluntary work at NGOs abroad, 9 scholarships to students to gain professional experience through internships in foreign companies, and 6 scholarships to students to gain expertise and professional experience working for 3 months in a start-up company (Start-up Unicorn Project) in Egypt.
For many years, the Group, as a supporter of actions promoting life and pro-activeness, has been close to initiatives that utilize fresh voices and broaden the horizons of young people. In collaboration with the National Theater (“1000 + 1 Tales” and “Christmas Story”, “The Prince and the Poor” performances), the Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls (“Blank out”, “The Video Games Music”, “Music from Modern Greek Cinema” performances, etc.) and the Athens Festival, in 2019, more than 3,290 people – employees and their families – were given the opportunity to visit contemporary art and culture venues, fall in love with culture in an experiential way, travel with their imagination, learn, and develop their talents.
The environmental education program “Energy for life… travels” is being implemented for the 7th consecutive year, in collaboration with “AGONI GRAMMI GORIMI”, aiming to raise awareness among both young and old people who live in remote geographical areas, on issues related to the protection of the environment, the proper management of natural resources, energy saving and the protection of flora and fauna. With the collaboration of NGOs, museums, universities, cultural and environmental groups, institutes and institutional bodies, it has traveled to a total of 61 destinations involving the implementation of 432 workshops for 12,302 students. In 2019, 2,322 students from 13 remote areas benefited from the program, while in addition to the educational programs, heating oil was donated to 5 school units, medical equipment was donated to the Health Centers of Ithaca, Sami Kefallonia, Paramythia and Filippiada, and PV panels were installed on the roof of Donousa High School.
More information about the program can be found here.
We are always in open dialogue with the local communities where we do business, and acknowledge the issues that are important for each individual region. We apply good practices for all social groups, support the local economy and local suppliers, we offer opportunities to young people and place particular emphasis on locality in the personnel selection procedure.
Currently, more than 449 employees residing in nearby municipalities in the Thriasio area and 136 employees residing in the Western Thessaloniki area are employed by the Group.
Over €3 million are paid each year in municipal taxes and the local economies benefit from our purchases of products and services from local businesses.
Purchases from local suppliers amount to 15.2% of total value of purchases for HELLENIC PETROLEUM and DIAXON (industrial companies) and to 95.8% for our marketing companies (excluding costs such as purchases, transportation and storage of raw materials and intermediates, public utilities payments, intra-group transactions and payments to the state, insurance funds and insurance companies). For the definition of a ‘local supplier’, see index 204-1.
|Suppliers||Payments||Number of suppliers|
|Value (€’000)||Value (%)||Number||%|
|Thriassio, neighbouring municipalities||28,748||10.4%||144||5.0%|
|W. Thessaloniki, neighbouring municipalities||12,939||4.7%||164||5.6%|
|TOTAL – LOCAL SUPPLIERS||41,687||15.2%||308||10.6%|
|REST OF SUPPLIERS||233,415||84.8%||2,601||89.4%|
|Payments||Number of suppliers|
|Suppliers||Value (€’000)||Value (%)||Number||%|
|Payments (€ ‘000)||Number of suppliers|
|Local suppliers %||95.8%||95.8%|
In 2019, total expenditure on social responsibility initiatives abroad amounted to approx. €552,161. Out of the large number of social responsibility initiatives the group supports or participates in, we list below some important activities by country, indicating the range of our commitment.
Strengthen initiatives to eradicate hunger, reduce poverty and fight disease. At the same time, design and implement programs that contribute to the autonomy and financial independence of socially vulnerable groups.
Invest in quality education, research and innovation, supporting the young generation.
Plan and implement actions that contribute to offsetting carbon dioxide emitted by our activities.
Participate actively in cultural and sport activities and programs, contributing to the promotion of our cultural heritage and the values of “fair play”.