Supporting citizens through actions and initiatives that improve everyday life and contribute to social progress, are an integral part of the corporate philosophy of the HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group. With respect to the environment, society and people, the Group continues to develop its strategy, with the fundamental principle of safe and sustainable operation in all areas of activity.
- € 10.2 mil. on CSR actions in 2020 in Greece and abroad (including actions to address COVID-19)
- € 8 mil. for the pandemic response in Greece (Group commitment for 2020-2021)
2020 was an unprecedentedly difficult year due to the pandemic, which had a significant impact on the implementation of the Group’s social actions in specific pillars. Despite the difficulties, it is worth noting that with the coordinated and collective effort of both the Group and the social partners, the majority of social actions were successfully completed.
Through its 360° integrated Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, the Group's contribution and responsible attitude towards the community was directed towards the following four main pillars:
CREATING VALUE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
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 520 employees, residing in nearby municipalities in the Thriasio region and 120 employees, residing in the Western Thessaloniki region 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 16.5% of total value of purchases for HELLENIC PETROLEUM and DIAXON (industrial companies) and to 96.6% 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).