Giving back to society and supporting those in need is at the core of our operations. We consistently support vulnerable social groups, NGOs, local communities and government agencies, aiming to make a difference in the lives of people.
Donations to children’s NGOs
Every year we make dozens of donations to NGOs. We mainly choose organisations that help children who are facing adversities.
These include abandoned babies and orphans, as well as children with mental and physical disabilities, or other serious health problems, such as childhood cancer.
Since 2020 we have been supporting young people who are facing stressful situations, problems and dilemmas, before school the university entrance exams or during adolescence.
Through the 11525 helpline of the NGO Together for the Child, we offered psycho-educational seminars in schools and counselling to teenagers over the phone, by email or through Skype.
Looking out for the younger generation
We believe that the most important investment to secure our future is to make children and young adults an absolute priority.
To this end, we are keeping our sights set on the future and pledge to launch new actions that will give young people and their families the help they need to cope with difficulties, move forward and drive progress in Greece.
Sotiria Thoracic Diseases Hospital of Athens
In 2022 we renovated the Special Respiratory Infections Unit, University Pulmonology Clinic, at Sotiria Thoracic Diseases Hospital of Athens. The renovated unit includes 10 single-bed wards with entryway, waiting areas, staff rooms and other auxiliary rooms.
The cost of the renovation amounted to €185,000.
In 2023 we also donated 225,000 single-use masks to the hospital, from our reserve during the pandemic.
The wildfires in August 2021 delivered yet another blow, not just to the environment, but also to the producers of Ancient Olympia. We have implemented an integrated programme to restore the area, which is a powerful global symbol of Greek cultural heritage.
Find out more about our programme to restore the wider Ancient Olympia area.
Laiko General Hospital of Athens
We actively support initiatives that aim to upgrade the quality of care in the area of healthcare in Greece.
In 2020, we donated 11 beds to the 2nd Preparatory Surgery Clinic of the Laiko General Hospital of Athens and the University of Athens Medical School.
The cost of the beds amounted to €31,000.
Right from the start, we contributed to the collective effort to tackle the pandemic crisis. We gave priority to the protection of our employees, as well as our customers, ensuring safe and uninterrupted services through all available channels.
In consultation with the Ministry of Health and the National Central Purchasing Body for Health Sector (EKAPY), we donated hospital equipment and medical supplies, in line with the recommendations of the competent bodies. To this end, we bought and donated equipment and supplies – such as ICU vital signs monitors, ICU beds, IV / drug infusion pumps, and certified coveralls and FPP2 masks for doctors and nurses – to offer immediate relief to hospitals, protect the medical and nursing staff, and meet the increased needs of ICUs.
2018 Fires in Eastern Attica
Following the devastating wildfires in Mati in 2018, we allocated significant sums to assist in the restoration of key infrastructure, participating in the great effort to support and offer relief to the victims.
- Restored a playground and the lighting in Chrysostomou Smyrnis Square, Neos Voutzas.
- Donated a bio-shredder and a grab truck for the collection and shredding of branches in the Municipality of Marathon.
- Sponsored a meal programme for people over 65 who were affected by the fires.
- Renovated the gardens surrounding the local sports club in Neos Voutzas.
- Offered financial support to families affected by the fire, through an initiative of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).
Hellenic Fire Service
In 2020, we made a one-off donation of materials and equipment to the Hellenic Fire Service, amounting to €546,000.
We feel it is our duty to support the Greek firefighters in their difficult task, given that they are constantly risking their lives to protect our fellow citizens and the natural wealth of Greece.
Hellenic Military Academy
In 2020, we financed the renovation of the building housing the 6th Battalion at the Hellenic Military Academy in Vari, to the amount of €350,000.
This donation reflects our belief that the efforts of officers serving in the Greek army must be recognised.
We assist in the efforts of the Hellenic Police to restore order and protect the Greek society with various donations:
- Used computer equipment in perfect working order (initially purchased for €1,982,000), in 2019.
- Patrol cars valued at €100,000, in 2020.
Hellenic Army General Staff
In 2018, we donated used computers, electronic equipment and office furniture to the Hellenic Army General Staff, initially purchased for €2 million.