Safeguarding of human rights

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Respect for and protection of human rights, both in the workplace and the key partners and our suppliers, is our main objective. Following the company's policy we have implemented and applied in our operations:

• the relevant declaration for the protection of labor rights of the International Labor Organization as set out in our Code of Commercial Operation .

• our commitment to the Global Compact principles and in particular on issues of child and forced labor, protection of rights of persons with disabilities and protection of Human Rights in our supply chain .

 

Management Approach

We support and defend the internationally recognised human rights, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the standards of the International Labour Organisation.

• We are committed to promoting the protection of human rights in all our business units and in all locations where we operate. We are also committed to promoting the protection of human rights among our employees, contractors, subcontractors, clients and suppliers, as well as in the partnership agreements that we conclude in all our business activity sectors.

• We ensure remunerations which in several cases exceed those provided for by the national laws.

• We promote equal opportunities and the equal treatment of our employees, and we acknowledge their freedom of expression.

• We preclude all types of discrimination, harassment or unprofessional behaviour at the workplace.

• We prohibit the employment of minors under the age of 18, as well as all forms of forced labour (such as mandatory overtime, threat of dismissal etc.).

• We consider that the key responsibility of our top executives is to treat appropriately all forms of individuality, in order to protect the personality of all persons and bring out the best in them.

In line with the above, the key goals of our Group are “TO IDENTIFY SITUATIONS INVOLVING RISKS OF VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS” more systematically, “TO PROVIDE OUR EMPLOYEES WITH TRAINING” and “TO PROMOTE THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SPHERE OF INFLUENCE OF OUR BUSINESS ACTIVITY”. These goals, together with our principles and labour practices, are directly linked to the protection of Human Rights.

 We support and defend the internationally recognized human rights, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the standards of the International Labor Organization.

• We are committed to promoting the protection of human rights in all our business units and in all locations where we operate. We are also committed to promoting the protection of human rights among our employees, contractors, subcontractors, clients and suppliers, as well as in the partnership agreements that we conclude in all our business activity sectors.

• We ensure remunerations which in several cases exceed those provided for by the national laws.

• We promote equal opportunities and the equal treatment of our employees, and we acknowledge their freedom of expression.

• We preclude all types of discrimination, harassment or unprofessional behavior at the workplace.

• We prohibit the employment of minors under the age of 18, as well as all forms of forced labor (such as mandatory overtime, threat of dismissal etc.).

• We consider that the key responsibility of our top executives is to treat appropriately all forms of individuality, in order to protect the personality of all persons and bring out the best in them.

In line with the above, the key goals of our Group are “TO IDENTIFY SITUATIONS INVOLVING RISKS OF VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS” more systematically, “TO PROVIDE OUR EMPLOYEES WITH TRAINING” and “TO PROMOTE THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SPHERE OF INFLUENCE OF OUR BUSINESS ACTIVITY”. These goals, together with our principles and labor practices, are directly linked to the protection of Human Rights.