According to the corporate Quality, Safety and Environmental Policy, the Group is committed to supply products and services which fully comply and/ or are better than the legal specifications, provide full technical data on the quality of products/ services to all concerned, and offer customers, partners and staff the opportunity to evaluate and contribute to further improving the quality of products and services provided.

The Group has designed and implemented Management Systems which meet the requirements of relevant international standards in order to meet its Health, Safety and Environmental Policies as well as achieve the implied objectives.

Table 4.16: Certification of Group’s industrial facilities, storage facilities and service stations in accordance with internationally recognized standards

  Certification type and 1st year of certification
Facility ISO 9001 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001 ISO 17025 ** ΕLΟΤ 1429
ΒΕΑ 2013 2011 2011 2004  
ΒΕΕ 2013 2011 2010 2009  
ΒΕΘ 2000 2013 2010 2009  
Polypropylene industtrial facility 2003 2013 2010    
DIAXON 2004        
HF's liquid fuel storage
facilities at Aspropyrgos,
Thessaloniki, Corfu & Heraklion
ΕΚΟ's Lubricants industrial facility 1997 2003 2003    
EKO's liquid fuels and
chemicals storage facility at
Scaramanga & liquid fuels
storage facilities at Elefsina
  2003 2003    
EKO's aviation fuel service
stations at 18 airports
2001 2003 2003    
Stations (Aspropyrgos Service Station)
Group's HQs
(certification of the
Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production activity))
  2013 2013    
ΑSPROFOS 1999 2013 2013   2011
HP CYPRUS 2005 2005 2005    
OKTA 2014* 2014* 2014* 2006  
Notes: * In certification process    
           **Refineries' laboratories

Corporate Standards and Regulations

The adoption and implementation of international standards, codes and best practices constitute a dynamic approach in the consideration of potential risks. We are fully committed to implement, disseminate and integrate these standards, codes and practices— which are completely aligned with our strategic objectives - into all of our operations and policies.

Indicatively, these standards and codes included the:

  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4 indicators) as well as the specific Oil & Gas Sector Supplement.
  • United Nations’ Global Compact (UNGC) principles & criteria.
  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 International Standards.
  • International MARPOL convention.
  • ISGOTT safety guide.
  • ISM Standards.
  • EU’s regulations (such as REACH), Best Available Techniques (BATs), etc.
  • Internal Labour Regulation and the Group’s Code of Conduct.

Scheduled inspections and audits (1st, 2nd and 3rd party) are conducted while certifications are assured in order to satisfy the requirements of the above standards and minimize any potential risks.