HELLENIC PETROLEUM aims to reduce the consumption of energy, water and raw materials; and invests in the recycling of materials and raw material.

The Group’s total energy consumption, as shown in Chart 4.11, appears slightly increased, mainly due to the full operation of the Elefsina refinery.

Chart 4.11: Total energy consumption per Group facility


Despite the increase in total energy consumption, electricity consumption has decreased since 2013, as well as CO2 emissions derived from electricity consumption, as shown in section 4.1, Chart 4.2. A considerable part of this decrease is attributed to the self-produced electricity which represents 37% of total electricity consumption (Chart 4.12).

Chart 4.12: Total electricity consumption per generation method

Furthermore, Chart 4.13 presents an 11% reduction in water consumption and a particularly high increase in water recycling/reuse from 4% to 17%. Chart 4.14 presents water consumption per water source.

Chart 4.13: Water consumption and water reused/ recycled, 2013-2014


Chart 4.14: Total water withdrawal by source

Table 4.15 shows the amount of recovered (recycled) material for each of the three refineries.

Table 4.15: Recovered raw material

 Refinery % Recovered Quantity (tons)
 Aspropyrgos 0.00% 0
 Elefsina 1.14% 58,544
 Thessaloniki 0.80% 27,046

Since 2005, HELLENIC PETROLEUM, with the active participation of its employees, has been recycling paper, plastic, small and large batteries, fluorescent lamps, electronic equipment and aluminum, at all of its facilities and offices.