We currently employ 355 individuals, who live in the Thriassion region’s neighbouring municipalities and a further 114 employees, who live in the Western Thessaloniki region’s neighbouring municipalities.
We spend around €3 m. annually on municipal duties and support the local economy, through buying goods and services from the various businesses in the neighbouring areas, where we operate (Tables 6.2a & 6.2b).
Purchases from local suppliers account for 12.3% for the industrial facilities (HELPE and DIAXON) and 97% for the Group’s marketing companies (not taking into account purchase, storage and transportation of crude oil and petroleum products, chemical products, natural resources, fixed telephony services and intragroup transactions). For a definition of the local supplier see "OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE" section, Indicator G4-EC9.
Table 6.2a: Purchases made by HELPE and DIAXON from local suppliers
||Value in (thousands €)
|Thriassio neighbouring municipalities
|Western Thessaloniki neighbouring municipalities
Table 6.2b: Purchases made by marketing companies from local suppliers
||PAYMENTS (in thousands €)
|LOCAL SUPPLIERS (%)
In 2014, we designed and implemented a broad CSR program having set the priorities presented in Chart 6.3.The Group’s investments in CSR initiatives, both within Greece and abroad, amounted to approximately €3.4 m.
Chart 6.3: CSR expenditures breakdown by category
For the immediate future and through utilizing the relevant surveys, we will focus on areas where there is a greater social demand and improve our performance and contribution to CSR issues, contributing to sustainable development, improved relations with employees, enhanced social solidarity and inspired partnerships, with the local community and society as a whole, built on mutual trust.
Public Opinion Surveys
In June 2014, a qualitative and quantitative public opinion survey was conducted in the municipalities of the Thriassio Region and Western Thessaloniki, i.e. neighbouring areas to the Group’s industrial facilities.
Objectives of the survey included visualizing significant problems in the regions, perceptions on quality of life in each of the six municipalities and looking at how these regions co-exist with the plants.
Based on the Corporate Reputation overall index (resulting from the combined analysis of the responses to questions that record: overall opinion, trust, recommendation) HELLENIC PETROLEUM was placed first (amongst 8 companies) in Thriassio and third (amongst 5 companies) in Thessaloniki.
The local communities’ most significant expectations, according to the survey’s results, were:
- Job creation
- Social groups
- Recruiting from the region
- Supporting vulnerable social groups.