Safety Investments

In 2014, more than €10 m. were invested in safety improvements in the industrial facilities. These fixed investments do not include the supply of personal protective equipment, the supply and maintenance of instruments and safety equipment, the supply of fire fighting materials and other consumables.
The amount of investments in safety implemented in 2014 as well as the approved investment program for the period 2015-2019 are shown in Tables 3.1 and 3.2.

Table 3.1 Group's 2014 safety investments per facility


(in m€)

 ΒΕΑ, ΒΕΕ, ΒΕΘ                   9.87
 ΕΚΟ and HF                                  1.39
 DIAXON                   0.1

Table 3.2 Group's approved safety investment program per facility (2015-2019)


(in m€)

 ΒΕΑ, ΒΕΕ, ΒΕΘ                         16.27
 ΕΚΟ and HF  7.59
 DIAXON 0.04

Group’s distinctions in Safety

With the objective of further raising employees’ awareness concerning accident prevention, combined with operating the facilities in a safe manner, we continued with the implementation of the Rewarding Safety Performance Policy for teams of employees, who achieved the objectives that were set regarding work hours, without incurring lost workday injuries.

In this regard, the following safety goals were achieved in 2014:

  • 1,500,000 hours without lost workday injuries, at the Thessaloniki industrial facility
  • 1,000,000 hours without lost workday injuries at the Group’s headquarters
  • 500,000 hours without lost workday injuries at DIAXON

Furthermore, three gold awards were awarded to the Group for excellence in the fields of education, reward and overall safety efficiency.