Corporate Social Responsibility
Globalization of markets, information society, western world, consumer’s maturity, rejection of worldwide human poverty, importance of culture and traditions’ preservation, and the need of environment responsibility, shape today’s new principals for the business community, assigning to Corporate Social Responsibility a key role.
Focusing on Human, our contribution to society is based on the sensitivity of our management team and our human resources.
Our social and environmental responsibility constitute an integral part of our fundamental values and is in line with our business operations, seeking to behave always as a responsible and active “good citizen”.
Global awareness on environmental issues has changed dramatically the last years. Greeks have realized the irreversible consequences that resulted by human intervention against nature on the benefit of urbanization. We are committed to pursuit environmental sustainable development. Our approach to environmental issues is based on life cycle thinking and the principles of eco-efficiency, covering the environmental impact of its activities and products. The life cycle of products begins with the extraction of raw materials and ends with recycling, waste treatment and the reintroduction of materials into the economic system. Our activities focus on reducing energy consumption and optimizing recycling.
We respect the natural environment and procures for our protection. We have invested in order to eliminate all negative effects of our production activities. We have installed recycle systems for chemicals and raw materials. Also, we have invested in water recirculation. Waste is processed by biological cleaning and recycling. This water is then used in many other functions. In addition, we use systems for noise emissions in our production lines.
At the same time, we have invested significant funds for the elimination of noise from our sophisticated air-condition units that are necessary for the controlled temperature of sensitive pharmaceutical products. With social sensitivity and respect to the environment, we support cartridges recycling of printers and copy machines, battery recycling, recycling of cans and plastic bottles in employee’s cafeteria, working closely with the Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation.
Our main principle is to integrate environmental concerns into the daily work cycle.
Our most significant contribution to Society is by default our activity in the research and development of pharmaceutical technologies. New drug delivery methods that enhance patient compliance, reduce side effects, facilitate drug delivery, contribute to the success of the pharmaceutical treatment, fight polypharmacy and help the patient to have a normal life in essence, lead in a way to the improvement of the quality of human life.
This has been acknowledged not only in national level, but in European as well, we were enlisted in the top 1.000 business in the European Union that have invested important capital on the sector of Research and Development, according to the data by the European Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard.
Every year, we make a significant direct contribution to the economic figures of the country, the financing of insurance funds, as well as the increase of national income. Moreover, by purchasing from local suppliers, we contribute to the enhancement of nationwide business activity and the promotion of Greek companies abroad.
We develop our activities in the context of social responsibility practices. Therefore, we successfully integrate sustainable development in every business thinking and decision. The next challenge is to perform responsibly and to communicate these successes, both to our people and to third parties.
For us, Culture is significant factor for people’s heritage and legacy. The meaning of “sponsor” originates from the ancient Greek culture and in our days, it has expanded to many segments of our society.
We participate in cultural events, sponsors museum and gallery exhibitions, contributing thus to the promotion of Arts and the dissemination of Greek civilization and culture locally and internationally.