We are concerned with local communities and their problems, as our two production plants also operate at the microcosm level of the area where they are located.
Taking seriously into account the adverse economic conditions that our country has been recently experiencing, in the past few years we have been trying to support the local Social Groceries in Pikermi, Rafina and Pallini, by offering our products, thus strengthening the local solidarity network in terms of offering food to vulnerable groups.
In the summer of 2013, the company working with the non-profit association DESMOS, called on all employees to join them in an effort to support vulnerable groups of people in great need, and organised the Food Collection Week at the company's plants and offices to collect packaged durable foods. This action lasted for two weeks and was very successful as the company managed to collect 32 large boxes of valuable food.
The food collected was delivered to 7 small and 2 large organisations in Attica, benefiting 825 families in total.
Since summer 2013, ELBISCO has designed and is implementing recycling actions both in its plants and warehouses, and in the office buildings in Pikermi, Halkida an Magoula.
Working closely with the Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation, we strategically placed 80lt bins throughout our facilities enabling all our employees to recycle paper, paper or plastic packaging, aluminium cans and other items.
There is also the capability of recycling batteries, office appliances, as well as computer consumables. The purpose of this action is to inform, educate, raise the awareness of and energise all employees to realise the importance of recycling and to adopt it as a life culture, both in their professional and in their personal lives.
Taking seriously into account the adverse economic conditions that our country has been recently experiencing, we have been trying to help vulnerable groups through our sponsorships, donating quantities of our products. So:
- Since autumn 2010 we have "adopted" the Lyreion Foundation orphanage in Mati, Attica, as well the Food Bank of the Holy Diocese of Halkida sending them flour, bread, rusks and biscuits every year.
- Since January 2013, we have been providing the Hellenic Society for Disabled Children (ELEPAP) with food products for the children's breakfast on monthly basis.
- We regularly supply the Charity Groceries of Pikermi, Rafina and Pallini. - We also supply food products to schools, cultural organisations and implement other actions in Pikermi and Halkida.
- We regularly provide food products to churches, municipalities, communities and other organisations in Attica and across Greece.
In 2010, a guided tours program was launched for primary and high school students at the Pikermi production plant. The program was successfully repeated in 2011 and 2012.
All in all, approximately 45 guided tours were performed for primary school pupils (5th and 6th grade) and high school students from around Athens.
It is important that in every guided tour, both students and their teachers were left with excellent impressions from both the plant and -mostly- its people, who are avidly and willingly involved in the project.
The guided tours is a major corporate social responsibility action for us, because we contribute to children's education and promote our work, our company's Greek bearings and our products.