New business award for ELBISCO

The company won a Bronze Award in the Hellenic Responsible Business Awards 2016

New business award for ELBISCO

ELBISCO received yet another distinction – this time at the Hellenic Responsible Business Awards 2016 – for its substantial commitment to innovative partnership models aimed at sustainability.

The company won the Bronze award in the Cooperation between Enterprises and Academic Organisations category for its project “Functional Cereal Products and their Contribution to Promote Consumer Health.” The action was implemented in cooperation with the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Harokopio University and the Faculty of Medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with funding from the NSRF 2007-2013.

The project’s main idea was to design a series of bread and oat products enriched with natural bioactive components. The project also included clinical studies to explore the beneficial effects of the new products in regulating metabolic parameters associated with Type 2 Diabetes. The clinical studies were conducted on healthy volunteers and patients with Type 2 Diabetes. The project was a complete success, as the products that were developed achieved extremely positive results. These were publicised through presentations at Greek and international scientific conferences and articles published in internationally recognised scientific journals.

The Hellenic Responsible Business Awards 2016 prizes were presented at a special ceremony held on 18 September 2016.

Hellenic Business Award RecipientsEirini Patera, Director of Strategic Innovation, accepted the award on behalf of ELBISCO.

 “We are proud to have achieved yet another important distinction, which reaffirms our commitment to responsible and sustainable development. Our cooperation with the academic community is based on the belief that nutrition is a component of quality of life, of education and culture. For ELBISCO, the concept of sustainable development is inextricably linked to creating products of high quality and nutritional value, with raising consumer awareness about balanced nutritional choices and with highlighting the cultural dimension of nutrition,” she said.

The contest of Hellenic Responsible Business Awards was established in 2015 with the aim of recognising the work of responsible enterprises in Greece. The nominations are evaluated by a panel of judges based on the criterion of innovation and the effectiveness of programmes, as well as their incorporation into broader corporate strategy.

The photograph depicts from left to right:

  • Mrs Despina Perrea, Professor of Experimental Pathobiochemistry & Laboratory Director of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research “NS Christeas “, University of Athens, Faculty of Medicine
  • Mrs Eirini Patera, Strategic Innovation Director of ELBISCO
  • Mrs Amalia Gianni, Chemist, M.D, Laboratory of Food Chemistry, Department of Nutrition and Nutritional, Harokopion University
  • Mr Michalis Cheimonas, Chief Executive of SFEE,  who awarded ELBISCO