Responsible Management in Social – Environmental & Ethical Governance for Sustainable Excellence
The Business Ethics and the Role of Culture in an Organization”
The President of EBEN GR Mr. Anthony Gortzis in his speech, stressed to the audience, that EBEN GR (as an active member of the great European EBEN EUROPE Network) work, helps businesses to apply systems that contribute to sustainable corporate development as well as to the broader social welfare. EBEN through research presentations on business ethics, contributes into promotion of research findings to all international academia. The RME is one of the most distinguished standards upon which the formation of the new stock index DEX-DEUTSCHER ETHIK INDEX in Germany was developed.
Mr. D. Mathios, President of the Federation of Industries of Piraeus and Athens welcomed the event.
The event continued with the presentation of the student contest supported by the sponsors of ALPHA BANK and the University of Nicosia. The dissertation assessment carried out by the Academic Committee headed by Mr. John Friend, Assoc. Professor of Panteion University. In the competition there were distinguished Mrs. Evangelia Pappas (Panteion University), Mr Dimitris Kollias (Panteion University) and Mr. Konstantinos Georgiakakis (Panteion University).
The Gen. Secretary of EBEN GR, Ms. Gelina Karella, announced the names of the companies that awarded the certification for 2018, followed by the award ceremony.
The 15 certified Companies were the following:
BRONZE AWARDS – (In alphabetical order)
• ALERT SHIPPING AGENCIES LTD
• IRA MEDIA
• FEDERATION OF INDUSTRIES AND ATTICA BANK
SILVER AWARDS (In alphabetical order)
• EYDAP. SA (INTERNAL AUDIT)
• SEFCO ZEELANDIA SA
GOLD AWARDS – (In alphabetical order)
• ALLSEAS MARINE SA
• «INSURANCE MINETTA»
• ATHENIAN SEA CARRIERS LTD
• ENTERPRISES SHIPPING & TRADING SA
• INTRALOT SA
• MARS Hellas
• TSAKOS GROUP OF COMPANIES
PLATINUM AWARDS – (In alphabetical order)
• EUROPEAN RELIANCE AEGA
• OMILOS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES Chet (OFET) UNI-PHARMA SA, INTERMED SA
ACE (AMBASSADORS CLUB OF EBEN) is a new European association, founded by EBEN in 2015 in order to promote business ethics excellence culture through annual selective actions. The ACE Executive Board comprise of Ms. T. Karella / C. Secretary, Mr. K. Balomenos /Social Affairs, Dr. N. Tsakonas / President along with members as executive representatives of RME model adopted companies or professionals with special sensitivity to social issues.
During the event, the new book by ACE was presented as part of a series “Education in Action”, with main subject “Respect the environment”. The ACE members who supported this project are: Ms C. Karountzos rep. MARS HELLAS, Ms. B. Zorbas rep. INSURANCE MINETTA, Ms N. RAPTI, Dr. E. REBOUTSIKA, Mr. C. GKOUSKOS rep. EUROPEAN RELIANCE, Dr. D. ZAMANIS, Mr. A. GKORTZIS President EBEN Gr, Mr. N. Bairamis & Ms. X. Sanioglou rep. Athenian Sea Carriers. In addition the action was supported by the special contribution of the teachers & pupils of GEITONAS School.
Mr. A. Caracallas, Vice President of EBEN GR, closed the event with a review of EBEN as the oldest representative of business ethics for Organizations and Academia in Europe. He also referred to the important new RME scorecards such as HUMAN RESOURCES, SECURITY and SUSTAINABLE REPORTING which are expected to be ratified next year by EBEN GR.
Supporter of the event was Panteion University, the ICAP GROUP and Naftemporiki as media sponsor.