The EBEN (EUROPEAN BUSINESS ETHICS NETWORK) is the most active Network of Business Ethics in Europe today, with already active 18 countries – members, including Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Spain and France. The objective of the Institute is to promote and diffuse Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance in the private and public sector, the academic community, in voluntary organizations, and create social awareness in members of the society, who as individuals may actively participate in our actions.
Our mission is to promote business ethics excellence in the private and public sector, to raise awareness on ethical challenges in the global market and give the opportunity for social dialogue in the role of business as part of the society.
“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful”
“The company must support everything in our life, including our spiritual life”
ETHICS, ECONOMY AND THE IDEA OF JUSTICE
The 10th event of the awards of EBEN GR, held in Athens Tennis Club, was attended by the Board of Directors of the Business Ethics Institute, distinguished members of the business world and the international academic community, EBEN GR as well as of the EBEN Europe members, Business Executives and organizations active in contribution into the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics. Excellence awards were provided as part of the highly successful Annual Research Congress of EBEN EUROPE, at the Deree College facilities.
The 15 certified Companies were the following:
PLATINUM AWARDS – (In alphabetical order)
• EUROPEAN RELIANCE AEGA
• OMILOS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES Chet (OFET) UNI-PHARMA SA, INTERMED 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
SILVER AWARDS (In alphabetical order)
• E.YD.AP. SA (INTERNAL AUDIT)
• SEFCO ZEELANDIA SA
BRONZE AWARDS – (In alphabetical order)
• ALERT SHIPPING AGENCIES LTD
• IRA MEDIA
• FEDERATION OF INDUSTRIES AND ATTICA BANK
Social Responsibility is a concept where companies – both public and private – decide to voluntarily contribute to the practical improvement of society (worker, consumer) and the environment in the form of activities, products or services they produce or develop, adding in this way value to their corporate identity, strengthening their reputation, while reducing the potential of any kind of crisis. The intensely competitive environment requires companies to operate ethically and to be based upon rules, over and above the law, while consumers and society now require more ethical standards, before deciding on the product or service they wish to buy. Despite tense discussions regarding the issue of competitiveness and the significant progress made in recent years, researchers and scientists still have difficulty in creating a comprehensive theoretical model that defines the competitiveness and the factors that determine it. An important effort that deserves our attention is the theoretical model of Professor Porter. Porter emphasized the inextricable relationship between national and business competitiveness and point out that the competitiveness of a country depends on the ability of businesses and the state, working on this, to innovate and improve constantly. The most important threats are: Porter emphasized the inextricable relationship between national and business competitiveness and pointed out that the competitiveness of a country depends upon the ability of businesses and the state, to innovate and improve constantly. The most important threats are:
- The tax framework
- Demographic changes
- Countries with cheap labor
- The changing competitive environment due to the creation of powerful groups from rallying Greek businesses,
- The concentration of the basic functions (eg Marketing, HR) in the parent company (in the case of a multinational firm) and the weakening of the influence and participation in decision-making of local subsidiaries.
Business Ethics is applied through determining specific business conduct principles, standards and rules that transform the whole of a corporate policy and serve as reference points or codes.
EBEN GR Governing Council for year 2018
The Governing Council, in March 2018, was constituted, unanimously, as follows:
|Anthony Gortzis||Apollo Karakalou||Gelina
|Dr. Tsakonas Nikolaos||John Filos||George Sarris||Constantine Balomenos|
|Chairman||Vice president||Secretary General||Treasurer||Member||Member||Member|