Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility2017-04-11T14:56:13+00:00

Zarifopoulos SA from the first year of its establishment in 1972, even without organized structures of Social offer at the time, incorporated within its Corporate Culture, actions and good practices of Corporate Social Responsibility pioneering for their time, such as a weekly doctor’s visit.

Today, in its fifth decade of activity in the Greek Market, Zarifopoulos SA has contributed actively to the development of the Security and Control Sector in Greece and beyond, by supporting Employment and the Greek Economy and Society in general, with respect for its People and Values that helped the Company’s development through the years.

Zarifopoulos SA during the last decade has contributed to the State, through employer contributions, VAT, income and property taxes, with over 36.1 million Euros.

The Company’s overall Social Contribution is summarised as follows, according to data of the year 2014:

A. To the Greek Economy and Society

  • € 3.600.000 per year in Tax and Employer Contributions
  • € 7.500.000 per year in turnover of Collaborating Greek Subcontractor Companies
  • 180 permanent jobs of various specialisations
  • 580 indirect jobs through Partnerships
  • 12 jobs under fixed-term contracts to unemployed youth and students
  • 1100 hours of training in technical subjects of 220 industry professionals

B. To the Business and Employees

  • € 4.500.000 in monthly salaries per year, without any delay
  • € 150.000 in training for all staff, with various types of courses during 650 teaching hours
  • Visit once a week of a doctor to the Company premises
  • € 30.000 in extra support for staff facing health/living issues
  • Full compliance with the principles of modern business operations, such as certifications, Excellence, Corporate Governance, etc.

C. To the Environment

  • Recycling of 8,300 different types of security devices (cameras, recorders, boards etc.), total weight of 5,900 kg
  • Recycling of 450 kilograms and other consumable office supplies (ink cartridges, batteries, power supplies, etc.)
  • Special briefing to all staff and establishing smoke ban in workplaces
  • Dedicated recycling points for consumables in each work area
  • Abolishment of paper billing at all levels from 1 June 2015. Objective: The overall Company’s paper use reduction by 15,000 A4 sheets
Most importantly, we have contributed to the safety of Greek citizens, their property and valuables, through avert of at least 2,500* Theft or adverse Security incidents each year, through our 55,000 Security and Control systems installations.

*Findings of the Department of Research & Statistics of Zarifopoulos SA for 2014

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