Sustainability of local communities

A vital offer to Mandra!


Wednesday, 15 November 2017, was a black day that shall never be forgotten.

A series of factors combined with an unprecedented downpour led to a major disaster in Mandra, Attiki. It all happened within a very short time and the cost was enormous.

Words are not enough or might even sound cliché to describe the situation in the flood zones. The harsh reality, however, was that hundreds of people suffered inestimable damages, losing homes, shops, cars and properties. Among them, 23 families lost their loved ones.

We immediately sounded the alarm at our facilities. Having already demonstrated that we are always eager to assist our fellow human beings in distress whenever the need arises, we just had to take action and offer our help in this major disaster.

Thus, we immediately donated significant quantities of cement and aggregates to the competent authorities to help them address the urgent repair needs for public infrastructures.

Moreover, we provided special machinery to open roads and remove debris. In such circumstances, the rehabilitation –little as it may initially be– of the road network is of vital importance in order to allow access to vehicles carrying, among other things, emergency supplies such as drinking water, food, bedding, etc.

What was most important and touching, however, was our employees’ mobilization, as they rushed to contribute with all their might towards addressing the consequences of the disaster, whose tragic scale was gradually being revealed.

Many of our employees were themselves victims of the flood, as they lived in the affected area. We took special care of them and offered, among other things, financial and technical support.

After the tragedy, we continued to be “present” on a daily basis with an outsourced team that worked 12 hours a day, putting their know-how and appropriate equipment at the disposal of the Municipality of Mandra-Eidyllia.

Finally, on Saturday, 25 November 2017, more than 50 employees from our headquarters, the Kamari-Elefsina plants and the Attiki Institute of Public Health units joined forces to remove mud and debris from two playgrounds on Koropouli Street, the main road of Mandra that suffered the greatest damages. Women and men, young and old, all worked very hard and methodically, with much love and perseverance, in order to deliver the areas in the best possible condition.

We provided scrapers, shovels, carts and brooms, as well as special machinery and equipment with their operators, including a loader, a truck for the collection of debris, a water truck, etc.


Initiatives and activities for Local Communities

We capitalize on our resources and partnerships to create sustainable value at every stage of our operation. We focus not only on what we do, but also on how we do it, ensuring our substantial contribution to local communities.

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