Since the beginning of Almi Tankers, the company has been active in Corporate Social Responsibility. Since day one, the company has been supporting people in need, environmental actions, health initiatives and contributions to projects on infrastructure.
Almi Tankers is a founding member of the World Ocean Council, a longstanding member of Helmepa and a loyal supporter of Synenosis (the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company). Among other organisations it has supported Symplefsi, MDA Hellas, The Sea Cleaners Project, local community schools and more.
Synenosis – Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company
Following on from an initial donation of USD 1 million to the Union of Greek Shipowners in 2007, Almi Tankers continues its support by donating EUR 340,000 in 2017, EUR 340,000 in 2018 and EUR 340,000 in 2019.
The shipping community has traditionally helped the country with small and large scale social welfare projects at all times. In this spirit Synenosis was created, a collective platform of the maritime community for the development of social support and responsible initiatives that contribute to the country
The entity Synenosis aims to ‘support’ Greek society overall and undertake social and solidarity initiatives that will improve the living standard of vulnerable social groups, support organisations and institutions related to shipping, implement public interest social projects, provide humanitarian aid and manage emergency conditions. It is administered by an 11-member Board of Directors, 7 of which are ex-officio members of the Executive Committee of the Union of Greek Shipowners.
-240,000 monthly support packages containing food and personal hygiene items for 11,000 families in need with underage children in 119 regions throughout Greece.
-free medical care and check-ups for 18,000 adults and children
-basic supplies for 60 social welfare organisations situated in 20 cities throughout Greece
-renovation works and infrastructure upgrading at 4 Merchant Marine Academies
-provision of equipment and supplies
For the 3 year period 2016-2018, the social contribution activities will focus on the following areas:
-Social projects of public interest
World Ocean Council
Almi Tankers is a founding member of the World Ocean Council which is a global, cross-sectoral ocean industry leadership alliance committed to “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”, developed by and for the private sector, with a unique and multi-sectoral approach to address cross-cutting issues affecting ocean sustainable development, science and stewardship of the seas.
The WOC believes that responsible and coordinated Ocean Business Community efforts are essential to a healthy and productive global ocean and its sustainable use, development and stewardship by a responsible Ocean Business Community. To this end, the WOC engages and brings together leaders from the various ocean industries, including shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others to collaborate on responsible use of the seas.
Almi Tankers is a longstanding member of Helmepa, the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association; the pioneering voluntary commitment of Greek seafarers and ship owners to safeguard the seas from ship-generated pollution, undertaken in Piraeus, on June 4, 1982. Under the motto “To Save the Seas”, they have consistently supported their initiative to date.
At Head Office
Almi Tankers fosters a culture of giving by having charity piggy banks at the Head Office Refectory area where everyone can see them and donate. In the second level underground parking there are boxes for collecting clothes and toys which are then given to people in need.
In addition to the above, the overall culture at the Head Office promotes the protection of the environment by adopting KPIs for paper and electricity consumption as well as recycling stations for caps, batteries, small appliances, plastic and paper.
Water coolers have been installed in all levels in an effort to reduce the use of plastic bottles and thermos bottles have been supplied to all staff.