Hellas Gold actively invests in the development of the country through direct and indirect local employment, strengthening the local economy and managing the environmental impacts of the company's operation.
Hellas gold is supporting the local community, education, health, culture, sport, civil protection, infrastructure and public services, to create value for the area, improving the quality of life of residents.
Specifically, the main pillars of the approach are summarized below:
- Investing in local employment:
The company's recruitment in the region is following the rule specifies that 90% of employees must be from the municipality of Aristotle.
- Strengthening the local economy
In addition to the direct jobs and employment by sub-contractors, the company also supports local suppliers and other indirect and inducted jobs’ creation. In this context, they open new jobs, supporting industries related to mining activity, while the boosting liquidity benefits the local economy, the market and trade, creating a network of cooperating firms.
The tourist industry is one of the important pillars of development of the local economy in the entire Aristotle municipality. We support tourism by working closely with local government and with relevant local agencies, travel agencies and hotel companies for the creation and implementation of significant promotional programs that aimed to claim the development of all forms of tourism - in every corner of the Aristotle Municipality.
- Contributing to civil protection, infrastructure and services
Projects supporting road network, infrastructure and civil protection are parts of our effort to upgrade the overall quality of life not only of employees or contractors-suppliers, but for all the inhabitants of the region.
The forest protection, fire protection, support flood control works and environmental proofing in the wider region, but also the existence of a highly trained volunteer rescue team are also actions that highlight Hellas Gold social responsibility and value creation.
Hellas Gold covers operational needs of schools and supports students in the region. Costs related to the basic operational needs of schools in the area, such as heating and electronic equipment covered by the company, while also a reward is given every year to graduates that achieve their entry into higher education institutions.
- Shielding of local health structures
Hellas Gold supports local health structures as well, which is why we invest significant amounts of money to cover part of the operating costs of the Central Health Palaiochorio and area clinics. More specifically, our donations are used for the modernization of equipment and their installations, for heating and other needs.
- Support local sport and culture
Strengthening associations of local groups and cover operational needs of the actions and initiatives of associations and organizations is also an expression of our contribution to the local community. Specifically, we supported almost all of the cultural and sports associations of Mademohoria and the wider region.