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Environmental Dimensions

Environmental Dimensions
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ΕΛΒΕ Α.Ε.

Founded in 1971, ELVE is a European group based in Kavala, Greece, specialized in the trade of uniforms, corporate clothing, accessories and PPE. Since 2015, ELVE has been investing in Renewable Energy Sources, accumulating a total of 5.3MW of solar power in numerous locations across Greece. ELVE S.A. is listed on the Athens Stock Exchange (ELBE: ATH)".

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Objective Action

ELVE aims to positively impact all environmental dimensions using an integrated and balanced approach.

We can all act responsibly to protect our planet’s health and nurture growth sustainably, looking out for today’s and tomorrow’s generations!

 

Target Audience

To our people, our customers, our partners and our society as a whole

 

Duration

The initiative is continuous and is constantly strengthened with innovative ideas


Description

Sustainability is a broad discipline.

A business needs disciplined actions to sustain itself.

Same goes for our planet!

 

For years ELVE has been working hard to reduce waste for both organizational and economic reasons.

 

While businesses, communities and individuals have long recognized the human impact on our environment, it is relatively recent that the globe has acknowledged the urgency to change our ways in order to sustain our planet, for future generations to enjoy as we do

 

Environmental sustainability that has to be enforced on practices and decision making, in order to have an impact on all 3 environmental dimensions: physical, biological and social.

DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENT

Physical Environment - Lithosphere, Atmosphere and Hydrosphere

Biological Environment - Biosphere, Flora, Fauna and Humans

Social Environment - Social Behaviors of all organisms, Population Interaction, Behavior Patterns

 


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Impact on Society

DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENT

 

Physical Environment

From 2011 onwards, ELVE has been investing dynamically in the field of renewable energy sources. ELVE’s current energy capacity stands as followed:

5 solar energy parks, with a total power of 5.3MW, with a total production of 7.500.000 KwH corresponding to 5,5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions exempted from the atmosphere, per year.

According to the US EPA metrics this equates to the Co2 emissions of 844 homes' electricity use for one year 

 

The company is currently in the licensing process in order to install more photovoltaic plants and therefore increase its clean energy production.

 

Biological Environment

ELVE has been fully aligned with the existing environmental legislation. The materials used for the manufacturing of our products, wehn applicable, are free of harmful to the environment substances

We have been recycling paper, plastic, fabrics and electronics separately

In accordance to our no-waste philosophy, in 2020 we minimized our paper usage by 10%

 

Social Environment

Because quality is our priority, our materials are chosen with the outmost care, our products are free of any harmful substances to the user (when applicable, OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified) and our manufacturing partners hold numerous accreditations proving their social and eco-engagement.

In cooperation with our trusted partners, we are offering to our clients the choice to get exceptionally eco-friendly products, manufactured under the MADE IN GREEN label

 



Initiative Location

Based in Kavala, Greece, we hope that our actions related to sustainable development will affect all aspects of our network, whether our collaborations are in Greece or abroad.


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Working with Organization

​CERTIFICATIONS

  • ISO 9001:2015, Quality Management Systems
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information security management systems
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 / ΕΛΟΤ 1801:2008, Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, ensuring materials are tested and certified for harmful substances and which are thus safe from a human-ecological perspective

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Workers Participation

Our people, our partners and with their responsible orders, our customers participate as well.


Benefits for Οrganization

From the sustainable development strategy, apart from the feeling of pride that comes from our contribution to an idea much bigger than ourselves, we realize the advantages that accompany all the above actions.

Corporate responsibility and transparency are strengthened and as a result, the trust of our customers, our employees, our shareholders and our society.

Sustainable development performance, combined with quality assurance and the expertise we have gained after many years of experience, give us the competitive advantage we need to evolve along an evolving society




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