CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Respecting cultural principles and values, respecting people, providing equal opportunities, respecting the environment and upgrading the standard of living and quality of life, define the term corporate social responsibility.
In essence, social responsibility encompasses a balanced approach of the economic, social and environmental impact expressed through economic development, sustainability and social cohesion.
According to the European Union definition «Corporate Social Responsibility is a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis» (European Commission Green Paper 2001).
Public Properties Company S.A. as a public company managing the state-owned properties considers social responsibility as part of its corporate identity and integrates its principles in its core business processes.
In this context, among the Company’s key objectives is the promotion and protection of cultural heritage through development of tourism assets, such the Diros Cave, Achillion, landmark Xenia Hotels, etc.
Also part of the company’s policy is to provide access to leisure facilities for all social groups, especially sensitive ones, including people with special needs. The Company considers its social obligation to maintain low entrance fees and provide easy access to people with disabilities in the business units it manages, such as Vouliagmeni beach and Kaiafas & Ypati spas.
Through significant investments, Public Properties Company S.A. helps improve the image of Greek destinations, protect cultural heritage and promote the cultural development of the Greek periphery. The Company pursues sustainable exploitation of cultural resources and acts with respect to local cultural particularities.