OTE Group…"sets the example"! Employee volunteering and participation in sustainability initiatives form a major part of the Group's overall social contribution. Indicatively, some of the most significant activities are presented below:
- Blood Donation Program: This program was introduced in 1976! It is the Group's longest-lasting voluntary program through which more than 2,000 units of blood are collected every year, in order to meet the needs of employees and their families as well as the Greek society. Specifically, in 2016, 2,604 units of blood were collected by the employees.
- "Running for a good cause": For eleven years now, OTE Group employees run the Athens Authentic Marathons, thus enhancing the work of charitable organizations. In 2016, the participation of the 750 employees resulted in the collection of the amount of € 18,000 which was donated to three Non-Profit Organizations caring for vulnerable social groups.
- Charity bazaars: In 2014, the first charity bazaars were organized in OTE Group's premises during the festival seasons (Christmas, Easter), enabling employees to buy "gifts of love" and contribute to the work of non-profit organization. Within three years, the Group's employees made over 18,500 purchases, raising more than € 81,500 for over 25 organizations caring for children and the protection of the environment.