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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At ERMA FIRST Group, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not an one-off action – but what we do on a daily basis. We transform CSR into purposeful, tangible and meaningful actions. ERMA FIRST Group builds and implements CSR plans serving our higher purpose and company values, based on three key pillars: Local community, Inclusivity & Sustainability.

May 2024 | BLOOD DONATION - ERMA FIRST & EPE 4th blood drive

A big thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s blood donation event at the ERMA FIRST offices! The team’s continued participation in these events highlights our collective effort to positively contribute to society and support those in need. 💓

Special thanks also go to the volunteers from the Hellenic Red Cross – Samaritans, Rescuers and Lifeguards Sector for their invaluable support.

To learn more about our CSR initiatives please visit: www.ermafirst.com/csr/ or get in touch with: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirst #ermafirstcsr #csr #localcommunity
#blooddonation #MakingADifference #BloodDonationMatters
#CommunityEngagement #HealthcareSupport

APRIL 2024 | A DAY OF ECO-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY REFURBISHMENTS & BEACH CLEANING

🌱✨ Last weekend, we had the pleasure to give back to our community and care for our planet! Through the successful collaboration between ERMA FIRST, Environmental Protection Engineering S.A.HELMEPA – Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association, and Open Farm, we brought together families and environmental enthusiasts for a day filled with enriching and eco-friendly activities.

From cultivating summer vegetables and creating a vibrant botanic garden at Etairia Prostasias Anilikon Pirea with OPEN FARM to participating in the SEF Beach Cleaning initiative alongside HELMEPA’s committed children and youth attendees, this weekend was a blend of learning, fun, and meaningful engagement. The day was rounded off with a visit to the esteemed Yacht Club of Greece, including a welcome note by Olga Stavropoulou and Semiramis Paliou followed by an inspiring speech by George J. Prokopiou, one of the leading Greek shipowners.

Let’s make a difference together! 🌍💚

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com
December 2023 | REFURBISHMENT OF THE Agios Alexandros Female Shelter

Volunteering and community outreach activities form a key part of ERMA FIRST’s CSR policy and we are very proud to be able to support our local community through a number of actions each year.

Ahead of International Volunteering Day tomorrow, our team of volunteers visited the Agios Alexandros Female Shelter where we helped refurbish the centre and donated clothes and other essential items for the shelter’s residents.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in this activity of Friday and for helping to support the shelter.

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirstcsr #volunteering #IVD2023 #IfEveryoneDid #community #greece

November 2023 | ERMA FIRST JOINS HELMEPA FOR THE MEGA JOINT BEACH CLEAN-UP AT PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP STADIUM

Another beach clean-up success! 🥳 Last Friday, ERMA FIRST participated in the HELMEPA – Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association Mega Beach Clean-up in Athens alongside volunteers from Environmental Protection Engineering S.A.METIS Cyberspace Technology and other HELMEPA members.

It was an excellent event which saw our team of volunteers clear an area of beach and coastline in Piraeus with the added assistance of the Jellyfishbot from IADYS, an innovative ROV that has been designed to help clear debris and plastic waste from our oceans🌊

Environmental protection is at the heart of everything we do at ERMA FIRST and we are also committed to helping achieve several UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), including Goal 14: Life Below Water, which focuses on reducing marine pollution of all kinds and protecting marine and coastal ecosystems from the negative impact of pollution and climate change.

The HELMEPA Mega Beach Clean-up was another step towards achieving this goal, and we are extremely proud of the importance our company places on helping to save the world’s oceans 💚

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirstcsr #helmepa #beachcleanup #community #environmentalprotection
#volunteering #unsdg #lifebelowwater #climatechange #pollutionprevention
#saveouroceans #cleanoceans

November 2023 | Blood Donation - ERMA FIRST & EPE 3rd blood drive

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our recent blood donation event, a collaboration between ERMA FIRST and Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. Each donation contributes immensely to saving lives and supporting healthcare services.

Special thanks to the volunteers from the Hellenic Red Cross – Samaritans, Rescuers and Lifeguards Sector and Nimits Hospital for their invaluable support.

Our team’s participation in this drive highlights our collective effort to contribute positively to society and support those in need.

To learn more about our CSR initiatives or to get involved, please reach out to marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirst #ermafirstcsr #epe #csr #localcommunity #blooddonation
#MakingADifference #BloodDonationMatters #CommunityEngagement
#HealthcareSupport #unsdg

June 2023 | World Blood Donor Day - ERMA FIRST & EPE 2nd blood drive

In honour of World Blood Donor Day, ERMA FIRST and Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. organised a second company blood drive where 30 people donated blood, and many employees registered as blood donors. Thank you to the volunteers from the Hellenic Red Cross & Hellenic Red Cross – Samaritans, Rescuers and Lifeguards Sector and Nimits Hospital for supporting this important activity. In many countries, blood banks struggle to ensure sufficient blood is available, so every donation is a precious life-saving gift and ensures a safe and sustainable blood service is maintained.

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirst #ermafirstcsr #epe #epeyachting #epecsr
#WorldBloodDonorDay #GiveBlood #GivePlasma #ShareLife
#ShareOften #csr #community

May 2023 | ERMA FIRST and HELMEPA organised a major beach clean-up event along Freatida Beach in Piraeus

Freatida Beach Clean-up ✔ On Sunday ERMA FIRST organised a major beach clean-up event along Freatida Beach in Piraeus. Organised in collaboration with HELMEPA – Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association, and as part of ERMA FIRST’s commitment to the EU Environment and Climate Pact and achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 – Life Below Water – the event was a great success!

Not only did we clear 2 cubic meters of waste and debris from the beach and shoreline, but the event brought together local organisations and members of the community in a joint effort to preserve the area’s coastline. The event was attended by employees from ERMA FIRST, Environmental Protection Engineering S.A., EPE’s Oil Spill Response Team, EPE Yachting and METIS Cyberspace Technology, along with their families and friends and the local cultural association, Diogenis, to help raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection within the local community.

This time, we were also able to clean some of the surrounding waters with the help of MEPP – a company that specializes in sea and port cleaning services using free diving techniques to carry out underwater cleaning operations – extending the positive impact of this event even further.

Thank you to everyone who came along to help – it was a great team effort! And a special thank you also to Alexandra Politaki, EU Climate Pact Ambassador in Greece, for helping us co-ordinate this activity.

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirst #ermafirstcsr #csr #EUClimatePact #UNSDG #LifeBelowWater
#beachcleanup #environmentalprotection #community #collaboration
#MyWorldOurPlanet #EUGreenWeek #beatplasticpollution #eumissions
#horizoneu #missionocean

May 2023 | ERMA FIRST supports the 8th BlueGrowthPiraeus Start-up Competition

Delighted to announce ERMA FIRST’s support of the 8th BlueGrowthPiraeus Start-up Competition! Organised by Blue Growth Piraeus and supported by the Municipality of Piraeus, University of Piraeus and Κέντρο Προώθησης Νεοφυών Επιχειρήσεων Πειραιά – Startup Piraeus, under the patronage of the #EU, the competition shines the spotlight on start-up companies and innovative ideas and aims to help them develop and grow.

Today, participating companies will present their ideas before the committee at the Piraeus CCI ahead of a 12-week mentoring programme with industry experts, including ERMA FIRST Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Efi Tsolaki.

Good luck to all of the companies taking part!

For more information, visit: www.bluegrowthpiraeus.gr

#ermafirst #bluegrowthpiraeus #bluegrowth #innovation
#maritime #competition #sustainability #piraeus #ermafirstcsr
#startupcompanies #startups #supportgrowth #mentorship

April 2023 | ERMA FIRST & EPE COMMUNITY FUN DAY AT THE MINORS PROTECTION ASSOCIATION OF PIRAEUS ``THE GOOD SHEPHERD``

Last Sunday, as part of our ongoing support for the centre, the ERMA FIRST team visited the Etairia Prostasias Anilikon Pirea (Society for the Protection of Minors of Piraeus) for a community fun day and BBQ. Sustainability and having fun were the priorities for the day; in addition to seeing the new playground at the centre, we hosted a sustainable gardening workshop in collaboration with Open Farm and helped to plant a vegetable patch and garden for the children to enjoy.

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirst #sustainability #csr #athens #community
#ermafirstcsr #socialimpact #localcommunity #inclusivity

December 2022 | ERMA FIRST & EPE together with Let's go Greece - HYMETTUS REFORESTATION

This past weekend, teams from ERMA FIRST and Environmental Protection Engineering S.A., along with their families, came together to plant more than 250 trees on #Mount #Ymittos on the side of #Argyroupoli as part of our last #CSR initiative for #2022. It was an incredible day and project to be a part of!

The event was done in #collaboration with Let’s do it Greece, which organises #environmental projects for volunteers all over #Greece. You can find out more about all of their projects here: https://lnkd.in/eMvyZAgm

Reforestation is crucial in the battle against #climatechange, improving the quality of life for local residents and encouraging #biodiversity. ERMA FIRST and @EPE are proud to continue to do our part, working with our #localcommunity for the benefit of our #planet.

Check out some photos from the mountainside below. We have a lot of #CSR projects planned in our #2023calendar, so click here to find out more about our CSR action plan: https://lnkd.in/eRDBDdxj

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirst #epe #oneteam #onefamily #ermafirstcsr #epecsr #greece
#letsdoitgreece #shipping #csr #community #teamvalues #support
#teamwork #volunteering #trees #reforestation #green #saveearth

October 2022 | ERMA FIRST & HELLENIC RED CROSS - BLOOD DONATION DAY

A number of our amazing team came together today for the very first blood drive at the ERMA FIRST headquarters in Greece.

Done in cooperation Hellenic Red Cross – Samaritans, Rescuers and Lifeguards Sector, this is another fantastic initiative for our team that shows our commitment to our local community as we support people in need of blood. Thank you so much to the more than 35 team members who donated today.

Local Community is at the forefront of ERMA FIRST’s CSR strategy as we continue to support our home and its people in any way we can.

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirst #epe #epeyachting #onetank #rwo #oneteam
#onefamily #athens #greece #shipping #blood #blooddonation
#givingblood #csr #localcommunity #community #teamvalues #support
#inclusivity #sustainability #teamwork

October 2022 | ERMA FIRST, EPE AND SEA SCOUTS OF ATHENS TEAM UP TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY & HAVE FUN!

This weekend, ERMA FIRST and Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. welcomed the Sea Scouts of Athens and their families to an amazing day of on-shore and at-sea activities.

More than 60 young adventurers got the chance to learn how to sail and paddle in traditional wooden vessels, as well as take part in other nautical activities such as knot tying, map reading and navigation lessons. We also celebrated with an amazing BBQ at the end of the marina to close the festivities.

It was amazing to see so many Sea Scouts take the reins this weekend and join us to learn more about life at sea. We want to thank all those who took part, as well as our colleagues who gave up part of their weekend in order to give back to our community.

This event was the latest part of ERMA FIRST’s CSR strategy as we look to work with local communities to showcase the benefits of keeping our waters safe and clean. We strongly believe in meaningful and impactful #CSR to help change the world for the better. Let’s all continue to empower our local communities with our actions!

Stay tuned as we’ve got more CSR events to come in #2022year!

#ermafirstcsr #ermafirst #epe #onetank #rwo #epeyachting #oneteam #onefamily
#athens #piraeus #greece #seascouts #seascoutsofathens
#volunteering #CSR
#community #saveoceans #sustainability #innovations #nextgen #sea #oceans #sealife
#icareaboutthesea #nowaste #ActOnOceans

August 2022 | ERMA FIRST, EPE AND HELMEPA TEAM UP TO PRODUCE SUSTAINABILITY-INSPIRED ATHENS MURAL

Today we are thrilled to unveil our new mural in downtown Athens to promote marine sustainability and boost the local community’s sensitivity towards environmental issues.

ERMA FIRST, in collaboration with Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. and HELMEPA – Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has worked with local artist Atek and supported by elculture’s project ‘Γενιά 17’, to create this stunning seven-storey mural that will have a pride of place for the next two years. This artwork is part of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations and designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

This street artwork, which depicts the United Nations’ Global SDG 14 – ‘Life below Water’, is the latest part of our CSR strategy, which is based on sustainability, inclusivity and local community. EMRA FIRST strongly believes in meaningful and impactful CSR to help change the world for the better.

We hope local residents and the wider community enjoy this amazing artwork and reflect on the importance of taking care of our oceans. Let’s all get loud and spread the message: #icareaboutthesea.

For more information, click here!

#icareaboutthesea #weneedthesea #ermafirst #epe #epeyachting
#onetank #rwo #oneteam #art

May 2022 | ERMA FIRST is proud to show its support for the Youth4Ocean Forum

ERMA FIRST is proud to show its support for the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Youth4Ocean is a programme for young #changemakers, aged between 16 and 30, who are looking to make their mark to support sustainable and clean oceans, tackle the climate crisis and fight marine pollution.

More than 130 young #Europeans have already joined this fantastic project. Could you be next? Click here to find out more: https://lnkd.in/gXx5X4e

Read more about how ERMA FIRST puts our communities #first:

https://lnkd.in/e-Dpt2rQ

#ermafirst #onetank #rwo #epe #epeyachting #oneteam #ballastwater #bwts
#youth4ocean #eu4ocean #togetherstronger #euprojects
#community #saveoceans #sustainability #innovations #nextgen
#sea #oceans #sealife

April 2022 | Crafting Easter candles along with employee families and kids from Saint Alexandros Shelter

At ERMA FIRST, we believe in building the future of our community by supporting initiatives that aim to improve the lives of everyone.

Today (20.04) at the ERMA FIRST Headquarters we enjoyed an amazing time together with our employees and their families along with kids from Saint Alexandros Shelter in Palaio Faliro, Athens. The Shelter accommodates girls from the age of six years old, who have faced considerable hardship. The mission of the Shelter is protection, education, as well as professional and social rehabilitation.

All together we had great fun, played games and created Easter candles, which are donated to the Shelter to support their social bazaar, as well as the kids got their Easter gifts! The action was supported the fantastic team of ethelon.

We strongly believe in meaningful and impactful #CSR to help change the world for the better. Let’s all empower our local communities with our actions!

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirst #ermafirstcsr #maritime #shipping #community #sustainability
#volunteering #localcommunity

April 2022 | Extensively refurbished the Minors Protection Association of Piraeus ``The Good Shepherd``

At ERMA FIRST, we believe in building the future of our community by supporting initiatives that aim to improve the lives of everyone.

Last Saturday (09.04), we extensively refurbished the Minors Protection Association of Piraeus “The Good Shepherd”. Our actions included painting the walls, fences and benches, as well as planting olive trees. We also had a memorable time with the children at the shelter, playing various games, socializing & having lunch all together!

We strongly believe in meaningful and impactful #CSR to help change the world for the better. Let’s all empower our local communities with our actions!

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirst #ermafirstcsr #maritime #shipping #community
#sustainability #volunteering #localcommunity

March 2022 | Refurbishment of ``ATHINA`` sailing boat

At ERMA FIRST, we believe in building the future of our community by supporting initiatives that aim to improve the lives of everyone.

ERMA FIRST fully refurbished the “ATHINA” sailing boat to support the activities of the 19th Seascout Group Athens to continue practicing and sailing under the best circumstances. Now, the mighty seascouts of the 19th Group of Athens can safely sail again and embark on new adventures!

As a company, we believe in the power of #CSR to help change the world for the better.  We believe that every community partner should be treated as an equal, and that’s why we firmly believe in the community-driven approach to corporate responsibility.

For more information contact: marketing@ermafirst.com

#ermafirst #ermafirstcsr #maritime #shipping #community
#sustainability #volunteering #localcommunity #seascouts #sailing

December 2021 | Refurbishment of the Saint Alexandros Shelter

ERMA FIRST Group is passionate about helping our local community. On December 2021, Helen PolychronopoulouKonstantinos Stampedakis – and a host of ERMA FIRST volunteers – contributed to the refurbishment of the Saint Alexandros Shelter in Palaio Faliro, Athens.

The Shelter accommodates girls from the age of six years old, who have faced considerable hardship. The mission of the Shelter is protection, education, as well as professional and social rehabilitation.

Supported by ethelon, we will be assisting with renovations and creating a vegetable garden. Please offer your support to everyone involved.

#maritime #shipping #community #sustainability #CSR #volunteering
#localcommunity

November 2021 | Reforestation at Mount Ymittos

On November 2021, Konstantinos StampedakisHelen Polychronopoulou and the ERMA FIRST team took on some reforestation at Mount Ymittos – on the side of Argyroupoli – which was destroyed by fires.

We planted Cypress, Oleander and Pine trees. ERMA FIRST is also delighted to supply 12 months’ worth of water to help them grow.

The ERMA FIRST Group is passionate about preserving all ecosystems. Reforestation is crucial in the battle against climate change, improving the quality of life for local residents and encouraging biodiversity.

Supported by ethelon, we would like to thank everyone who took part!

#maritime #shipping #community #sustainability #CSR #reforestation
#volunteering #localcommunity #saveforests

September 2021 | VOTSALAKIA BEACH CLEANING

ERMA FIRST is passionate about preserving marine ecosystems. Sustainability and community is at the heart of everything we stand for.

On the 18th of September 2021, Konstantinos Stampedakis and Helen Polychronopoulou – along with the whole #ermafirst team in partnership with ethelon – helped to clean Votsalakia Beach, Piraeus.

We would like to encourage all family and friends to support their fantastic efforts!

#maritime #shipping #community #sustainability #CSR #marinepreservation #protectoceans

July 2021 | Supporting para taekwondo team ‘Hellas Dream Team Ermis’

ERMA FIRST are committed to helping local communities and we’re proud to be supporting para taekwondo team ‘Hellas Dream Team Ermis’. We’ll be sponsoring the squad as they compete in Europe and across Greece. You can follow their progress across Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

https://lnkd.in/gMPbn_U

https://lnkd.in/gGWe7_W

https://lnkd.in/g4_fJxn

#ballastwater #ballastwatertreatment #bwts #ermafirst #maritime #localcommunity
#supportingcommunities #CSR