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Sunlight Group Awards

Sunlight Group Awards

Awards December 23th, 2016 SUNLIGHT Group, member of the Olympia Group, owned by Panos Germanos, was nominated with two more awards: HR award of the Best Change Management Strategy – Initiative. This distinction rewards the program of change in corporate culture by applying a High Involvement Organization model as part of the company’s strategy. The implementation of this program has shown excellent results, with a significant improvement of the participation, commitment & skills of employees. The Group HR Director, Dr. K. Georgiadis, received on behalf of the company, the BRONZE prize. ENVIRONMENTAL award of the Waste Management – Recycling and Reuse Waste. SUNLIGHT Recycling nominated one more time for its entrepreneurial innovation, since it has constructed the most modern lead-acid battery recycling plant in Europe. Also, SUNLIGHT Recycling has recently launched an environmental campaign The Green Mission, aiming at environmentally sound recycling of lead-acid batteries. The Green Mission aims to inform and engage the companies as well as the public about the importance and benefits of proper recycling of lead-acid batteries. Already, more than 30 large companies from various business sectors, have joined The Green Mission campaign. The General Manager of SUNLIGHT Recycling, Mr. S. Kopolas, received on behalf of the company, the GOLD... read more
Green Mission: Environmental initiative of Sunlight Recycling for the proper recycling of lead-acid batteries

Green Mission: Environmental initiative of Sunlight Recycling for the proper recycling of lead-acid batteries

Sunlight Recycling, member of Olympia Group, owned by Panos Germanos, presented on Tuesday December the 6th, the environmental initiative Green Mission, which has the ambition to boost public and enterprise awareness of the right way of recycling lead-acid batteries. Green Mission brings together institutions and numerous companies operating in the Greek as well as global market place and activates them in order to communicate the consequences of wrong lead-acid battery recycling and the benefits of the right way. It is worth noting that, in Greece, the problem that Green Mission is aiming to address is especially important, since only 50% of the used lead-acid batteries is collected and recycled, whereas the respective figure in Europe reaches 95%. At the same time, a large percentage of used batteries are recycled illegally with particularly negative effects on the Greek economy and the country’s environment. The objectives of the environmental initiative Green Mission is the following: –Raise the public and enterprise awareness of the benefits generated from recycling lead-acid batteries the right way -The active assist country’s effort in achieving its environmental targets related to the indices for lead-acid batteries collection and recycling Several actions surrounding this program are already in progress: during the first 2-year period, Green Mission targets greater awareness on the issue through communication to 14,000 Greek companies which generate and/or manage significant quantities of industrial lead-acid battery waste. Already, 30 large corporations from various business sectors have actively joined the Green Mission initiative. Under this scope, the dedicated website www.greenmission.gr was created aiming to become a reliable source of information for issues related to the recycling of old... read more
A triple distinction of SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT in Greek Exports Awards 2016

A triple distinction of SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT in Greek Exports Awards 2016

November 29th, 2016 SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT, member of the Olympia Group, owned by Panos Germanos, was nomitated with three awards in this year’s “Greek Exports Awards” held on Friday, November 25, in the presence of senior government officials and members of the Greek business community. The company awarded with the gold prize in the category “Top Industrial Company”, the gold prize in the category “Top Innovation Company” and the silver as the “Top Exports Company”. It’s the second consecutive year the company is awarded for its export strategy and achievements. SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT managed between 2014 and 2015 to further increase by more than 29% its production capacity, creating 130 new jobs within 2016 and establishing the factory in Xanthi as the second largest of its kind in Europe. The company’s export orientation is shown by the fact that 98% of industrial production is exported to 450 foreign customers in more than 100 countries and 5 continents. The CEO of SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT Mr. Vasilli Billis, who received on behalf of the company’s the prize said: “This was one of the best years for our company. The second consecutive distinction in the Greek Exports Awards, where we were nominated with 3 awards, is a proof that we have chosen the correct strategy with a clear emphasis on exports. In difficult times for our country we continue to develop our plant in Xanthi, which is now the second largest factory of its kind in Europe, and we offer more employment opportunities to the local community. Entering foreign markets requires great effort, flexibility and persistence. In SUNLIGHT, we continue to invest in our extrovert... read more
SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT: Course of growth and creation of new job positions in 2016

SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT: Course of growth and creation of new job positions in 2016

The company SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT, member of Olympia Group, belonging to the interests of Panos Germanos, continues its course of growth despite the difficult economic environment in the country, thanks to its fully export oriented strategy. Assisted by its healthy and dynamic corporate structure, the company contributes to the country’s balance of trade, strengthens its extrovert profile by exporting 98% of its production and also contributes to the increase of the country’s employment. As of today, the total employees of the company account for 750 from 620 in 2015, demonstrating an increase of 19% for the current year. Specifically from the beginning of the current year, SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT proceeded with the creation of 130 new job positions mainly at its production plant in Xanthi. The significant increase of job positions is due to the large demand from the company’s international customers across the globe for the industrial products SUNLIGHT, a development that has signaled the company’s growth in even larger number of markets abroad.   With the investment in new job positions and therefore the increase of employment, the production level at Xanthi plant has been doubled, thus covering the needs for energy storage systems in a wide network of industries from all over the world.   Mr. V. Billis, Chief Executive Officer of SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT, stated the following: “Sunlight, after many years of systematic work, has achieved to penetrate 100 countries and create a fully export oriented profile. We are a Greek export oriented company which responds to the challenges of a totally competitive environment, among the leading producers of energy storage systems globally. In a period of economic... read more
SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT participates in an anti-bribery roundtable hosted by TRACE International

SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT participates in an anti-bribery roundtable hosted by TRACE International

Athens, October 2016 – SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT, a global player in the field of integrated energy solutions and a member of the Olympia Group owned by Panos Germanos, participated in an anti-bribery roundtable discussion hosted by TRACE International, the world-renowned anti-bribery organization, in Athens on 16 September 2016. The discussion was led by TRACE President Alexandra Wrage, an international leader in the field of anti-bribery compliance. The event was attended by companies from across industry sectors, and SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT was represented by Tania Chadouli, Legal Affairs and Compliance Director and Dimitrios Gkoumas, Head of Compliance Office, Board of Directors Non Executive Member.  The event focused on best practices for ensuring commercial transparency, as well as developments in the field of anti-bribery compliance. The participants exchanged views on the Greek economic reality and entrepreneurship, the current legislative framework and ways to improve business ethics and promote transparency in corporate practices. Alexandra Wrage offered many specific examples concerning the implementation of relevant anti-bribery practices in Greece and SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT representatives discussed innovative tools developed by SUNLIGHT to increase commercial transparency, in addition to those from TRACE.  The participants unanimously agreed that the adoption of measures to prevent and combat bribery and corruption in Greece could prove significant in dealing with the economic crisis. Adopting training tools for executives and devoting resources to building effective compliance programs are essential as a means to this end, and TRACE will prove an invaluable support in achieving it.  “TRACE was pleased to host this roundtable event in Athens. We engaged in high-level discussions regarding the international anti-bribery landscape and steps that Greek companies can take to... read more