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Corporate Citizenship

Working Environment

INTRACOM (the company where INTRACOM IT SERVICES has derived from) has been distinguished as one of the top 10 Greek (4th) and one of the top 100 European companies with the best working environment according to the "Best Workplaces in Europe - 2004", an international contest organized by the Great Place To Work Institute (www.eu100best.org/gptw/index.php)

INTRACOM IT SERVICES, as a subsidiary of INTRACOM HOLDINGS, is widely acknowledged as a company with exemplary working environment and excellent human resources practices.

Equal Opportunities

INTRACOM IT SERVICES, an equal opportunity employer, follows an objective selection system based on candidates' academic background, analytical thinking, responsibility, integrity, teamwork and the ability to undertake new responsibilities.

keeping in line with its non-discriminatory labour practices and demonstrating its sensitivity to social issues, INTRACOM IT SERVICES employs a significant number of people who belong to special interest groups such as parents with many dependents or members of large families and disabled individuals or their relatives. The company also employs a significant number of expatriate scientists and a significant percentage of women, one of the highest in the IT and telecommunications sectors in Greece.

Training

INTRACOM IT SERVICES' philosophy focuses on employees' "lifelong learning", as well as attracting a highly educated and trained human capital in Greece and abroad. In this context, the company offers its employees systematic training within and outside the company that is tailored to the needs of each position. INTRACOM IT SERVICES also undertakes significant initiatives in knowledge transfer with research and academic institutions.

Cooperation with academic institutions

Through its close cooperation with Greek and foreign academic institutions, INTRACOM IT SERVICES plays a leading role in educating young scientists. INTRACOM IT SERVICES offers Greek and foreign university graduates the opportunity to participate in research projects as part of their thesis work or during their internship, exposing them to the latest developments in cutting-edge technology. INTRACOM IT SERVICES has also a close collaboration with Athens Information Technology (AIT), a non-profit educational and research centre founded by INTRACOM IT SERVICES, carrying out joint advanced research projects.

Hellenic Network for CSR

Since 2001, INTRACOM HOLDINGS, as a member of the Hellenic Network for Corporate Social Responsibility, has been actively contributing to the dissemination of the corporate social responsibility concept. (www.csrhellas.gr). INTRACOM IT SERVICES, as a subsidiary of INTRACOM HOLDINGS, has been actively contributing to this direction though its policies, environmental sensitivity, and sponsorship programmes.

   

Socially Responsible Indices                       

Investors widely recognize INTRACOM IT SERVICES as a socially responsible group of companies. INTRACOM has been included in the Storebrand "Best in Class" Environmental and Social Performance index (www.storebrand.com) since July 2003.

Community

Committed to its role as a "corporate citizen", INTRACOM IT SERVICES promotes a comprehensive social program through its active support of a wide range of educational, environmental and cultural activities. Through sponsorships and donations, INTRACOM IT SERVICES encourages scientific research and supports significant initiatives in the areas of health, education and the arts.

Social Accountability Standard SA 8000

INTRACOM IT SERVICES has been certified with the Social Accountability standard SA 8000 (www.sa-intl.org). This standard ensures that INTRACOM IT SERVICES offers an excellent and safe working environment where non-discriminatory policies are applied and provides an equal opportunities environment to all employees irrespective of gender, age, nationality, and religion. Also employee trade union rights are respected, and health and safety procedures are faithfully-adhered to.

Independent auditors conduct strict biannual assessments to ensure that the company acts in compliance with the SA 8000 standard.

 
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