Environment Protection 2017
Climate and environment
Based on a durable and profitable portfolio of renewable energy producing assets, Athena strives to generate and distribute clean energy production in order to preserve the environment and to contribute to a world sustainable growth.
Athena contributed production of renewable energy provides immediate environmental advantages in terms of savings of fossil fuels and elimination of CO2 emissions.
- Equivalent to the power consumption of 144,789 families in 1 year
- Saving 592,953 barrels of oil
- Avoiding the emission of 230,214 tons of CO2.
Athena considers diversity an important asset and remains committed to ensuring equal opportunities and rights for employees and therefore does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on religion, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, political opinion or other status.
Athena has a diverse workforce with a broad employee composition in terms of geographical and cultural background, gender and age distribution (see the paragraph “Organisation” of Annual Report 2017 for details on the composition of the employees).
Moreover, a safe and healthy workplace continues to be a priority for Athena. Particularly in the Company’s wind and solar plants, severe health and safety procedures are implemented to secure the employees and minimise the risk of occupational accidents. Also in 2017, these provisions have contributed to an injury- and incident-free working environment.
Diversity in management
When choosing between equally qualified candidates, the diversity among the employees shall be taken into consideration. In connection with recruitment for managerial positions it should be ensured, where possible, that the candidates invited for interview include both men and women.
At year-end 2017, the managerial positions below top-management level in the Company were covered by respectively 40% male managers and 60% female managers – a totally equal gender representation.