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Phoenix receives accreditation for business ethics conduct

Friday, September 9, 2011

PHOENIX ECTS LIMITED of Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, Greece, is the first company in the Greek freight forwarding industry to receive accreditation for Business Ethics Conduct by the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), Greece Chapter.


The award took place on September 8th, 2011, in Athens, Greece during a ceremony of EBEN excellence awards. Mr George Cassimatis, President of the Union of Greek Chambers and VP of the Federation of European Chambers handed over the accreditation to PHOENIX. Distinguished members of the Greek and European Business communities attended the ceremony


The Chairman of the European Business Ethics Network Dr Antonio Gortzis stressed that the EBEN model is based on the development of business ethics environment for organisations aiming towards transparent and sustainable growth, whilst the model’s methodology addresses implementations of Total Quality, Environmental Control and Corporate Excellence from a Business Ethics perspective.


It is noted that PHOENIX have pioneered the Greek industry in being the first freight forwarder to achieve ISO-9000 quality certification since 1994 and environmental ISO-14001 accreditation since 2004.


The European Business Ethics Network EBEN, was founded in 1987 as a non-profit association and a cross-national network dedicated to the promotion of business ethics, broadly defined, in academia, business, public sector and civil society. Its mission is to promote ethics and excellence in businesses, to increase awareness over ethical challenges in the global marketplace and to enable dialogue on the role of business in society.


The award to PHOENIX coincided with its 20th year of successful operation and continuing growth since its inception in 1991.