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The concept of Responsibility today, both in the fields of Business and Society in general, seems more relevant than ever, as evidenced by the "Agenda 2030", the joint commitment of Member States of the United Nations to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. In particular, the concept of sustainability is integrated into the strategy and activities of all in the shipping industry by adopting best practices, based on the values ​​of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.


As an UN-accredited NGO with competence in Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea, HELMEPA’s aim is to support environmental awareness and sustainability initiatives providing the opportunity to its Associate Members to project a high level of Corporate Social Responsibility. In fact, since the mid-1980s our Association has been a pioneer in nurturing an environmental consciousness and dealing responsibly with environmental issues through the implementation of:


  1. Refresher training programs for 15,000 seafarers and shipping professionals in Greece;
  2. Environmental education programs for kids and youth, such as “HELMEPA Junior” and “Cadets”, which have mobilized to date 120,000 children and youth as well as 7,500 teachers;
  3. Public awareness campaigns and actions, such as environmental exhibitions, workshop, beach and underwater cleanups that have engaged to date more than 300,000 volunteers. A prime example of such work is the recent cleanup of 83 km of coastline in the midst of a pandemic, by 2,318 volunteers in 82 beach and underwater actions throughout Greece, as part of the 30th anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup campaign.


HELMEPA offers its Corporate Members the following:


  1. Certificate of Membership
  2. Motivational material
  3. E-stamp and 2021 Member’s hologram to be used in corporate communications, projecting the company’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Benefits of Associate Corporate Members also include the potential to:


  1. Inform staff and clients on environmental, sustainability and ESG/CSR issues;
  2. Organize a seminar addressed to approximately 200 other corporate HELMEPA members on an issue of mutual concern
  3. Take part in an annual working lunch to meet the Members of the Board and representatives of shipping and other member-companies;
  4. Display company logo and present their activities in a dedicated section of HELMEPA’s website;
  5. Participate in our Beach Cleanup campaigns, under the guidance and coordination of HELMEPA.


We are looking forward to welcoming you as Corporate members of HELMEPA and cooperating in promoting environmental protection and sustainability issues!