Our employees are our greatest competitive advantage in the market. Investing in them is the key to our success, both now and in the future. In this context, we continuously provide conditions for consistent development of the skills of our employees. On the basis of the achieved results and demonstrated capabilities, we grant our employees moral and material rewards. Our awards are designed to meet the different needs of our diverse workforce.
One of our priorities is to continuously improve the performance and expertise of our employees. We offer them the chance to enrich and expand their knowledge in the area in which they are engaged through specialized educational programs and training courses, thereby following the course of the rapid development of the energy sector.
At the beginning of 2013, Hellenic Petroleum Group launched the HELPE Academy, which has successfully conducted more than 28,000 hours of training so far, with the participation of more than 600 employees of the Group, including the employees of OKTA.