Hellas Implements ESG Programme
Hellas is raising the bar for sustainability in the sports industry through its Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) programme.
The programme employs the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to assess the company's current sustainability efforts and establish approaches to further integrate SDGs into daily operations.
To advance its environmental stewardship, Hellas has installed solar panels and EV charging stations at its Austin, TX, headquarters and is gradually introducing hybrid vehicles to its fleet. These measures aim to minimise the company's carbon footprint and foster sustainable practices.
Through the use of solar panels, Hellas can generate 7% of its power requirements using clean, renewable resources, underscoring its dedication to corporate responsibility.
Hellas has built a reputation for pioneering initiatives aimed at minimising waste by adopting recycled and recyclable materials in the manufacturing process. The company's self-manufactured Eco Nailer, which employs post-industrial turf waste and post-consumer plastic, serves as an excellent example of such innovation.
This composite lumbar board is used in all of Hellas' turf installation projects and not only helps the company divert over 7 million pounds of waste from landfills in 2022 but also safeguards trees that would otherwise be felled to create the wooden boards required for such projects. Eco Nailer meets the criteria for LEED credits, as do Hellas' in-house GMax Drain and Wave Pad.
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) are integral components of Hellas' ESG programme. In 2022, minority and underrepresented groups comprised 74% of Hellas' corporate workforce, with women representing 39% of the staff. The company also launched a comprehensive H-2B initiative that enabled them to recruit 193 skilled workers from Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
Having already implemented measures to address 8 of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Hellas' leadership is now devising strategies to fulfil additional SDGs in 2023 and encouraging others in the industry to follow suit. A complete report of Hellas' 2022 ESG initiatives is available on their website.