Overview

Corporate responsibility is an integral part of our business and culture. Corporate responsibility is about conscience and care: for our people, our community and our planet.

Corporate responsibility is also about ideology: a duty, which goes beyond expectations and regulations, which goes beyond the compulsory and the necessary. It refers to our Group’s commitment to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner that is transparent and of increasing value to our staff, clients and the community.

In such a context, our relationship with society and the environment is indispensable and it constitutes a business imperative, which we are all committed to follow.

Korean Register of Shipping and “Maria Tsakos” Public Benefit Foundation Team Up to Support Maritime Research.

A ceremony to sign a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoU) between the “Maria Tsakos” Public Benefit Foundation – Centre for Maritime Research and Tradition, and the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) was held at the Foundation’s headquarters in Athens, on 7 June 2016.

Maria Tsakos Foundation

The “Maria Tsakos” Public Benefit Foundation- International Center for Maritime Research and Tradition was established in 2008 as part of the Group’s inherent social responsibility to the shipping industry and the community as a whole. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the social recognition of the contribution of the maritime profession, the modernization of the maritime education, the conduct of maritime research and the promotion of the seafaring profession in order to strengthen the industry with Greek and European highly qualified and motivated young people. Furthermore, the Foundation focuses on the support of various humanitarian needs with special attention to childhood support.

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Fundacion Maria Tsakos

The Maria Tsakos Fundacion founded in Montevideo in March 1978 inspired by the love of Uruguayans for the Hellenic spirit and culture. The Foundation developed into a principal centre for teaching the Greek language and promoting Hellenic culture in the other side of the World, under the inspirational leadership of the late Maria Tsakos, Captain Tsakos’ daughter.

Up to the present day, the Foundation continues, with enormous success, its work of teaching the Greek language, promulgating elements of the ancient as well as of the modern Hellenic culture and this work has contributed to consolidating the esteem of Uruguay’s political and intellectual leadership, together with the admiration of the Uruguayans for Greece. Moreover, strengthening the cultural ties between Greece and the Spanish–speaking people of Latin America

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Maria’s House

In 2010, Captain Tsakos and his family created, as a component of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation, a house for much promising young boys from all over Greece. The House was established  in the premises of his late daughter Maria P. Tsakos’ house in the family’s native home of Kardamyla, on a land which Maria kept open to all village children. The institution was dedicated to the memory of Maria, a prominent figure of the shipping community, a noble and gentle personality, who, during her short-cut life, had offered much to so many in many places across the globe.

From its inception, Maria’s House, aimed at embodying the Vision and Mission of the “Maria Tsakos Foundation”, aspired to become a high standard modern social, educational and cultural centre serving Chios and, in particular, the Kardamylian community and outreaching all over Greece.

Maria’s House is administered by a multidisciplinary team of dedicated staff with experience in education and training matters. It comprises a Headmaster and a Deputy Headmaster with supporting staff, while the faculty includes a number of educational consultants, teachers on all subjects of secondary education, counselors, a psychologist and other relevant personnel.

St. Nicholas Preparatory School

In 2006 the Tsakos Group acquired some land and began building an Orthodox Christian Church in Tema New Town in Ghana.  This was completed in 2008 and consecrated in the name of St Nicholas, patron saint of seafarers. Following the construction of the church, it became apparent that a school to cater for the local community and support children living in deprived conditions was needed.

St. Nicholas School was, therefore, established under the motto: “Every child has a right to education”. The original aim of the school, which opened in 2012 with 28 pupils, was to provide pre-school education to disadvantaged children between the ages of four and six. To achieve this objective, a fundraising campaign, commencing with a donation from the Maria Tsakos Foundation, in memory of the group’s founders’ daughter and sister, Maria, was established.

Since opening, an expansion programme began and the school made a commitment to educate all pupils up to the age of 17. St Nicholas School now has 100 children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old and is growing each year by a further 15 children. The aim of the school’s Trustees is to create a new class every year as the children progress through their education.

The education the children at St. Nicholas School receive goes beyond the traditional Ghanaian Education as the children are taught Greek and French in addition to the standard compulsory syllabus.  The school also runs a navy cadet corps where nautical skills, drill and discipline are taught by members of the Ghanaian Navy. A Brass band and cultural dancing is also part of their education and it is envisaged that a literacy program will be run for adults in the area.

In 2015, the St. Nicholas Foundation was registered as a UK charity (no. 1164193) and is supported by volunteers, donations and sponsorship from the staff and vessels of the Tsakos Group and a substantial number of their friends.

Medical Awareness

The moral responsibility of advancing the Group’s employees’ welfare is fully entrenched in its corporate philosophy. Initiator of this strategy has been Dr. Irene Saroglou-Tsakos, who dedicates, with zeal, enthusiasm and compassion, a large part of her professional life to promote and safeguard our employees’ welfare in a proactive manner.

Dr. Irene Tsakos, as an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of Captain Tsakos’ vision, has relentlessly been offering her professional services not only within the framework of the Group but to the shipping community too. Dr. Tsakos has, throughout the years, published several preventive medicine practice books regularly distributed among shipboard and shore-based personnel.

Furthermore, and as means of widespreading medical awareness, Dr. Tsakos has, for many years, been delivering medical awareness educational lectures and training courses to shore and seaboard personnel of the Group in a structured and consistent manner to educate and train them to sustain a healthy life and build the capacity to identify life-threatening conditions and effectively respond, with first aid techniques, to medical emergencies.

Maria Tsakos Foundation

The “Maria Tsakos” Public Benefit Foundation- Center for Maritime Research and Tradition was established in 2008 as part of the Group’s inherent social responsibility to the shipping industry and the community as a whole. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the social recognition of the contribution of the maritime profession, the modernization of the maritime education, the conduct of maritime research and the promotion of the seafaring profession in order to strengthen the industry with Greek and European highly qualified and motivated young people. Furthermore, the Foundation focuses on the support of various humanitarian needs with special attention to childhood support.

read more…

Fundacion Maria Tsakos

The Maria Tsakos Fundacion founded in Montevideo in March 1978 inspired by the love of Uruguayans for the Hellenic spirit and culture. The Foundation developed into a principal centre for teaching the Greek language and promoting Hellenic culture in the other side of the World, under the inspirational leadership of the late Maria Tsakos, Captain Tsakos’ daughter.

Up to the present day, the Foundation continues, with enormous success, its work of teaching the Greek language, promulgating elements of the ancient as well as of the modern Hellenic culture and this work has contributed to consolidating the esteem of Uruguay’s political and intellectual leadership, together with the admiration of the Uruguayans for Greece. Moreover, strengthening the cultural ties between Greece and the Spanish–speaking people of Latin America

read more…

Maria’s House

In 2010, Captain Panagiotis Tsakos and his family created an educational nucleus in the premises of his late daughter Maria P. Tsakos’ house, in the native home of Kardamyla, Chios, and in a land which used to be open to all village children. In this land, in memory of Maria P. Tsakos, a prominent figure of the shipping industry and a noble Greek soul, who offered so much, to so many, in so many places across the globe, “Maria’s Home – Education and Culture Campus” was founded envisaging to promote the growth and development of underprivileged youngsters.

Embodying the Vision and Mission of the “Maria Tsakos Foundation” – International Center of Maritime Research and Tradition, Maria’s Home aspires to become an esteemed modern social, educational, and cultural center in Chios and in particular in the Kardamylian community.

“Maria’s Home – Education and Culture Campus” is administered by a multidisciplinary team with rich experience in education. The staff comprises the Headmaster, the Deputy Headmaster, the supporting services personnel, while the faculty includes a number of educational consultants, teachers for all subjects of formal education, counsellors, a psychologist, et al.

St. Nicholas Preparatory School

In 2006, the Tsakos Group launched the building of an Orthodox Christian Church in Tema New Town, Ghana.  This was completed in 2008 and consecrated with the name of St Nicholas, after the Patron Saint of the seafarers. Following the construction of the church, it became apparent that a school, close by in order to cater for those in the local community and support children living in deprived conditions in the area, was needed.

St. Nicholas Preparatory School was therefore developed with the motto: “Every child has a right to education”. The original aim was to provide pre-school education to disadvantaged children between the ages of 4 to 6 years, and opened with just 28 children. To achieve this objective, a fundraising campaign commencing with a donation of the Tsakos Group, through the Foundation in memory of the Founders’ daughter Maria Tsakos.

Since opening a rapid expansion program commenced and the school has made an unprecedented commitment to see all the children through their full education up to the age of 17 years old. It now has 100 young children registered between the ages of 3 to 9 years old and growing each year by a further 15 children. Moreover, the aim is to create a new class every year as the children progress through the education ladder.

Medical Awareness

he moral and ethical responsibility of advancing our employees’ welfare is fully entrenched in our corporate philosophy. Initiator of this strategy has been Dr Irene Saroglou-Tsakos, who dedicates in great solitude and compassion a large part of her professional life to promote and safeguard our employees’ welfare in a proactive manner.

Dr Irene Tsakos being a fervent supporter of Captain Tsakos’ vision has relentlessly been offering her professional services, not only within the framework of the Group, but in general to the shipping community. Dr Tsakos has published a number of preventive medicine practice books throughout the years, which are being distributed to shore and ship based personnel.

Furthermore, and as means of enhancing medical awareness, Dr Tsakos has been delivering medical awareness educational lectures and training courses to our shore and sea board personnel in a structured and long-standing consistent manner in order to educate and train each and every associate to live in a healthy proactive mode and build the capacity to identify life-threatening conditions and effectively respond with first aid techniques to medical emergencies