With a view to continuously improving the infrastructures and services provided, “Attiki Odos S.A.” and “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” take active part in many recognized international and national bodies and organizations, whilst maintaining close ties to the international academic community.
Participation in HELLASTRON
“Attiki Odos S.A.” is a founding member of “Hellenic Association of Toll Road Network”, with the distinctive title “HELLASTRON”. The association was established in 2014 and operates as a civil non-profit company, with the participation of all motorways and tollways infrastructure in Greece. The organization was created with the overall aim to promote road transport in Greece.
Through HELLASTRON, the two companies participate in the following International Organizations below:
- ASECAP (European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures)
ASECAP (European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures) brings together as members all national motorway operator associations of Europe. ASECAP’s aim is to protect and develop motorway network and road infrastructure in Europe, charging users a tollway fee in order to ensure construction, operation and maintenance funding.
- ΙΒΤΤΑ (International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association)
ΙΒΤΤΑ is a global organization with members numbering more than 320 companies from 50 countries of the world managing toll motorways, bridges and tunnels. IBTTA is a forum for exchange of technical know-how and best practices, primarily aiming to improve, promote and strengthen services provided in the transportation sector.
- IRF (International Road Federation)
IRF is an internationally acknowledged, non-profit organization promoting the on-going improvement of road axes and road transport systems worldwide, with a focus on road safety and environmental protection. It was established in 1948 and, currently, more than 500 governments, companies and international associations finance the operation of its offices in Washington and Switzerland.
Participation in National and International Organizations
Apart from the aforementioned collaborations through HELLASTRON, “Attiki Odos S.A.” is also a member of the Hellenic Construction Industry Council (ΗCIC), the United Nations Global Compact and of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility HELLAS.
Also, “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” is a member of TRB (Transportation Research Board of the National Academies). TRB is a department of the USA National Research Council and provides independent consultancy services on scientific and technical issues. Its mission is to promote innovation in the field of transportation. TRB facilitates the exchange of information, provides consultancy on transportation programmes, publishes research results for the general public and encourages the application of their findings.
Last but not least, “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” collaborates with Hellenic Institutions, such as Road Safety Institute “Panos Mylonas”, Hellenic Institute of Transport Engineers, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), ITS Hellas and Hellenic Institute of Customer Service.
Collaboration with Universities
In addition to their active participation in the works and conferences of international, recognized agencies, “Attiki Odos S.A.” and “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” also cooperate with noted professors in the Technical University Schools of Greece, as well as European and US Universities, who, with extensive experience in transport systems design, have developed Attica Tollway traffic simulation models at the micro and macro levels. Traffic simulation has been used to determine geometrical characteristics and traffic conditions on the motorway, with a view to eliciting information regarding the speeds developed by the drivers, travel times, delays caused by accidents, etc. The cooperation between Attica Tollway and acknowledged establishments is constantly expanding in other fields as well.
2003 - NOISE PROTECTION - CONSEIL NATIONAL DE BRUIT PRIZE
A special study has been conducted and measures have been taken for the systematic noise management in Attica Tollway. Many kilometers of special noise barriers have been installed across the motorway, effectively reducing noise. This effort was awarded the Prize “Décibel d’ Or” from the Conseil National de Bruit (CNB) of France, in the category “City and Road Transportation”, for the implementation of the program “Noise pollution, management and reduction at Attica Tollway”.
2004 - ARTISTIC LANDSCAPE DESIGN / PAN EUROPEAN AWARD
The construction of the motorway was combined with art, through the cooperation with the landscape sculptor, Nella Golanda, who created a unique aesthetic result, resulting in the Western Peripheral Motorway of Imittos to be characterised as a “sculpture road”. This artistic intervention won a significant recognition in the 2004 European Competition “European Urban Prize for Urban Public Space”, which was organised by the Center of Contemporary Art of Barcelona and the Architecture Institutes of France, Denmark and Austria.
2005 - CONTRIBUTION TO ROAD SAFETY / 1st PRIZE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ROAD FEDERATION
Road safety was the most significant parameter for the design, construction and operation of Attica Tollway, which was based on high international standards. This motorway, which is a pioneer in the domain of road safety by providing high-quality services, won international recognition by receiving the 1st European Prize for “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” contribution to road safety. The prize was awarded by the International Road Federation.
2006, 2007, 2008 - TOLL MANAGEMENT / CERTIFICATES OF MERIT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE, TUNNEL AND TURNPIKE ASSOCIATION (ΙΒΤΤΑ)
The basic goal of the Attica Tollway’s Commercial Department, which is responsible for the management of the toll stations and Customer Service, is the provision of high quality services. This resulted in successive awards (Certificate of Merit-Toll Excellence Award) by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association for the contribution in the progress of toll motorways management.
2007 - CONTRIBUTION TO ROAD SAFETY / GREEK ROAD FEDERATION PRIZE
The Greek Road Federation, within the framework of the International Convention “Roads of the Future”, which was organised by the University of Patras and under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Technical Chamber of Greece and the International Road Federation, awarded a prize to "Attikes Diadromes S.A." for its contribution to road safety.
2008 - GIS TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION / 1st ESRI PRIZE
The GIS technology (Geographic Information Systems) is a basic parameter of the IT infrastructure of the company “Attikes Diadromes S.A.”. The use of this advanced GIS technology and the continuous integration of the technological developments on this domain, were acknowledged by the “Special Achievement in GIS” award.
2008 - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / 1st PRIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ROAD FEDERATION (IRF)
The environmental-friendly procedures of operation and maintenance (flood protection, restoration and reforestation of old quarries etc.) won the 1st Prize in the Mitigation category. This Prize was awarded to “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” by the International Road Federation (IRF).
2009 - SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION: EUROPEAN AWARD TO "ELLAKTOR S.A." FOR THE IMITTOS WESTERN PERIPHERAL MOTORWAY
"ELLAKTOR", the construction company leading the construction of Attica Tollway, won the "Sustainable Construction" award for the environmental management performed during the construction of the Imittos Western Peripheral Motorway within the scope of the competition for Greek Business Awards for the Environment of the European Commission (EUROPEAN BUSINESS AWARDS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT).
2009 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT / 1st PRIZE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE, TUNNEL AND TURNPIKE ASSOCIATION (ΙΒΤΤΑ)
The companies “Attiki Odos S.A.” and “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” were honored with the 1st Prize on the “Toll Excellence Award–Administration Category” from the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association for Project Management. With this “Toll Excellence Award”, which is the highest honor of the sector, the companies were awarded for the implementation of the innovative program “Monitoring Success”, which was set by the company’s Management, for recording and continuous monitoring of Performance Indices, aiming to improve the services provided.
2009 & 2010 - ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGNS / 1st PRIZE CEO & CSR MONEY CONFERENCE
Attica Tollway is regularly conducting social campaigns on road safety. The campaign messages aim towards special groups, based on communication needs. The special campaign focused on motorcycle drivers (informational and awareness campaign on safe driving, publication and distribution of a guide with tips on safe motorcycle driving), within the wider framework of educational activities on road safety, was awarded the 1st Prize during the Convention “CEO & CSR 2009”, organised by Money Conference, in cooperation with Eurocharity. In the same event of 2010, the safe driving campaign for motorcycles and cars won the first prize for social campaign once again.
2010 - LEADING BRAND NAME / 1st PRIZE IN THE "SUPERBRANDS" ORGANISATION
“Attikes Diadromes S.A.” was awarded by the international Superbrands organisation the 1st prize "Golden Sun" for its brand name "Attiki Odos" (Attica Tollway). The organisation evaluates and promotes leading brands and Attica Tollway won the first prize in the Transportation - Telecommunications category and also held the first position among the top 3,000 leading company brand names, based on research conducted among consumers in general and 322 opinion leaders in the business world.
2010 - SAFEST ROAD / 1st AUTOMOTIVE PRIZE
During the Automotive Awards, Attica Tollway won the 1st Prize for being the “Safest Road in Greece”, based on the low car accidents indices and on the safety standards of construction and operation.
2011 - CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARDS / 1st PRIZE IN THE CATEGORY “BACK OFFICE” BY THE GREEK INSTITUTE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE
“Attikes Diadromes S.A.”, the company operating Attica Tollway, was awarded the first prize in the category “Team of the Year: Back Office” for the year 2011. The National Customer Service Awards are awarded by the Greek Institute of Customer Service (EIEP), a nonprofit organisation founded in 2004. The Back Office teams of “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” support and contribute to the optimal service offered in the Toll Stations of the Motorway, the Customer Service Centers, the Telephone Customer Service, the on-line services, the Emergency Phone Number 1024 and the Patrol and Intervention Teams in case of incident.
2011 - RECOGNITION FOR THE MEASUREMENT/REDUCTION OF CARBON FOOTPRINT WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF Myclimate AWARDS
“Attikes Diadromes S.A.” excelled within the framework of Myclimate awards “Green Leader Calculation and Reduction of Carbon Footprint”, which was organised in Greece for the first time by the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE).
2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 - TRUE LEADER AWARD
The operation and maintenance company of Attica Tollway, “Attikes Diadromes S.A.”, has once again received a distinction within the framework of the “True Leaders” event, an institution launched in the Greek market by ICAP which awards profitable companies with the largest number of staff increased during the last year, which ranked in the top positions of their sector based on Revenues and have a high ICAP Score.
2014 - ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS
The operation and maintenance company of Attica Tollway, “Attikes Diadromes S.A.”, was awarded a Silver Award in the category “Sustainable Infrastructure Development” within the framework of the event ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS instituted by the company Boussias Communications and Plant Management.
“Attikes Diadromes S.A.” was awarded the silver prize on the best practices it implements for environmental protection, in the direction of harmonising the operation of the motorway with the natural environment and was distinguished among enterprises, organisations and institutions that have implemented projects for renovation and modernisation of buildings or urban areas, and / or innovative urban solutions geared to improve their energy efficiency, protect the environment, reduce operating costs, improve the infrastructure and the lifestyle/service of the citizens, the governance and sustainability.
2014 - WORKING ENVIRONMENT / DISTINCTION ON THE LEVEL OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK
The operation and maintenance company of Attica Tollway, “Attikes Diadromes S.A.”, was awarded during the Health & Safety Awards 2014 competition, organised under the auspices of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises with the support of the Greek Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (ELINYAE). The company received the SILVER Award in the category “Transportation and Transport Infrastructures”. This distinction rewards the company “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” for the implementation of coordinated and certified strategy aiming at the minimisation of labour accidents and the participation, information and ongoing training of human resources in occupational health and safety as well as in environmental protection.
2014 - SAFER GREEK MOTORWAY under international assessment protocols EuroRAP AISBL
The Attica Tollway demonstrated high performance during the measurements conducted by the European Road Assessment Programme EuroRAP AISBL on the basis of accredited methodology and protocols:
- With very low concentration of fatal accidents in relation to the number of vehicles using the tollway and the distances covered;
- With high rating up to 5 stars during the inspection and surveying of the actual situation of the motorway through the evaluation of more than 50 characteristic elements of motorways.
2015 - Distinction within the framework of “THE PROTAGONISTS OF GREEK ECONOMY”, organised by DIRECTION BUSINESS NETWORK.
2015 - Road Safety / “Excellence in road safety award 2015” / European Commission
The prize relates to two targeted actions realised by the companies in order to raise awareness among children and adolescents on road safety (the interactive educational program for primary school children "Little Atticus", and the program for high school students "Eyes open on the road!", which has received the approval of the Ministry of Education.
2015 - Corporate Social Responsibility: Award for Corporate Social Responsibility campaign / Sustainability Forum
The operation company of Attica Tollway, “Attikes Diadromes S.A.”, was awarded the Silver Award in the category "Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign 2015” within the framework of the 9th Ethos Sustainability Forum & Awards 2015. The award relates to the Road Safety Educational Seminar, “Eyes open on the Road”.
2015 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT: “THALES” TOLLWAY QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM/AWARDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ROAD FEDERATION (IRF)
The operation and maintenance company “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” was awarded the 1st prize in the category “Quality Management” by the International Road Federation (IRF), the leading international institution which promotes and rewards pioneering practices and people who contribute to transport and make it a key factor in global socio-economic development.
2016 – 2017 - CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The company “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” was honored for two consecutive years by the Corporate Responsibility Institute with the CRI PASS Distinction, which is a diagnostic tool for assessing business performance in 4 key pillars: society, environment, employees and market. It is divided into five sections each of which has a different weighting in the overall score: (1) Corporate Commitment, (2) Commitment Implementation, (3) Management, (4) Performance and (5) Impact.
2017 - CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY /CONTRIBUTION TO ROAD SAFETY
The company “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” was distinguished for "Road Safety Awareness" in the Annual Sustainability Summit 2017 organised by MBA International of the Athens University of Economics and Business in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE).
2017 - CONTRIBUTION TO THE MISSION OF THE PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION FOR THE PREVENTION AND SUPPORT OF CAR ACCIDENTS’ MINOR VICTIMS
Praise for the participation in the programme for the collection of plastic caps and distribution to the Association for the purchase and donation of a wheelchair to a child with severe mobility problems.
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - Diamonds of the Greek Economy - "Attiki Odos S.A."
The company "Attiki Odos S.A." was distinguished at the Diamonds of the Greek Economy event that rewards large companies on the basis of specific economic indicators and criteria, among which are: profitability, debt burden, liquidity, equity to foreign capital etc.
2016, 2018 - DIAMONDS OF THE GREEK ECONOMY – "Attikes Diadromes S.A."
The company "Attikes Diadromes S.A." was distinguished at the Diamonds of the Greek Economy event that rewards large companies on the basis of specific economic indicators and criteria, among which are: profitability, debt burden, liquidity, equity to foreign capital etc.
2016 - 2017 - SUPERBRANDS
“Attiki Odos S.A.” received an award at the Superbrands International Event, which evaluates and promotes top brands. The company was distinguished in the "Transportation" category following an independent survey, that was realised in such a way as to ensure the objectivity and validity of the results. More specifically, 273 top companies qualified at Corporate Superbrands Greece 2016, following a vote of the council and the broad consumers, who classified the companies in the public opinion survey that was conducted by the research company, "Marc". It is noted that the criteria for the rating of the council and the public were brand awareness and brand strength, reliability and consistency, corporate responsibility in regards to market, employees, society and environment.
2017 – 2018 - CR INDEX
Within the framework of the 10th CR Index Award Ceremony of the Corporate Responsibility Institute, the operation and maintenance company of Attica Tollway “Attikes Diadromes S.A.” was awarded the Bronze Award 2017-2018. This prize is the 3rd received by the company, following two consecutive CRI Pass Awards. At the same event, "Attikes Diadromes S.A." was also honored with the "Marketplace Award".