The “Decency” Awards are given every two years to people who, through their work and contribution, manage Decency as a Value and Principle of Life, in Greece and abroad
On December 7, 2022, the International Press Union’s “Decency Awards” were given for the fourth consecutive time, in the event hall of the Information Office of the European Parliament in Greece, in the presence of many foreign media correspondents, diplomatic representatives and representatives of associations of the Hellenic Diaspora.
The International Press Union of Greece was founded in 2010 by members of the Foreign Correspondents Union and journalists working in International Media.
In 2015, the “Decency” Awards were established by the Union to honor and value the professional path of people who have served and are serving their function, with Decency, Responsibility, Insight, and Honesty. The “Decency” Awards are given every two years to people who, through their work and contribution, manage Decency as a Value and Principle of Life, in Greece and abroad. The Board of the IPU, after a vote and unanimous decision of its Members, honored Mr. George Sakellaropoulos, founder of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms from Sparta Laconia, with the “Decency Award” for his Decency and Love for the Greek Land, his deep respect by putting his Knowledge, Experience” Soul into products – “ambassadors” to all latitudes of the earth.
The specialized organic olive products of George Sakellaropoulos from Sparta Laconia, have reached the world record of 579 international awards to date, in the biggest competitions in the world. Both his organic olive oils and his table olives are now the subject of studies and research for their effect on human health, at the largest universities in Greece and the USA (Yale, Harvard, and NKUA), due to the health-protective substances they contain.
George Sakellaropoulos comments about the “Decency” Awards of the IPU (International Press Union of Greece):
“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the president Mr. Tsiknis Efthymios, the general secretary Mr. Shaobo Yang and also the members of the International Press Union of Greece for recognizing my “Decency” as a key value in my path in the Greek Olive Industry, for the last thirty (30) years.
It is certainly a very rare and honorable moment for me personally, an important recognition of the work and contribution I have provided, as Decency has been the main notion at the core of Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms.
But the focus of this honorary award is the entire sector of Greek organic olive growing, Greek olive oil and Greek table olives, which travel with Greek colors, ethics, and Decency around the world, promoting in the best way, and as beacons, the primary sector of our country”.