Assarel-Medet was awarded as Investor in Society

Assarel-Medet was distinguished as INVESTOR IN SOCIETY on the Sixth Annual Competition for Responsible Business. The prestigious awards of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum were announced on January 22 in Boyana Residence. Totally 60 projects of Bulgarian and foreign companies took part in the competition in the categories: Investor in Knowledge, Investor in Society,  Investor in Environment, Investor in Human Resources and labor Conditions and Cause-related Marketing.

The mining and processing company was ranked second in the Investor in Society category with its project Support for the Homeland, which was nominated for participation by the municipality of Panagyurishte. The large-scale sponsorship program of Assarel-Medet received the admirations of the public  jury, comprising of foreign ambassadors,  representatives of non-governmental organizations,  state institutions and academic society. The financial expression of the sponsorship by the company in  2008 reached the impressive 1, 176 thousand leva but the achieved significant and timely results have a much higher value. /For details, see Projects/.

The Annual Awards for Socially Responsible Business aim to show that successful business and investment of society go along together and to demonstrate the best examples in support of this idea, the organizers stated. The evaluation criteria are: benefits for the society, working in partnership with other organizations, commitment to the entire company’s team to the project implementations and adhering to the principles of proactiveness, innovation and evaluation by society. “We enjoy the fact that every year more and more companies support the idea of corporate social responsibility and they contribute to the Bulgarian society development with their actions”, Maria Shishkova, Chairperson of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, stated.

Last year the company was ranked third in the category Investor in Environment for its annual environmental program at the amount of more than 11 million leva providing large-scale rehabilitation and modern hyromeliorative facilities. Assarel-Medet JSC was also nominated in the category Investor in Human Capital and Labor Conditions in the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum competition this year for its project for managerial skills development. It was implemented under the Human Resources Development Operative Program funded by the European Social Fund.