As a partner in the project, the Victoria Group supported the organisation of the second seminar of students of Belgrade University’s Faculty of Agriculture, entitled the Perspectives and Development of Serbian Agriculture in the Coming Decade, which took place on Zlatibor Mountain from 10 to 14 April 2013. The seminar gathered around 400 student representatives with the aim of providing guidance to young experts, encouraging cooperation between agricultural faculties and colleges, and promoting agriculture as one of the most profitable industries.
On 4 April 2013 Victoria Logistic, a member of Victoria Group, signed a contract on scholarships for three students of University of Priština in Kosovska Mitrovica. The company’s act was a response to the appeal from the Office for Kosovo and Metohija in the Government of the Republic of Serbia. The Office organized a public contest through which 89 students were chosen as the best and were granted financial aid for the ongoing school year.
On the occasion of the upcoming harvest, Victoria Logistic, a member of the Victoria Group, hosted a gathering of around 250 business partners on 4 April, at the Congress Hall of the Master Centre in Novi Sad. The meeting served as an opportunity to exchange views and discuss plans for the coming period.
After three-months long adaptations, the Department for Abdominal Surgery at University Children’s Hospital in Tirsova Street has been renovated with the support of several donators. Victoria Group provided full support for this project, whose final goal was to make the post-operative period as comfortable as possible for the youngest patients. Ministry of Health of Republic of Serbia conducted reparation of infrastructure and interior while the necessary furniture and air-conditioning systems were provided by the socially responsible companies that participated in this project.
Victoria Group has been awarded twice in the same day - for product quality and contribution to agriculture. Iskon cooking oil won the prestigious statuette for the best brand in the category of everyday consumer goods - food, in the competition Best of Serbia, which is traditionally handed out by the Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the economic daily Privredni Pregled.
Belgrade, 26 February 2013 - Victoria Group addressed an open letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Goran Knežević, regarding his last public statements, with the invitation to visit the company and its members. We are publishing the content of the open letter:
Dear Mr. Minister,
Following inaccurate information, which appeared on Sunday 24 February 2013, that Subotica Veterinary Institute jeopardised citizen safety and health, the company Victoria Group would hereby like to inform the public that:
• Veterinary Institute Subotica does not produce feed with meat-bone meal. This ingredient is exclusively used for the production of pet food (for dogs and cats), which can also be seen in the declarations of other pet food producers, in line with legal regulations (Articles 16 and 43-45 of the Rulebook on TSE, published in Official Gazette No. 96/2010).
Belgrade, 21 February 2013 – Following public allegations that the analyses - performed by SP Laboratorija - to test for the presence of aflatoxins in Serbian milk was driven by political motives, Victoria Group (the parent company of SP Laboratorija) hereby states that these and similar accusations are entirely inaccurate and unfounded.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Victoria Group signed a US$75 million loan agreement today, for developing the Serbian agriculture sector - essential for stimulating employment, economic growth and exports.
Victoria Group, an agro-industrial leader in the region, will use the six-year credit to refinancie existing loans and strengthen its working capital base. The funds will be used by the Group's four core companies: Victoria Oil, Sojaprotein, Victoria Logistics and Fertil.
Bečej, 20 February 2012 – On Tuesday, 12 February 2013, SP Laboratorija, one of the first accredited laboratories in Serbia, received two separate requests to analyse milk samples: one from the Consumer Protection Association of Vojvodina and the other from the Provincial Secretariat of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.