On the sixth annual meeting of Serbian Association of Managers (SAM) new management was elected, gathering well-recognized businessmen from Serbia. They will lead Serbian Association of Managers for the next two years, focusing on economic development, cooperation with other business associations from the region and Europe, and establishing partnerships within SAM. Together with new president, Milan Petrović, and vicepresident, Bojan Radun, there were elected new members of Managing Board with Zoran Mitrović, General Manager of Victoria Group, as one of them.
Victoria Group has been a major partner of this year's Third International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility "CSR Forum" held on 11th December in Belgrade.
CSR Forum visitors had the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the field of corporate social responsibility and to share experiences with directors of multinational and local companies and representatives of business, government, diplomatic missions and international organizations.
Following the unanimous vote of the Business Leaders Forum Serbia, Victoria Group became a member of this association, working in accordance with the principles of social responsibility in all areas of its business. The award was handed out to Victoria Group in a ceremony in Belgrade at the end of November, and in addition was awarded to the companies, Nestle Adriatic, Titan Cement plant Kosjerić and Mercator-S.
Regarding the mention of Victoria Group Company in connection with an investigation into the company HIP "Azotara" from Pancevo, we find it necessary to present the following facts:
The relevant cooperation of Victoria Group and Azotara Pancevo was related solely to the wheat loan, not to trade.
Victoria Group has become a member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), one of the largest and most influential business associations in Serbia.
AmCham Association gathers over 150 multinational and domestic companies focused on key issues for improving the business environment, sharing knowledge and experiences and the promotion of best practices in order to implement positive changes that will benefit not only the members of the Chamber of Commerce but also the Serbian economy as a whole.
The Japanese Ambassador to Serbia, Toshio Cunazaki, visited the company and the city Sojaprotein Bečej on Friday, 2nd November 2012, when he opened an exhibition of Japanese prints in Bečej's town Museum.
The first visit of His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to Becej was also an opportunity to discuss economic cooperation, for which purpose the only business chosen for a visit by this distinguished guest was Sojaprotein.
Victoria Group, represented by its General Manager, Zoran Mitrovic, took part in the Third International Conference of Food Industries FMCG & Retail, which took place on 16-18th October in Belgrade. Victoria Group's CEO participated in the panel, "Area of supply Black Sea-Danube in connection with demand in the Mediterranean", which was opened by a representative of the Agribusiness team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Miljan Ždrale.
Victoria Group received an appreciation plaque for its contribution to the humanitarian action, "Magični doručak" ("Magical Breakfast"), on Friday, 19/10/2012. The action was organized by the "Food Bank" and its purpose was to collect food for daily meals in 32 schools in Serbia for children with special needs. Joining the many non-governmental organizations and private companies that have supported this action, Victoria Group has donated funds for feeding over 4200 pupils in Serbia.
Victoria Group, having successfully completed the implementation of the SAP business solution in 2012, has won the prestigious SAP CEE Quality Award, at the level of central and eastern Europe, in the category of medium-sized companies. The award is given for the first phase of the program VGSAP and is evaluated by a nine-member jury consisting of experts from the region in the implementation of this solution.
Victoria Group has participated in the project, "Food for the Enclaves", in the organization of the B92 Fund which raised significant funds for the administration of soup kitchens in Kosovo.