Hemofarm received VIRTUS, principal award for philanthropy
28. March 2015.
Hemofarm was awarded this year’s VIRTUS, principal award for philanthropy.

Hemofarm and Hemofarm Foundation won this prestigious recognition in the category of special contribution at the national level in the field of corporate responsibility in 2014, in the course of which they supported 128 projects in the value of over 108 million dinars. The support was provided to flooded areas, healthcare system, culture, children, socially vulnerable people, talents and best students.

Hemofarm was nominated for the VIRTUS award by the Boško Buha Theatre, which has been supported by Hemofarm Foundation within the Wholeheartedly national campaign.

“I am particularly pleased to receive the third VIRTUS award on behalf of all employees of Hemofarm. We appreciate the opportunity to constantly feel the privilege of giving by helping people in need. Hemofarm is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year, while Hemofarm Foundation is in the third decade of its operation. The VIRTUS award is the confirmation and incentive for us in our efforts to continue pushing the boundaries in our further responsible work,” said Sanda Savić, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications of Hemofarm and Member of Management Board of Hemofarm Foundation.

The main award was presented to Sanda Savić by Kori Udovički, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Serbia and Minister of State Administration and Local Self-Government.

Hemofarm was among the first companies in this region which started promoting corporate social responsibility more than two decades ago, when Hemofarm Foundation was founded, and this is the third VIRTUS award for corporate social responsibility. In 2007, Hemofarm won the award for long-term partnership between business and non-governmental sector, and in 2011, it won the award for contribution to local community. In 2013, Hemofarm also won the National Award of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce for corporate social responsibility.

The traditional annual VIRTUS awards have been presented for the eighth time as recognitions to the companies that contributed most to common welfare in 2014, providing material or other kind of support to non-profit organisations or organisations of civil society.