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Fortenova Group Awarded Regional ESG Leader Prize

In a resounding testament to corporate excellence and commitment to sustainability, Fortenova Group d.d. has been honored with the esteemed Golden Award and the title of "Regional ESG Leader" for the year 2023 by the International Economic Forum "Perspectives" and the Society "Promo Global"

In a remarkable recognition of corporate excellence, Fortenova Group d.d. has been conferred with the prestigious Golden Award and the title of “Regional ESG Leader” for the year 2023 by the International Economic Forum “Perspectives” and the Society “Promo Global.” The accolade, bestowed upon the company in the category of Overall ESG Achievements, underscores Fortenova’s unwavering commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles amidst stiff competition from major enterprises across Central and Southeastern Europe.

The awards, spanning four categories encompassing environmental stewardship, societal impact, ethical governance, and comprehensive ESG accomplishments, were presented to outstanding entrepreneurs and companies during the three-day IX. Regional Entrepreneurs Summit – the 300 Finest, held in Zagreb to commemorate World Entrepreneurs Day on March 5th.

Accepting the award on behalf of Fortenova Group, Marina Burazer, the Director of Marketing and ESG at the Group, expressed gratitude for the recognition of the Group’s sustainability efforts. She highlighted, “I am grateful for the acknowledgment of Fortenova Group’s endeavors in the sustainability domain, considering all our ongoing activities and projects. Over the past two years, we have strategically focused on embedding ESG aspects across the Group to enhance our operations and clearly define common goals in emission reduction, efficient waste management, food quality impact on life quality, soil and water impact reduction, gender equality achievement, and positive contribution to the communities in which we operate. I extend my thanks to all employees within the Group who actively contribute to achieving Fortenova Group’s sustainability goals and implementing all initiatives with a positive societal impact.”

With candidates hailing from eight countries including Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, North Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia, the winners were determined by an independent International Expert Council. In their decision, the President of the Council, Prof. Dr. Majda Tafra-Vlahovic, a university professor and accredited sustainability professional of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), remarked, “Your dedication to integrating ESG principles into the fabric of your company’s operations has not only set an extraordinary standard for corporate responsibility but has also demonstrated the significant benefits of such practices. As we honor you with this Award, we believe that we will witness how your company’s pioneering strategies will catalyze a wave of positive transformation in the corporate landscape, proving that commitment to ESG values is not only beneficial but imperative in fostering a sustainable and equitable future for all.”

Fortenova Group’s achievement stands as a testament to its relentless pursuit of sustainability and sets a benchmark for corporate stewardship in the region, signaling a promising trajectory towards a more responsible and resilient business ecosystem.

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