Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS IN SHORT

Awards for corporate philanthropy

A RECENT ranking of Slovak companies according to the amount they spend on supporting socially-responsible projects was published by the Slovak Donors’ Forum on October 15.

A RECENT ranking of Slovak companies according to the amount they spend on supporting socially-responsible projects was published by the Slovak Donors’ Forum on October 15.

The Donors’ Forum reviewed and ranked 27 companies which had responded to a questionnaire about their expenditures on socially-responsible activities. The title of TOP Corporate Philanthropist went to Slovenský Plynárenský Priemysel, Slovakia’s gas utility company, which contributed over €1.6 million towards community activities. Electricity distributor Západoslovenská Energetika ranked second with contributions of about €780,000, followed by Prvá Stavebná Sporiteľňa, a construction savings and loan bank, which donated €516,000 in 2008.

A special category award for the biggest corporate donor in comparison to its gross profit went to the Banská Bystrica-based company Nebotra, while the top prizes for small and medium-size companies (up to 250 employees) went to Microsoft Slovakia, ABB and the Slovak branch of ING Bank.

The annual review of corporate philanthropy is the only ranking in Slovakia based on companies’ expenditures on community activities.


Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4