JGL is the recipient of the first-ever “Zlatna kuna” (Golden Kuna) award in the category of sustainability and corporate social responsibility! For the first time, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) rewarded excellence in the segment of sustainable business and contribution to the Croatian economy, which is achieved through responsible practices in terms of financial, social and environmental indicators.
Mario Šiljeg, PhD, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, presented the award at the 25th annual ceremony to Mislav Vučić, Chief Executive Officer of JGL. Vučić said that he was especially glad that the award coincides with the Glasgow climate summit, where participants discussed how the business world can and must help protect our planet.
“The philosophy of responsible and sustainable practices has permeated our entire business from the very beginning. Although the past year was challenging for everyone, I am proud to say that we at JGL, as well as the entire sector, were able to ensure a seamless supply of products that are competitive on a global and European level. The pharmaceutical industry has proven to be a reliable partner of the Croatian healthcare system,” Vučić said, reminding those present that in 2020 JGL became the largest Croatian pharmaceutical company.
“This award, of course, belongs to our employees. They are the ones who develop and implement sustainable practices in our company every day. I would like to thank our customers and partners for this recognition, which further motivates us to continue creating additional value for patients, the environment and the community in which we live and work, by cultivating business excellence at every stage of creating a quality product,” Vučić added.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković attended the ceremony on behalf of the Croatian Government, together with the Minister of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets Darko Horvat and Minister of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy Josip Aladrović.