'Companies Doing Good' Picnic in City Park Skopje

‘Companies Doing Good’ Picnic took place today as a follow-up activity to the first Companies Doing Good Forum, Companies Doing Good Forum (videos and photos at the link) organsied by the Association for Research, Communications and Development ‘Public’, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Skopje Marriott Hotel.

-  The cooperation between the business sector and the non-governmental oraganisations is an excellent model to achieve positive changes in the society, as we can see from today’s companies doing good picnic. CSR is a good example of how taking care of the environment and the people is also beneficial for the company itself, and therefore this concept deserves bigger attention from all stakeholders – said H.E. Wouter Plomp, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Seventy trees were planted during the picnic, that are provided by Skopje Marriott Hotel in cooperation with the Dutch company “European Plants” based in Tetovo, and each of them carries the name of the company/organisation – participant of the last year’s forum, as a material footprint of their determination to be part of the change they want to see in the society.

- What kind of footprints do we leave behind with our activity as companies, associations, as individuals? What is our social impact? With this initiative today we leave behind positive footprints in the nature and this approach should guide us also when it comes to our relationships with the employees and the market, our investment in the community and our ethical management – said Klimentina Ilijevski, executive director of the Association for Research, Communications and Development ‘Public’.

 

Representatives of companies responsible towards the society will take part at the picnic, together with representatives of the civil and public sector, at a location provided by the City of Skopje. The catering was provided by Skopje Marriott Hotel.

- Investing in the community is the core of our startey for CSR “Spirit to Serve”, which makes our culture more dynamic, our business stronger, and the world a better place to live. In order to support this environmental endevour and play an important role in the climate protection, Skopje Marriot Hotel decided to “green up” the Companies Doing Good Forum by this tree planting activity. I believe that this will turn into a good tradition because we are stronger together and we can make even bigger change in the community throughout the whole year – stated Dirk Vlierboom, General Manager of Skopje Marriott Hotel.

The next Companies Doing Good Forum, which is an informative, interactive and engaging event that aims to establish long-term partnership among the entities that can activate positive social changes is scheduled for 2 November 2017.

Seventy trees will be planted during the picnic, that are provided by Skopje Marriott Hotel in cooperation with the Dutch company “European Plants” based in Tetovo, and each of them will carry the name of the company/organisation – participant of the last year’s forum, as a material footprint of their determination to be part of the change they want to see in the society.

- What kind of footprints do we leave behind with our activity as companies, associations, as individuals? What is our social impact? With this initiative today we leave behind positive footprints in the nature and this approach should guide us also when it comes to our relationships with the employees and the market, our investment in the community and our ethical management – said Klimentina Ilijevski, executive director of the Association for Research, Communications and Development ‘Public’.

Representatives of companies responsible towards the society will take part at the picnic, together with representatives of the civil and public sector, at a location provided by the City of Skopje. The catering was provided by Skopje Marriott Hotel.

- Investing in the community is the core of our startey for CSR “Spirit to Serve”, which makes our culture more dynamic, our business stronger, and the world a better place to live. In order to support this environmental endevour and play an important role in the climate protection, Skopje Marriot Hotel decided to “green up” the Companies Doing Good Forum by this tree planting activity. I believe that this will turn into a good tradition because we are stronger together and we can make even bigger change in the community throughout the whole year – stated Dirk Vlierboom, General Manager of Skopje Marriott Hotel.

The next Companies Doing Good Forum, which is an informative, interactive and engaging event that aims to establish long-term partnership among the entities that can activate positive social changes is scheduled for 2 November 2017.