01. 02. 2022 Corporate responsibility

Responsible companies can also apply for the Via Bona Slovakia award this year

We are now opening the 22nd year of the prestigious Via Bona Slovakia Awards, through which we annually award inspiring examples of responsible entrepreneurship and corporate philanthropy. Companies can nominate their projects by the 14th of March.

Via Bona Slovakia is a unique award through which the Pontis Foundation every year highlights positive examples of responsible entrepreneurship and corporate philanthropy. This year, we will present awards in seven categories:

  • Responsible Large Company
  • Responsible Medium/Small Company
  • Exceptional Employer
  • Green Company
  • Good Partner of the Community
  • Socially Innovative Company
  • Fair Market Player

In the field of responsible entrepreneurship, we have long focused on inspiring and innovative projects of companies that are worth following. So far, almost 1,200 nominations from over 550 companies have competed for the award. We presented over 155 awards in total.

In more than 20 years of the award’s existence, many responsible entrepreneurship activities have become standard in companies, such as corporate volunteering, no waste offices and employee development. “This is one of the reasons why, in the past two years, our categories have focused on a comprehensive approach to responsible entrepreneurship and issues such as promoting diversity and inclusion, the circular economy and social innovation. We want to award what is not yet a standard, but we believe that thanks to our award, one day it will be,” says Michal Kišša.

Companies can nominate themselves or their project for the award until the 14th of March. The nominations are evaluated by independent committees composed of representatives of business, the public sector, the media, non-governmental organisations and educational institutions.

We will announce the names of the winners at the awards ceremony on June 29, 2022, in Bratislava.

You can find more information at www.viabona.sk.

Who we are

We create strong and meaningful linkages between the corporate, civic and public sectors in our three strategic topics – social innovation, philanthropy and responsible entrepreneurship. We build expertise our expertise in these issues, bring trends, promote long-term impact, and inspire.

Pontis Foundation
Zelinarska 2821 08

Phone: (+421 2) 5710 8111
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