Responsibility

VÍTKOVICE MACHINERY GROUP – a company with the sense of responsibility to its future and the future of its surroundings

The VÍTKOVICE MACHINERY GROUP inherently belongs to the Moravian-Silesian Region and Ostrava, the largest city of the region. The Group has been influencing the life of people in the region since its beginning, and feels responsible to them. The Group's activities in the context of social responsibility reflect its core values, which are education, creativity, innovation, tradition and pride in the Moravian-Silesian Region and its inhabitants.

KEY PROJECT

The New Vítkovice project includes the revitalization of so-called Lower Vítkovice – an industrial complex with lively growing industrial facilities in the one hand, and on the other with a national cultural monument, "Hlubina Mine, Coke Plant and Blast Furnaces of Vítkovice", which has been in the European Cultural Heritage list since 2008. The aim of the project is not only to preserve the industrial heritage, but also to give the area a new, modern and useful content – above all in the form of activities supporting the development of technical education. New Vítkovice, however, includes not only the site of Lower Vítkovice. It offers an opportunity for the transformation of a large area of Ostrava along the Ostravice River.

In the framework of its CSR activities, the Vítkovice Machinery Group:

  • Invests in smart projects that support education, such as awarding merit scholarships at the company's school, VÍTKOVICKÁ STŘEDNÍ PRŮMYSLOVÁ ŠKOLA, or initiation of the Small World of Technology and Science and Technology Centre, which helps to increase children's interest in technical fields
  • Invests in the development of creativity and art by means of projects such as the creative SMALT ART workshop or sponsoring Biennial Vestiges of Industry, which reveals the links between art and industry
  • Invests in innovations through the implementation of modern technologies, research and development cooperation as well as by enhancing employee skills
  • Invests in the development and implementation of environmentally-friendly technologies –for example, in the development of CNG technologies (using compressed natural gas) used by the whole company vehicle fleet
  • Invests in the development of the Moravian-Silesian region not only through job creation, but also by supporting activities important for the local community – be they sports activities (support for HC Vítkovice, FC Baník, Zlatá tretra athletics meeting) or social events (sponsoring festivals like Colours of Ostrava, Janáčkův máj, organizing an Open Doors Day)

Awards

  • The VÍTKOVICE MACHINERY GROUP is the holder of the following awards:
  • Czech National Award– Socially Responsible Company VÍTKOVICE, a.s. 2010
  • Lower area VÍTKOVICE – „European heritage" Ministry of Culture CR – 2008
  • Lower area VÍTKOVICE – European highest quality destination – EDEN 2011
  • Responsible Leader CSR 2011, VÍTKOVICE, a.s. – Ing. Jan Světlík, Chairman of the Board
  • Manager of the Year 2012 – Ing. Jan Světlík, Chairman of the Board VÍTKOVICE
  • Gong multi-functional auditorium – Building of the Year 2012 – Statutory City of Ostrava
  • Grand Prix prize – Gong 2012 – Moravian-Silesian Region
  • Best of Realty prize – Ing. Jan Světlík – Special Jury Award, New Vítkovice project
  • Gong multi-functional auditorium – Building of the Year 2013 – Czech Republic
  • Europa Nostra Awards – Special Mention from the Jury – 2014
  • European Design Awards – 2014 – Gong