Serbia

As part of its social responsibility programme, NIS organizes an annual Together for the Community competition.

The competition aims to support local community social initiatives in the fields of sports, culture, environmental protection, science, and social protection. In 2014, NIS supported 164 projects in the cities of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Pančevo, Zrenjanin, Kikinda, Niš, and Čačak and in the towns of Novi Bečej, Kanjiža, Žitište, and Srbobran through the open competition. These included the creation of an audio library for visually impaired children; the construction of a sports hall, sports grounds, and playgrounds for children; support for the Arlechin Children's Theatre and Jazz Festival, and support for the restoration of a car museum.

In addition, the Company played an active role in helping the victims of major flooding in Serbia during 2014. NIS provided fuel, company vehicles, equipment, water pumps, and human resources to police and rescue workers. Victims of the floods received about 70,000 litres of drinking water from a plant owned by the company. Employees raised funds and collected basic necessities for the victims. Six tonnes of humanitarian aid collected by employees were transferred to the central Red Cross warehouse, from where they were distributed to families evacuated from flood-hit areas.

164  projects
supported by NIS during the Together for the Community annual competition in 2014