The mentor programme for scholarship recipients of the Hemofarm Foundation was declared best project in the pro bono support category and was awarded a prize by the Forum for Responsible Business and Smart Collective. This was the seventh award to companies implementing the corporate volunteer programme in 2017 under the Eighth International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR Forum.
The Hemofarm Foundation’s mentor programme aims to support students with excellent grades but who are struggling financially. The Foundation is just starting a new round of the mentoring program directly supporting students setting out on their professional career.
“In cooperation with Hemofarm’s HR department and the Foundation team, we have carefully selected mentors”, says Suzana Đorđević, director of the Hemofarm Foundation. “This is the starting point for a good exchange of knowledge, experience and contacts between the mentor and the student. In this way the Foundation helps develop future pharmaceutical and medical workers and professionals, while creating a positive environment for employing young people.”
The Corporate Volunteering Award was established in 2011 in cooperation with international partners CSR Europe and BITC when celebrating the European Year of Volunteering, as part of a wider initiative implemented in 23 European countries.