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Miloš Manić, Country Manager, Leoni Serbia

Fully Committed To Sustainability

The management of this German company recognised Serbia as a great investment destination 13 years ago, and today Leoni employs around 14,000 people on four sites in the country, while it plans to employ even more workers by 2023

Leoni’s focus is on climate neutrality, efficient and sparing use of resources, as well as good working and living conditions wherever the company has locations around the world. In order to meet this goal, we’ve developed the new ReWire sustainability programme – explains Miloš Manić.

Has Serbia met the expectations of Leoni’s management? When it comes to the fact that Serbia is a promising investment location, the best confirmation may come from LEONI’s four sites in Serbia, each of which has years of proven successful business operations. The good investment conditions and adequate business environment that were initially recognised by the company’s management enabled our exponential growth to follow, not only in terms of production facilities, but also when it comes to the number of employees. While we are actively hiring in all of our units, our greatest focus is currently on our Kraljevo plant, where business demands are dictating an increase in our headcount. This isn’t only great news for the citizens of Kraljevo, but also for the entire region of Raška, Rasina, Moravica and Šumadija.

What does Leoni do in the interest of ensuring good operations, positive business results and the welfare of employees? You invest a lot in highly qualified staff.

The most important factor in our successful business operations on a daily basis falls under the category of individual and team accomplishments, without which we would not have reached the company scale and business performance that we have today. As one of the main pillars of our success, special attention is paid to our employees, providing different types of training and education and investing in their development.

As one of the main pillars of our success, special attention is being paid to our employees, providing different types of training and education and investing in their development

That is also the reason we’ve participated in the dual education programme, partnering with educational institutions in Serbia. We strive to ensure good working conditions for our employees and encourage participation in various activities beyond the workplace that contribute to improving team spirit and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, while at the same time contributing to the preservation of our community.

How does Leoni play its part when it comes to the topic of Sustainability?

LEONI’s understanding of sustainability is based on its vision of a future in which climate-friendly and resourceefficient mobility is accessible to all of humankind. This will thus also have a direct positive impact on the welfare of our people, which is one of the most important aspects of our business. In order to meet this goal, LEONI developed its new ReWire sustainability programme in 2021. Within this framework, LEONI’s commitment to sustainability has been focused on key sustainability issues with specific, realistic roadmaps assigned to three focus areas, which ensure the progress of sustainability at LEONI is measurable.

The focus in this respect is on climate neutrality, efficient and sparing use of resources, as well as good working and living conditions wherever the company is located around the world. LEONI is therefore working to establish transparency and circular material flows along its entire production and value chain, and is committed to its employees and their environment. In this way, the company is positioning itself as a preferred partner for sustainable mobility.

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