Béres Pharmaceuticals is the winner of this year’s Provident Usefulness to Society Award

2018. October 12.
This year’s winner of the Provident Usefulness to Society Award is Béres Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Béres Gyógyszergyár Zrt.). The recognition was awarded for the fifth time at the Figyelő TOP 200 gala ceremony. According to the Board of Trustees giving the award, the company producing health-preserving products may serve as a role model for other Hungarian companies with its high-quality innovative products, fair business behaviour and its responsible work towards society. Béres Pharmaceuticals spends its profit on developments and job creation in Hungary, it supports health and educational purposes through the Béres Foundation founded in 1993 and has also gained merit in the area of talent management and the dissemination of Hungarian culture.

On 11 October 2018, the five-year-old Provident Usefulness to Society Award was received this year by Dr. József Béres representing the Béres Pharmaceuticals Ltd. at the Figyelő TOP 200 gala ceremony. Today Béres Pharmaceuticals is the largest privately-owned pharmaceutical company in Hungary, an important player in the Hungarian pharmaceutical market and a market leader in the health-preserving market. Its innovative products are designed as a combination of scientific basis and high quality. Besides its business activity, Béres Pharmaceuticals places great emphasis on the popularisation of healthy lifestyle and handles the issues of society with sensitivity. Béres Foundation with its 25 years has donated more than 2.5 million bottles of Béres Drops so far to those in need, gave support in the amount of 500 million forints, supported the education of more than 300 young people, and contributed to the creation of several hundreds of cultural publications and events.

 

 

The Provident Usefulness to Society Award recognises companies providing new, innovative and sustainable answers to social and environmental challenges which create products or services as best practice, with special regard to the areas of infrastructure and enterprise development, renewable energy, sustainable nutrition, education, health care and culture.

 

“Provident, which has been a successful company for 17 years, has always put emphasis on social responsibility. As a financial company, the most important criterion in this area is to give loans responsibly, but we also try to create something permanent in other areas as well. Since the existence of the company our co-workers have helped the social, educational and health institutes in the country with 75,000 hours worked voluntarily. In the last few years, Provident was awarded many professional awards for its excellent results in customer service and sustainability. In 2014, we founded an award jointly with Figyelő with which we intend to award companies that make a positive impact on the whole society and serve as a role model for other companies. We would like to award companies with the Provident Usefulness to Society Award that create high value besides their successes. This year’s winner, Béres Pharmaceuticals Ltd. perfectly meets, in my opinion, all the listed criteria and requirement” – said Botond Szirmák, CEO of Provident Pénzügyi Zrt.

 

“We intended to create a recognition with Provident Usefulness to Society Award which is unique in Hungary. The award praises companies which pay attention to innovation and sustainable development besides profit. Béres Pharmaceuticals Ltd. gained the exceptional award for the activity of its foundation besides its basic activities” – added Borbála Czakó, President of HBLF and the Board of Trustees.

 

“Fairness, social responsibility, attitude with people and families in the centre and a well-functioning business model. We run our daily business with these principles in mind. It is a great pleasure for us that the Board of Trustees have acknowledged our work and we could receive the Provident Usefulness to Society Award at one of the year’s most important business events.” – said Dr. József Béres, President of Béres Pharmaceuticals Ltd. after receiving the award.

 

 

Members of the 2018 Board of Trustees:

  • Teodóra Bodó – Director of the Corporate and Government Relations Directorate of Provident Pénzügyi Zrt.
  • Borbála Czakó – President of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum
  • Prof. Dr Árpád Kovács – Chairman of the Budget Committee
  • Enikő Eszenyi – Managing Director of Vígszínház
  • Dr László György – State Secretary for Economic Strategy and Regulation, Ministry of Innovation and Technology
  • Éva Hegedüs – President-CEO of Gránit Bank
  • István Joó – State Secretary for Export Growth, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Dr Balázs Rákossy – State Secretary for the Use of EU Funds, Ministry of Finance
  • Csaba Szajlai – Deputy Editor-In-Chief of Figyelő
  • Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky – Hungary’s Ambassador to London
  • Ádám Szigeti – Deputy State Secretary for Knowledge and Innovation Management, Ministry of Innovation and Technology
  • Botond Szirmák – CEO of Provident Pénzügyi Zrt.
  • Jolánta Szuba – Deputy CEO of Móra Kiadói Csoport

 

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