As part of the corporate strategy, OKTA is committed to respond and contribute in a meaningful way to the society where we work and live. Considering the fact that we are one of the biggest companies in the country, we believe that by using our resources and manpower we could contribute for the good of the whole community. We recognize the responsibility to be a good corporate citizen and therefore we are devoted to achieving tangible and measurable benefits for our employees, our customers and the wider society. Our employees also have an important role in the socially responsible concept of the company, who often voluntarily initiate and engage in humanitarian activities.
In this context, the most significant initiatives of OKTA during 2017 are the following:
Successful implementation of the national campaign "I WATCH OUT" aimed at raising the awareness of the need for greater traffic safety. In partnership with the Ministry of Interior and with the help of a large number of public figures, the campaign treated various traffic problems every month, which are the most common causes of traffic accidents. Designed to communicate on several levels, the campaign educated young people in the traffic, through a thematic theater play, coloring books for the basic traffic rules, and donation of traffic educative polygons in several primary schools throughout the country. Every month, the campaign "I WATCH OUT" surprised the most conscientious drivers with valuable fuel vouchers from OKTA petrol stations. All these activities were designed to contribute to the achievement of the primary goal of the campaign, that us, improvement of the traffic culture in the country.
Awarding two scholarships for postgraduate studies for students from the country, at the University of Piraeus and the Technical University of Crete.
Awarding 10 scholarships for postgraduate studies to students from 5 different faculties at the University St. Cyril and Methodius.
Support of the Young Leaders Project, sponsoring male and female camps with the aim to empower young people from different social and ethnic backgrounds to become active leaders in the society, break down cultural barriers and encourage them to be contributing citizens in their communities.
Participation of OKTA’s female team in the Women’s Race organized to raise awareness for women's health.
Financial support for the Junior Basketball Team of MKF.
Participation in the Smart Start project to support NGOs to launch economic activities in the form of social enterprises and social innovations in order to promote the development of social entrepreneurship and maintain the influence of the non-governmental sector.
Support of cultural activities by sponsoring renowned music festivals such as OFFEST, Skopje Jazz Festival, Ohrid Summer Festival.
Support to the local Municipality of Ilinden through donation of books and participation in the project "With greenery against pollution".
Donation for the organization of humanitarian race for support of people with rare Wilson's disease.
Marking the World Hunger Day, OKTA’s employees donated their meal tickets to the "Red Cross - Skopje" in order to provide food for the socially vulnerable families.
Support with equipment for the General Hospital in Gostivar.
Donation for establishment of a Day Care Center for children with cerebral palsy in Municipality of Center.
Donation of digital speech sets to the special schools Idnina and Zlatan Sremec.
Blood donation activities organized by the “Red Cross” of OKTA three times annually within the premises of the company, where besides the employees and Management team, the residents from nearby villages also donate blood.