Social responsibility is one of the basic postulates of MK Group's business. In the last five years, we have conducted more than 500 socially responsible actions, worth more than five million euros, with the intention of improving the living conditions in over 120 local communities in which we operate. We are especially committed to the development of society as a whole, and our responsible activities are focused on health, education and youth care.
We are especially proud of the two prestigious awards in the field of socially responsible business presented to us by the Serbian Association of Managers and the Trag Foundation.
700,000 euros for the region's maternity hospitals and family support in 2021.
€ 1 million to support the fight against the coronavirus in 2020.
We Care about Employees
Our company is based on the belief that employees are the foundation of business success, and that the family is the foundation of society. One of the important segments of support that we are actively working on is the traditional project "Family Support", within which we financially reward all employees who become parents in the current year. We are proud that in the past 5 years we have supported 700 families and more than 1150 children in this way, with a total amount of over 37 million dinars.
The Chamber of Commerce of Serbia recognized our corporate commitment to the family, and in 2019 awarded us the prestigious award, "Family Friend".
We take care of our business operations
2021 - MK Group is the winner of the main VIRTUS award for philanthropy, for contribution at the national level in 2020. The prestigious award is given by Trag Foundation with the support of USAID, the European Union, the Balkan Trust for Democracy, the Balkan Civil Society Development Network and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
Diplomacy&Commerce – 2022 – MK Group is the winner of the prestigious award for the Best Socially Responsible Company. The award is traditionally given by the Diplomacy & Commerce Journal.
SAM – 2020. MK Group received the prestigious award of the Serbian Association of Managers in the category of Socially Responsible Company of the Year 2020.
SAM - 2021. MK Group is the winner of the Employer of the Year award for 2021, awarded by the Serbian Association of Managers.
We Care about Society
For more than 35 years, we have cared for the society in which we operate, nurtured and emphasized the importance of responsible business. In 2020 alone, we have set aside one million euros for a corporate philanthropy program aimed at combating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We systematically allocate significant funds, in money and goods, for philanthropic activities that are primarily aimed at caring for and empowering young people. In 2013, we founded the Kostić Family Endowment, when the president of MK Group Miodrag Kostić gave his family house for use to the National Association of Parents of Children with Cancer (NURDOR).
In 2012, we built a house for young people from the SOS Children's Village in Kraljevo and we continuously take care of their development and education. So far, we have organized numerous educations, trainings, trips, as well as New Year's gifts for them, in order to be a strong support on their path of development.
For more than 10 years, we have been rewarding the best students from Kosovo and Metohija with winter holidays in Kopaonik and many sports and recreational activities.
MK Group is one of the founders of the "Magnet for Love" foundation, on whose initiative 400,000 euros were raised for the purchase of accompanying equipment for the Children's Hospital in Novi Sad and the purchase of a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging device.
We support numerous initiatives for the development of local communities, and we are especially proud of the donations to the Institute for Health Protection of Children and Youth of Vojvodina, Vrbas General Hospital, Food Bank, Red Cross, centers for social work, etc.