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The Bazaar of professions helped youth get a better career focus

_DSF7489The fourth edition of the Bazaar of professions welcomed 1500 students, teachers and parents.
During this year’s event the guests could visit 15 interactive stands, creatively presenting the specifics of different types of jobs. With the help of specialists in their field, children had the chance to learn more about professions such as: geologist, engineer, firefighter, chemist, TV/radio presenter and journalist, etc.
What is more, the Bazaar met children with 40 inspiring professionals, coming from the fields of acting, science, music, social entrepreneurship, media, architecture, etc., and learned more about the necessary knowledge and skills one needs to have in order to practice these professions.
With each following edition, the Bazaar continues to grow in popularity. It aims at helping youth learn more about the world of professions thus making them better equipped when choosing their future career path.

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Career adventure for over 1000 children at their parents’ workplace

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More than 1000 children aged 7-14 took part in the sixth edition of the “Proud of my parents’ work” project. The participating companies, which were 21 this year, presented various professions to their young guests through specially designed games and workshops.

With their participation in the open door day event children had the chance to expand their horizons and learn that each one of us, by practicing our distinct profession, plays an essential role for the development of the society. During their visit at the companies, the little guests thought over serious topics such as “What should one do at the present for the world to be better in the future?” – to which they answered that one should study hard and be a good person; that one should protect the environment and be a creative inventor of new tools and technologies.

The companies which participated at this year’s edition of the project represented various industries such as mining, energy, light industry, commerce, media, IT, telecommunications, banking, pharmaceutics, logistics and creative industry: A1, Amer Sports Bulgaria, Asarel Medet, Borica, Bulsatcom, Solvay, Doverie-Brico, Dundee Precious Metals, Kontur Global Maritsa Iztok 3, Concordia Bulgaria Foundation, Melexis, Neochim, UBB, Overgas, Postbank, Sopharma Pharmaceuticals, Stomana Industry, TechnoLogica, Transpress and Chaos group.

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#GamesForGood 2018 – a symbol of sportsmanship, unity and support

_DSC4669The second edition of the Games for good project was marked by the air of great sportsmanship, adrenaline and the core idea of supporting meaningful causes.

This year the Bulgarian network facilitated four tournaments in the following sports disciplines: football, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. A total of 12 companies and 158 employees were engaged in the separate games.

Here is what some of the companies shared about their participation in the project:

There is no higher satisfaction than seeing people from different companies practice sports in the name of charitable causes. Volleyball is a favourite sport of many Bulgarians and the passion with which all participants in the tournament played was felt in the fantastic atmosphere they created.’ – said Overgas’ team

The initiative is great! We hope that next year even more companies will join the Games so they could support their cause, too’, said Kozloduy’s team.

Playing a sport in the name of a charity cause is something that really inspires and motivates us’, commented the team of Sopharma.

Thanks to the higher number of companies participating this year, we were able to donate 11 500 BGN in support of meaningful causes.      


The UNGC Local Network Bulgaria organized a conference dedicated to the responsible local business

IMG_3439On June 28th 2018 in Sofia, the UNGC Local Network Bulgaria facilitated a conference under the motto SDG Business forum. The event was organized as part of a mutual project between the Bulgarian and Macedonian Local Networks and its focus was on sharing the Bulgarian businesses’ experience in good sustainability practices. The main topic of the conference was the socially responsible politics led by the Bulgarian companies in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more 


Presentation of the GC Network Bulgaria – new information brochure

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The new brochure contains a presentation of the UN Global Compact and the Bulgarian Network. In it you will also find information on the steps that any interested organization needs to undertake in order to become a member of Global and Local Initiative.

See the brochure here.


The Bulgarian Network held regional forums within the country

IMG_4951In June and July the Global Compact Network Bulgaria held regional forums under the motto “Business as a force for good” in three cities around the country – Stara Zagora, Burgas and Plovdiv. The aim of these forums is to present the worldwide UN initiative, to introduce the Bulgarian Network and its collective projects, to present the opportunities which the Local network gives to the companies and to send a key message: business has the power to make a change for the better. Learn more 


GC Network Bulgaria – Annual report 2017

annual report 2017 coverWe are pleased to present to you the 2017 Annual report of the GC Network Bulgaria. The document has a modern design and it presents a collection of the various CSR activities that the Network facilitated in 2017.

You can find the document in Bulgarian and in English.  


New information brochure for the „Proud of my parents’ work“

CaptureTake a look at the new brochure for the „Proud of my parents’ work“ for its 2017 edition. In it you can read about the experience some of the participants had during the open door day event as well as about the way in which your company can also take part in the project. 

See the brochure here.

Find out more about the „Proud of my parents’ work“ project here.


The Network has chosen Solvay Sodi as the new member of the Steering Committee

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At the end of March, during the General Assembly of the Association, the members of UNGC Network Bulgaria unanimously chose Solvey Sodi as the new member of the Steering Committee.

Solvey Sodi, Devnya is one of the biggest industrial enterprises in Bulgaria as well as the biggest European enterprise of the ‘Solvay’ Group for production of calcined soda. It has a capacity of 1.5 million tons per year. Today, over 90% of the calcined soda produced by the factory in Devnya, is being exported, thus providing 1% of the Bulgarian export.

The development and implementation of clean technologies and the large investments made, are at the core of the Sustainable Development Strategy of Solvay Sodi. The enterprise has the ambition to manage its activities in a spirit of good cooperation with society, care for local communities, the environment and the health and safety of its employees. 

Some of the company’s largest CSR projects are the national Academy, which provides knowledge and practical skills to young entrepreneurs: „Innovation in Action“, the „Do not forget to wear your rear seat belt“ national campaign, „Professional Classes“ in SUV „Vasil Levski“, Devnya and many others. Solvay Sodi aims to facilitate and develop educational and cultural initiatives, employment support projects and community support as a key part of their commitment to addressing societal challenges.


New members – Kreston BulMar


UNGC Network Bulgaria is happy to announce the addition of its new member – the biggest accounting company in Bulgaria, Kreston BulMar. Kreston Bulmar 2

With its numerous causes and initiatives, Kreston BulMar occupies a respected place in the Bulgarian public life. The main project of the company is the BulMar Academy that gives away scholarships for vocational education and sustainable development of talented and ambitious students. Some of the company’s projects are – an online library for publications of Bulgarian historians and – a professional website prividing free of charge accounting materials.

UNGC Network Bulgaria is eager to work on mutual projects with the team of Kreston BulMar.