The infamous 2020 is almost over and, even though it’s been full of surprises and very though and unfortunate for many of our fellow citizens and businesses, we must say that we have managed to complete it successfully, and above all, in good health.
Despite the challenges we all faced, we have a lot to be proud of. In 2020, we were awarded the Croatian Quality Trademark and the AAA creditworthiness certificate, we became members of ICA World, Renewable Energy Sources of Croatia Association and a signatory of UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).
We founded the Laboratory for Data Science at Oikon and co-founded the Association for Professional Environmental Protection Services at Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK).
We are especially proud to had been nominated by our employees and voted one of the top four best small employers in Croatia in the competition “Poslodavac za 5”.
Besides having invested in our employees’ education, training and state-of-the-art equipment, we have also supported many student projects, relevant conferences and the first Croatian satellite PERUN I.
Guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal, pioneering spirit, curiosity and courage, we successfully completed and started many big and important projects, such as the EEA CLC+ Backbone – the biggest European Earth observation project and several significant Invasive Alien Species projects.
Prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the upcoming economic crisis, we also launched the Let’s Plow Croatian Fields Initiative for the urgent launch of Croatian agriculture.
Finally, this year is rather significant to us as we celebrate 22 years of our business operations. What started off as a small firm with just a few people, has over the years become a leading environmental consultancy in Croatia and the region, with about 50 highly professional employees, four departments, four laboratories, over 1,400 successfully completed contracts, and reputation of professionalism and commitment extending beyond borders. Yes, there is a lot to be proud of and we are not stopping here. We’ve got many great plans for the future.
It is, of course, our loyal and hardworking employees that are, first and foremost, responsible for the successful year and we want to thank them for all their hard work, flexibility and commitment during these challenging times. We would also like to thank our partners, clients, and associates for their priceless contributions throughout the years.
Although the outlook for the economy in the upcoming year 2021 is not too bright, we are confident that, with the amazing team of employees and partners by our side, we can overcome the obstacles and we hope that it will be healthy, happy and successful for all of us.
#StayResponsible and Have a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Successful New Year! 🙂
Dalibor Hatić, CEO