Bratislava – Every year, the Pontis Foundation awards the Via Bona award for exceptional projects and socially responsible companies that change Slovakia for the better. In the 20th anniversary of this award, ESET managed to win in two categories: Responsible Large Company and Good Partner of the Community.
The Via Bona Slovakia award has been given by the Pontis Foundation since 1998 to small and large companies that inspire other companies with their activities. The winners of this prestigious award are companies that change life in Slovakia for the better with their projects and responsible approaches to business. The award in the main category Responsible Large Company for 2019 was acquired by ESET mainly for demonstrating long-term ethical values in our business model and contributing to the popularization of science and research in Slovakia.
“ESET is often cited as an example of a success story of a Slovak company that established itself abroad. We are aware of the responsibility that comes with that, especially at home in Slovakia. We do not choose an easier path. We support areas that have been neglected or overlooked for a long time. At the same time, we strive to be a voice that can be heard when needed. When, as a country, we are going through difficult times, it is desirable that the representatives of companies express themselves and stand out as voices of reason. And I hope that we have people, companies and organizations in Slovakia who really care about the success and fate of Slovakia,” responded ESET CEO Richard Marko in his thank-you speech for the award.
ESET also became the winner of the Good Partner of the Community category for our investment in the popularization and development of Slovak science. Supporting education, science and research are areas that ESET has long been involved in. It is these areas that help Slovakia become a modern and successful country. Therefore, through the ESET Foundation, it created the ESET Science Award, which aims to increase the social status of science and scientists in Slovakia. In October 2020, the second year of the ESET Science Award took place with the participation of the world-famous physicist and Nobel Prize winner, Professor Kip Thorne, who was chairman of a prestigious international commission.
“I thank both the expert jury and the employees of ESET, who are the main reason for our success. It is especially thanks to them that we can celebrate this award. I would also like to wish Slovakia success, because I think it has a positive future ahead of it,” concluded Richard Marko.
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