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The Global Leadership Summit 2018.

We believe that it is our duty to help each person develop to their full potential by providing the training, tools and support needed to do their best. Every day we strive to provide an environment conducive for personal and professional development. We are aware that lifelong learning benefits our success and we encourage our employees to have an active role in process of learning. Leadership skills can play a large role in career development and we put emphasis on that. We participated in The Global Leadership Summit. It was organized on March 3rd in Crown Plaza Hotel in Belgrade. This is an event featuring world class speakers, along with music and discussions created for leaders. Willow Creek Association is the organization behind The Global Leadership Summit. It was interesting experience for us. We heard 6 great speakers, talking about creative leadership, encouragement for young leaders, leadership in an era of divisiveness and disrespect, fear, resilience, the strategic pause and many other topics.

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International Women’s Day 2018.

We seek to recognize the dignity, worth and potential of each individual. Every employee is important and valuable. On March 9th we celebrated International Women’s Day. We believe that every woman is treasure and we constantly strive to improve their working conditions. That day was specially dedicated to them and we celebrated their personality and inner and outer beauty.  We went to dinner, listened to band, danced, laughed and enjoyed in the evening.

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Zvonko Bogdan Winery Visit January 2018.

Our colleagues from USA visited us in January. The time we spent together was useful and important. Besides work, we used opportunity to show them some interesting places in our country. One of those is Zvonko Bogdan Winery. The winery is located on the eastern shore of Lake Palic, in the very north of Serbia. During the tour, we heard about the types of wine, wine making process and the technology that was used, also we tasted several types of wine. It was organized in the beautiful ambience of the wine tasting sale. We enjoyed in the authentic taste of the wine and witnesses how much effort the Winery put to maintain the quality and to produce these great wines.

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New Year 2018 Party

√Warm and family atmosphere is one of the most important company’s values, as well as finding work-life balance.  Regarding that, taking care of employees and their families is very important areas of our corporate social responsibilities. Traditionally, like every year, we organized New Year gathering for the children of our employees. The program included special show of local Theatre. The actors were great and the show was very interesting and funny. Together we said goodbye to Lady Old Year and welcomed Lady New Year. It ended with the visit of Santa Clause, who brought presents to children. The children were happy and enjoyed it.

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Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit

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Our mission is to serve our customers with world class products. However, we are also committed to maintaining ethically responsible business practices and we continuously look for opportunities to make improvements. Regarding that, at request of Nestle, we have been audited by SMETA. This audit procedure is a compilation of good practice in ethical audit technique. We are happy to announce that we have been audited, on 02 November by SGS Beograd Ltd. and that the company has no pending non-compliances and therefore comply with the Nestle Responsible Sourcing Audit program. SMETA methodology uses ETI code and local law as the measurement tool. It includes: health and safety, labour standards, environment, business ethics. The audit scope was against 4 auditing pillars and it comprises the following modules:

  • ETI Base Code
  • SMETA Additions: universal rights covering UNGP, management systems and code implementation, responsible recruitment, entitlement to work & immigration, sub-contracting and home working.
  • Additional Pillar assessment of Environment
  • Additional Pillar assessment of Business Ethics
  • he Customer's Supplier Code.

Everything is directed towards managing the risk of harm or unfair treatment at the workplace, protecting employees in all areas and eliminating and reducing bad environmental impacts.

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FIE Frankfurt Show 2017. – Review

“Fi Europe 28-30th November in Frankfurt brought together the world's leading food and beverage suppliers, research and development, production specialists and showcased the most diverse range of new and innovative ingredients. VDFE has introduced its capabilities to supply finest quality ingredients to potential clients worldwide. In just three days hundreds of visitors from literary all over the world visited the stand and showed their interest for VDFE’s freeze dried fruits and vegetables. Many contacts have been established and plenty of new opportunities are opening now. See you next time 3 - 5 December 2019. in Paris!”

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Trick or Treat – Halloween Party 2017.

VDFE believes in power of family.

 

Last Saturday we organized Family day. Since the children of employees are those who have special worth and value for us, we organized Halloween party for them. We played games, danced and sang. It was fun and great day.

 

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Anuga Food Fair, Cologne 2017.

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We attended the Anuga food fair in Cologne, Oct. 9ththrough 11th.

As always it was a pleasure to see all of our friends from the industry and meet new partners.

We invite you to visit our booth at the FIE Frankfurt  next month.

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New Website Vandrunen.rs

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We launched a new website! Please feel free to browse and contact us for any further questions or inquiries.

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