Early in 2014 Adris grupa acquired Croatia’s oldest Croatian insurance company and the market leader, Croatia osiguranje. The company’s strong move into the insurance industry attests to its dedication to continue investing in Croatia and the ambition to make Croatia osiguranje a regional insurance leader capable of competing in the global market through further investments and responsible management. The company will continue with the restructuring in the period ahead, and is expected to make a stronger breakthrough in the region after the revitalisation of its business.
Adris grupa’s business strategy “Be the first, be better, be different” is the basis for all the company’s business decisions, which is reflected in Adris’ desire not only to be one of the most successful Croatian companies, but also to be an innovative company with a sound corporate responsibility programme and a focus on the future, as well as the leader of economic trends in the region. Adris confirmed its dedication to the development of Croatian culture, for instance, by opening the Adris Gallery, which has showcased some of the works by the most distinguished Croatian artists since its opening in 2001, and grew into a prominent art venue.
As a company particularly in tune with the community’s needs, Adris grupa established the Adris Foundation in 2007 for the purpose of even more systematic and better organised promotion of excellence, science and humanitarianism in the Croatian society. Every year Adris grupa supports the Foundation with one percent of its operating profit from the past year. By establishing this Foundation, financially the biggest organisation of this sort in this part of the world, with the most eminent Croatian intellectuals involved in its activities, Adris grupa set new donation standards in Croatia. The Foundation donated more than EUR 6.5 million to projects in Science, Creativity, Ecology, Heritage and Charity in nine donation cycles so far. The list of beneficiaries includes a number of science and education centres, universities, institutes, environmental associations, clinical hospital centres, folklore societies, along with a direct support to the most deprived members of our society. The Foundation deserves special credit for 250 scholarships granted to outstanding secondary school students, undergraduate and graduate students, and postgraduate and doctoral students.
A future in Adris
Aware of the serious economic and social crisis, in conditions of record-high unemployment, and especially youth unemployment in Croatia, Adris grupa decided to set positive processes in motion with its one-of-a-kind programme for recruiting young highly-educated professionals, called A future in Adris. By launching this programme in 2010, Adris grupa became the first company in Croatia to start a public internship programme that had never before existed in Croatia, aimed at driving changes in the Croatian corporate awareness in terms of employment of young specialists and brain drain prevention. Three cycles have been completed so far, and Adris plans to continue implementing this programme in the future, as investing in people is its greatest corporate value.
The values Adris grupa has been nurturing – its personnel and management structure, the dedication of its employees, tradition and experience – have confirmed its standing as a good employer and reliable partner.