Transparency
 
SEB, Bite, Latvia Tours and RISEBA have best CSR reputation

We would like to feature the following members who have been recognized by the Sustainability Index 2019: SEB banka achieved Platinum, RISEBA - Gold, Bite Latvija - Silver and Latvia Tours - Bronze. Overall 19 Platinum, 13 Gold, 15 Silver and 7 Bronze awards were given.

 
 
Who is the most family-friendly workplace?

SEB banka and RISEBA were announced to be among the most family-friendly companies in Latvia by the Ministry of Welfare. This status is given to companies that demonstrate a high level of cooperation with a work-family lifestyle.

 
 
New manager for Alliance against Corruption

As of June Inese Taurina has taken on the duties of Manager of the the Alliance Against Corruption in Latvia implemented by Transparency International Latvia (DELNA). Ms. Taurina was the Board Member of DELNA for more than two years (2017-2019) and has been a member of DELNA since 2011. The Alliance organizes various activities and events to raise awareness of the negative effects of corruption on societal development and to encourage individuals to report instances of corruption.

 
 
14 principles of good governance for unlisted companies

The publication "Corporate Governance Guidance and Principles for Unlisted Companies in the Baltics", is adapted to the Baltic business context by the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance. Unlisted companies are welcome to use this framework to ensure their long-term sustainability.

 
 
Importance of external funding

This spring SEB banka invited our members for a discussion on the role of corporate governance in access to financing and company credit rating at the SEB Innovation Center. Among invited speakers were Karlis Danevics from SEB bank, Andris Grafs from BICG and Guntars Balcuns from Latvenergo. Presentations are also available. Watch the video!

 
 
Are companies ready for Whistleblower's law?

Following our top priorities related to improvement of the business climate and ensuring greater transparency, in March we held a conference on implications of the Whistleblowers Law in cooperation with Transparency International Latvia (DELNA) and five foreign chambers of commerce in Latvia.

 
 
Community
 
Support Care Mobile now in Rimi

It is important that children in all regions of Latvia are healthy and happy. As of August 6, you are welcome to support RMHC Latvija (Care Mobile) in all Rimi hypermarkets where donation boxes are distributed. Watch the video! The main mission of the Care Mobile is to get doctors near children's homes to provide free medical consultations and improve health of children.

 
 
Getting society better prepared for the future

Cognizant Latvia held a special Day of Joy (Prieka Diena) on August 1st introducing IT to kids. Drifting, go-karting and technology activities were provided for 200 children to enjoy.

 
 
Help kids in foster care get ready for school!

It is the right time to help children left without their biological parents get ready for school! The Latvian Foster Family Association kindly asks to support their annual campaign "School children must go to school!".

 
 
2 good deeds at a time

SOS Children's Villages and famous Latvian chefs invite you to various Latvia's restaurants on September 2nd in order to support their charity campaign "Take your beloved ones to a restaurant and help others to get to the school". Many restaurants will donate 10 percent of their turnover generated on the day of the campaign for the cause. Check out the list of restaurants and bring your family to one of them by helping children get ready for school!

 
 
EUR 1900 raised for charities in the Independence Day Picnic

In total EUR 1900 were raised for AmCham's principal charities during this year's U.S. Independence Day`s Celebration: Latvian Foster Family Association, RMHC Latvija Care Mobile and SOS Children's Villages. As a result, many children in Latvia will receive free healthcare services and a family-based support.

 
 
Members of AmCham and BritCham support breast cancer charity

585 EUR were collected in support to the Pink Train Foundation. The donation will cover 29 individual consultations of a psychologist or a psychotherapist to women affected by breast cancer. On May 16 over drinks, snacks, bingo games, live music and a raffle members of two chambers had the chance to get to know the new movement #PUPKULTŪRA.

 
 
     
 

August 2019

 
     
 

AmCham Latvia is a strong advocate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In order to achieve its mission to build a better business and investment environment in Latvia, AmCham strives to encourage CSR values in its mission and operating strategy. This semi-annual publication highlights the news and best practices of CSR in our members. AmCham remains committed to promoting CSR through special events and activities, exchange of ideas and practices. Visit the a CSR section on our website to share your story.

 
     
     
     
 

We support Latvian Foster Families

 
     
 

We support RMHC Latvija and the Care Mobile

 
     
 

We support SOS Children`s Villages in Latvia

 
     
 
 
 
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