Social responsibility is the basis of our corporate culture. HESTEGO a.s. is fully aware of its social responsibility not only to its customers and suppliers, but also to its employees and the general public. Most of all, we do not forget the town where we reside. We support numerous subjects and important social, cultural, and sport activities in the community.
Support of disabled and socially handicapped people
Our chief partner in this area is the Piafa Vyškov, z.ú. association. This association helps disabled or socially handicapped persons to improve their lives and integrate more easilty into society. Every year, Piafa works with more than five hundred clients. HESTEGO a.s. has sponsored this association since 2008. We don't just help financially, we also organize volunteer work where our employees participate in maintenance of Piafa's entire complex of buildings, their riding-hall, and enclosures for therapy horses. We also organize annual Children's Days for our employees in cooperation with Piafa.
Support of professional education
We regard development of creativity and technical skills very highly, and so we support our educational system from nursery schools to universities. We have helped to equip several nurseries with polytechnic kits. We organize tours of our production facilities for basic school pupils so that they can see our modern equipment. Within educational trade fairs and the job opportunities, we regularly assist with the intake of pupils to technically focused secondary schools. We closely cooperate with the Sochorova Vocational School in Vyškov, which offers studies in the area of mechanical engineering. We give students a chance to engage in professional practices, and we financially support the school. We also engage university students in the implementation of our projects within study placements, for example in the areas of research and development. Our specialists contribute to bachelor theses and dissertations. We offer interesting job opportunities to graduates of secondary schools and universities.
Support of sport and social life in the region
HESTEGO is also active in the life of the Vyškov region. We support some sport associations (e.g. AK AHA Vyškov, Basket Vyškov), charity events (e.g. I Run and Help), cultural events (e.g. the Zpívejfest – a singing festival), and the social-care car projects (e.g. the Regional Charity in Vyškov, Paprsek, etc.). We carefully chose partners in the CSR area. We have decided to concentrate our help on subjects where we find vision and great enthusiasm for the work performed and great prospects for further development. We adhere to the idea of the Swedish economist Jonas Ridderstrale: "It is better to be someone for someone than no one for everyone."