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2019 September 13

Utenos trikotazas named ‘National Winner’ in prestigious european competition

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Utenos trikotazas has been named ‘National Winner’ in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest business competitions.

The company was chosen from over 120,000 European businesses considered at the beginning of this year’s European Business Awards and 2,753 businesses named as ‘Ones to Watch’ in a list of business excellence published in July. Currently Utenos trikotazas is selected as a National Winner by a panel of independent judges including business leaders, politicians and academics. It is the best business in Lithuania in the Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness category and will now go on to represent Lithuania in the final stage of the competition.

“We are very excited to be noticed and recognised by the largest and most significant cross-sector business competition. For the last couple of years we’ve been paying a lot of attention to the environmental issues in the broadest sense – starting from suppliers we work with, ending with the internal culture that we encourage in our factory. Our commitment to social responsibility is confirmed by the newest version of SA8000 Standard (SA8000:2014). In addition, we have implemented almost all the requirements of the environmental campaign DETOX” - says Algirdas Šabūnas, CEO of Utenos trikotazas.

 Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “This is a significant achievement and “Utenos trikotazas” is an outstanding leader in their field. To be chosen as a National Winner means you show great innovation, ethics and success and are one of the best businesses in Europe”.

The European Business Awards is now in its 12th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. This year it considered over 120,000 businesses from 33 countries.