On 9 December 2010 in the contest “Export and Innovation Award 2010” organized by the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia the JSC Grindeks was awarded the prize “Leading Exporter”. The applicants in the category “Leading Exporter” were nominated by a jury, on the basis of information on their export activity and their provision for sustainability development.

The “Leading Exporter” prize was awarded to the main shareholder of Grindeks Kirovs Lipmans by the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers, who is the patron of the contest. In his thank-you speech K.Lipmans expressed appreciation to the Government of Latvia and public authorities for enhancing the export opportunities and development of business environment in the country, as well as to the employees of Grindeks: “This prize goes to all employees of Grindeks – we have a really great team!”

The goal of the contest “Export and Innovation Award” is to contribute to the competitive capacity of Latvian partnerships in Latvian and in foreign markets, promote growth in the quality and quantity of exports, generate products with high added value, and promote innovation by evaluating the results of the partnerships and identifying successful partnerships and products. The evaluation of the partnerships is carried out in 4 categories.

In total 100 applications were submitted to the contest this year. The estimation of applicants was held in two rounds, including a visit to the company and evaluation of the presentation on the product or service nominated for the award.

Further information:

Laila Kļaviņa
Head of the Communications Department, JSC Grindeks
Phones: (+371) 67083370, (+371) 29256012
Fax: (+371) 67083505
E-mail: laila.klavina@grindeks.lv