Trees planted along the banks of the Vidrenjak River as part of DDOR’s campaign “For a forest in your area“

Tutin was the ninth city where DDOR’s campaign “For a forest in your area” was carried out. On this occasion, Marko Putnik, coordinator of the Domain for marketing and communication of DDOR Osiguranje, and Salih Hot, President of the municipality of Tutin, symbolically planted a tree together. This campaign has already been carried out in Novi Pazar, Belgrade, Vršac, Subotica, Sremska Mitrovica, Smederevo, Zrenjanin and Novi Sad, whose streets and parks are adorned by hundreds of new trees, with Užice as the next city on the list. Having recognized the importance of this campaign, which goes hand in hand with the long-term strategy of Unipol Group and DDOR Osiguranje as its member, the company has included this project in its three-year plan and extended the campaign in 2023 to all 12 months of the year in order to provide more funds to make Serbian cities even greener.  

After symbolically planting a tree, the coordinator of the Domain for marketing and communication of DDOR Osiguranje Marko Putnik said:

“Tutin is a special place because many of its citizens wasted no time and voted for their city to get the trees, which is why we have gathered here today to celebrate the planting of twenty trees that we are leaving to future generations. We know that even the smallest action can make a difference, and climate change is an urgent issue, a risk which can affect all our lives and the future of our business.” He went on to add: “We are fully aware of the fact that the insurance industry, by nurturing tradition and trust in today’s circumstances, plays a key role not only in the economy, but also in the fight against climate change. We are very proud to be here and to be able to greet you on behalf of the Chairman of the Executive Board of DDOR Osiguranje, Mr. Francesco Masci and all our colleagues across the country, with the support of our colleagues from the Novi Pazar branch office. As part of its Strategic plan, our Unipol Group, with DDOR included, has set very ambitious ESG goals, seeking to contribute to the sustainable development of the entire society in which it operates through projects such as this. The campaign “For a forest in your area” is part of this three-year strategy and we look forward to continuing the afforestation of urban areas. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the City of Tutin, its representatives, and its citizens for supporting our campaign this year.”

President of the municipality of Tutin, Salih Hot, said:

“Twenty trees were planted in Tutin today as part of DDOR’s campaign “For a forest in your area”. Tutin is the ninth of ten cities to be afforested. I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude for this donation. Environmental protection is essential for sustainable development, and saplings are an important step in that direction. They can help reduce air pollution, increase oxygen production, provide shade, preserve biodiversity and improve the overall quality of life. This donation from DDOR Osiguranje is an important example of socially responsible business practice aimed at supporting local communities and protecting the environment. I hope it will inspire other companies to follow the same path and that together we will all preserve natural resources and create a healthier environment for all.”

Before Tutin, 50 trees were planted in Novi Sad in December 2022, in February 2023 78 were planted in Zrenjanin, 21 in Smederevo, 44 in Sremska Mitrovica, 42 in Subotica, 100 in Vršac, 25 in Belgrade, and 57 in Novi Pazar. As previously announced, a new cycle of the project “For a forest in your area” began in 2023. In addition to the completion of the campaign launched in 2022, it also includes the allocation of funds from each stipulated eco-policy of DDOR for tree planting in the following year. By arranging eco-Casco or eco-Moja kućica insurance, as well as annual eco-Travel insurance package, our clients contribute directly to the number of new trees planted in cities throughout Serbia.

Like last year, our citizens can vote for their cities and urban areas which need to be afforested at until July 31, 2023.