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VALUES

All of Riko's operations and activities are based on a well-defined body of core values, which translates into a system that develops and supports sustainability in all respects and at every stage of the project.

"We live in a part of the world that creates more than it needs, i.e. our work and what we do goes well beyond fulfilling the conditions we need for mere survival. Our primary focus is on people and on their personal growth; what comes after that – productivity, corporate strategy, performance, and profit – all follow as secondary concerns. To lead means to know why people do what they do, to feel what they feel, and to set goals for them based on these motivating factors. I am only interested in creating economic value where these larger values are integrally involved."

Janez Škrabec, CEO of RIKO d.o.o., partner

Responsibility

Riko also provides its employees with the opportunity to develop as individuals and assume a creative role in their work, while at the same time supporting their ambitions and providing further job and career training. Most projects must bring together and connect many parties and participants, so Riko makes a conscientious effort to ensure the satisfaction and success of everyone involved. Similarly, we dedicate attentive care to the natural environment in all areas of our activity. We follow and strictly adhere to both regulations and guidelines, and carefully select the partners we work with, who must all meet our high standards.

Riko's philosophy is based on real integration into the environment, both in our business relations and in the company’s support of social and cultural life, with a view to helping create conditions for people to live full and satisfying lives. We are always taking account of and developing local talent and potentials in all the markets we work in.

Riko is a founding member of the Slovene UN GLOBAL Compact initiative. 

Cooperation

One of Riko's most important operating principles consist of active cooperation and partnership, working in the best interests of all parties involved, so that projects take full advantage of the best solutions and innovative approaches available.

Roots and wings

Riko does business all over the world, but at the same time remains firmly rooted to its place of origin. Our work follows the wise old adage that says "We need wings if we want to reach up high, but also roots, so that we don’t lose [touch with] the ground beneath our feet". As a result, we understand and shape our company in the light of the tradition that has defined the company’s work culture, spirit, and values from day one.

See the hub of Riko's value system:

The Škrabec homestead in Hrovača

The Škrabec homestead in Hrovača is the birthplace of friar Stanislav Škrabec (1844–1918), one of the most important linguists and Slovenists of the 19th century and the founder of both modern Slovene orthoepy (pronunciation) and the norms of standard Slovene.
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Riko Art Collection

The Riko Art Collection consists of more than 300 paintings and statues by many of the most important Slovene artists of the 20th and 21st century, and represents a particularly prolific period in the artistic history of the country. 
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Friar Stanislav Škrabec Foundation

The Riko company is the proud co-founder and one of the main sponsors of the Friar Stanislav Škrabec Association, which supports young students of Slovenistics, Slavic Studies, and classical philology, and supports scientific research related to the Slovene language. 
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Sponsorship and patronage

Our values are well reflected in the excellent reputation Riko enjoys around the world, and the many awards and citations we have received for the work we do to combine economic value with social, human values both serve as testimony to this.
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