April 13, 2022
AS DelfinGroup awarded status of a Family-Friendly Workplace
The Society Integration Foundation has commended AS DelfinGroup, and announced it as a Family-Friendly Workplace that puts the priority on people and their needs. These values represent a long-term focus in all areas pertaining to the company’s business: from staff development to business development and social responsibility.
“The appreciation we’ve received is important to AS DelfinGroup, because it serves as objective recognition of our emphasis on the value vectors that are important to society. The well-being of our employees and a good work-life balance are important cornerstones in the way AS DelfinGroup pursues its human resources policy, along with supporting equal opportunities and building a sustainable, inclusive society. In developing our products and services, we also take into account the interests of various social groups and foster the implementation of a circular economy. All of this shapes our identity,” says AS DelfinGroup chairman of the board Didzis Ādmīdiņš.
COVID-19 has changed people’s habits and needs, and AS DelfinGroup is promptly implementing the best solutions for meeting them. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the company’s employees have been able to work remotely, receiving all the necessary equipment to set up a home office. In addition to taking care of the safety and emotional health of its employees, the company organized informative sessions with experts for employees to receive answers to their questions about the vaccination and improvement of wellbeing during the pandemic.
Even after the state of emergency, should the specifics of their work permit so, AS DelfinGroup employees may choose to adjust their form of work to their lifestyle, circumstances, and values. They are better positioned to choose the working hours which can be fixed or flexible. In terms of the place of work, they can choose between working in the office or remotely, which includes intermittently working outside Latvia for up to three months a year, and engaging in a hybrid form of working, i.e., combining remote and on-site work. This flexible approach makes it possible for employees to achieve a better work-life balance, accomplishing their goals in both these areas at the same time.
About AS DelfinGroup
AS DelfinGroup is a licenced technology-based financial services company that was established in 2009 and operates under the brand names Banknote and VIZIA. The company continuously develops and offers consumer and pawn loans, loans developed for senior citizens, Buy now pay later loans (BNPL loans), as well as sale of pre-owned goods both online and at more than 90 branches across Latvia. On average, 35 thousand loans are issued every month and serviced by the professional team of more than 270 AS DelfinGroup employees. The company has a total of over 400,000 registered customers. Since 2014, AS DelfinGroup has been known on the Nasdaq Riga Stock Exchange as a bond issuer and since 2021 as a share issuer on the Baltic Main List. The company’s IPO in 2021 attracted almost 6000 new shareholders. The company regularly pays dividends to its shareholders. In 2021, the company's net loan portfolio grew to EUR 43 million, while its EBITDA reached EUR 10.2 million, with profits before income tax for dividends EUR 5.2 million. The company’s sustainability is based on focused corporate governance, fintech innovation, responsible lending, financial inclusion and facilitating the circular economy. The company has been profitable every year since 2010.
About the initiative
The aim of the Family-Friendly Workplace initiative is to promote the development of a work environment culture in Latvia that is empathetic, humane and compassionate, and offers tools for assessing existing work environments, and providing financial assistance in implementing various support measures for employees.
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