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Yet another award has been added to the collection of awards to Jonas Dastikas, Director General of Lifosa AB.

2017.11.14

Yet another award has been added to the collection of awards to Jonas Dastikas, Director General of Lifosa AB.  

In 2006, it was V. A. Graičiūnas business award. In 2008 - "Gerumo žvaigždė" (Star of Kindness) by the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania. In 2012 - Petras Vileišis award. In 2017, the Silver Labour Star award by the Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts has been added to the collection of awards to Jonas Dastikas, Director General of Lifosa AB.

The award established back in 1938 is granted for dedicated service to the national business on 10th November, the Business Day, and was presented to the Head of one of the largest enterprises of Kėdainiai in Kėdainiai Town Hall.       

Lifosa, AB, celebrating its 50th anniversary in January next year, has the total annual output of over 2.5 million tons including sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid, aluminium fluoride, monocalcium phosphate, diammonium phosphate. Diammonium phosphate - nitrogen-phosphorus fertilizer - is exported to 25 countries around the globe and is highly appreciated by farmers. Monocalcium phosphate, raw material for fodder that has been produced since 2002, is just as good. It has been purchased by 21 farmers in Lithuania. In spring 2017, soluble fertilizer monoammonium phosphate has been added to the product range.  

The successful and socially responsible company has been run by Jonas Dastikas since 1998.  His relations with the company, however, started much earlier, as he became a Sulphuric Acid Shop foreman at the plant 47 years ago, and he has not changed his employer ever since. His position is the only thing that has changed and, as the Director General likes to say, it is the plant that has changed. "With annual millions of euros worth investments into new technologies, environmental protection, occupational conditions and safety, Lifosa AB becomes younger, and it would have been great if a human became younger with each year", - jokes  Jonas Dastikas.

According to the Head of Lifosa AB, each award is not only a sign of appreciation of the work completed. Certificates, sculptures find their place and stay in the office. The moral value of these awards, however, rests on the shoulders and implies responsibility. "You cannot let yourself make only half of the step - you must never stop working towards the best results possible, take an innovative approach to everything, and act with responsibility, - says the Director General of Lifosa AB, - The Silver Labour Star is a particularly honourable award. I am confident that this is not only the sign of appreciation of me as a person. This is the result of the ability to work with motivation and integrity of all employees at our company."

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