Together for the Community In order to improve the quality of life in local communities where NIS operates, in the spirit of corporate social responsibility and as a recognition of the need to connect the local community and major businesses, NIS organizes every year a Public Competition TOGETHER FOR THE COMMUNITY The aim of the program is to have a well-established partnership between the Company and the local communities where it operates. The Public Competition has been organized for three consecutive years in cooperation with 11 local communities: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis, Pancevo, Zrenjanin, Kikinda, Novi Becej, Zitiste, Kanjiza, Srbobran and Cacak. Within the Public Competition Together for the Community in 2016 NIS supported 106 best projects in the field of sports, culture, environmental protection, science and social protection, whose implementation contributes to the development of local communities, enables easier functioning of numerous institutions and improves the activities of cultural, educational and sports institutions. In 2016, Company has allocated 110.5 million dinars for the projects to be implemented by institutions, associations of citizens, sports and vocational associations who have applied for the Public Competition organized by NIS. The selection committee is composed of the representatives of the Company, local municipalities and prominent figures from local communities, and this year the public has taken part in the project selection process for the first time. The selection criteria are: the importance of solving a problem for the community, involvement of the local community in all phases of the project, a justified budget for the proposed activities, the relevance of the problems the projects deals with for the needs of the community and a proper interrelation between the set aims, proposed activities and expected results.