For the twelfth time, ORLEN Unipetrol
Group employees have helped fulfil the wishes of people from non-profit
organisations. In this year’s Fulfilled Wishes charity, they donated CZK
309,507 and raised the highest sum of money ever. Similarly to previous years,
ORLEN Unipetrol matched the raised amount and will thus donate CZK 619,014 in
total towards a good cause. The yield of the charity collection will go to
seven non-profit organisations at six locations where the ORLEN Unipetrol Group
is present. Over the years of organising the collection, people in need have
received almost CZK 4.3 million from the company’s employees.
“This year, the
employees donated a record amount, for which everyone deserves huge thanks.
Together, we will hand over more than CZK 600,000 to non-profit organisations.
I am delighted that our colleagues show solidarity even in these difficult
times, and we are looking forward to the May volunteer days when we go out and
help in most non-profit organisations,” summarises
Katarzyna Woś, Vice-Chair of the ORLEN
Unipetrol Group’s Board of Directors.
The Fulfilled Wishes employee charity collection took place from
December 2022 to January 2023. Everyone could choose the organisation to which they
wanted to donate. Thus, employees could choose an area close to them and target
their help. Non-profit organisations with which the ORLEN Unipetrol Group
collaborates greatly appreciate this assistance. For instance, they will use
the donations to support the employment of the disabled, to provide medical and
physiotherapy aids, to support the education of children from low-income
families, or to buy a new vehicle to offer early-intervention field services.
For what purposes will
the non-profit organisations use the donations?
- Borůvka Prague – The organisation will
use the donation to support the employment of the disabled and to organise work
training for people with little work experience or for people after an injury
trying to return to the labour market.
- Children’s home in Kralupy nad Vltavou – The
children’s home will use the funds for summer recreation activities.
- Naděje Litvínov nursing home – The
nursing home will use the money to provide medical and physiotherapy aids,
renovate and modernise room equipment, and offer cultural events.
- ORLEN Unipetrol Foundation – In
collaboration with non-profit organisations, the foundation will use the
contribution to support the education of children from low-income families.
- Kociánka Brno – Calypso lift chairs
will be purchased from the donation, with the help of which a single caregiver
can easily transfer a resident. These lift chairs are indispensable helpers.
- Pojďte dál Neratovice – The organisation
will use the money for a sports training camp and improve working conditions
for handicapped employees-athletes.
- Středisko rané péče
Pardubice – The organisation will use the
donation to buy a new vehicle to offer early intervention to families directly
in the field.
The ORLEN Unipetrol Group has been committed to social responsibility
for a long time and sees it as one of its priorities in the plan for
sustainable business. ORLEN Unipetrol approaches its activities ethically and
responsibly and has therefore introduced international corporate social
responsibility (CSR) standards. The main effort is the sustainable development
of the Group and its relations with local communities in education, social
issues and the environment.
Unipetrol Group is the largest refining and petrochemical company in the
Czech Republic. It focuses on crude oil processing and the production,
distribution and sale of vehicle fuels and petrochemical products –
particularly plastics and fertilisers. It belongs among the key players on the
Czech and Central European markets in all these areas. The ORLEN Unipetrol
Group encompasses refineries and production plants in Litvínov and Kralupy nad
Vltavou, Paramo in Pardubice, Spolana in Neratovice, REMAQ in Otrokovice, and
two research centres in Litvínov and Brno. ORLEN Unipetrol also includes the
Benzina ORLEN filling station network in the Czech Republic and a network of
ORLEN outlets in Slovakia and Hungary. In 2005, ORLEN Unipetrol became a member
of the ORLEN Group, the largest multi-energy company in Central Europe. ORLEN
Unipetrol employs almost 6,000 people and is active in corporate social
responsibility. It seeks to promote initiatives that cultivate and support
sustainable development, education, local communities, and the environment.
Contact: Pavel Kaidl, spokesperson, telephone: +420 736 502
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