Donation / Sponsoring
The Fulfilled Wishes project
Employees of the Unipetrol Group contribute to charity through the Christmas Fulfilled Wishes project. Our employees donate money to three nonprofit organizations from the Prague/Central Bohemian region, Pardubice region and Ústí nad Labem region. The Unipetrol Group subsequently rounds up the total amount of contributions and matches this sum. During the first year, the supported organizations thus received a total of 62 thousand Czech crowns. These organizations included the Most Center of Services for the Disabled, the Pardubice Daily Care Center Slunečnice and the Prague Center of guide dogs for the blind. This year, the donated amount has already reached 100 thousand Czech crowns! The employees contributed the most to the Children’s Home and School Canteen in the Hora Sv. Kateřiny. Additional funds went the Association for Early Care in Pardubice and the Prague Sue Ryder Home for Seniors.
Support of the regional activities
As a significant domestic company, Unipetrol group considers itself obligated to help the Ústí region with which the company is most associated historically and in which it has its key production facility. Thanks to company support, counties and cities can undertake activities for which they would be hard-pressed to find funding in their budgets. Most employees of the Unipetrol group live in the region, so in this way financial resources are partially returned to those that create them.
Our systematic cooperation with the cities of Most, Litvínov and Meziboří dates back to 1999. Up to the present time, the group of partners has been enlarged to include thirteen towns and communities of the region (Lom, Horní Jiřetín, Louka, Nová Ves v Horách, Hora svaté Kateřiny, Klíny, Český Jiřetín, Mariánské Radčice, Želenice and Brandov). Support is traditionally focused on the development of activities in the social domain and in the areas of culture, social life and sports.
Strategic partner of the Institute of Chemical Technology.
The Institute of Chemical Technology (VŠCHT) in Prague is the biggest educational institution of its type in Central and Eastern Europe. It leans on more than 170 years of tradition of teaching chemical technology in the Czech lands. Its tradition and vast specialist potential has predetermined it for educating students who go on to become top specialists. Several winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry have worked at the university as pedagogues and scientists.
Prague’s VŠCHT provides high-quality education in chemistry and chemical technology, food processing, biotechnology, environmental protection technologies, chemical and processing engineering and economics. At the same time, the Institute has been an eminent research and development centre both for basic and applied research, as well as cooperation with the industrial sphere over the long-term.
The Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague is a public institution, with self-government and academic elections determined by the law on universities and the VŠCHT statute. The majority of its funding comes from the state budget, the rest from domestic and foreign grants, and its economic activity on the basis of agreements with manufacturing and other types of organizations.
More at www.vscht.cz
Partner of the National Technical Museum
Unipetrol in cooperation with the National Technical Museum in Prague (NTM) will support the exhibition Chemistry around us, which will be created in the building of National Technical Museum in the first half of 2013 and subsequently made available to the public. In addition to technical cooperation, Unipetrol also provided a financial gift. The National Technical Museum in Prague was established in 1908. For over a hundred years extensive collections have been assembled here documenting the development of many technical fields, of the natural and exact sciences, and of industry in the territory of today’s Czech Republic.
More information about NTM: www.ntm.cz
HC VERVA Litvínov
Unipetrol RPA is the majority owner of the hockey club HC VERVA Litvínov. The mutual history of our relations with the Litvínov hockey club dates all the way back to the year of its foundation in 1945. Benzina has been the general partner of HC VERVA Litvínov since 2007. More at www.hokej-litvinov.cz
For six years now, Unipetrol RPA has been closely collaborating with the hospital in Most. In 2010 the company contributed to the purchase of a fibro bronchoscope including light source and monitor. This configuration serves to examine patients in the lung department. In 2009 the company contributed to the Babylog 8000 Plus lung incubator for the intensive care unit (ICU) of the children’s and young adults department.
Unipetrol RPA also cooperates with the Most hospital where it financially participated in the purchase of a fibro-bronchoscope, including its light source and monitor. This unit is especially helpful in examining patients in the lung department. Unipetrol RPA also donated money for the purchase of a lung incubator, Babylog 8000 Plus, for the intensive care unit (ICU) of the children’s and youth department.