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Unipetrol launched a discussion series focused on sustainability


Praha, 16 May, 2019 – Unipetrol has initiated a new project “Let’s talk about it”. The project is a series of discussion videos with well-known science popularizer, Michael Londesborough. The program features various experts, who have come to share their perspectives on the subject of sustainability.
We feel the need to discuss these topics not only with experts, but also to present them to business partners and the general public. That’s why we came up with this talkshow.  We are also actively working on finding and implementing solutions to many of the issues discussed. For example, we are testing hydrogen manufacturing from sustainable sources or the process of recycling plastic by pyrolysis,” said Jakub Kosmowski, Marketing Director at Unipetrol Group.

The goal of this initiative is to inform about and explore areas which are increasingly more important in today’s world.  Topics include circular economy, alternative fuels, recycling as well as responsible manufacturing, social responsibility of individuals and corporations and other related areas. The series of videos should function as an educational tool for the public and a source of information for businesses wishing to implement more sustainable production and business models.

“We want the series to function as a platform for meaningful discussion and sharing thoughts and ideas on the concept of sustainability. Guests are selected to represent a wide spectrum of opinions and perspectives from a line of experts, professionals and visionaries,” says Dr. Michael G. S. Londesborough B.Sc Hons Ph.D, Researcher at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the Czech Academy of Science and series moderator.

The first videos from this pilot project can now be viewed on Unipetrol’s social media pages such as Youtube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter or on the web at Personalities who have already shared their opinions include Josef Jančář (Brno Univeristy of Technology, expert on advanced polymer systems), Vojtěch Vosecký (nonprofit organization INCIEN, transitioning from a linear to a circular economy), Lukáš Sedláček (ELAI, motivating society to higher aims) or Aleš Doucek (Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform, hydrogen as a fuel of the future). Many guests and the moderator of “Let’s talk about it” will also take part in Innovation Week Czech Republic 2019, of which Unipetrol is the general partner.

Unipetrol Group, the largest petrochemical producer in Czech Republic, considers the creation and support of these projects focused on sustainable models of production and consumption to be a part of its social responsibility. Unipetrol is promoting Let’s Talk about It on social media and the web at In the future, Unipetrol plans to widen project reach to additional media platforms.   


The Unipetrol Group is the largest refinery and petrochemical company in the Czech Republic. It focuses primarily on crude oil processing, distribution and sale of fuel and petrochemical products — particularly plastics and fertilisers. In all these fields, the group is a key player on both the Czech and Central European market. The Unipetrol Group includes refineries and production plants in Litvínov and Kralupy nad Vltavou, Paramo with the Mogul brand in Pardubice and Kolín, Spolana in Neratovice, and two research centres in Litvínov and Brno. Unipetrol also owns the Benzina network of petrol stations with 412 stations, which is the largest chain in the Czech Republic. Unipetrol is one of the largest companies in the Czech Republic in terms of turnover. The group created revenue of over CZK 130 billion last year and employs more than 4700 people. In 2005, Unipetrol became part of the PKN Orlen Group, the largest crude oil processor in Central Europe.

Pavel Kaidl, Spokesperson, phone: +420 225 001 407, +420 736 502 520, e-mail:


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