The new academic year will not be possible without strict hygienic measures. The previous one was affected by the coronavirus pandemic when the government closed schools down in March. At that time, the Unipetrol Group, part of the critical infrastructure of the Czech Republic, started producing disinfecting liquid. Apart from distributing it to employees, Unipetrol also donated it to local governments, hospitals, units of the integrated rescue system, and non-profit organisations. Now it has donated 11,000 litres of disinfectants to 16 kindergartens and primary schools in Most and authorities in Litvínov and Most.
“During the state of emergency in the spring, we started producing disinfectants at our research and education centre (UniCRE) in Záluží by Litvínov. We distributed it to the nearby institutions that needed it. Now, before the start of the new school year, we have expanded our aid to schools preparing for the return of students. In total, through the Unipetrol Foundation, we have distributed 11,000 litres of disinfecting liquid,” said Katarzyna Woś, Vice Chair the Unipetrol Group and Chair of the Unipetrol Foundation.
A group of Unipetrol firefighters distributed the disinfectants. The SteriHand disinfectants from Unipetrol were taken to four kindergartens, 12 primary schools and the Most Municipal Authority. “Thank you very much; 250 litres will last us a very long time,” said Bohumil Moravec, headmaster of 14th Rozmarýnová Primary School in Most.
Additional containers of the disinfecting liquid went to the municipal authority in Litvínov and the Municipal Police. “I would like to thank Unipetrol for the disinfectants that were continuously supplied during the state of emergency to our educational facilities, the municipal authority and companies founded and run by the municipality, including our Voluntary Fire Rescue Unit. I am glad that this collaboration is continuing and that as a result, we are now ready for a potential second wave of the epidemic. In total, we received thousands of litres of disinfectants during the state of emergency. Now we have been given almost 7,000 litres by Unipetrol firefighters that can immediately be distributed to schools, the Authority and other municipal entities if needed. I appreciate this assistance,” said Litvínov Mayor Mgr. Kamila Bláhová.
The Unipetrol Group is the largest refinery and petrochemical company in the Czech Republic. It focuses on crude-oil processing and on the production, distribution and sale of vehicle fuels and petrochemical products – particularly plastics and fertilisers. In all these areas, it belongs among the important players on the Czech and Central European market. The Unipetrol Group encompasses refineries and production plants in Litvínov and Kralupy nad Vltavou, Paramo with its Mogul brand in Pardubice and Kolín, Spolana Neratovice, and two research centres in Litvínov and Brno. Unipetrol also includes a network of Benzina filling stations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. With 417 filling stations, Benzina is the largest chain in the Czech Republic. Unipetrol is one of the largest companies in terms of turnover in the Czech Republic. It earned over CZK 129 billion last year and employs more than 4,800 persons. In addition to its business development, Unipetrol is proud to be a socially responsible corporation. Therefore, it pays an equal amount of attention to initiatives which focus on the cultivation and support of sustainable development, education, local communities, and the environment. In 2005, Unipetrol became a member of the PKN Orlen Group, the largest crude-oil processor in Central Europe.
For more information, please visit the “Responsible Company” section at www.unipetrol.cz.
Pavel Kaidl, spokesman, telephone: +420 225 001 407, +420 736 502 520, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org