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ORLEN Unipetrol is the best employer in Ústí Region


Refining and petrochemical group ORLEN Unipetrol received the golden medal in the regional round of the Employer of the Year 2023 competition. The first place in this year’s ranking for the best employer in the Ústí Region has improved the group’s position by one notch compared to last year. 

ORLEN Unipetrol has again confirmed that caring for employees is its long-term priority. In the Ústí Region alone, the group employs over 2,600 people. The 21st independent chart for the Employer of the Year compared companies active in the Czech Republic in terms of human resources. It aims to appreciate firms with a distinctive approach to their employees. The announcement of the best businesses in individual regions will be followed by the nationwide finals. In addition to employee care, ORLEN Unipetrol’s HR strategy was also praised for its intensive support of Czech schools and education. 

"We are constantly trying to develop the care of our employees and come up with new ideas. We provide a number of above-standard benefits and wide opportunities for career and personal development to employees in all positions and of all ages, while emphasizing the balance between work and private life. We pay special attention to the development of new employees and school graduates. An important element is also the stability and financial background of our group. We see the awards we receive for our HR work as positive feedback and confirmation that we are moving in the right direction," says Michał Chmiel, HR Director of the ORLEN Unipetrol Group. He accepted the award at the official ceremony in Krompach. 

The Employers’ Club ranked ORLEN Unipetrol in the first place among the employers in the Ústí Region based on a comprehensive assessment of entrants. The independent evaluation is based on the international methodology of PricewaterhouseCoopers Czech Republic, which prepares supporting documentation as an expert guarantor. The competition, organised since 2003, aims to present companies with an outstanding approach to employees to the public. 

ORLEN Unipetrol is one of the most significant employers in the Ústí Region, both in terms of the employee headcount and its long-term enforcement of modern employee approach trends. Standard HR tools, including a broad portfolio of benefits and support for each individual’s personal and professional development, are complemented by backing employees’ sports, social, and community engagement. The company’s HR strategy also focuses on supporting Czech schools and students. Together with the ORLEN Unipetrol Foundation, they seek to boost schoolchildren’s interest in chemistry. Every year, scholarship and grant programmes provide financial rewards to hundreds of talented students and help teachers and dozens of secondary schools and universities in the Czech Republic.


The ORLEN 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 ORLEN Benzina 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: +420 736 502 520, email:

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