We strive to proactively be involved in the community in a variety of ways and respond to questions and concerns in a timely and transparent manner. This is why we work closely with communities, in order to find out their needs and help them succeed.
Our projects aim at leaving a mark on the communities and making a change, whether it is about health and well‑being, culture and education, skill development and leadership, or social and environmental stewardship.
Health and wellbeing
Partnership with SMURD and other healthcare institutions
Rompetrol has continued to be actively involved in supporting the Romanian health system over the past 15 years, by strengthening its long-term partnership with Mobile Emergency Service SMURD and the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU).
Over the years, Rompetrol has invested more than 5 million USD in the partnership with SMURD, in fuel for medical helicopters, uniforms for volunteers, medical equipment, rehabilitation and equipment of several medical units so that the members of the communities in which the Group operates can benefit from quality medical services.
✔ In 2020, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the Group bought, in partnership with the Romanian National Red Cross Society, a mobile intensive care unit with 12 beds, which was donated to ISU/SMURD, as part of the strategic reserve for civil protection. This fully equipped unit can be used anywhere in the country during the pandemic, but also later in situations of calamity or disaster, and aims to increase the capacity of hospitals to care for patients at high standards.
✔ We donated two mobile training centers to SMURD, to be used in training programs and emergency medical assistance for SMURD paramedics (in 2018)
✔ We equipped the Regional Transfusion Center in Constanta with new equipment that increased the technical capacity of the blood center – a platelet agitator and a hemomixer, indispensable devices for any blood transfusion centers, designed to ensure compliance of activities performed by the center.
Support for the health system during the coronavirus pandemic
✔ Through the partnership with Dăruieşte Aripi Association, we donated 37,000 liters of fuel to the Constanta Ambulance Service, for providing emergency assistance, medical transport and emergency medical aid throughout Constanta county.
✔ Funds for the purchase of medical devices, protective equipment and disinfectants for the Hospital from Campina (center for management and treatment of patients with coronavirus), Constanta Hospital for Infectious Diseases as well as Ploiesti County Hospital.
✔ Fuel for Colentina Hospital Bucharest, Matei Bals Hospital Bucharest and Timisoara Military Hospital
National Dental Program in partnership with Merci Charity Association
Between October 2019 and October 2020, Rompetrol will support a national dental health program carried out by Merci Charity Association, aiming to improve the access to dental healthcare for children in rural areas. 1,000 children from 40 localities from Constanta, Prahova and Galati counties will receive free dental care with the help of a mobile dental office, the first one of this kind in Romania.
Through this partnership, Rompetrol and Merci Charity aim to improve the lives of children aged 4 to 14 years from 40 rural communities through oral care education, prophylaxis and nutrition advice.
Partnership with Hospice Casa Speranței
HOSPICE Casa Sperantei offers both children and adults, who are diagnosed with an incurable disease, the possibility of being admitted in the accommodation facilities, the possibility of being visited at home, social assistance, psychological counseling, kinetotherapy sessions and other activities under the supervision of specialized staff in the day centers.
From 2013, Rompetrol and Hospice – Casa Sperantei have been partners in offering both children and adults better care and life conditions, developing together the infrastructure needed in order to do so.
In 2019, we introduced in our Rompetrol gas stations network in Romania the Kindtap, an innovative device that allows customers to make donations for HOSPICE Casa Sperantei with the help of contactless bank cards or smartphones.
In 2020 over 600 people, including Rompetrol employees and their families, ran for Hospice at the 7th edition of the Rompetrol Run and Care event. The running was individual, respecting the conditions of social distancing, in mountain or sea areas, in the park or on alleys, and the participants ran distances between 2km and 42 km, monitored with any movement apps and subsequently published on Facebook using #rompetrolhospice. The 6,600 kilometers covered by runners were converted into liters of fuel for Hospice Casa Sperantei, to support specialized palliative care at patients’ homes.
Teach for Romania partnership
Rompetrol supports quality education in Constanţa County through Teach for Romania during the 2019-2020 academic year, supporting two teachers enrolled in the primary and secondary education system from the area, which are part of the NGO’s program.
The teachers supported through this partnership are role models and mentors for students from the partner schools in the region. By supporting them, children from vulnerable communities will have access and exposure to an innovative learning environment, they will be able to develop their interests and knowledge, while emphasis will be put on career orientation, as well as core growth elements: literacy (functional literacy, digital/numeracy), emotional intelligence (values, self-esteem), leadership. In this sense, different extracurricular activities will be organized during the year together with the teachers from the program, with Rompetrol’s support.
Internship programs are part of our strategy to invest in human resources by combining practical work with learning experience and create the context to develop the skills of students and fresh graduates and identify the best candidates for employment.
In 2020, the internship program (August 03 – August 31) took place exclusively online, and in September 55 students visited the Petromidia and Vega Refineries, for their onsite experience.
As a novelty, the 55 students from Rompetrol Rafinare, Rominserv, Midia Marine Terminal and Rompetrol Quality Control, Rompetrol Well Services also went through the Leaders Explore program of Leaders Foundation, during which they could develop skills such as communication, empathy, adaptability and active listening.
“George Enescu” International Festival
The partnership signed in 2010 by Rompetrol and the organizers of the “George Enescu” Festival and Contest stands as a commitment to sustain the evolution of culture in Romania, with the participation of Romanian and international musicians.
The activities supported by „Rompetrol” within the 2019 edition of the Festival included its closing concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam which took place on September 22th. Part of the „Great Orchestras of the World” series, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam is considered one of the best orchestras worldwide due to its unique sound made possible with the help of the 120 artists from over 20 countries.
In 2020, the first stages of George Enescu International Competition took place online, and the semifinal and final will take place in May 2021 at the Romanian Athenaeum.
Kazakh Film Days
Rompetrol is actively involved in cultural programs and projects designed to promote the social and cultural values of Romania and Kazakhstan, both nationally and internationally. In this respect, bringing the Kazakh Film Days to Romania was a very inspired idea, one appreciated by cinema goers. Taking into consideration the rich and proud history of Kazakhstan and its incredibly diverse population of over 130 ethnic groups, Rompetrol, together with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Romania, organized the Kazakh Film Days in Bucharest, an event that greatly contributed to the cultural exchange between the two countries.
Social & environmental stewardship
Run & Care
More than 600 people, including ROMPETROL employees and their families participated in the 7th edition of the Rompetrol Run and Care event in 2020 in the country, for the benefit of Hospice Casa Sperantei. The run was individual, respecting the conditions of social distancing in force.
Run and Care is part of our tradition of running for a noble cause and supporting essential areas of Romanian society, through partnerships with NGOs. The event lasted for 17 hours, from 5 am to 10 pm, with participants being able to run whenever they wanted, and the company transforming the total kilometers into 6,600 liters of fuel in support of people in need of palliation.
Rompetrol Run and Care had its first edition in 2013, being conceived as a movement and corporate volunteering project, managing to raise over 60,000 euros by involving employees, their families and business partners. The money has supported the missions of associations and foundations such as MAME, Edulier, Magicamp, Hope and Homes for Children, Agent Green, the Dravet Association and other rare epilepsies.
Civil Society Gala
During our 17-year partnership, the Civil Society Gala and Rompetrol have supported the implementation of projects that changed lives, mentalities, expectations and attitudes, improving the overall well-being of countless local communities.
181 projects and programs implemented in previous years by non-profit, non-governmental organizations, initiative groups and individuals were included in the 2019 edition of the Civil Society Gala competition.
Planting in Făgăraș Mountains
In partnership with Agent Green, in 2019 we supported the reforestation of a surface of 20,000 square meters in the Făgăraş Mountains. Located at the edge of the Alpine plain, the area has been deforested 12 years ago, without further protection against erosion and drainage.
The start of this action was given by our colleagues who, in September, attended the charitable internal event, Run & Care, Rompetrol committing to plant one tree for each participant, contributing in this way to the goal of transforming the Făgăraş area into a national park and increasing the wooded area in Romania.