OMV Petrom supports HOSPICE Casa Speranței with over EUR 7 million in 2023
- The sponsorship will cover the palliative care activities of HOSPICE Casa Speranței for the benefit of around 5,000 patients
- Every year, over 170,000 patients in Romania need palliative care, but only one in five receives these services
Bucharest, February 22nd. OMV Petrom, the largest integrated energy company in Southeastern Europe, supports the activity of HOSPICE Casa Speranței, the largest foundation in Romania offering palliative care. The company is providing over EUR 7 mn for the funding of operational costs of 2023, for the benefit of 5,000 patients. In this way, the foundation will concentrate its financial and fund-raising efforts towards building two new hospitals in Brașov and in Adunații-Copăceni.
Christina Verchere, CEO OMV Petrom: “We partner with HOSPICE Casa Sperantei because we fundamentally believe in the right to dignity for incurable patients. HOSPICE Casa Speranței is a home, a refuge and a symbol which reminds us all that, when facing suffering, we are not, and we should not be, alone. We are privileged to work together with such a long-standing and impactful organization in Romania.”
Mirela Nemțanu, Executive Director HOSPICE Casa Speranței: “OMV Petrom’s sponsorship is a landmark moment with a huge impact in the patients’ lives who are fighting incurable diseases. We are grateful to our partners at OMV Petrom who understood the need of helping people who are in extremely vulnerable situations and got involved with significant resources in a cause capable of generating change.
We are proud for having opened 30 years ago a new road for more than 45,000 patients and more than 100,000 caretakers. With the support of OMV Petrom we are now entering a new phase of development that will allow us to raise funds for the construction of two new HOSPICE hospitals: one in Brasov for adults and one for children in Adunații Copăceni.”
Over 170,000 patients need palliative care each year, but only one in five receives these services. More than that, 11 counties in Romania do not have a palliative care supplier. HOSPICE Casa Speranței considers that the palliative care is a human right and its belief is that, in Romania, all patients suffering from an incurable disease should benefit from adequate palliative care services, at the right time, so that they should live with dignity every moment, next to the loved ones. Since its establishment, HOSPICE Casa Speranței has helped over 45,000 patients and over 100,000 caretakers.
OMV Petrom has been constantly supporting relevant projects in the fields of health, environment and education. The total value of the company’s social contribution amounts to approximately EUR 120 Mn between 2007 and 2022.
The most important projects in health supported:
- The construction of the first oncology hospital for children in Romania – Association Dăruiește Viață;
- Transportation of patients, mainly children, whose conditions cannot be treated in Romania – Association Blondie;
- Support for 17 hospitals for fighting COVID-19 – Association Crucea Roșie;
- Medical prevention through the program Health in the Neighborhood – Association Medcorp.
About OMV Petrom
OMV Petrom is the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, with an annual Group hydrocarbon production of approximately 43 million boe in 2022. The Group has a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons annually and operates an 860 MW high-efficiency power plant. The Group is present on the oil products retail market in Romania and neighboring countries through approximately 780 filling stations under two brands – OMV and Petrom.
OMV Petrom shares are traded on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. OMV Aktiengesellschaft, one of the largest listed industrial companies in Austria, holds a 51.2% stake in OMV Petrom. The Romanian State, through the Ministry of Energy, holds 20.7% of OMV Petrom shares, and 28.1% represents the free float.
OMV Petrom is the largest contributor to the state budget, with approximately 39 billion euro in taxes and dividends paid between 2005 and 2022. During the same period, the company invested approximately 17 billion euro.
Since 2007, OMV Petrom has included corporate responsibility principles into its business strategy. Between 2007 and 2022, the company has allocated around 120 million euro to develop communities in Romania, focusing on environmental protection, education, health, and local development.
On July 29th, 2020, OMV Petrom announced its support for the recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) regarding risks and opportunities on climate change.