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Petrom and the Romanian Red Cross invite public figures to support the “Disaster Preparedness Campaign”

  • Visible involvement of well known people happens in addition to Petrom’s financial support
  • The renowned television star Mihaela Radulescu contributed by catching people’s attention in the counties

Petrom, the largest oil and gas company in the South Eastern Europe, partner of the Romanian Red Cross, takes the next step in the Disaster Preparedness Campaign. By involving celebrities as volunteers for one day even more public attention should be caught for this important pilot campaign in the counties of Prahova, Dâmbovita and Arges.
Today, October 30th, Mihaela Radulescu worked as a volunteer for one day together with representatives of Petrom and Romanian Red Cross, in Brazi, Prahova County. Mihaela distributed informative materials and explained to the inhabitants of this village how to react and protect themselves in case of possible natural disasters or technological accidents.
The campaign is part of the Petrom Move&Help program. Petrom entirely finances this project in total value of 120.000 Euro. This way, the risk concerning human and material losses in case of disasters will be diminished.

For almost two years, the habitants of approximately 200 villages in Prahova, Dâmbovita and Arges counties have been instructed and benefited from essential information to help them protect themselves and survive in case of disasters. The Red Cross volunteers organized informing and preparedness sessions for the local communities’ leaders too, in order to teach them how to lead their organizations in such situations.
“I am convinced that many human lives will be saved as a consequence of this preparedness campaign. This is why we considered it was absolutely necessary for us to support this pilot project. In this way, Petrom wishes to show what it means to be a role model of social responsibility for the society”, declared the Petrom CEO, Mariana Gheorghe.
Seriously involved in this social campaign is also Mihaela Radulescu who went out in the field today. Mihaela believes that no matter of their social rank, Romanians should get involved in volunteer work.
“The Disaster Preparedness Campaign for the population is an action that gives me great satisfaction. I have seen disasters with my own eyes during the campaign organized after the floods. I am very happy now to see that Petrom and Red Cross came up with the idea to offer support to people by teaching them to protect themselves from disasters. To teach them to survive!”

Background information
Petrom SA

Petrom is the largest Romanian oil and gas group, with activities in the business segments of Exploration and Production, Refining and Petrochemicals, as well as Sales and Marketing. Petrom has estimated oil and gas reserves of 1 billion boe, an annual refining capacity of 8 million metric tons and around 550 filling stations in Romania. The company also has an international network with 82 filling stations located in Moldova and Hungary. This network was increased by 178 OMV premium stations in Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia-Montenegro, acquired in January 2006. In 2005 the turnover of Petrom was EUR 2,970 million, EBITDA was EUR 766 million. Following the share capital increase OMV, the leading oil and gas group in Central Europe holds a 51,011% share in Petrom. OMV is active in Refining and Marketing, Exploration and Production, Gas as well as Chemicals in 28 countries on five continents. The Romanian state holds 30.862% of Petrom shares, Property Fund SA holds 9,887%, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 2.026% and 6.214% are owned by minority shareholders.

About Red Cross
Established in 1876, the Romanian Red Cross, member of the International Red Cross Movement, is a humanitarian organization of national interest, based mainly on voluntary service. Led in its humanitarian activity by the Fundamental Principles of the Movement – Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity, Universality – the Romanian Red Cross contributes to the alleviation and prevention of any forms of suffering, protects health and life, ensures the respect for human dignity, without any discrimination as to nationality, race, gender, religion, age, military, social or political affiliation. Its main areas of activity are: disaster preparedness, health education, dissemination of international humanitarian law and humanitarian values. For more information visit