- Last year, 2,159 children were victims of road accidents in Romania because they were not secured with specific car safety systems, such as child seats or seat belts
- The campaign "Mission Zero Unsafe Children – for zero victims of road accidents" aims to change the Romanians’ attitude towards the safety of children in cars
Petrom filling stations, in partnership with the Romanian Police, launches today a national awareness campaign among parents, regarding the importance of using safety systems for children, during road trips. In 2021 alone, 142 children died in road accidents and a high share of the victims were not secured with safety systems (105).
Radu Căprău, member of the OMV Petrom Executive Board, responsible for the Refining and Marketing activity: "Safety, both of our employees and of our customers, is our main priority. Through the campaign “Mission Zero Unsafe Children” we want to draw attention on the importance of using the car safety systems, especially when it comes to protecting children. We all need to be aware of the importance of the safety systems, because, in critical moments, our lives depend on them."
George Grigore, director of the Traffic Police Directorate: "Mission Zero Unsafe Children aims to raise awareness and to increase responsibility among all citizens, but especially parents, regarding the mandatory use of car safety systems, especially when we are travelling with our little ones. We must understand that personal example is very important for our children, and that, by violating the traffic rules, we end up exposing our children to major risks. Through this campaign, we plan to convince people about the importance of the traffic regulations, by wearing the seat belts and using child safety systems, because these have saved lives very often."
The purpose of the initiative "Mission Zero Unsafe Children" carried out by Petrom filling stations in partnership with the Romanian Police is to determine parents to always use the car safety systems for children. A media communication campaign running this summer will support this initiative.
Also, informative materials on this topic, produced in partnership with the Romanian Police will be offered directly in Petrom filling stations to all customers who have children in their cars, as well as during the actions organized by the Police representatives.
About OMV Petrom
OMV Petrom is the largest integrated energy company in South-Eastern Europe, with an annual Group hydrocarbon production of approximately 47 million boe in 2021. 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 more than 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% stake in OMV Petrom. The Romanian State, through the Ministry of Energy, holds 20.6% of OMV Petrom shares, and 28.4% is owned by natural and legal persons.
OMV Petrom is the largest contributor to the state budget, with approximately 35 billion euro in taxes and dividends paid between 2005 and 2021. 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 2021, the company has allocated over 80 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.