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Coffee Day: OMV offers VIVA coffee for free

September 29, 2009 - 9:00 am (CET)

  • 1 October declared as “Coffee Day”– OMV filling stations with VIVA invite customers to a free cup of coffee
  • OMV filling station partners receive barista training
  • For every cup of coffee sold, one cent donated to an education program in Nicaragua

For the eight time, the Austrian Coffee and Tea Association celebrates the aromatic brown beans and has officially proclaimed 1 October, “Coffee Day”. VIVA world of indulgence offers a wide selection of the finest quality Viennese coffee as well as the highest standards in ambiance and service.  On “Coffee Day” all 170 OMV filling stations with VIVA will invite customers to a free cup of coffee of their choice.

Every year Austrians consume eight kg of coffee per person, making Austria the largest coffee consumer in Europe. To celebrate this beloved hot drink, the eighth “Coffee Day” will be celebrated nationwide on 1 October 2009. On this festive occasion, all OMV filling stations with VIVA will treat customers to a free cup of coffee of their choice.

VIVA coffee specialities are prepared with 100 per cent freshly ground arabica coffee beans of the highest quality and are served in more than 10 different varieties ranging from Espresso, Cappuccino to Latte Macchiato. VIVA coffee owes its exquisite flavor to the special combination of quality beans and high-value WMF coffee machines.

Coffee lovers will also reap the benefits of the barista training open to all OMV filling station partners. This special training will provide staff with comprehensive information on the origin, history, variety and preparation of the VIVA coffee.

In order to live up to the high quality claims of the best Viennese coffee house tradition, the VIVA coffee specialities are presented on a silver tray with a glass of water and sweets. All coffee types are also served ”to go” – for the full coffee delight on the go.

“VIVA mi escuela“: One cent for every cup of coffee goes towards an education program in Nicaragua
Enjoying a recent cup of VIVA coffee also means joining a good cause. OMV recently launched a CSR project “VIVA mi escuela”; for every cup of coffee sold in Austria and Germany one cent will be donated to an education program in Nicaragua, where part of the VIVA coffee comes from. This CSR project will be carried out in collaboration with the renowned Austrian Development Organization ICEP.

Background information

OMV Aktiengesellschaft
With Group sales of EUR 25.54 bn and a workforce of 41,282 employees in 2008, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. As the leading energy group in the European growth belt, OMV is active in Refining and Marketing (R&M) in 13 countries. In Exploration and Production (E&P) OMV is active in 17 countries on four continents. In Gas & Power (G&P) OMV sells approximately 13 bcm gas per year. Via Baumgarten, one of the most important turntables for gas in Europe, approximately 66 bcm gas is transported annually. OMV’s Central European Gas Hub is amongst the three largest hubs in Continental Europe.

OMV is the leading energy group in the European growth belt with oil and gas reserves of approximately. 1.2 bn boe, daily production of around 311,000 boe and an annual refining capacity of approximately 26 mn t. OMV now has 2,483 filling stations in 13 countries. The market share of the group in the R&M business segment in the Danube Region is now 20%.

OMV further strengthened its leading position in the European growth belt through the acquisition of 41.58% of Petrol Ofisi, Turkey’s leading company in the retail and commercial business.

In June 2006, OMV has established the OMV Future Energy Fund, a wholly owned subsidiary to support projects in renewable energy with more than EUR 100 mn to initiate the change from a pure oil and gas group to an energy group with renewable energy in its portfolio.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
OMV is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and an active supporter to the values enshrined in its Code of Conduct. These include a strong sense of responsibility towards the social and natural environment, especially in economically weak regions. OMV continuously addresses economic, environmental and social issues related to its business in a responsible manner. The Company reports on its CSR activities in a sustainability report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines. This report is published at the same time as the annual report.

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