OMV AND KOGEB WORKING TOGETHER FOR A POWERFUL FUTURE
- OMV and KOGEB (Kozluk Development Union) working together to provide a remarkable support for community development in Kozluk.
- Opening ceremony of the main facility of KOGEB took place on December 10, 2012 Kozluk Mayor Şenol Kul and OMV Samsun Elektrik Managing Director Korkut Öztürkmen.
Focusing on social dialog and development on economical and socio-cultural fields among the community, public offices and local businesses, Kozluk Development Union (KOGEB) will be a common platform with for a stronger future. The platform will mainly aim better efficiency and development in the utilization of economical, geographical, cultural and human resources of Kozluk.
OMV Samsun Elektrik Managing Director Korkut Öztürkmen said: "OMV is a good neighbour in the regions where the company operates and in order to create a powerful future with the local community. We started KOGEB initiative in cooperation with Kozluk community and Kozluk Municipality." Öztürkmen said that KOGEB will determine prior needs of the region and work to realize them together.
Meetings will be organized with attendance of local administration, OMV and local public to reach a consensus regarding the most efficient utilization of regional resources in the scope of the platform.
Open to all ages, a committee of 14 members as 3 representatives of OMV, 3 representatives of local administration and 3 delegates of local community were appointed to plan and conduct KOGEB’s activities. The committee is in charge of the applying, evaluating and realizing of the projects which were defined during the community meetings.
In this scope, two KOGEB Communication and Child Study Centers were already built in Kozluk District Center and Akçay District to contribute physical and mental development of children, for the future of Kozluk. Internet connection, library, educational tools and other various structures are provided to the access of the community, especially children at the centers.
With Group sales of EUR 34.05 bn and a workforce of 29,800 employees in 2011, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Exploration and Production, OMV is active in two core countries Romania and Austria and holds a balanced international portfolio. OMV had proven oil and gas reserves of approximately 1.13 bn boe as of year-end 2011 and a production of around 288,000 boe/d in 2011. In Refining and Marketing, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 22.3 mn t and as of the end of 2011 approximately 4,500 filling stations in 13 countries including Turkey. In Gas and Power, OMV sold approximately 272 TWh of gas in 2011. In Austria, OMV operates a 2,000 km long gas pipeline network with a marketed capacity of around 101 bcm in 2011. With a trading volume of around 40 bcm in 2011, OMV’s gas trading platform, the Central European Gas Hub, is amongst the most important hubs in Continental Europe. OMV further strengthened its position through the ownership of a 97% stake in Petrol Ofisi, Turkey’s leading company in the retail and commercial business. OMV Samsun Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant will meet 3% of Turkey’s energy needs and make a significant contribution to the country’s energy supply security.
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 activities in a sustainability report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines.