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OMV supports flood helpers

June 7, 2013 - 10:30 am (CET)

  • Fuel vouchers worth EUR 100,000 for "Team Austria"

OMV is supporting the mobility of workers in the current disaster relief effort in Austria. Thousands of volunteers are taking part in the efforts to help those caught up in the serious flood situation. To support these operations and to ensure that workers, equipment and supplies reach the disaster areas, OMV is providing "Team Austria", the collaboration by the Austrian Red Cross and Hit Radio Ö3, with fuel vouchers worth EUR 100,000.

"I have been greatly impressed by the willingness of the Austrians to help. OMV also wishes to contribute to this work and we will therefore be making EUR 100,000 available to "Team Austria" in the form of fuel vouchers which can be used at OMV filling stations. Helping them to travel to places where they are most needed is our way of supporting the many volunteer helpers," says OMV CEO, Gerhard Roiss. Gerry Foitik, Federal Commander of the Austrian Red Cross is delighted with this initiative. "Many people have lost everything as a result of the flooding," he says. "Thanks to strong partners like OMV, we can help them."

OMV filling station operators in Vienna and Lower Austria also expressed their solidarity with the victims by making a donation of around EUR 3,000.

Background information:
OMV Aktiengesellschaft

With Group sales of EUR 42.65 bn and a workforce of around 29,000 employees in 2012, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is Austria’s largest listed industrial company. 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 1.12 bn boe as of year-end 2012 and a production of around 303,000 boe/d in 2012. In Gas and Power, OMV sold approximately 437 TWh of gas in 2012. In Austria, OMV operates a 2,000 km long gas pipeline network with a marketed capacity of around 103 bcm in 2012. With a trading volume of around 528 TWh, OMV’s gas trading platform, the Central European Gas Hub, is amongst the most important hubs in Continental Europe. In Refining and Marketing, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 22 mn t and as of the end of 2012 approximately 4,400 filling stations in 13 countries including Turkey. 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.

Sustainability at OMV
OMV is using the Resourcefulness concept to actively implement responsible behaviour across the entire value chain. The goal is to create win-win situations for society, the environment and OMV through innovative solutions. The focus is on water and CO2 management, securing future energy resources and local education and development measures with a focus on support for women. OMV is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and an active supporter of social and ecological values. The company reports on its activities in a sustainability report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines.

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