Social responsibility is understood as a sustainable commitment to cooperation with the environment where we operate. We prove our socially responsible attitude by supporting numerous sports, cultural, humanitarian and environmental projects. We help the wider social and local communities to develop a more diverse and healthier lifestyle, and thus to a higher quality of life.
In Petrol, we work with Slovenian athletes from various activities, both in collective and individual sports. In certain sports activities, we are traditionally among the largest sponsors. By supporting sporting events with a big public response, we strengthen the power of our brand.
We decreased our sponsorship and donation funds in 2020 compared to 2019 as a response to the Covid-19 epidemic where many events were cancelled, which also means there were fewer activations; furthermore, we reduced the amounts of some contracts or did not extend them.
We prove our socially responsible attitude by supporting numerous sports, cultural, humanitarian and environmental projects. We help the wider social and local communities to develop a more diverse and healthier lifestyle, and thus to a higher quality of life.
Petrol is traditionally present in winter sports. Within the Ski Association of Slovenia, we have been a sponsor of all age categories in the alpine skiing and biathlon national teams for many years, and we also support Slovenian snowboarders. We cooperate with the Basketball Association of Slovenia and the largest Slovenian basketball club Cedevita Olimpija, the Football Association of Slovenia and the hockey club HDD Jesenice. In individual sports, we are a sponsor of the Tennis Association of Slovenia and the Gymnastics Association of Slovenia.
We also pay special attention to motor sports. Our presence in many sports is rounded off by the sponsorship of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia, with which we held a charity campaign for sports scholarships for young athletes in 2019. Through sponsorships, we also enable the operation and existence of some smaller local clubs in various sports. The most notable, most successful and repeatedly awarded in 2019 was Petrol’s sponsorship of the European Volleyball Championship EuroVolley 2019.
We pay a lot of attention to personal sponsorships of the best and most promising athletes who represent Petrol’s values and are united in the Petrol Team.
Last year, we sponsored conferences, symposia and events in the field of sustainable development, energy efficiency and e-mobility, and conferences in the field of management, marketing and public relations (Zlati kamen, City as a Lab, Energy Manager Days, Portorož Business Conference, Slovenian Management Congress, Slovenian Marketing Conference, and a few others).
In the field of culture, we cooperate with the Ljubljana Festival and the Lent Festival and support cultural events at the City Theatre of Ljubljana, Cankarjev Dom and other Slovenian cultural institutions.
Petrol employees share common values and integrity with the social environment. Our social footprint includes our corporate volunteering activities, which we have been nurturing for the ninth year. The ways we give back to the community are by volunteering, sharing our knowledge and collecting and distributing material aid. In cooperation with the Red Cross and the Transfusion Institute, we carried out the humanitarian campaign Donate Energy for Life for the tenth year in a row, and with donations throughout the year and the campaign Our Energy Connects organised at the end of the year we supported numerous humanitarian projects of non-profit organisations.