OMV Petrom has published the Sustainability Report for 2022, an overview of the economic, environmental, and social impact of its operations.
Christina Verchere, CEO OMV Petrom: “The carbon intensity of our operations decreased last year by around 11 percent vs. the 2019 level. Our overarching ambition is to achieve a 30 percent reduction by 2030 compared to 2019. In addition, we reduced our methane emissions intensity by 70 percent vs. the 2019 level, progressing towards our target of less than 0.2 percent by 2030. OMV Petrom contributes significantly to the economic and social fabric of society. We invested approximately EUR 40 million in projects for long-term development of the communities in which we operate, for one million direct beneficiaries.”
In 2022, the company entered a partnership with Complexul Energetic Oltenia for the construction of four photovoltaic (PV) parks with a total capacity of ~450 MW, with investments of over EUR 400 million. By putting the four parks into operation, Romania’s installed solar power capacity will increase by ~30 percent.
In the area of sustainable mobility, more than 100 charging points for electrical vehicles were installed by the end of 2022, to contribute to road transport decarbonization.
To decarbonize the internal power consumption, the company progressed with the installation of PV panels in the filling stations, reaching 150 filling stations at the end of the year. OMV Petrom is planning to have photovoltaic panels installed in ~ 50 percent of our filling station network by 2025. The amount of electricity produced by the PV panels covers up to 25 percent of the consumption of a filling station.
In 2022, OMV Petrom employees benefited from more than 200,000 hours of training. New programs were launched or continued to be implemented aiming to foster a diverse, inclusive and non-discriminatory culture.
Over 1,800 OMV Petrom volunteers attended social involvement activities sponsored by the company. Moreover, the OMV Petrom Foundation was launched, to strengthen the company’s contribution to social projects.
The report and information about OMV Petrom’s sustainability initiatives are available at www.omvpetrom.com.