KMG International employees participated in the fifth edition of the Rompetrol Run and Care cross, which took place on Saturday, June 10th, at the Carol Park in Bucharest. More than 300 employees from different Group companies ran alongside families and business partners on distances of 5, 10 and 15 km, while the company donated 5 USD per kilometer to support the causes of Edulier Association.
“This project is already part of our tradition of running for good, and support causes in education, health and environmental protection. We combine volunteering with the pleasure of spending spare time together with our colleagues and their families. My KMG International colleagues are open to donating time and effort for charitable events, and I would like to extend my appreciation for this”, said Alexey Golovin, Strategy VP of the KMG International Group.
The employees are involved in volunteering activities of the Group’s companies every year, either within programs launched by the company (blood donation, toys and books collection etc), or within individual charitable projects. KMG International has over 5,000 employees in Romania, investing over 10 million USD since 2009 in community development projects in Romania. In 2018 only, the employees were involved in several tree planting sessions in the cities of Ploiesti and Navodari.
Following this year’s Rompetrol Run and Care charitable cross, all funds raised for Edulier Association will be allocated to support the education of children coming from needy families, as well as those with dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. At the center from Bucharest, founded by Edulier, 30 children aged 7-12 benefit (free of charge) from various learning programs and animal-assisted therapy, digital learning, music and art inspired therapy. Edulier also develops educational programs at national level, for the direct benefit of over 1000 children annually.
“Fulfilling your dreams, caring about the one next to you, getting involved – values of Rompetrol and of Edulier, passed over to new generations! Thank you for the story of Run and Care, written to help dislexic children read childhood stories” – Cristiana Ionescu, founder of Edulier Association.
About KMG International
KMG International is a durable investor in the Romanian economy, being at the same time a corporate responsible citizen. Through the Group’s program “Together for each and everyone”, the company implemented 101 environmental and health protection project across the country. Among our strategic partnership with the civil society, we mention the support of SMURD, the Civil Society Gala, the George Enescu Festival and International Competition.
Owned by KazMunayGas Kazakhstan, KMG International conducts major operations in refining and petrochemicals, retail, trading, upstream and industrial services in 12 main markets. In Romania, the Group operates Petromidia Năvodari refinery, with a processing capacity of 5 million tons per year, Vega Ploiesti Refinery – the oldest unit of its kind in operation since 1905, but also a fuels distribution network of over 740 distribution points, 230 LPG supply stations, 9,000 distribution points for gas tanks and 3 LPG bottling stations, 7 warehouses.
The overall investments of KMG International in Romania amount to USD 4 billion, while the contributions paid to the state budget amount to over USD 15 billion, in the period 2007-2017.