Citizenship

The corporate social responsibility programme in Slovenské elektrárne is called ENERGY FOR THE COUNTRY.

Energy for Culture

Support for culture and art is a wise investment that serves to conserve the values and cultural heritage of every nation.

The Company’s investment in national traditions include support for the folklore festival at Východná and a major partnership with the Slovak National Gallery which has included, over six years, the presentation of exhibitions such as The New Slovakia, Interrupted Song, Italian Painting and Two Countries.

Energy for Sport

The Company puts a lot of energy into sport. Support from Slovenské elektrárne enabled fans of cycling to see the oldest Slovak event in the sport the Tour of Slovakia (Okolo Slovenska), within which the Company also organised cycle races for the general public under the name Energy on Wheels. The initiative enjoyed great success and the Company plans to continue development of such activities, involving public into sport.

Energy for Nature

Energy for Nature protects and cultivates the environment that we live in. Activities that have had a positive effect on the environment include the company’s long-standing partnerships with the communities around its plants, the construction of hiking and bicycle trails, and above all its long-term cooperation with national parks (TANAP) and the Slovak Tourist Club (KST).

Thanks to this long-term cooperation biodiversity protection projects and ecological initiatives in the High Tatras as well as greater comfort in high mountain chalets and lower emissions into the Tatra environment have been accomplished.

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Human life is the most precious thing, that’s why the Company purchased defibrillators for the five most frequently visited Tatra chalets in 2014.

Energy for Education

Education is decidedly the best way to invest in future generations.

In 2014 Slovenské elektrárne opened the most modern information centre in Central Europe, Energoland, which has 33 interactive sections for visitors. The information centre is an attractive destination, where both children and teachers can see science and technology demonstrated in an accessible way.

The company cooperates with universities and awards scholarships as part of the Week of Science and Technology.

Energy for Life

Energy for Life is a way for the Company to give a helping hand to the weaker members of society. Examples of supported projects include the DePaul Slovakia low-threshold night shelter, resocialisation for the homeless with Nota Bene, the international homeless theatre festival ERROR, the Ľudovítov Community for young people with drug addictions, the Roma Spirit awards for work with Roma minority and a variety of charity and fund-raising campaigns such as An Hour for Children, A Smile as a Gift and Unicef.

Energy for Culture

94,959 euro

Total costs for 2014

Energy for Sport

78,717 euro

Total costs for 2014

Energy for Nature

151,850 euro

Total costs for 2014

Energy for Education

60,560 euro

Total costs for 2014

Energy for Life

133,880 euro

Total costs for 2014

Total

519,966 euro

Total costs for 2014

Via Bona

In March 2014 Slovenské elektrárne won the main Via Bona award for the company’s comprehensive and outstanding approach to responsible business. This prize has been awarded by the Pontis Foundation since 1998 to Slovak firms that are making voluntary efforts over and above their statutory duties to reduce the negative impact of their business and to improve positive effects.

Employees as ambassadors for philanthropic projects

The company also involves its employees in decisions on support projects for the public good.

During 2014, as part of the programme “Show Yourself in a Better Light”, a total of 358 employees took part as volunteers in 16 projects and 9 of these projects subsequently obtained financial support for their project from a total disbursement of over 33,000 euro.

Communication with the Regions

Proactive and transparent communication with the public in the regions where the Company’s plants are situated is an integral part of corporate social responsibility for SE. This is carried out through a number of communication channels.

Visits to information centres and power plants are the most attractive way to obtain information. In 2014 the plants of SE received more than 21,000 visitors.

Communication with the Regions
People