Rompetrol, in partnership with the EcoAssist Association, through Plantăm fapte bune în România, continued the afforestation actions at the level of Prahova county. The autumn session took place in the city of Ploieşti, after the spring campaign carried on in the communes of Blejoi and Măneşti, thus covering a total area of 5 hectares planted.

“We have a significant economic impact in Prahova county, as employers and taxpayers to the local budget, but especially we have a responsibility to the inhabitants of this area and we invest in projects with local impact - in health, education and environmental protection. Our commitment to increasing forest areas is long-term, as part of the Group's strategy to mitigate the effects of climate change, through various types of investments”- Iskander Abdibaitov, Chief Corporate Development Officer.

Land afforestation and forests care play an important role in absorbing and storing carbon dioxide, reducing soil erosion, increasing water retention in the soil, and conserving flora and fauna species. The land on which different species of trees were planted, selected according to the soil properties, belongs to Ploieşti City Hall, was previously an ecological landfill, now with the potential to become a green lung of the city.

"We owe perhaps the most to our forests and, nowadays, we are more and more aware that the path to a beneficial communion with nature is long and difficult. But mandatory. Our mission is, even after these ten years of activity, to grow with our seedlings. Here, in Ploieşti, on the land that covers an ecological landfill, the duty is even higher. It is both awareness and responsibility for all involved. We plant because we love nature”- Marin Toma, president of the EcoAssist Association.

This campaign contributes to supporting three objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda: Climate Action (13), Life on Earth (15) and Partnerships for the Goals (17).

In Prahova County Rompetrol operates the Vega Refinery, the longest operational local unit, with in use for over 110 years, which has evolved from a classic oil refining unit into a producer and supplier of niche products obtained exclusively from semi-finished materials delivered by to the Petromidia refinery, and 8 fuel distribution stations, offering 588 jobs.

The company also supported the Ploieşti County Hospital with beds and medical equipment for the intensive care ward, and is currently carrying out works to arrange 4 playgrounds in the city, in partnership with Ploieşti City Hall. The value of investments in community projects in 2021 exceeds the amount of 1 million lei.