Two DTEK social projects rewarded with the Partnership for Sustainability Award 2019
Two DTEK social projects were awarded the title “best social project” in two different categories at the Partnership for Sustainability Awards 2019, organized by the UN Global Compact Network Ukraine. Eighty other projects from four different countries won an award. “Let’s Play!” won in the “society” category and "Technologies for Clever Energy Efficiency at Our Homes” (TREND) won in the “economic development” category.
As a socially responsible business, DTEK aims to achieve some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The sustainable development of Ukrainian regions is one of DTEK's priorities in the areaof social partnership.
"Let’s play! is the only large-scale football social project in the country. The number of football pitches grew from 10 to 64, and now more than 4.500 children from 30 Ukrainian settlements can train on them. The implementation of such large-scale projects can only be possible by working in partnership with others, and this is precisely their strength," said Inna Khmyzova, Director of the Shakhtar Social Foundation.
The TREND project, initiated by DTEK in partnership with the All-Ukrainian Charitable Organization "Municipal Development Institute", also received the award.
“This project is an innovative online service created for the effective housing management and energy efficiency of residential apartment blocks,” said Alina Zuikovska , Acting Head of Sustainable Development at DTEK Energy. She highlighted that more than 200 Ukrainian homeowners associations have used the platform so far. Of the 200, 39 of them jointly implemented energy-efficient measures and reduced heat losses by an average of 20%.
The jury awarded projects from the following categories:
- Society (inclusiveness, education, youth empowerment, cultural diversity, gender equality, healthcare, etc.)
- Planet (environment, waste management, green energy, climate change, biodiversity protection, food and water management, sustainable supply chain, etc.)
- Peace (human rights, social security, promoting peaceful dialogue, anti-corruption, etc.)
- Economic development (economic growth, closed-loop economies, sustainable cities, infrastructure, green innovation, community development, etc.)