Two DTEK social projects rewarded with the Partnership for Sustainability Award 2019

Two DTEK social projects rewarded with the Partnership for Sustainability Award 2019

DTEK19 December 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.

Two DTEK social projects rewarded  with the Partnership for Sustainability Award 2019

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.)

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DТЕК is the largest private investor in Ukraine’s energy sector.

DTEK Group produces coal and natural gas, generates electricity at thermal, solar and wind power plants, distributes electricity, supplies electricity to end consumers, provides energy efficient solutions and develops a network of EV charging stations.
In 2019, DTEK’s capital investments totalled UAH 23 bln. Moreover, the company paid UAH 23.4 bln of taxes. DTEK employs 70 thousand people.

The company is 100% owned by SCM Limited. Ultimate beneficial owner – Rinat Akhmetov.

 

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