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OMV Serbia donates EUR 10,000 to support combat against Covid-19 epidemic

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    OMV Serbia donates EUR 5,000 to "Torlak" Institute and EUR 5,000 to Community Health centre Vozdovac respectively 
  • The funds will contribute to the normal functioning of both organizations 

OMV Serbia donates funds to the Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Serums "Torlak" and Community Health centre Vozdovac. Having in mind current epidemiology situation OMV Serbia has joined to a general support with a donation in equivalent of EUR 10,000.   

These funds will contribute to the day-to-day functioning of both organizations. That in case of the  Torlak Institute include the production of vaccines in accordance with modern technology and the highest standards, as well as to ensure the smooth implementation of the activities of national reference laboratories. 

After the outbreak of the epidemic, OMV Serbia established cooperation with the Beograd City Emergency Headquarters and within it the City Secretariat for Health Care. During the State of Emergency, one of the primary tasks of these two institutions is to coordinate the work of all vital services for the functioning of the city. After meeting with the representatives of the city Emergency HQ, it was agreed that the amount of EUR 5,000 will be donated to the Vozdovac Health Center as well, for the purpose of procuring the funds necessary for work in this situation.

"In the current difficult situation, we believe solidarity is the right answer in order to cope with the coronavirus pandemic”. By this donation, we hope to contribute to the efforts that are being made every day to combat this epidemic," says General Manager of OMV Serbia Narcis Popescu. 

The Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Serums “Torlak” is a national manufacturer of vaccines and serums, immunobiological and diagnostic preparations and agents, which supplies health institutions in the Republic of Serbia. The Institute also monitors, studies, tests, establishes, introduces, conducts professional and scientific methods of prevention and diagnostics of infectious diseases, and participates in establishing and implementing instructions in the field of prevention and diagnostics of infectious diseases. 

Vozdovac municipality is the fourth largest in City of Belgrade. In addition to the central facility, the network of the Health Center "Vozdovac" consists of 17 independent branches, health stations and dispensaries, eight dental dispensaries in primary and secondary schools and one occupational health dispensary.

Background information 

OMV Serbia d.o.o.
OMV entered the Serbian market in 2001. Headquartered in Belgrade, OMV Serbia currently has 62 filling stations and holds around 10% market share in Serbia. 
The OMV stations are multifunctional service centres - filling stations for people and vehicles. OMV customers are provided with fuels, lubricants and car wash services; in addition 57 VIVA shops offer snacks, refreshments and a broad range of additional services. OMV Serbia directly employs 46 people and has created more than 800 jobs via its network of filling stations. 

OMV Aktiengesellschaft
OMV produces and markets oil and gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 23 bn and a workforce of around 20,000 employees in 2019, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Upstream, OMV has a strong base in Central and Eastern Europe as well as a balanced international portfolio, with Middle East & Africa, the North Sea, Russia and Asia-Pacific as further core regions. Daily average production was 487,000 boe/d in 2019. In Downstream, OMV operates three refineries in Europe and owns a 15% share in ADNOC Refining and Trading JV, with a total annual processing capacity of 24.9 mn tons. Furthermore, OMV has a 36% participation in Borealis, one of the world’s leading producers of polyolefins. The Company operates about 2,100 filling stations in ten European countries. OMV runs gas storage facilities in Austria and Germany; its subsidiary Gas Connect Austria GmbH operates a gas pipeline network in Austria. In 2019, gas sales volumes amounted to around 137 TWh. Sustainability is an integral part of OMV’s corporate strategy. OMV supports the transition to a lower-carbon economy and has set measurable targets for reducing carbon intensity and introducing new energy and petrochemical solutions.

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