28 August 2013

Concern Stirol helped renovate facade of a school in Gorlovka

StirolIn the upcoming academic year the students of Gorlovka secondary school #4 will see their school renovated. Concern Stirol JSC, part of OSTCHEM holding consolidating nitrogen fertilizer producers of Group DF, donated construction materials for renovation of the school’s facade. This was announced by Mykola Kruzhylin, Head of Gorlovka Education and Sports Directorate.


“Stirol will make this present to the students on the Knowledge Day. Thanks to Stirol’s help, the facade of the school will be renovated”, said Kruzhylin. He also reminded that school #4 is not the only school which received assistance from OSTCHEM. Schools #1 and #73 received assistance as well. “All renovation works on the buildings of those schools have been performed by Stirol’s employees”, said Mykola Kruzhylin. Over the last two years, Concern Stirol helped 8 schools in Gorlovka in total.


“The municipal budget lacks funds to improve schools, so school headmasters ask for support from local businesses”, says Svetlana Berezhnaya, Headmaster of school #4. “We are grateful that Stirol responded to our needs. Having such businesses supporting the educational system is really an asset for Gorlovka”.

“Support of education and health care in Gorlovka is one of priority corporate social responsibility directions for Stirol”, says Oleksandr Khalin, General Director of OSTCHEM, and Head of Concern Stirol Supervisory Council. “We have been helping Gorlovka since Stirol’s acquisition by Dmitry Firtash. The producer has already helped such educational institutions as secondary schools #22, #47 (multidisciplinary lyceum “Start”), #73, kindergarten #16 “The Ray”, secondary school #25 (multidisciplinary lyceum “Success”), secondary school #21, and boarding secondary school #9.


Concern Stirol is also the sponsor of Gorlovka city teams at All-Ukrainian academic competitions in chemistry, biology and mathematics.


“We are all interested in improving the quality of education for young Gorlovka residents”, says Sergey Pavliuchuk, Chairman of the Board of Concern Stirol.

All of Stirol’s corporate social responsibility initiatives are part of the ‘Preserve your city’ programme initiated by Dmitry Firtash. The overall objective of this program is to improve the standards of life in the cities of industrial operations of Group DF.


The ‘Preserve your city’ programme covers such initiatives as civic infrastructure development, renovation of cultural, educational and sports facilities, residential buildings and roads, construction and support of medical institutions, reconstruction of water distribution systems, and improvement of transport infrastructure.


In 2012, Group DF’s industrial companies spent a total of UAH 500 million on various corporate social responsibility programs.