09 July 2018
Group DF’s titanium business became a partner of the Ukrainian Championship in Rally – 2018
Valki-Ilmenite and Mezhdurechensk MCC mining companies, which are part of the Group DF titanium business, have supported the third stage of the Ukrainian Rally Championship named Rally "CAPITAL". Competitions were held on 8-9 July in Kiev and Zhytomyr region – Irshansk town with the participation of over 30 crews from all over Ukraine. The Rally "CAPITAL" is the largest in Ukraine car competition and is held with the participation of Ukrainian and foreign teams for 19 years under a series.
Valki-Ilmenite and Mezhdurechensk MCCs provided the technical component of the competition. The plants provided special transport with the help of which the grading of the motor racing tracks through the territory of the Zhytomyr region, where the combines operate was carried out.
“The support for sports is one of the directions of our social responsibility strategy. For many years we have been supporting various sports events and we are urging big business also to help popularize sports in Ukraine, to help our athletes develop. There is a big number of strong and talented teams in Ukraine, which are capable to show high world-class results and thus improving Ukraine's image in the world. Our task as a business is to provide them with this opportunity”, Ivan Bondar, Director of Valki-Ilmenite LLC commented.
According to Ivan Bondar, in addition to supporting sports, Valki-Ilmenite and Mezhdurechensk MCC systematically provide assistance to the Zhytomyr region, where the companies operate.
“We believe that the state is not only one to be responsible for the development of the regions. Business should also invest in the development of regions of its presence and help the inhabitants of these regions live better. In the past years, we have allocated over 250K hryvnia into various social projects in the Zhytomyr region. It included the help to educational and preschool institutions, road repairs, the help to veterans and various charity projects”, Ivan Bondar added.