Cooperation with stakeholders is aimed at achieving the sustainable development goals and mapping the expectations and joint interests of the parties. We have selected a number of target groups whose interests are notably related to our activities and may have a substantial effect on the fulfilment of our strategic objectives. We place particular importance on including the local community in the case of development projects. The bioproducts production complex development project initiated last year is a good example of inclusion, in the framework of presenting which we held meetings with local residents in various rural municipalities. Including the community gives the developer valuable input and creates an opportunity for a mutual dialogue.
Viru Keemia Grupp is a good partner for local organisations which help promote cultural, sports and education life in the region. In 2021, we supported almost 30 initiatives and projects with a total amount of 200,000 euros. Our focus is on the local youth. The Group has a number of its own initiatives aimed at promoting life in the region: the Five Schools Competition, the Jõhvi Ballet Festival (in cooperation with the Jõhvi Concert Hall), educational projects, e.g. STEM, and the celebration of the Miners’ Day and the Chemists’ Day. Every year, we support either the paediatric or the maternity department of the Ida-Viru Central Hospital. The support is usually aimed at acquiring medical equipment or improving the conditions of patients. We also have various projects at the local government level, particularly with the City of Kohtla-Järve and the rural municipality of Lüganuse. There are also initiatives where our contribution is non-financial – volunteer work day in the City of Kohtla-Järve, tree-planting, volunteer work day at the Kiikla Orphanage, cooperation with blood centres, etc.