Most important issues discussed in 2017 within the framework of the professional organizations where MOL Group holds membership were:
- EU ETS post 2020 reforms
- Shareholders Right Directive
- Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive
- Renewable Energy Directive II.
- Oil Stocks Directive Revision
- Monitoring framework for the circular economy
- Energy Efficiency Directive
- EU Winter Package
- Fuel Quality Directive
- Driving Clean Mobility legislative package
- Revision of the Gas Directive
- Refinery BREF
- WGC BREF
- Waste Incineration BREF
- Medium Combustion Plants Directive
- Revision of REACH
- Poison Center notification under CLP
- Data Protection Directive
- Energy governance regulation
- National Emission Reductions Directive
- Waste Framework Directive
MOL Group spent 1,03 mEUR on various industry initiative membership fees in 2017, including in the organisations listed below, where such fees are required.
The UNDP Global Compact
In June 2005, MOL Group joined the Hungarian membership of the UNDP Global Compact, to address, with other members, the highly important developmental challenges facing Central & Eastern European Countries. MOL Group is committed to supporting the ten key Global Compact principles with respect to human rights, labour rights, protection of the environment and fighting corruption. We aim to integrate them into our strategy, culture and everyday operations and promote them within our sphere of influence.
Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary
In 2006 MOL became member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary, which was formed in 2005 as the Hungarian chapter of the World Business Council for SD. The aim of this international network is to promote the concept as well as the implementation of sustainable development among member corporations and other business enterprises. In addition, it also provides a consultative forum for managers and experts committed to these principles. According to their means, member corporations take an active role in the work of the Council, strive to integrate sustainability principles into their working practices and share their knowledge and experience with others. By its membership, clearly signals its commitment to support and aims to take a leading role in the field, both in Hungary and across the region.
HBLF Hungarian Business Leaders Forum
The Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF) is a nonprofit association and representative body of local business executives, local representatives of international joint ventures and other influential business people in Hungary and is committed to promote responsible business practices that benefit business and society, and which help to achieve social, economic and environmentally sustainable development in Hungary. The Hungarian Business Leaders Forum, established in 1992 by the personal initiative of Prince Charles, aims to respond to those issues as a partner organisation of The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum.
ECOPolis Cluster is an initiative to reduce industrial and agricultural environmental load. The members of the cluster have joined in an effort to establish a sustainable, environment-focused economic development to be generated by the key innovative sectors.
MOL is one of the founding members of ECOPolis Cluster. Cooperation in such outstanding projects as the rubber bitumen project has been going on between the two organizations since 2008. Hundreds of clusters are registered in Hungary. However, ECOPolis Cluster belongs to those very few which have successfully completed the national accreditation procedure and thus have won the Accredited Innovation Cluster title.
MOL Group is member of CONCAWE, a professional association, in which the HSE Unit plays an active role. Its main objectives are to acquire pertinent scientific, economic, technical and legal information on environmental, as well as on health and safety issues and to communicate the findings to improve understanding of these issues by all stakeholders. MOL Group HSE has nominated representatives in the key management and working groups, dedicated to REACH implementation, Land Use Planning, Water Quality, Safety, Air Quality and Health. To facilitate efficient sharing of information inside MOL Group, HSE initiated the internal CONCAWE exchange forum which aims to make the best use of knowledge acquired in CONCAWE and harmonise MOL Group activities in these fields.
”World Safety” coalition
In November 2005, MOL Group joined a growing coalition of diverse companies from around the world by signing the “World Safety Declaration: Global Industry Commitment to Workplace Safety”. The Declaration, which was unveiled in September 2005 at the XVII World Congress on Safety & Health at Work, calls for participating companies ”to affect real-world change to achieve the attainable goal of increased safety and injury reduction”. One of the Declaration’s goals is to recognise that safety enhancements in workplaces and homes are achievable objectives that can be defined, evaluated and measured – despite differences in geography and environment around the world. These goals mesh with our on-going efforts and our commitment to increase MOL Group work and health safety levels.
European Road Safety Charter
The European Road Safety Charter is a European participatory platform made up of enterprises, associations, research institutions and public authorities. These actors undertake to carry out concrete actions and share their good practices in order to resolve the road safety problems that they encounter in their day-to-day environments. The objective of the Charter is to help reduce road fatalities. The Charter has more than 1.350 signatories.
IOGP The International Association of Oil & Gas producers
The International Association of Oil & Gas producers (IOGP) encompasses most of the world’s leading publicly-traded, private and state-owned oil & gas companies, oil & gas associations and major upstream service companies. The association was formed in 1974 to develop effective communications between the upstream industry and an increasingly complex network of international regulators. Originally called the E&P Forum, in 1999 the name International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) was adopted. An essential part of OGP’s mission is to represent the interests of the upstream industry before international regulators and legislators.
On behalf of its members, FuelsEurope develops positions and manages issues affecting the European Downstream Oil Industry - MOL has gained full membership-rights since joining the EU - and communicates these views to the European institutions and organisations.
In doing this, FuelsEurope makes expert and constructive contributions to the industry consultation process required by European treaties and through this process both promotes the oil industry views and enhances its reputation.
TVK, a member of MOL Group, was the first company among the new EU member states to be invited to join the European Chemical Industry Council. Thus, the company can now directly participate in decision-making and legislative processes, as well as in the representation of petrochemical business interests. CEFIC’s objective is to maintain and develop a prosperous chemical industry in Europe, and continuously improve and promote best possible performance in economic, social and environmental terms.
EBIS, the European Barge Inspection Scheme started its operation on 1st July 1998. The Scheme has been developed by oil and chemical companies as part of their commitment to improving the safety of tanker barging operations.
The main aim of EBIS is to exchange objective safety and quality data on tank barges, which are available only for EBIS members. The activity of EBIS contributes to the increase of quality and safety level of barges and efficiency improvement by reducing costs for the members and barge owners.
EBIS identified three areas for co-operation:
- a common questionnaire to be used for barge inspections
- trained and accredited inspectors
- a central database of inspection reports accessible to EBIS members
The reason why MOL has joint to EBIS from 1st of June, 2008 is to grant MOL Group’s environmental awareness and to fulfil internal safety guidelines and policies.
MOL among founders in Employers' Equal Opportunity Forum
In Hungary the first professional and pressure group gathering employers, fighting for equal opportunity, the Employers' Equal Opportunity Forum has been established.
The Employers' Equal Opportunity Forum was initiated by Salva Vita Foundation, and it was founded with the participation of ten Hungarian and multinational companies: MOL, Budapest Bank, Chinoin, dm, Magyar Posta, Magyar Telekom, Manpower, MARS and Tesco.
The Forum's aims to draw the employers' attention to the following matters: employing disadvantaged target groups, taking part in activities of high social responsibilities, contributing to equal opportunity by giving professional support.
The founders - among which the biggest Hungarian employers can be found- would like to establish the international principles of equal opportunity in Hungary.
You can read more about the Forum on their website: http://salvavita.hu/
WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) at the Workplace Pledge
MOL Group is a signatory of the WASH at the Workplace Pledge.
The World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has founded the Pledge for Access to Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at the Workplace in order to address the issue of ensuring the vital human right of access to safe drinking water and sanitation. The initiative aims to ensure appropriate access to safe WASH for all employees in all premises under direct company control.
You can read more about the WASH at the Workplace Pledge on the website of the WBCSD.
European Lubricating Grease Institute – European REACH Grease Thickener Consortium Escrow Foundation (ELGI/ERGTC)
It is one of a group of scientific and technical institutes active in the field of tribology dealing with lubricating greases and associated products. The institute is involved in all aspects of this product group, particularly those concerning the technical economic, ecological and legislative positions in Europe.
The European Round Table of Industrialists is a forum bringing together around 50 Chief Executives and Chairmen of major multinational companies of European parentage covering a wide range of industrial and technological sectors. MOL Group is the only Central European member company. ERT remains among the most important and respected industry groups which EU legislators and key top-level decision makers both in Brussels and national governments turn to.
Energy Charter Industry Advisory Panel
The Advisory Panel is established as a consultative board to the Energy Charter Conference and to its various groups, and provides advice on relevant issues related to energy investments, cross-border flows and energy efficiency.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
AAPG is an international geological organization providing publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information.
The FieldComm Group is leading the digital transformation of process automation, providing information models, protocols, and standards for connecting device information from instruments and sensors to automation systems and beyond.
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
NACE International is the global leader in developing corrosion prevention and control standards, certification and education. The members of NACE International include engineers, as well as numerous other professionals working in a range of areas related to corrosion control. The organization is based in the USA and offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities.
International Association of Oil Transporters (IAOT)
The International Association of Oil Transporters is a non-governmental organization with the objective of providing a platform for cooperation among companies dealing with the transportation of crude oil and crude oil products. The association defines and supports the common positions and interests of its members, prepares position on the harmonization and unification of standards and rules of international oil transportation, provides specialized trainings and educational events, provides expert information, consultation, advice in the field of international oil transportation, publishes reports and analyses of relevant issues.
World Petroleum Council
The World Petroleum Council (WPC) is a non-advocacy, non-political organisation with charitable status in the U.K. and has accreditation as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) from the United Nations (UN). The WPC is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable management and use of the world’s petroleum resources for the benefit of all. WPC conducts the triennial World Petroleum Congress, covering all aspects of the industry including management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact.
European association of flexible polyurethane foam blocks manufacturers (EUROPUR)
EUROPUR’s aim is to promote the unique benefits of flexible polyurethane (PU) and speak on behalf of the European flexible PU block foam industry to regulators and other stakeholders (e.g. media, consumers, industry associations).
European Association of Manufacturers of Moulded Polyurethane Parts for the Automotive Industry (EURO-MOULDERS)
Euro-Moulders is a non-profit organization registered in Belgium. Euro-Moulders mission is to organize the technical and scientific background of the moulded polyurethane foam used in the automotive industry.
Euro-Moulders organize seminar and events or provide information materials aimed at educating any stakeholder with an interest in automotive seating on the benefits of polyurethane foam.
PU Europe represents the polyurethane (PUR/PIR) insulation industry in Europe. It develops one-voice positions on technical, safety, health and environment, standardisation and communication topics. PU-Europe funds and coordinates studies and research programmes and acts as information hub for its members and the wider public.
FEICA represents the adhesive and sealant industry at European level and works with all relevant stakeholders to create a mutually beneficial economic and legislative environment. FEICA provides advocacy and a platform for industry dialogue and knowledge sharing as well as fosters sustainable development within the industry.