Year 2014
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Support for communities

Charity and sponsorship at Neste Oil is based on the company’s sponsorship principles. When selecting what to sponsor, particular attention is given to how closely a potential partner shares similar values to Neste Oil’s own. Neste Oil does not sponsor political parties, religious movements, or company clubs. Neste Oil spent a total EUR 1 (1) million on charity work and sponsorship in 2014.

Neste Oil Rally has a positive impact in and around Jyväskylä

Neste Oil has been the main sponsor of the Finnish World Rally Championship event since 1994. A study carried out by the event's organizer AKK Sports showed that the Neste Oil Rally generated a direct financial benefit of over EUR 14 million for the Jyväskylä region. The event has also had a very positive impact on the town's overall image.

Other sponsorships in sports in 2014:

  • Espoo Blues: ice hockey team from Espoo
  • Oulun Kärpät: ice hockey team from Oulu
  • Solo skipper Ari Huusela: we joined solo skipper Ari Huusela's support team for the Route du Rhum single-handed transatlantic race

Taking part in reducing the carbon footprint of Flow Festival

We were an environmental partner of Helsinki's Flow Festivalin 2014. We helped the festival to decrease their carbon footprint by providing them with NEXBTL renewable diesel used in electricity generation.

Read more about the Flow Festival cooperation.

Special emphasis on children and young people

Neste Oil has in recent years particularly focused on supporting activities linked to children and young people. By supporting a range of activities, we aim to increase the wellbeing of young people and children, to offer them challenging activities, and to help them enjoy sport and staying on the move.

The following received support in 2014:

  • Tukikummit ry: promoting the wellbeing of young people
  • Finnish Figure Skating Association: proactive support to help prevent young national team skaters aged between 10 and 15 from being injured
  • Millennium Youth Camp: encouraging young people to learn more about science and promoting the concept of sustainable development among future scientists
  • Chemistry Lab Gadolin: an action-based learning environment for schoolchildren to facilitate studies in chemistry
  • Espoo Blues Juniors: long-term support for junior ice hockey players
  • Borneo Child Aid: enabling 265 Malaysian children annually to attend school
  • Lastenklinikoiden kummit and Espoo Blues: Neste Oil donated EUR 100 for every goal scored by the Espoo Blues ice hockey team in a home game during the 2013–2014 season to the children's wards at Jorvi Hospital in Espoo via Lastenklinikoiden kummit
  • The MyCity project in Turku: a study module on society, working life, and entrepreneurship for sixth-grade pupils

Support for innovation

Research and development activities play an important role in Neste Oil's businesses, which is why they are also seen as worthy of sponsorship support.

Activities sponsored in 2014:

Supporting local sports and arts activities

Neste Oil promotes the dynamism of local communities by supporting sports and arts activities in locations where its operations are based. The company donated EUR 57,000 to local volunteer work associated with children and young people in 2014.

Activities sponsored in 2014:

  • FC Futura: football club from Porvoo
  • Summer Sounds in Porvoo: music event in Porvoo, where the company has a refinery
  • Naantali Music Festival: music event in Naantali, where the company has a refinery
  • Local volunteer work among children and young people

Charity in place of Christmas presents

Instead of giving Christmas presents to customers, Neste Oil has been making donations to various charities for several years. In an annual online poll, our stakeholders can decide how the donated sum gets divided between different recipients. In 2014, the recipients were Unicef, the Finnish Red Cross and Plan. The donation totaled EUR 15,000.