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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.