Awards 2008

DuPont Safety Awards

In 2008 MOL achieved outstanding successes mostly in the area of workplace health promotion, and the company received a number of various awards in this respect.

Nearly 200 representatives delegated from more than 80 companies participated in the management forum „Building the Future of Safety” in Geneva in October 2008. The goal of the meeting was to call attention onto safety at work in every sector all over the world. This event is annually organised and the prestigious “DuPont Safety Awards” are handed over at this occasion to companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as a recognition of their initiatives towards individual and collective safety.

DuPont Safety Awards consider the contributions of our implemented projects to areas of safety at work and general social safety. MOL submitted its application with the program “STEP-Take a step for your health” to the international competition, where the healthy and safe work environment was evaluated. Awards were granted in five categories and MOL received a special award in DuPont Cultural Evolution category.

AmCham Healthy Workplace Award

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) handed over the prizes of „AmCham Healthy Workplace Award” on December 8 in a ceremony organised in Budapest. MOL received the first prize in the giant company category. This was the sixth year when the American Chamber of Commerce invited applications for this competition, where performance in areas of workplace health promotion, healthy food and sport training, mental hygiene and prevention of drug and alcohol consumption at work are evaluated. MOL submitted an application with its “STEP- Take a step for your health” program.

Move Europe

MOL participated in the “Move Europe” competition as well, also with a workplace health promotion program. This program was initiated by the European Network of Workplace Health Development (ENWHP) in 2006. The goal of this program is to mobilise companies through an overall campaign, in order that the goal of “Healthy employees at healthy workplaces” can be achieved – both on national and European levels. Companies interested in the program can test their efforts towards health promotion using an internet-based questionnaire. Then a professional appraisal committee is involved to assess the health promotion programs, efforts and practices of the applicant companies, including each health promotion model and the company’s health policies are evaluated. Two Hungarian companies were awarded in 2008, Unilever and MOL with its STEP program.

Platts Global Energy Awards

2008 marked the tenth anniversary of the Platts Global Energy Awards, which is recognized by the energy industry at large as the hallmarks of excellence. Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is a leading global provider of energy and metals information. With nearly a century of business experience and 14 offices worldwide, Platts serves customers across more than 150 countries. The judging process relies on the expertise of an impartial panel of international energy experts, including energy ministers, national regulators, past and present heads of major energy companies, and leading academics and legislators. The judges evaluated almost 200 entrants and selected the finalists based on the criteria for each category, taking into consideration the company's profile and financial performance from within the designated time-frame. MOL received the first prize in the “Downstream Business of the Year” category.

IR Magazine award

For the fourth consecutive year, MOL Group received the IR Magazine award for “Best Investor Relations by a Hungarian company” within the country category. The winners and nominees were selected during the first half of 2008 via a Continental European investor survey involving some 500 buy-side analysts, sell-side analysts and portfolio managers.

CSR Best Practice 2007

MOL is also featured in the publication “CSR Best Practice 2007” which presents a selection of the most exemplary domestic practices in Corporate Social Responsibility in Hungary. The series of CSR Best Practice was launched by the Hungarian Public Relations Association in 2007. The adjudication panel accepted only those applications clearly demonstrating that the applicant had already developed a CSR-strategy, and were able to demonstrate its implementation in their daily operations and in their relations to stakeholder groups. Hence, out of the 13 applicants, 10 companies could have a place in the publication as their practices were qualified as Best Practice.

HR team of the year 2008

MOL won the "HR team of the year 2008" competition announced by IVM-Bridge Consultant Ltd. in category HR Innovation. MOL has participated with the most beneficial HR innovations of 2008: ESS/MSS and Freshhh.

Employee and Management Self Service (ESS/MSS) system is a web based solution which presents all data recorded in the HR database on a user-friendly interface. Employees are able to see and modify their own personal data in a few steps while managers can also access those data of their subordinate employees.

Freshhh is an English language on-line contest. The intention is to lay down the foundation of a new tradition with this program designed as a genuine challenge for students and also as a channel of recruitment for our Growww New Graduate Program. Three-member teams participate in the contest in a real international environment, and we could mobilise graduates from 30 countries.

PR team of the year

Based on the journalists votes MOL PR team received the award of MTI. The leading Hungarian News Agency aim is to acknowledge once a year all those who are a role model for the public as their mission is to provide authentic information and safeguard the liberty of the press. The honourable mention stressed that MOL PR team has maintained high-quality relations with journalists for years.