Commitments to External Initiatives

Commitments to External Initiatives

MOL Group is committed to maintain a good working relationship with several local and international professional organizations and lobbies of EU.

Most important issues discussed in 2013 within the framework of the professional organizations where MOL Group holds membership were:

  • Industrial Emissions Directive and new refinery BREF
  • Upstream GHG emissions of fossil fuels (Fuel Quality Directive Art. 7a)
  • EU ETS backloading, structural reforms, and carbon leakage
  • 2030 energy and climate policy framework
  • Energy efficiency directive implementation
  • Alternative fuels infrastructure directive
  • Energy Taxation Directive
  • Biofuels policy reform (ILUC)
  • EU-level regulation of unconventional hydrocarbon extraction
  • Environmental Impact Assessment directive
  • Air Quality package
  • Water Framework Directive
  • Offshore safety directive
  • Implementation of REMITT regulation
  • Implementation of Accounting Directive (Chatper 10)
  • Non-financial reporting directive


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.

KÖVET Association for Sustainable Economies

The KÖVET Association for Sustainable Economies, established in October 1995, is an association to promote environmentally aware business management towards enterprises. The main activity of KÖVET is to promote preventive environmental solutions, and ensure information exchange primarily in the business sector. The organization acts as a platform for ongoing information exchange, with the aim of promoting environmentally aware business management, to find new ways for industry to reduce its environmental impacts and to help to use this as a basis for a competitive advantage.

ECOPolis Cluster

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.

Enterprise for Health European Network

The Enterprise for Health European Network was founded in 2000 by the Bertelsmann Association and the BKK, one of the biggest health insurance companies in Germany, with 10.000.000 members. The scope of the Network is to involve the biggest companies who have a company culture based on health policy and employer-employees cooperation and are committed in its improvement. Members of the network share their best practices with each other and with other companies. The Network will regularly publish the commonly collected best practices. The efforts of the Network are oriented to find solutions for the future challenges in the Occupational Health and Workplace Health Promotion.

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.


OGP The International Association of Oil & Gas producers

The International Association of Oil & Gas producers (OGP) 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, EUROPIA 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, EUROPIA 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.

Association of Petrochemical Producers in Europe (APPE)

Acting as the voice of the petrochemical industry in Europe, APPE is a forum where close to 70 member companies can shape and advocate the common position of the industry in issues related to health, labour safety and protecting the environment as well as in the areas of commerce, competition law, energy management, logistics, market research and integration of East and West European petrochemical activities.

TVK has been a member of APPE since 1995, and its CEO is also a member of the Association’s Board.


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 OpportunityForum 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:

EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative)
MOL Group support and endorses the EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative).
MOL Group regards the EITI principles and criteria for financial reporting as key to good corporate governance and transparency in the oil and gas industry. The Company will cooperate closely with EITI in the countries that are implementing the EITI.