Communities & Reputation Award Winner 2020

Sponsored by Oil and Gas climate Initiative 

The Communities & Reputation Award, sponsored by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, will be given to the NEPIC member company that can clearly demonstrate an outstanding communities and reputation campaign across any aspect of social responsibility.

Responsible, caring companies are in a privileged position to help others and in turn be at the heart of the local community. In an ever-challenging business environment, this award will honour the NEPIC member that is making change for the better and is a realistic force for good.

The winning organisation will receive £2,000 to donate to a local school of their choice to fund a STEM‑related project and further develop lasting industry‑academia links.

Winner: Venator 
Beneficiary School: Northfield School & Sports College 

The 2020 Communities & Reputation award winner, Venator, strive to make a positive impact and contribution to local communities through living their values – and what’s been achieved in just two years is truly quite remarkable.

In 2018, Venator launched a Community Fund to encourage teamwork and innovation in the shape of two annual funds. The Together Fund supports grassroots sports clubs, education providers and other community-based and not-for-profit groups. The Bright Ideas Fund, launched in early 2019, inspires learning
in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths. Venator funded 120 projects over the past year and donated over £30,000. The funds have supported local sports teams, brass bands, scouts, schools and theatre groups and supported STEM projects from mobile laboratories to sensory gardens.

Furthermore, the team are committed to supporting and inspiring the next generation of future engineers, scientists and technologists too. Venator reached out to more than 800 secondary school students in 2019. Their STEM activity isn’t limited to the classroom. They are members of INCA and continue to work towards improving habitats
for wildlife so industry and nature can co-exist. Greatham site’s nature reserve, Greenabella Marsh, hosts nationally scare species among its wide-ranging biodiversity. Venator work closely with INCA and other ecology groups to promote its flora and fauna. The area attracts seal and bird watchers, as well as local groups and students, to see
in practice how industry and nature can thrive together.

Venator also manage a monthly activity programme designed to engage employees in charitable causes, wellness activity, health awareness and additional learning. During 2019, the team removed over 100kg of plastic from Hartlepool beaches, raised over £2,000 for charitable causes, collected boxes of supplies fo local food banks and TFM Cash for Kids, and attended awareness session on Road Safety, Mental Health, Financial Wellbeing and more.





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