Social responsibility

As a large industrial business, we are aware of the impact of our operations on our surroundings. We are aware of our liability in this impact. In our daily operations, we care about our employees, customers, the natural environment and other stakeholders.

We contribute to the development of society through meaningful support activities, investing not only money but also the time and the knowledge of our employees.

Areas

Education and research

As an energy company, we come into contact with the natural environment every day. This requires dedication, responsibility and knowledge. Our priority is to maintain the environment. We use natural resources responsibly, reduce the environmental impact of our operations and promote environmental sustainability as a way of thinking. Supported projects »

Environment

As an energy company, we come into contact with the natural environment every day. This requires dedication, responsibility and knowledge. Our priority is to maintain the environment. We use natural resources responsibly, reduce the environmental impact of our operations and promote environmental sustainability as a way of thinking. Supported projects »

Recreational Sports

Regular exercise is a cornerstone of health. We have nearly 6,000 employees and our operations have a direct or indirect impact on every inhabitant in Estonia. We want the people of Estonia to be healthy and happy. Therefore, we contribute to making recreational sports facilities available to as many people as possible. Supported projects »

Community

Our main production units and over 70% of the staff are located in Ida-Viru County. The welfare of the region is therefore a matter of concern to us. We support initiatives and activities that are important for the local community and improve the life of the people in the region. Supported projects »

We organise the Narva Energy Run, the largest recreational event in Ida-Viru County

We organise Ida-Viru County's largest recreational sports event, the Narva Energy Run, attracting an average of 4,000 sports enthusiasts to the region every year. Both local people and guests from elsewhere in Estonia and abroad participate in the event. The event comprises shorter running and walking distances and a half-marathon, as well as activities for children. The Narva Energy Run is also the Estonian Championship in 21 km running.

We promote and maintain a network of health trails

We provide free recreational sports facilities for the people of Estonia all year round. In cooperation with Merko Ehitus and Swedbank we make sure that the health trails are in good order and lit. As a result of our joint efforts, there are now over 100 health trails in Estonia.

Some of the health trails are indoors and specially made for office employees. With this, we want to set an example to other companies. Eesti Energia has almost 500 employees in its head office alone who work on a computer every day. For a number of years we have invited these employees to use the staircase instead of the lift and provided them with various sports opportunities. In our latest recreational sports initiative, the employees of Eesti Energia covered over 50,000 flights of stairs and 15,000 kilometres.

We have revived a former industrial area in Aidu

We restore the areas that we no longer use and return them to the local people and environment in the best possible manner. The former oil shale opencast mine at Aidu has been restored for an entirely new purpose. We helped establish the basis for a rowing course in the former mine, which was the first step toward building a future world-class water sports facility. The unique natural environment of Aidu is already attracting many visitors.

More than 4 million trees have been planted in the former Aidu opencast mine and the forests have been re-inhabited by wild animals. The 169 ha of restored fields are actively used in agriculture. The total length of canals is over 30 km.

We support education projects promoting the energy field

We want young people to link their future to the energy field. To raise and maintain interest, we support research centres closely connected to the field, and cooperate with schools and universit.

For many years we have supported the Estonian Mining Museum and developed its thematic centre; we also supported the completion of the Energy Discovery Centre.

Through the Insenergia Fund we support initiatives promoting sciences and engineering education. We also organise school excursions for pupils to our production facilities and give scholarships to future professionals in the field.

We help young talent from Ida-Viru County to fulfil their dreams

The development of Ida-Viru County is in the hands of today's youth. We want them to be able to engage in their hobbies and interests and develop their talents. In cooperation with the Union of Ida-Viru County Municipalities we have supported over 100 young people over the past five years. Grants have been given, for example, for participation in sports competitions, purchase of hobby items, and participation in competitions, science education, science competitions, etc.

These are the words of the 14-year-old chess player Tanel from Kohtla-Järve who recently received a grant from the Energy Foundation for Talented Youth.

When I went to my first major competition, I didn't hope to achieve much, but after the second game I felt a surge of enthusiasm... four more games and hooray! After an exhausting day I came home with the first prize!