Strategic priority - Being a good partner
Corporate donorship is an integral part of ČEZ Group’s Sustainable development strategy – Energy for the future. The motto “Being a good partner” resonates through all activities within the ČEZ Group. In the form of sponsoring and corporate donorship, ČEZ Group supports both local and national projects from various fields – education, culture, sport, environment protection and community development.
In 2017, CEZ Group companies donated a total of CZK 323 million. Of this amount, direct donations accounted for CZK 142.4 million and contributions to the Nadace CEZ foundation totalled CZK 180.6 million.
Nadace CEZ (CEZ Foundation)
Over its thirteen-year history, the Nadace CEZ foundation (www.nadacecez.cz) has distributed donations totaling nearly CZK 2,37 billion to 8,600 public-benefit projects.
In 2017, the foundation supported 1015 projects with a total amount of CZK 185.9 million. Funding support focused on programs that responded to society's current needs. Orange Stairs helped integrate more handicapped students into the mainstream learning process, Orange Classrooms supported students' interest in technical subjects, Support for Regions gave new opportunities for developing community life. Orange Bicycle got the general public involved in helping the needy.
For the fourth time, the Nadace CEZ foundation was a partner of "Making Wishes Come True, Thinking of Others", a CEZ Group employees charity initiative.
As a long-term and dependable advertising partner, ČEZ Group supports multiple areas of public life in all regions of the Czech Republic. Year 2017 has been no exception with systematic support of culture, sport, education, environment protection and healthcare in projects with both local and nationwide impact. All supported projects fall within the following categories:
Bicycle trail Dukovany – Třebíč, St. Wenceslas wine fair in Kadan, Town fair Mělnický vrkoč, Labské léto Radiofest, Christmas farm fairs in Sedlčany, Křesadlo 2017 – volunteer awards in Pilsen region, Czech Cup of handicapped bikers and hand bikers, Museum steam trains 2017
Music festival Colours of Ostrava, 52. International film festival Karlovy Vary, Good will days – Velehrad 2017, Festival Folkové prázdniny in Náměšť nad Oslavou, Festival Vysočinafest Jihlava, festival Prague Proms, SIGNAL festival, concert Světlo porozumění, literary festival Humbook
Lipno sport fest 2017, cross country skiing series – Skitour, ČEZ Bedřichovský Night Light Marathon, Riverside Cross 2017, Masiv MTB Stage Race 2017, Author maraton tour 2017, Bike Čeladná, ČEZ Frýdlantský duatlon, Wine run in Melník 2017
General partner of the Czech Olympic team 2001 – 2017, ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, 2017 European Rowing Championships, ČEZ Jizerská 50, Traditional rowing races Primátorky Skupiny ČEZ (104nd edition), Jiz50 RUN, ČEZ Basketball Nymburk, Voleyball klub ČEZ Karlovarsko, hockey club Rytíři Kladno, Sportsman of the year 2017, Support of the Talent team, National Cup and Club Championships beach volleyball 2017
Science and technology week, Vědohraní, Day with experimental physics, Junior Innovator, Safely to and from school – suitcases for first graders, Karlovarské právnické dny conference, XIX. National financial conference of Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic, Science Festival, Česká hlava science competition, Applied physics week
Social support programmes
Sue Ryder Charity Cup, Michal Velíšek award 2017, Žijí v nás – Zpátky do života, „Den Charity plný zábavy“ charity day, Happy Run 2017, 5. Curling charity tournament, Wheelchair athletes introductory campů, Charity theater and music festival CIHLAFEST
International film festival Water Sea Oceans, Clean Jihlava river conference, World of flowers exhibition
University hospital Brno, Hospital in Třebíč, European lifesaving day