The sustainable framework of Wintershall Dea is embedded in its corporate strategy. Across all the company’s activities, economic, environmental, and social responsibility is a priority. Wintershall Dea sees itself as a responsible corporate citizen, and in Egypt, Wintershall Dea is actively supporting the communities it is active in.
Aiming to allocate its CSR programs towards those in need, Wintershall Dea put its effort to aid the communities around its Disouq concession to protect themselves from Egypt’s pouring winter rains. The first phase of the project began in December 2019 and was completed in January 2020.
During that time, Wintershall Dea built rooftops for 62 houses and trained their owners and family members on how to do so. They also provided each of the 62 houses with four quilts. The second phase targeted 47 houses and the third phase will include training for the unemployed citizens.
Supporting the Medical Sector
It is evident that Wintershall Dea prioritizes not only its people but its surrounding communities as well. So, of course, when they had the chance, Wintershall Dea gave back to the Egyptian population and the medical sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG) CSR task force, Wintershall Dea donated medical gowns, goggles, surgical masks, and other needed medical supplies to quarantine hospitals in Egypt to combat COVID-19.
In 2018, Wintershall Dea deployed the Ophthalmia Convoy, a medical convoy to aid those with eye infections in the Abou Redis area near the company’s fields in Ras Budran in the Gulf of Suez. The convoy went to the Bedouin communities who are deprived of any medical services for medical eye checks and free treatment.
The convoy was able to treat 694 patients, 67 patients had to undergo surgical operations ranging from cataract surgery to corneal transplants. In many cases, these surgical interventions helped to restore people’s sight after they had gone completely blind.
An Emotional Aid
In collaboration with the Suez Oil Company (SUCO), Wintershall Dea dedicates one day every year to spend time with the Orphans of Abou Redies City. The day includes several fun activities with the children, where approximately 110 children between the ages of 4-16 years receive toys and books. Through this day, the company hopes to put a smile on the children’s faces and to draw attention to the plight of the orphans.