The FINANCIAL — From December 27 tillJanuary 8 one Tetri from each litre of fuel sold at Wissol service-stations will be donated for the restoration of the episcopacy and monastery complex of Nikozi-Tskhinvali Diocese which was bombed in August, company representative told FINANCIAL.
Company said despite of global financial crisis and August war it added 40-50 new employees during the last 2-3 months. “We believe the success of our company is based on a strong corporate culture”, Samson Pkhakadze, Chairman of Wissol Board of Directors said.
“The sophisticated HR Management process of Wissol is based on trainings, rewarding and appraising system. To make the performance of our staff members excellent we are formulating policies and executing activities that produce the employees’ competences the company needs to achieve its strategic aims. The management vision is to give every employee equal opportunity for promotion and development of their talent not only in offices but also at service stations. There are quite a number of cases of promotion of an operator to a position of station director. In the corporate newsletter we have a special page for employee comments and every employee can write their ideas for the company’s development. All the comments are reviewed regularly and the ideas of the employees are incorporated in the company’s strategic plan”.
“The Wissol Code of Conduct gives equal opportunity and fairness to company employees. We are the largest employer in the sector and despite the economic crises that have affected our country as well, the business model of Wissol enables us to grow further and add more to our workforce”.
“Wissol, being a successful brand that has entered nearly all the energy sectors, contributes to the development of the country’s economy through paying taxes to the State budget. In the meantime we believe that, wherever we operate Georgia-wide, our activities should generate economic benefits and opportunities and enhance the quality of life of our stakeholders; that our conduct should have a positive influence; that our relationship should be honest and transparent; and that we should be held accountable for all our actions. The areas that the company is focusing on are as follows: Customers, Employees, Community and Society, Health, Safety and Environment performance, Control and Finance”.
“One of our priorities is to support disabled children and youth development and their integration in society at large. Wissol has entered into multi-stakeholder partnership with Tbilisi Municipality and the Ministry of Education of Georgia to enable the disabled children and youth of Tbilisi #10 public school to have access to education and be fully-fledged members of our society”.
Supporting “Iavnana Foundation”
‘Let’s Save the Future Together’ was the slogan Paata Burchuladze, the famous Georgian opera singer, laid down for the Charity Foundation Iavnana. Wissol has long time experience of cooperation with the charity Iavnana foundation. Wissol donated residential apartments to socially vulnerable families with the help of the Orphan Children’s Foundation Iavnana. We also hosted the 30th anniversary of Paata Burchuladze on stage.
Wissol International Solidarity Foundation – being responsible for a better future
“When the Georgian nation was in a state of war, Wissol Group was fully committed to meeting emergency humanitarian needs created by the crisis. For this particular objective, the company established the Wissol International Solidarity Foundation (WISOF). Besides, from the very first days of the conflict Wissol provided food, health and nutrition products, hygiene and non-food items to hundreds of IDPs sheltered in different schools of Tbilisi, Gori and Rustavi. At the end of November, 2008, Wissol donated GEL 500,000 for the gasification of the Shaumiani area in Marneuli region caring for IDPs who had left their homes during the military intervention in August and live in a newly refurbished former military town. Due to the company’s support 212 IDP families will warmly see through the cold winter in better living conditions. The company is just finishing a similar social investment project in the village of Khikhani and 149 IDP families there will meet the New Year with somewhere to prepare ‘Gozhinaki’ (traditional Georgian New Year sweets). Wissol Gas Distribution Company that is the sub brand of Wissol Group provides natural gas to the population of Marneuli and Telavi regions that had no gas even during Soviet times”.
“We fully accept our responsibility to the health and safety of our customers, employees and the community in which we operate; therefore, Wissol Petroleum Georgia has put in place the Company Health, Safety and Environmental Policy Statement – which assigns each team for safety, health and environment issues separately; Wissol has developed safety guidelines that secure our work-force from accidents as well as protect the communities where we operate; We will further continue to put special emphasis on safety trainings held regularly for Wissol service station managers and their employees. We offer insurance to all of our employees to ensure that they have access to good healthcare”.
Control and Finance
“We operate our business in a responsible manner and do not get engaged in corrupt activities; we have transparent financial management and display our financial highlights audited by an independent company on our website as well as through the mass media. No cash payments are practiced, rather Wissol is engaged in electronic transfers, which eliminate bribery and corruption activities”.