In 2020, the first flower meadow (750 m2) was sown on the premises of the ORLEN service station at 7 Chemików Street in Płock. In May 2021, this initiative was continued: another meadow (150 m2) was planted in cooperation with the Meadow Foundation on the premises of the Primary School in Maszewo Duże near Płock, thus supporting biodiversity. Also in May 2021, a Sow a Meadow with Us! campaign for ORLEN Group employees was implemented on the premises of the Płock production plant (Długa Street), with an accompanying workshop conducted by the Meadow Foundation. The participants learned why meadows should replace lawns, where to sow meadows and how to prepare the land, and what plants to choose to start a meadow. Then the participants proceeded to sowing a meadow (1,350 m2). Finally, every participant received a packet of seeds as an encouragement to use the knowledge gained at the workshop and plant a meadow in their neighbourhood. The Sow a Meadow with Us! campaign and further meadow projects were conducted as part of a larger initiative Blooming Service Station, carried out by the Meadow Foundation and financed by the ORLEN Foundation, with the support of the Environmental Protection Office of PKN ORLEN.
Other ORLEN Group companies, including the Energa Group, ANWIL and ORLEN Unipetrol, also engage in numerous environmental initiatives, including fish stocking of rivers, cleaning of waterfront areas, setting up apiaries on the premises of production plants, and protecting peregrine falcons. From September to November 2021, the ORLEN Foundation ran the Energy Planet programme, a continuation of an educational project launched in 2010 by Energa S.A. to promote pro-environmental attitudes among the participants. The programme was organised in the form of a mobile learning zone, which visited 50 towns in Poland and was attended by over 30,000 people.
For more information on the environmental protection efforts of the ORLEN Group, see `Biodiversity protection` .