Rankings recently published by the British financial magazine Euromoney show PKN ORLEN as being the best managed oil company in the region. PKN ORLEN has also been named the most valuable Polish brand and the best employer. For years now we have led the list of largest Polish companies in rankings published by the Polityka weekly and Rzeczpospolita daily, and were recently awarded the prestigious title of 'World’s Most Ethical Company' by an international panel of experts at the US Ethisphere Institute. This was a first for any company in Central Europe PKN ORLEN has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange for 15 years, and is currently included in the WIG20 and WIG30 indices, as well as the high-profile RESPECT Index. Our investor relations and quality of our financial reports published on the WSE have been viewed for years by both analysts and investors as being among the best of its kind.
We operate six refineries and the region's largest network of service stations located in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Lithuania. We process crude oil into gasolines, diesel oil, fuel oil and aviation fuel. We are also a leading producer of petrochemicals, and our products are used as basic feedstocks by a large number of chemical companies.
In line with our strategy for gradual transformation of the Group into an energy conglomerate, we consistently develop our hydrocarbon exploration and production (upstream) and power segments. We are building a 463 MWe CCGT unit in Włocławek, and a similar project in Płock is in the development phase. We hold ten licences for oil and gas exploration throughout the country. One of our priorities is to explore for and extract natural gas from unconventional sources in Poland. We are also involved in hydrocarbon production from unconventional deposits in Canada through our subsidiary, TriOil.
PKN ORLEN boasts the regions' largest network of nearly 2,700 modern service stations located in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. Our retail network is well supported by the logistics infrastructure, including surface and underground storage depots and a long-distance pipeline network.
Our products and services have been, for years, highly esteemed by retail and institutional customers alike. ORLEN has time and again topped the prestigious charts of most valuable Polish brands, published by the Rzeczpospolita daily, and holds the number one position in the European Trusted Brands survey.
We are committed to sustainable development and attach a lot of importance to our impact on the internal and external environment. People are our most important asset, and this is the case no matter who they are − customers, employees or stakeholders. Our success, created every single day through the commitment of nearly 22,000 employees, is built on respect for ethics and the key values of the ORLEN Group.
We discover and process natural resources to fuel the future.
ORLEN. Fuelling the future.