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SIXT GROUP ROMANIA, MOBILITY PARTNER FOR BANCA PENTRU ALIMENTE

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Bucharest, May 6, 2019 - For SIXT Group Romania, "Always Yes" is more than a slogan, it is the DNA of the Group, how people understand, feel and relate to everything they do. Because education, care for nature and social responsibility in general are pillars after which SIXT Group Romania builds its entire activity. To the allready existing partnerships as Ora de Educatie Rutiera and Plantam fapte bune in Romania, the Group ades another one and becomes a mobility partner for the Banca de Alimente. The Group will provide the Association with the mobility support it needs to carry out its work effectively.

"We wanted to get involved in the sustainable education of the children and we said yes to several groups with social missions, such as Ana si Copiii, World Vision Romania, Atelierul de Bine, SOS Satele Copiilor. We wanted to contribute to the education of the children in order to correctly understand the traffic rules and we said yes to Ora de Educatie Rutiera, we wanted to be actively involved in the protection of nature and forests in Romania and we joined Initiativa Plantam fapte bune in Romania. And now we want food to no longer be a waste when they can feed children and the elderly who need it. We are happy that there are such projects that help us be better. The puzzle, #AlwaysYesToEducatio, is being shaped from year to year. It is one of the Group's largest investments, long-term in education, nature and in support of the society."- Tal Lahav CEO of SIXT Group Romania

Asociatia Banca pentru Colectarea sui Distributia Alimentelor is the first of its kind in Romania to operate according to the Fédération Européenne des Banques Alimentaires - FEBA and the Foodbank network. The association aims to collect food from producers and retailers, products that are likely to be withdrawn and get into the rubbish, polluting so, that can be consumed quickly in the social area, being offered to NGOs that have programs social services with the food aid component (for needy children, people with disabilities, poor families or the elderly) who need it very much.

"When we started, in 2018, we were 1 employee and a pickup truck. Now we are 3 employees and 20 volunteers. We operate a warehouse of 300 sqm, in a logistics space in Otopeni, with 100 sqm refrigeration hall, 25 sqm freezer space, 75 sqm room with ambient temperature. Our objective is that, by the end of 2020, we have at least 6 autonomous associations in Romania that can operate deposits in Bucharest, Roman, Cluj, Timisoara, Craiova and Brasov and that can collect products from one as large as possible. Our goal is to get over 1,000 tons of goods per year from more than 100 companies and to support over 200 humanitarian organizations and, indirectly, over 25,000 people in difficulty. We want to start an educational program in schools to offer students and teachers practical rules and activities to reduce food waste. SIXT Group Romania, along with us as a mobility partner, brings us even closer to this goal. "- Gabriel Sescu President Banking Association for Food Collection and Distribution

Only in 2018, Banca pentru alimente meant: 15 companies that offered goods that otherwise would have been thrown, over 212,000 kg of products, equivalent to more than 600 cubic meters of goods saved and donated to the needy, with a an estimated value of over 3,120,000 lei. The food was donated to a number of 72 NGOs: Homes for the elderly, Day care and residential centers for minors, Centers for victims of domestic violence, Day care and residential centers for people with disabilities, Social canteens, etc., for the most part from Bucharest, Ilfov and Prahova. They have the potential of over 18,000 beneficiaries.

 

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