The Summer Recreation Centre for children of employees, operating every working day from June to August, which for 12 years allows employees, coinciding with the summer closure of schools, to be able to entrust their children to specialized staff in education and entertainment. Approximately 250 young people aged 3 to 12 years (with an average of 150 people a day) may well spend their long summer days having fun in the pool, the tennis courts and football field, participating in theatre plays and other socializing activities.
The Health Prevention Plan, which, in addition to the normal health protocol applied depending on the role performed, allows all employees to undergo a permanent screening for the prevention of oncological diseases. The Health Prevention Plan is implemented at the ISAB Health Center under the direction of the Company Doctors and with the collaboration of specialists from the National Health Service.
The Company since its foundation (2008) carries out social responsibility initiatives aimed both at its employees and the inhabitants of the territories in which its plants insist.
Other initiatives are taken annually in favour of disadvantaged people. In 2015 ISAB supported the sports undertaking of a young disabled guy, who travelled with different stages with his hand bike from Syracuse to Milan (about 1.500 km), where he was welcomed at the "decumanus" of the Expo 2015 by city authorities and thousands of visitors.
The ICARUS Project, now in its 16th edition, made together with Syracuse's Traffic Police. This project involves every year about 4,000 students of the Elementary Schools and High Schools in Syracuse and province. The project is divided into two key moments: school lessons, during which the young students are sensitized on the issue of road safety (also by watching movies about extremely serious road accidents), and a theathral show, played by young actors, that addresses the issue of security in a manner as far as possible "fun".
The Legality Project to which belongs the contest "a helmet worth a life", conceived by Carabinieri, now in its 8th edition. Also this project can involve, every year, about 4,000 students from Secondary Schools (14-18 years old). In a first step, lessons on street safety are held at single schools, in particular on the respect of the use of the helmets when driving, while ISAB's safety experts explain how we work safely in our refinery. Afterwards, in each of the about 200 classes of last year, students develop a design on security issues. Every Class Council chooses a winner and 200 students winners are awarded with a motorcycle helmet during an event which takes place in late May at the LUKOIL Leisure Center, with the presence of the highest civil and military authorities.
Syracuse City Marathon, sponsored by ISAB, is the most important running event in the City of Syracuse. Now in its 16th edition, it takes place in January-March due to the particular climatic conditions in Sicily. Every year it involves more than a thousand participants, including around 200 from abroad. Year by year it has become an event increasingly felt by the population of Syracuse.
The Cancer Screening Project, organized and managed by ISAB, reached now its 4th year and is aimed at citizens of Priolo, the nearest town to the refinery. It is made by means of a special convention between the ASP of Syracuse (the public health service ,which provides specialized personnel), the Municipality of Priolo (which provides local and administrative staff) and ISAB who donated some of the necessary health equipment and provides annually an appropriate contribution to allow the specialist services.