Social Responsibility

RockRose Energy is committed to supporting the UK’s local communities and its overall economic well-being. In our main operations, we support exploration opportunities and field life-extension initiatives through investments in mature assets, directly contributing to increased job opportunities and the economic stability of the UK. As part of our social responsibility, we regularly implement initiatives to assist the disadvantaged groups among the general population through charitable donations to causes meaningful to our employees.

In 2023, we established the Viaro/RockRose Energy Charity Fund (VRECF) for the purpose of contributing to local causes to which our employees feel a close affinity. The Fund encourages various kinds of participation, including coordination of charitable events; donations to charities, university grants, research sponsorships, and other causes; as well as employee-driven donations. The VRECF is in line with the NSTA Governance guidelines, which state that the “Relevant Board must give due consideration to its social responsibilities in the performance of its operations and interactions with stakeholders” and is managed by a committee approved by the board.

Our recent social responsibility initiatives:


Ochil Ultra Marathon 2023

In September 2023, members of the RockRose Energy team ran the Ochil Ultra Marathon to raise money for the incredible My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. The charity was set up in memory of former rugby player Doddie Weir OBE and is committed to funding research for effective treatments for Motor Neuron Disease.

Collaboration with Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service

RockRose Energy employees took part in community event run by Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service that aims to preserve the Portlethen Moss, a nature reserve located in Aberdeenshire. Restoring moss is not only important for preserving natural biodiversity and wildlife, but the plant can also sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide, making it a crucial carbon capture and storage opportunity.

Big Comedy Shake Up

In 2022, RockRose Energy employees took part in the “Big Comedy Shake Up,” an event organized by Parkinson’s UK to raise funds to support Virtual Biotech, the drug discovery and development arm of the organisation. Parkinson’s UK is partnering up with institutions and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to fast-track the research projects that have the greatest potential to transform the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease.


AberNecessities Donation

In 2022, RockRose Energy made a donation to Aberdeen-based charity AberNecessities, which provides underprivileged families with essential supplies, ensuring that no child goes without. The charity offers everything from nappies and formula milk to toys and clothes, and aims to give all children the best possible start in life.

Support for Frontline Healthcare Workers amid COVID-19

In 2020, we supported a university research project funded by our parent Viaro Energy. The project, ”Psychosocial Support for Front Line Health Care Workers During and After the COVID-19 Outbreak,” was carried out by Kingston University and the Open University. It was developed to help frontline workers across the world overcome trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by using expressive writing techniques. Expressive Writing (EW) is a form of imaginative writing that places emotional expression at the centre of supporting well-being and post-trauma recovery. Our investment enabled the development of free web-based access to expressive writing materials in English, Italian, and Arabic.