In 2018, the Home Towns social investment programme won two prestigious Leaders of Corporate Charity awards in the Best Grant Competition and Method of Evaluating Social Impact of Charitable Projects categories. Leaders of Corporate Charity is the largest competition of charity practices and social investment among Russian companies organised by the Donors Forum (the Association of Sponsoring Organisations), PricewaterhouseCoopers audit company and the Vedomosti newspaper.
The Company’s grant competition received high accolade at the Champions of Goodness corporate volunteering contest, winning the second place in the Contribution to Corporate Volunteering category. This nationwide competition is organised by the Association of Managers and the National Corporate Volunteering Council.
The Company also came top in the Leaders of Corporate Charity in the Northwest regional competition. Its Strelka Week project was recognised as the best project for local community development. The Arithmetic Progression project run together with the Chebyshev Laboratory at St Petersburg State University was ranked second best educational initiative for North-Western Federal District.
Gazpromneft-Khantos, Gazprom Neft’s subsidiary, earned the Black Gold of Yugra prize. In 2017, the сompany came second in the Social and Economic Partnership among the Companies with Annual Production of over 5 Mt of Oil category.
Meeting targets for 2018
|Pursue initiatives outlined in social and economic partnership agreements signed with Russian regions, hold at least one meeting with regional authorities to discuss the agreement implementation and adjust the action plan accordingly. Audit 100% of published and effective local regulations or law-making initiatives that may affect the Company’s operations||The Company took part in assessing the regulatory impact of 30 laws and regulations adopted in the Tyumen, Omsk, Tomsk, Orenburg regions, Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi – Yugra autonomous areas, Moscow and St Petersburg. For details on the results of the efforts made as part of the social and economic partnership agreements, see the Regional Policy and Development of Local Communities section.|
|Increase the number of Russian regions cooperating with the Company in the substitution of lubricant and process fluid imports to 17||In 2018, the lubricant import substitution programme covered three more areas – the Moscow and Amur regions and the Primorye Territory. As a result, the total number of effective agreements reached 17.|
|Enter into agreements on the supply of innovative bitumens manufactured by Gazprom Neft with at least five Russian regions||The programme for supplying Gazprom Neft's innovative bitumens expanded its scope to include seven more regions: St Petersburg, the Amur, Leningrad, Moscow and Rostov regions, and the Krasnodar and Primorye territories.|
|Implement the Company’s policy with respect to the indigenous ethnic minorities of the North in the Khanty-Mansi and Yamal-Nenets autonomous areas, deliver on the plan for interaction with the indigenous northern minorities||The policy was implemented. For details on the plan for interaction with the indigenous northern minorities, see the Regional Policy and Development of Local Communities section.|
|Keep on holding meetings chaired by the heads of key regions within the Company’s footprint to discuss a number of bilateral cooperation matters, expand the geography of such meetings||The Company took part in integrated meetings focused on business development and social cooperation in key regions of operation and also in the Stavropol and Krasnodar territories, Rostov and Kurgan regions, etc.|
|Continue developing the Avangard Ice Hockey Academy, including the launch of the first Academy branch in Labytnangi, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area||2018 saw the opening of an ice palace in Muravlenko, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, with the new facility set to become the base for a branch of the Avangard children’s ice hockey academy and serve as premises for year-round training in hockey, figure skating and short track speed skating. The commissioning of the Academy's branch in Labytnangi, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, was rescheduled for 2019.|
|Continue the implementation of key projects under the Home Towns social investment programme||2018 saw the continued implementation of all key projects as part of the Home Towns social investment programme. For more details, see the Regional Policy and Development of Local Communities section.|
|Hold grant competitions of social initiatives in six regions of operation: the Omsk, Tomsk, Orenburg and Tyumen regions, and the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi autonomous areas. Support at least 100 initiatives, including at least 20 projects from local initiative groups, put in place a competition-based framework for local initiative groups across the regions||New scheduled grant competitions were held in six regions of operation. The framework for initiative group competitions was implemented in all regions. A total of 118 projects were supported based on the outcome of such competitions, including 38 projects of local initiative groups, with some ₽ 26 m provided in grant funding in 2018.|
|Continue to promote the Company's volunteering initiatives, including distance learning for volunteers; stage the fourth volunteering contest and support at least 50 employee initiatives as part of such contest||The fourth volunteering contest was held in 2018. 157 applications were submitted for the contest, up by a third y-o-y. The number of winners hit a new record, too: the Company supported 84 initiatives from 30 regions of operation.|