6.7.Social Responsibility, Charity
The Company is implementing a target charity programme envisaging the construction and repair of socially significant facilities; it supports projects in culture and sports, nature and environment, as well as delivers socially important projects in the territories of its operation.
Helping Regions Stricken by Natural Disasters and Emergencies
Being aware of its social responsibility, Transneft vigorously helps respond to emergencies caused by natural disasters and man-caused accidents in Russia’s regions.
Within the agreement on interaction with the EMERCOM of Russia, the Company’s fire guard units performed more than 700 forest fire-fighting raids together with the EMERCOM and forestry units.
During the fire danger season in 2019, Transneft engaged 1,770 employees and 524 vehicles to extinguish dry grass and forest fires in Russia’s regions.
In 2019, Transneft subsidiaries took part in eliminating consequences of the ruinous floods in Russia’s Far East.
In Irkutsk Region, the largest freshet in the region’s history resulted in flooding of 1,786 residential houses, as well as of socially significant facilities and road sections. From July to October, Transneft East performed the works to eliminate the consequences of the freshet, involving its personnel and using its own heavy-duty vehicles. Rubbles were cleared away, garbage was removed, people were evacuated and fire safety was ensured.
To assist residents of the affected territories in Irkutsk Region, four rural health posts (RHP) were constructed and outfitted with medical equipment, as part of the first phase of the project. The plan calls for the construction and commissioning of six more RHPs in 2020. The Company also helps eliminate the consequences of man-caused accidents in the regions of its operation.
Last year, as part of the target charity programme, the construction and overhaul of 46 facilities were completed. Among the most remarkable projects was construction of a school for 320 students, revamping of the heat supply system at the in-patient clinic of a psychotherapeutic centre in the Republic of Bashkortostan, construction of an apartment building in the city of Saratov, construction of a football field in Rostov Region, overhaul of a nursery school and a specialised secondary school in Tula Region, as well as repair of the IT and Industrial Technology College in Penza.
Transneft has completed its 3-year corporate charity programme for the development of school education in regions. In 2019, charitable aid was provided to 171 schools in 44 regions of the Russian Federation.
Transneft is carrying out comprehensive restoration of the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin’s architectural ensemble. Funds have been allocated for the development of design documents and estimates, restoration of the central vault in the western part of the Cathedral, its south-western vault, roof and part of the northern facade, the vault of the northern nave and the north-western dome. Exploration works are planned to discover the wall paintings of the 15th and 17th centuries in the diaconicon, sacristy and Dmitrovsky Chapel. The works are to be completed in 2023.
Among the Company’s charitable priorities is the support of mass sports. In 2019, charitable aid was provided to the Association of Sports Clubs in Nizhny Novgorod Region, the Volleyball Federation in Krasnodar Territory and the Charity Fund for the Support of Track and Field.
The Company provides sponsorship support to events contributing to the development of culture, preservation and promotion of spiritual values.
Transneft has been cooperating with the Tretyakov Art Gallery for many years. The sponsorship support of Transneft was instrumental in holding the “Vasily Polenov: 175th Anniversary” exposition. The Company also supported the 8th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, one of the main modern culture projects.
The Company also helped the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre organise the “Youth Union. Russian Avant-Garde of 1909-1914” exhibition, dedicated to the creative association of key Avant-Garde painters in the first third of the 20th century.
Since 2011, Transneft has been the general partner of the Spasskaya Tower Military Music Festival. The festival has already hosted over 160 music bands from 54 countries and is among the world’s TOP-3 most famous military music festivals.
For the eighth year in a row, Transneft supports the Russian Folk Arts and Crafts Association. In 2019, Transneft once again assumed the role of the general sponsor to the LADYA exhibition, which is the biggest national event showcasing Russian folk arts.
Every year, thousands of volunteers from among the employees of Transneft subsidiaries join the volunteer movement. In 2019, over 79,000 volunteers, employees of Transneft and their family members, implemented over 450 volunteer projects and helped more than half a million people. Charitable campaigns were held in 140 settlements in all federal districts.