Since Vologodskii NPZ has placed high emphasis on charity. Our effective charity work is proved by the top position in the nomination “For the Participation in the Social Work and Development of the Corporate Charity” in Russia 2015. Our Company's charity programs are actively supported by Regional Non-Profit Organizations, the purpose of which is to support and promote the children and junior sport as well as social and benevolent projects in the regions where we operate, and internationally. At Vologodskii NPZ, The charity policy is based on the principles of targeted support, efficiency and regularity.
Our main priorities of the charity policy are:
Supporting and developing sports.
Caring of the Veterans of the Great Patriotic War
Supporting and sponsoring children
Promoting educational and creativity programs
Supporting and sponsoring people with physical disabilities
Supporting and sponsoring member of the armed forces and their families
Vologodskii NPZ and Regional Non-Profit Organizations effectively cooperate in the sponsoring and development of sports. Jointly with other esteemed members of our Group (Gazprom, Lukoil, Surguneftegaz,), our Company sponsors these Regional Non-Profit Organizations on a permanent basis; Vologda Children's Home (Vologda region): a public institution for children without parents. Our esteemed Company purchased a van to the Children's Home, and our Company representatives regularly visit the Children's Home and give presents and books to the children. Presents are sent to children in this Home on their birthdays. Vologodskii NPZ's support for sport includes sponsoring Russian sports associations of athletes with physical disabilities. In spring 2015, Vologodskii NPZ partnered with Surguneftegaz and JSC Antipinsky NPZ and Regional Non-Profit Organizations as sponsors for the participation of the children born 1993-2004 in the Russian Swimming Championship for athletes with physical disabilities (problems with the locomotor system) where they took 4 top places in the personal competitions and 27 top places in the team competitions. The team continued with successful participation in the II Russian Summer Olympics for athletes with physical disabilities where the athletes won 2 silver and 6 bronze medals. The interregional biathlon event “Ugra Cup” for boys and girls born in 1997-1998 and 1999 – 2000 were held in April 2016. The event was co-sponsored by Vologodskii NPZ but mainly sponsored by Gazprom, Lukoil, and Surguneftegaz NPZ (who are members of our Group).
At Vologodskii NPZ, support of children is the second priority in the Company's charity activity. Our Company sponsors the Social and Rehabilitation Center for Young People in Gryazovets District (Vologda region). In 2016, Vologodskii NPZ donated significant funds to Rusfund, the Russian Aid Foundation, to support seriously ill children. During this period, 21 children from different regions of our country received a chance of healthy childhood. Our esteemed Company has annually continued to support the events sponsored by our long-standing partner, Sberbank of Russia. Such events included “The Day of Beneficence” which took place in 2015. As part of this event, Vologodskii NPZ the purchase of fireworks and souvenirs. In 2016, Vologodskii NPZ donated 200 Laptop computers and 3 3D-printers to students of Physics and Mathematics School, a State Educational Institution of Secondary-Level Education. Vologodskii NPZ's other area charity is in support of people with physical disabilities. Vologodskii NPZ actively supports the members of the armed forces who got hurt in the armed hostilities, the members of the Russian security and intelligence agencies who got hurt in the rescue operations. Our esteemed Company care for and support the members of the service families. Our Company sponsor meetings of the mothers and widows of the soldiers who died in local armed conflicts. The charity activity of Vologodskii NPZ is not limited to the above mentioned events and includes many good works demonstrating the involvement and kind-heartedness of our Group management. Our esteemed Company will continue the charity work and contribute to the quality of life of the population, to support sports, cultural and educational programs and to render targeted social aid to socially handicapped people.