Welfare and Charity

One of the key directions that consolidated our reputation in the eyes of the public and business community as socially responsible and efficient company was charity projects. During 2011 our plans were focused on:

Renaissance of spiritual and historical centers

Supported by IDGC of Urals Ekaterinburg Eparchy and Revival of the Urals Orthodox Sanctuaries Fund implement a long-term renovation program for orthodox temples in the Sverdlovsk region. In the Perm region we continued our close cooperation with Belaya Gora Charity Fund facilitating renovation of Krestovozdvizhensk Cathedral being a part of the Belogorsk friary.

Support of education, culture and art

The Company made a significant contribution to hockey development in the Sverdlovsk region. Through our help Automobilist hockey team was able to participate in KHL contests. In the Perm region the Company supported sport festival for disabled children. During the reported period we also supported 14 educational institutions in our service area. With our money kindergartens, schools and technical schools were able to repair the premises, to enrich material and technical base as well as increase quality of education process. Besides, the Urals Pearl Charity Fund and IDGC of Urals, OAO supported Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Support of unprotected population stratum

The Company pays a lot of attention to the support of the least protected population stratum – elderly people, disabled persons, large families. The Company maintains relations with various public and charity organizations implementing programs for disabled people and people in tough life situations. In 2011 the Company supported the following organizations – All-Russia Association of the Blind, All-Russia Association of the Disabled Persons, veteran organizations. During the reported period the Company spent money on maintaining material base of medical and rehabilitation institutions. In the Chelyabinsk region veterans and disabled persons obtained targeted social assistance from the Company.

Child care

In 2011 The Company actively supported preschools, educational and social centers for children. The Company pays a special attention to creation of conditions for upbringing and development of orphaned children and children without parental care. In 2011 we supported 4 boarding schools and orphan home. In the Perm region we support Sodeistvie Charity Fund that promotes social projects aimed at creation of conditions for youth job placement, additional education and healthy lifestyle promotion.

Corporate volunteering

Development of corporate volunteering among our personnel occupies a special place in our charity practices. During the reported period we arranged several social projects: “IDGC of Urals is a territory for the good” (children clothing, hygiene products and toys collected for orphan homes and hospitals), “Donating blood you save someone’s life” (donor event among the personnel).

IDGC of Urals, OAO received a thank-you letter signed by the Governor and Government of the Sverdlovsk region for social and charity activity during 2011.