Volunteering is an important aspect of NOVATEK’s business.
The Company provides assistance to a range of organizations and beneficiary groups in accordance with its current Charity Policy.
The key direction of the Company’s charitable activities is health and assistance in providing medical care, the most significant group for providing assistance is children.
The Company continued the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education «N.I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University» of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (FSАEI HE N.I. Pirogov RNRMU MOH Russia) aimed at developing healthcare services in the Company’s regions of operation and providing high-quality medical assistance to children in desperate need of treatment. Within the framework of the project, teams of leading doctors from the hospital visited eight cities covered by the project: Murmansk, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Kostroma, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Novy Urengoy and Tarko-Sale.
NOVATEK’s socially significant Telemedicine Center project creates a unified telemedicine network that unites children’s partner hospitals in the Company’s regions of operation with the Multimedia Telemedicine Center of the RCCH. The project has a socially significant goal — to provide medical care to children who are at ease. The geography of the project is from Murmansk to Kamchatka.
The unified telemedicine network makes it possible not only to connect regional clinics with RCCH, but also to ensure their connection with each other, as well as with any clinic in the world.
The Company continued the Telemedicine Center project and finished equipping and connecting the Kamchatka Regional Children’s Hospital and the Magnitogorsk Maternal Health and Childhood Protection Center to the unified telemedical network. Currently, the unified telemedical network connects the RCCH multimedia center with regional partner clinics in the cities where NOVATEK operates: Novy Urengoy, Tarko-Sale, Murmansk, Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Tyumen, and Kostroma.
In line with NOVATEK’s Charity Policy, the Company continued to run projects aimed at helping children in desperate need in the Company’s regions of operation. In 2021, a total of 1,158 children received help through this project. The Targeted Therapy project, aimed at helping children with cancer undergoing treatment at the Rogachev National Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology, helped 74 children to undergo molecular testing for individualized treatment, which significantly increased their chances of recovery.
The main focus areas of the movement traditionally center around assistance to orphans and children with various diseases, children in the care of orphanages and rehabilitation centers, the elderly and veterans. In the reporting year, employee volunteers took part in the Presents for Veterans event held at nursing homes in the Tver, Yaroslavl and Smolensk Regions; the Books for Children event to collect books for the library of the Children’s Social Rehabilitation Center at the Trinity Church in Kolomna; and the Box of Courage event for children undergoing treatment at the Pirogov Russian Children’s Clinical Hospital. Every year on New Year’s Eve, our employee volunteers hold the Tree of Wonders event: children in orphanages write New Year letters to Ded Moroz, the “Russian Father Christmas”, and NOVATEK employees help make their dreams come true.
The Company provides targeted support to industry veterans, orphans and disabled children, and people with disabilities. In particular, the Company continued to support the shelter-care facility at the Trinity Church in Kolomna in the Moscow Region, as well as the Psychoneurological Child Care Center in St. Petersburg.
NOVATEK traditionally supports projects aimed at preserving and increasing rare animal populations as the Far Eastern leopard.