Gazprom Neft’s anti-COVID-19 programme

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Gazprom Neft’s ANTIVIRUS programme is named one of Russia’s best CSR projects

Gazprom Neft’s ANTIVIRUS corporate programme, directed at combatting COVID-19, was among the winners at the ninth annual Russia’s Best Social Projects awards, nominated in the “By no means indifferent: help and support under the pandemic” category. More than 400 applications were submitted, in total — all corporate initiatives directed at addressing major social objectives in personnel development, education, social advancement and healthcare.

Gazprom Neft was quick to transform its charity and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in the face of the pandemic, focussing its “Home Towns” CSR programme on helping Russia’s regions in battling the spread of the disease. The company’s ANTIVIRUS programme included measures to guarantee the full safety of its employees, to ensure continuous production, and to provide free help — by way of materials and resources — to medical institutions, social agencies and voluntary organisations in those locations in which the company operates.

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Gazprom Neft’s ANTIVIRUS programme covers the Omsk, Orenburg, Tomsk, Tyumen and Yaroslavl Oblasts, the Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrugs, St Petersburg, and other locations in which Gazprom Neft operates. Launched in March 2020, the programme remains ongoing.

Gazprom Neft has provided more than 2.7 million pieces of PPE — as well as ventilators, more than 200,000 litres of sanitisers, and medicines — to medical institutions throughout Russia’s regions. The company has provided free servicing and oil changes for 1,000 ambulances at its G-Energy Service stations throughout 29 of Russia’s regions, as well as the Republic of Kazakhstan. It has been providing free car refuelling for doctors in the Omsk Oblast and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, as well as for medics at Moscow’s Kommunarka hospital, and for visiting teams of anaesthesiologists and intensive care specialists (500,000 litres of free fuel, in total). Employees throughout Gazprom Neft’s filling station network have prepared more than 370,000 free cups of coffee for ambulance and emergency services workers. Aimed at supporting the volunteer movement, the company’s “Gazprom Neft for Volunteers” campaign has issued more than 1,600 fuel cards — to be used for free car refuelling — to volunteers throughout 34 of the country’s regions. Personal donations from 40 senior Gazprom Neft Group executives have been used to provide help to children’s cancer hospitals and units throughout Russia’s regions (including more than 600,000 items of PPE).

The “Russia’s Best Social Projects” programme is an annual event, aimed at supporting public and community initiatives, and at creating an environment conducive to sustainable development. The project is supported by the Moscow Department for Labour and Social Security, the Moscow Healthcare Department, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Moscow International Business Association, and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Council for Consumer-Market Development. The programme is organised by the Social Projects Foundation.

The “Home Towns” initiative is Gazprom Neft’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, in place since 2012. It is directed at improving living standards in those locations in which the company operates — in Russia and abroad — by supporting local community initiatives as well as implementing its own projects in culture, education, sports, and in developing the creative industries. The programme also runs a number of long-term environmental projects.