Regional policy and development of local communities

Gazprom Neft is a responsible partner of government authorities and local communities in addressing the problems of socioeconomic development facing the regions in which the Company operates.

Movement of Gazprom Neft volunteers:

Exist in38 cities

Include more than
7,500 people

Volunteers took part in
188 events

The social activities of Gazprom Neft in the regions aim to improve the quality of life and create a comfortable living environment for residents of the regions, including Company employees and their families.

The selection of areas for social investment and the compilation of a portfolio of the Company’s social and charitable projects takes place based on a dialogue with stakeholders, including the general public and representatives of the regional government authorities, and as a result of the monitoring of the social well-being in the regions.

The Company’s social and charitable projects are implemented as part of the “Hometowns” general corporate programme for social investment.

Company’s investment in regional development in the reporting year amounted to 4.543,9 mn rub.

Structure of the “Hometowns” social investment programme
Structure of the “Hometowns” social investment programme

The main tools for implementing the “Hometowns” social investment programme are socioeconomic agreements with regional and municipal government authorities, charitable projects, grant competitions for social initiatives and volunteer campaigns.

In 2014, the “Hometowns” programme resulted in:

16.5 mn RUB
total amount of grants allocated in 2014

Implementation of over
350 projects

Projects implemented in
23 Russian regions

Gazprom Neft has launched a website for the “Hometowns” social investment programme that consolidates all relevant information about socially significant projects that the Company is implementing in the regions of its operation.

In 2014, the Company entered into socio-economic agreements with authorities of Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district, Omsk, Orenburg, and Tyumen regions. In the reporting year, the Company had effective agreements with nine constituent entities of the Russian Federation and administrations of sixteen municipal districts.

When implementing its social activities in the regions, Gazprom Neft seeks to actively involve local residents and non-profit organisations in the social development of the regions. As part of this objective, the Company introduced a new tool in 2013 to support the social projects of regional residents — grant competitions. In 2014, such competitions took place in the Company’s main oil producing regions — the Orenburg Region, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District-Yugra, the Tomsk and Omsk Regions as well as the City of Omsk, where the Omsk Oil Refinery is located. Applicants filed a total of 297 applications of which 71 were supported with grants in the amount of 50,000 to 300,000 RUB. The total amount of grants allocated came to 16.5 mn RUB.

Expenses on the implementation of the “Hometowns” programme, bn RUB
Expenses on the implementation of the “Hometowns” programme, bn RUB

In 2014, the Company launched an internet portal for the “Hometowns” programme at http://www.rodnyegoroda.ru. The site offers information about the programme, its main areas of focus and the projects implemented to date. The portal won the “Runet Prize 2014” competition in the “State and Society” category and received a special prize in the “Thematically Social Project at the Federal Level” category from the XIV Golden Website: National Internet Competition.