Exxon Neftegas Limited won the Philanthropist nomination at the 2017 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Benefactor contest. City mayor Mr. Sergei Nadsadin presented the award at the ceremony that took place on December 26.
It was the 14th City Benefactor contest organized by Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Administration. This year contest organizers nominated just around 20 companies and private philanthropists who supported or coordinated various social projects.
In his welcome speech, the mayor said that socially oriented businesses, non-governmental organizations and individuals provided almost 200M rubles as charity in 2017, including 46M rubles from Exxon Neftegas Limited in support of multiple initiatives that included the following:
- Sakhalin STEM Center developed in collaboration with the Sakhalin State University, Gubkin State Oil and Gas University and Sakhalin Oblast Government;
- New state-of-the-art high-tech medical equipment for the Sakhalin Cancer Clinic and Sakhalin Children’s Hospital;
- The Eureka – Way to Success project targeted at developing children’s interest in science and supporting talented kids;
- Projects implemented in partnership with Boomerang Environmental Club, i.e. Name the Whale and children’s environmental camp School of Nature;
- The Skis to School project aimed at promoting winter sports among children and young people, implemented together with the Sakhalin Sport and Youth Policy Ministry;
- Open Christmas Tournament of children’s hockey teams;
- Regional preliminary round of All-Russia Leather Ball football tournament;
and many others.
Overall, ENL has provided over 63.4M Rubles to support multiple social projects in the Sakhalin Oblast. Exxon Neftegas Limited hit the Top-15 of the General Corporate Responsibility nomination held as part of the 2017 Russian Corporate Charity Leaders contest. Also, ENL was the runner-up in the Best Program Promoting Education in Russia nomination for its educational program STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for Schoolchildren and University Students.