Sakhalin‑1 Project Social Activity is Highly Praised by Experts at the All-Russia Contest

Exxon Neftegas Limited, based on the results of 2019 social activities, was awarded an A rating (Best Practice) by experts of the All-Russia Corporate Charity Leaders contest.


Sakhalin‑1 Project Social Activity is Highly Praised by Experts at the All-Russia Contest

This rating is awarded to the participants which have earned at least 75% of the maximum possible points for all areas of activity being assessed. The experts assess such areas as goals and strategies of charitable activity by the contest participants, charity management methods, control systems, cooperation with other stakeholders, monitoring and assessment of the results, as well as the impact on the society and many other aspects.

The Corporate Charity Leaders contest has been conducted 13 years in a row by the Donors Forum (association of largest grant donors, foundations and Russian companies) in partnership with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In 2020, the contest has been converted into a rating award in which the companies earn rating categories (A+, А, В+, В, С+ and С), instead of winning top places (TOP‑10). A total of 37 largest Russian grant donors have participated in the rating.

A total of 1,600 projects for the amount of 1,500 million Rubles have been implemented in Sakhalin Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai since 1998 till present. They have been supported by Exxon Neftegas Limited, either independently or together with other Sakhalin‑1 Project members: Russian Oil Company “NK Rosneft” via its subsidiaries, Japanese company SODECO and Indian company ONGC Videsh. 

In 2020, despite the pandemic, Exxon Neftegas Limited, on behalf of the international Sakhalin‑1 Consortium, has supported 104 social projects for a total amount of over 100 million Rubles.

The most important current social programs supported by the Consortium in Sakhalin include:

  • Long-term cooperation in the field of healthcare with Sakhalin Oblast Children’s Hospital, Oblast Cancer Early Treatment Center as well as central district hospitals in the Town of Okha and the Settlement of Nogliki. Due to the special need for this area of activity, about 18 million Rubles have been allocated to purchase equipment needed to diagnose and treat patients including those who belong to the risk groups due to pre-existing conditions.
  • Training of Sakhalin students under the Petroleum Engineering Program by the I. M. Gubkin Russian State University, upon graduation from which they receive an additional diploma from one of the leading oil and gas universities. The program has been implemented since 2017 and has included over 60 students who completed over 200 hours of classroom and hands-on training, including training attended during their visits to the university in Moscow. The program is attended by students from the Technical Oil and Gas Institute which has also been established and equipped with the state-of-art equipment with the Sakhalin‑1 Consortium support.
  • Eureka annual fulltime/by correspondence school for children who express interest in exact sciences: math, physics, chemistry, biology. Exxon Neftegas Limited and the Sakhalin‑1 Consortium have been supporting Eureka since 2011. During class time, professors from the leading universities and schools of the country (including the Novosibirsk Akademgorodok) provide children with more in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques using the most advanced educational equipment.
  • Support to educating children in fundamentals of robotics technology: under this project, Sakhalin schools and daycare centers have been equipped with robotics educational kits and hold competitions, winners of which participate in the all-Russia robotics tournaments where they win top prizes.
  • Long-term cooperation with Sakhalin indigenous minorities. This cooperation provides support to deer-raising as a traditional type of activity as well as projects aimed at preserving and developing their native languages, original culture, and folk crafts.
  • Environmental education projects with local non-profit organizations: Bumerang tourist and environmental club and Rodnik environmental center, aimed at developing caring attitude to nature and environmentally responsible practices.
  • Support to sports initiatives aimed at healthy lifestyle promotion and training: relay race competition among schoolchildren, annual regional ski race competition in the Village of Troitskoye and the Settlement of Nogliki, Skis for Schools project which provides sports schools with ski sets for children, regional soccer as well as track and field competitions, and many others.

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