• Naftogaz wants to be a responsible partner for local communities. Naftogaz group pays taxes and creates decent working conditions, and as well promotes social and economic development of the areas where it operates, and sustainable development of Ukrainian society. Naftogaz group supports the legislative initiative, which aims to achieve a deduction of 5% of the rental payments to budgets of local communities where mineral resources are extracted.

    The main directions of the company's social investments

    APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES 

    The company implements social programs for local communities in the areas where financial support is most needed, and it provides long-term results: infrastructure development, access to gas, maintenance of hospitals, kindergartens and schools, development of culture and sports. 

    NAFTOGAZ SOCIAL PROGRAMS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT

    Social investments of Naftogaz group into local community development in 2015 amounted to about UAH 43 million.

    One of Naftogaz group subsidiaries — Ukrgazvydobuvannya — explores, drills and produces gas in Kharkiv, Poltava and Lviv regions. A significant part of local residents works at the enterprises of Ukrgazvydobuvannya. The company understands that the development of towns, cities and entire regions depends largely on its businesses. In 2015 Ukrgazvydobuvannya concluded cooperation agreements with the Kharkiv, Poltava and Lviv regional state administrations, according to which the company repaired roads and housing in small towns and villages, and supported educational and health facilities.

     

    • As part of the cooperation agreement with the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, in 2015 Ukrgazvydobuvannya repaired the roofs of residential buildings, hospital, recreation center, sports hall and the heating system at schools in Balakliya and Krasnokutsk districts. As well the company repaired the heating system at schools of Pervomaysk district. Also a sports complex was built, where now the residents of Pervomaysk town can train and recover.

    • As part of the cooperation agreement with the Poltava Regional State Administration, Ukrgazvydobuvannya repaired the roads in 11 districts of Poltava region: Hadiach, Lokhvytsia, Dykanka, Kotelva, Zinkiv, Chutove, Karlivka, Reshetyliv, Myrhorod, Mashivka, Novi Sanzhary.

    • Implementing the cooperation agreement in Lviv region, Ukrgazvydobuvannya allocated UAH 5 million to repair the road to the town of Prylbych — the birthplace of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytskyi.

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    The main directions of the COMPANY'S social investments: 

    • Consistency. Naftogaz projects should contribute to the sustainable development of the areas where the company operates.
    • Relevance and effectiveness. Naftogaz social projects are aimed at improving the quality of life and solve social problems in the areas where the company operates.
    • Social partnership and stakeholder involvement, including communication and cooperation with local authorities, NGOs, involving them in the design and implementation of the company's social programs.
    • Openness and transparency. Information about social projects of the company is open to all interested parties. The company publishes the reports on the use of funds for social programs.

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    CHARITY

    Since 2014, Naftogaz has been implementing the charity event "Christmas light", which supports orphans and children deprived of parental care, children with disabilities, children from large and poor families.

    Naftogaz employees joined their efforts to collect Chyristmas and St. Nicholas Day gifts and send them to children from families in difficult straits and those registered at the Office of Children's Services at Fastiv District State Administration.

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    Through social investments of Naftogaz, gas comes to the most remote corners of the country, the roads and houses are being repaired, and conditions in hospitals, kindergartens and schools are being improved

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    Assistance to the Armed Forces and volunteer battalions and victims of the anti-terrorist operation in the eastern Ukraine 

    Since the end of 2014, each month Naftogaz employees have donated their one-day salary to support the military units in the ATO area and wounded soldiers in military hospitals. UAH 6 million was collected during this campaign to the end of this reporting period.
    The collected funds were spent on military clothing, shoes, body armor, helmets, mats, thermal underwear, tactical bags, sunglasses, diesel generators, heat convectors, tires, repair tool kits for military equipment, spare parts, medical equipment and medical supplies for military units and medical companies deployed in a combat zone.

    Employees of the company who have been volunteering at military medical facilities and supporting the Ukrainian military from the beginning of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, are directly involved in making decisions on distribution of the collected funds.

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    For several years Naftogaz employees have been volunteering for wounded soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine treated in the National Institute of Surgery and Transplantation named after O.O. Shalimov, the regional hospital for war veterans of Zhytomyr Regional Council, Bila Tserkva military hospital (Military base A 3122), Irpin military hospital (Military base A 2923), Artemivsk Central District Hospital, Main Military Clinical Hospital, and Feofania hospital.

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    In 2014 — 2015, Naftogaz employees helped more than 50 military units taking part in action in the ATO area. The collected funds were also used to support the Main Military Clinical Hospital in Kyiv and military hospitals of Irpin and Bila Tserkva, where the personnel wounded in action in eastern Ukraine is treated and recovered.

    In 2016, Naftogaz employees continue to donate money from their earnings to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    Gazovik recreational sports facility built by Shebelynsky Refinery, a subsidiary of Ukrgazvydobuvannya, in Chervony Donets settlement

    In February 2015, Naftogaz subsidiary Gas of Ukraine handed over 174 pieces of equipment for the ATO to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and to the Security Service of Ukraine. Motorcars and trucks, excavators, fuel and electrical power plants, radio stations and other facilities are handed over as well.

    On the initiative of Naftogaz, 50 apartments in the town of Horishni Plavni in Poltava region (former Komsomolsk) were transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine for the ATO participants and their families.

    CHERISHING THE HISTORY OF UKRAINE'S OIL INDUSTRY

    Naftogaz believes that it is important to preserve the history of the oil industry in Ukraine for future generations. The Museum of Galicia Oilfields was created with the company's support in 2012-2013. It is located in Pniv village, Nadvirna district of Ivano-Frankivsk region. The museum highlights the progress of engineering and technologies in the oil and gas industry starting from the XVIII century.

    In addition, the company supports the Museum of Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas.

    There are permanent exhibitions at the enterprises of Naftogaz group:

    • Museum of the Oil and Gas industry in Ukraine, the most famous in Ukraine and located in Boryslav, Lviv region.

    • Museum of Gas Industry of Ukraine, Lvivgaz.

    • Museum (exhibition), located in Kyivtransgaz (Ukrtransgaz).

    Naftogaz social inestments into local communities' development

     

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