Support of local communities
Uralchem implements a number of social and charity programmes supporting its host territories. The Company’s production facilities establish reliable and mutually beneficial relations with local communities, and develop long-term projects addressing their specific needs.
Charity programmes supporting local communities are split into six main blocks:
- Uralchem for Children: support of kindergartens, schools, orphanages, children’s sport clubs and foundations; implementation of educational, healthcare and recreational projects for children and families;
- Uralchem for Veterans: support to war and labour veterans, senior citizens with special needs, veteran organisations and foundations; participation in festive events commemorating the Victory Day etc.;
- Uralchem for Regions: improvement of the urban environment, landscaping, road repairs, community days, environmental events and other regional initiatives;
- Uralchem for Education and Science: support of universities, financing of research, implementation of the School-University-Employment programme, career guidance activities;
- Uralchem for Cultural Traditions: assistance to museums and cathedrals; facilitation of concerts, exhibitions, festivals and other regional cultural and art events;
- Uralchem for Sports: support of a number of sports schools and federations, organisation of championships and other competitions.
In total, the Company allocated RUB 686 million for charity and sponsorship activities in 2022.
Community engagement approach
The Company's charity activities are governed by the federal laws "On charity activities and organisations" and "On advertising", and also by the internal Charity and Sponsorship Policy.
The policy reflects the main goals and principles used to determine the efficiency of spending on charity and social projects.
Employees and other interested parties can contact the Company on any matters using a special hotline at +7-800-250-28-98 or Uralchem’s official accounts on social media.
Uralchem for Children
Under the Uralchem for Children programme, the Company runs joint activities with kindergartens and schools, directly participates in municipal and themed events, and provides various support to children’s clubs and associations.
In particular, the KCKK branch collaborates with educational institutions in Kirovo-Chepetsk District and in 2022 provided over RUB 4 million to educational projects that were later submitted for state grant support.
The VMF branch continued supporting the Khorlovskaya boarding school for children with special needs by purchasing new equipment and appliances. The plant also helps Voskresensk by improving public areas, installing playgrounds, and financing the Colours of Summer festival.
Uralchem for Veterans
This programme focuses on supporting retired employees and veteran organisations. The Company pays quarterly allowances to labour veterans and helps them with healthcare and recreational issues.
In particular, the KCKK branch provides financial and organisational support to the municipal council of veterans and the regional council of war, labour, military and law enforcement veterans.
The VMF branch helps the council of veterans of the municipal department of internal affairs, and also the Voskresensk branch of the Russian Red Cross.
The PMF branch provided assistance to a council of veterans in Perm, which celebrated in 35th anniversary in 2022.
Uralchem’s production facilities also support their in-house veteran organisations, which include from 400 to 2,500 persons. The support takes the form of monthly allowances, reimbursements for medical services, and various healthcare, cultural and sport programmes.
Uralchem for Regions
In this block, the Company include the development of host regions, improvement of the urban environment, landscaping, road repairs, community days and environmental events.
For instance, every year the KCKK branch extends social partnership agreements with local authorities. The plant helps district administrations to implement key social and projects like the annual Good Harvest and Good Sprout events, and also contributes to road safety initiatives.
In a similar arrangement with local municipality, the Azot branch co-finances educational, cultural and sport projects. In particular, it supports the League of Leaders youth movement, which provides aid to retirees of the plant and to citizens in difficult situations. Azot is also a sponsor of a cultural and sports centre, which is a very popular location in Berezniki.
The PMF branch provided support to the Habitable Urals environmental foundation in an event to collect used batteries from local communities for their proper disposal.
Also, Uralchem’s plants make organisational and financial contributions to celebrate annual City Days in their respective municipalities.
Uralchem for Education and Science
This charity block aims to support educational projects and scientific research. Every year, Uralchem finances grant competitions, helps educational institutions with purchasing necessary equipment, and provides individual scholarships to talented students.
For several years now, Uralchem has been collaborating with the Sirius Educational Centre to develop and improve overall quality of education. In particular, in 2022 Uralchem launched its own laboratory and classroom in the centre’s Presidential School. The laboratory can be used by students and staff to conduct environmental, genetic and biotech research and includes a special facility for scientific experiments.
The Company also conducts regular open classes in chemical and environmental science in its host cities. In particular, the VMF branch created an animation series for children, which talks about the importance of chemistry in our lives and explains some of the production processes that take place at the plant.
In Perm, the PMF awarded a talented student and his teacher who won a regional stage of the National Chemistry Academic Olympics.
Uralchem for Cultural Traditions
Under this programme, the Company supports spiritual and cultural development of young people.
On an annual basis, Uralchem’s production facilities provide financing to renovate cultural centres, museums and creativity clubs for children and adults.
Uralchem for Sports
The Company actively develops federal and regional projects in numerous disciplines, invites celebrity athletes to hold master classes for amateurs and professionals.
For more than 10 years, Uralchem has been the general sponsor of the Russian national swimming team and has been providing financial support to the Russian Swimming Federation. In 2022, the Company financially helped the Russian Motorsport Federation, the Russian Rugby Federation, the Russian Triathlon Federation, and the Race of the Heroes non-profit.
At the plant level, the KCKK branch finances a children’s ice hockey club in Kirovo-Chepetsk, helps arrange competitions in swimming, Greсo-Roman wrestling and judo.
Also, as Uralchem’s contribution to the 300th anniversary of Perm, the PMF and Azot branches arranged five local races and the national stage of the Perm Wave swimming competition.