URALCHEM Invested Over RUB 358 Million in Social Programmes
As of the end of 2020, URALCHEM, JSC allocated 358.7 million rubles to finance charitable and social initiatives.
URALCHEM pursues charitable and sponsorship activities in six main areas which include such programmes as: URALCHEM Supporting Children, URALCHEM Supporting Veterans, URALCHEM Supporting Regions, URALCHEM Supporting Education and Science, URALCHEM Supporting Cultural Traditions, and URALCHEM Supporting Sports.
URALCHEM Supporting Children
Assistance in the improvement and development of the social aspect is one of the main areas of the holding's charity activities. As part of the URALCHEM Supporting Children, the company's branches actively work with preschool and educational institutions, participate in organizing topical and entertaining city events, and provide support to municipal children's clubs and associations. Since 2010, the KCKK Branch has been carrying out major repairs of premises in kindergartens, equipping new facilities. In addition, under a cooperation agreement between URALCHEM, the administration of Kirovo-Chepetsk, and preschool institutions, the company creates corporate groups that, after four years, are handed over to the municipality for use. Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers plant provided aid to the “Equal Opportunities” Center for Social Assistance to Children with Disabilities. Medical and rehabilitation equipment was purchased for the inmates of the institution. In addition, the chemical plant acted as a partner of the children's holiday on the eve of the World Cerebral Palsy Day, and the plant workers arranged a New Year's surprise for the special children. PMF Branch rendered sponsorship assistance to the sponsored school No. 132 in the repair of the chemistry classroom and paid for installation of street workout complexes in several Perm communities.
URALCHEM Supporting Veterans
The company pays great attention to employees who have retired. Assistance is implemented in several areas: payments of quarterly financial aid, assistance in the provision of medical services (compensation for surgeries, tests, purchase of medicines, sanatorium and wellness treatment, etc.), assistance in organizing cultural and sports events, purchasing firewood for private households, etc. In addition, the holding actively supports public veteran organizations. Under the URALCHEM Supporting Veterans, in 2020, one and a half million rubles were allocated to the Kirovo-Chepetsk branch of the Russian Union of Afghanistan Veterans. For many years, the Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers plant has been providing financial support to the Council of Veterans of the Voskresensk Department of Internal Affairs, and the Voskresensk branch of the Russian Red Cross. In 2020, in the situation of coronavirus restrictions, URALCHEM representatives congratulated the veterans in a safe manner and presented gifts.
URALCHEM Supporting Regions
URALCHEM Supporting Regions is another large-scale area of charity work. Thus, within the framework of this program, social partnership agreements are signed annually between URALCHEM and the municipalities of the Kirov region, whose interests are represented in the regional parliament by deputies that are employees of the company. URALCHEM regularly helps the districts of the region in the implementation of socially significant tasks and projects in various areas - education, culture, sports, and provides assistance to socially vulnerable people. The "Good Harvest" event is held every spring - the residents of these regions receive mineral fertilizers produced by the KCKK Branch for their gardens. In 2020, almost 40,000 women from the region took part in the event. As part of the signing of a trilateral social partnership agreement between URALCHEM, the Government of the Kirov region, and the Administration of the City of Kirovo-Chepetsk, 25 million rubles were allocated to the Kirovo-Chepetsk budget for the repair of roads, sidewalks, and educational institutions. The Berezniki Branch of the company traditionally supports the Azot Cultural and Sports Center (CSC) for the city residents. Every year, financial assistance is provided to the Perm regional youth movement League of Leaders for the implementation of socially beneficial initiatives: the organization of environmental campaigns, volunteer work with the elderly people and people with disabilities, other municipal and regional campaigns and events.
URALCHEM Supporting Education and Science
The Azot Branch regularly interacts with the Bereznikovskiy Polytechnic College (BPC), the Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU), the Bereznikovskiy Construction College, and the Tomsk Polytechnic University. The company provides financial support in the development of the material and technical base of educational institutions, awards students with personal scholarships for successful studies and active scientific research. URALCHEM also cooperates with the Education Department of the Berezniki City Administration. In 2020, the “Garden City. Heritage” and “Hello, my dear...” projects were implemented as part of the year of memory and glory activities. Teachers were provided with financial assistance to hold the professional competition “Sails of Success”, etc. Every year work is carried out with educational institutions of Kirovo-Chepetsk and Kirovo-Chepetsk region. In September – November 2020, the city hosted a large-scale project “URALCHEM and ME” with a distribution fund of more than 500,000 rubles, in which more than 100 families and 11 schools of the city took part. Significant funds were allocated to educational institutions in Voskresensk and the Horlovskaya Boarding School. In honor of the 80th anniversary of the vocational education system, another gift certificate was presented to the staff of the Voskresenskiy College, which has been a source of personnel for the plant since Soviet times. Within the framework of the program, in the regions of its presence, the company supports achievements in the field of chemistry studying and teaching. For example, in 2020, the PMF Branch awarded prizes to the eleventh grader, who won the regional stage of the All-Russian Olympiad for schoolchildren in chemistry, as well as the teacher, who trained him.
URALCHEM Supporting Cultural Traditions
Under the patronage of URALCHEM, numerous public projects are being implemented for the patriotic education of young people. In 2020, the Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers plant provided assistance to the patriotic center “Aquarium” in conducting military field training, as well as to the military search unit “Rubezh 2014” in organizing the Watch of Memory in the Smolensk region. The chemical plant also provided financial support to “Nadezhda” public organization of people with disabilities in the city of Voskresensk. In 2020, funds were allocated for the opening of a monument to the test pilot S. Rybnikov, who deceased in December 2014 during a test flight while taking a crushing plane away from residential buildings and a school in Chemodurovo village. Amid the pandemic, the Azot Branch organized the annual Chemfest city festival, holding it online.
URALCHEM Supporting Sports
Support for children's sports is an important aspect of URALCHEM’s social policy. In Kirovo-Chepetsk, the KCKK Branch finances the work of children's hockey clubs, provides sponsorship in organizing and holding competitions in swimming, Greco-Roman wrestling, judo, football, and rhythmic gymnastics. The Azot Branch and PMF Branch provide financial and organizational support to the development of swimming in the Perm Territory. Through this assistance, the work of the regional Swimming Federation has been established. In 2020, five regional competitions were held with great success. Athletes of the national swimming team of the Perm Territory won 34 medals at regional and Russian competitions. Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, JSC became a partner of the series of “Kolominskie Ravines” competitions and the contest of fan posters in support of the Voskresensk team 7.62, which plays in the Women’s Hockey League. Assistance was rendered to the trainees of the Sambo and Judo Wrestling Sports School, for whom the company purchased sportswear and sports equipment.