As a Group, we are committed to giving back to society through our social investment programme. Our aim is to bring about positive social change and have a lasting impact on people and communities. Our approach is based around supporting our communities through targeted social investment and staff volunteering.
We are a significant employer in our communities and our employees are encouraged to volunteer and support our social investment schemes. In 2021, the Group contributed to its social and community initiatives, which are focused around the themes of health, education, welfare and culture. Our welfare and education support is directed toward supporting community-based projects. We support a number of cultural projects including those focused on heritage restoration, and we also fund a number of community-based sports programmes as part of our work to deliver better health outcomes.
VSC’s Atmosphere Foundation contributed a total of RUB 20 million for medical, sports, environmental, social, and cultural projects for the residents of the Nakhodka urban district. The Foundation continued its ongoing support of a kindergarten No. 65 in the Wrangel neighbourhood. The Foundation gave over RUB 4.5 million to support various public events including the annual City Day, and a further RUB 3.5 million was donated to supply sound and lighting equipment to a youth centre, where the Nakhodka’s Rampa theatre group is based.