The Group believes that good community relations are important to the long term development and sustainability of its operations. Global Ports is committed to supporting the local communities where it operates and improving the quality of life for its employees and their communities through supporting community-driven social investment. This is the philosophy that underpins the Group’s approach to social investment.
Global Ports is committed to supporting the local communities where we operate and to improving the quality of life for our employees and their communities by supporting community-driven social investment. This is the philosophy that underpins the Group’s approach to social investment.
Through our community and social investment schemes, we invest in our communities and encourage our employees to get involved in order to make a bigger societal impact. The causes we focus our funding and support on, all under the themes of Health, Education, Culture, and Welfare.
Under the theme of Health, the Group provides support for a number of community-based sports programmes. The Group’s education and welfare programmes are aimed principally at supporting projects that help vulnerable adults and children. Under the Culture banner, Global Ports prioritises social infrastructure projects in the communities where it operates, including funding heritage restoration projects.
In 2019, the Group committed over RUB 37 mln supporting social programmes and local communities, including:
VSC, FCT, ULCT and PLP supported the Life Line Charitable Foundation which helps to support severely ill children:
PLP helped to refurbish and equip the facility “Charity Hospice” in SaintPetersburg;
ULCT supported various groups including a children’s football club, a singing team and the Kingisepp orphanage;
ULCT also contributed to the modernisation of the playing park with a ground for skateboarders and improvement of the pedestrian area and construction of a new “Dockworkers Alley” in the same city;
MD provided financial aid to the Centre for rehabilitation of disabled children in Kronstadt district, Saint Petersburg;
VSC sponsored the purchase of medical equipment for Vostochny Hospital in the city of Nakhodka;
VSC has established the public support initiatives fund “Atmosphere” to implement environmental, social, and cultural programmes on the territory of the Nakhodka city district and Vrangel village. In 2019, the fund sponsored:
the creation of a public gardens in Vrangel village;
the renovation of premises in nursery school No. 65;
local football club Okean, Nakhodka; the purchase of educational equipment and literature for Nakhodka branch of Maritime State University;
New Year decoration of Vrangel and the purchase of New Year’s gifts to the socially vulnerable residents of the village;
renovation of the premises for various sports and other activities` clubs;
MLT donated to a charity for supporting fight against cancer of children.