As a Group, we aim to help the community through our social investment programme. Our goal is to bring about positive social change and have a lasting impact on people and communities. Our approach is based on supporting our communities through targeted social investment and staff volunteering. We are a significant employer in our communities and encourage our employees to participate in and support social investment programmes.
The Atmosphera Public Initiative Support Fund, established by VSC, continues to operate successfully. The Fund contributes to the implementation of the environmental, social, and cultural programmes of the Nakhodka urban district and Wrangel settlement. From the moment it was founded until present, the Fund has allocated about RUB 84 million to various charitable projects in education, healthcare, and culture. These include improvements to the Ecological Square, assistance to medical institutions and kindergartens, and support for creative teams.
For many years, Global Ports has cooperated with the Liniya Zhizni Charitable Foundation, which helps to treat and rehabilitate sick children. The Company also provides targeted assistance to seriously ill children.
In December 2022, the Atmosphera Public Initiative Support Fund organised two New Year’s performances for the children of the Albatross children’s social rehabilitation centre in Nakhodka. The idea to hold the New Year’s performance, which had never been held at the centre before, was suggested by the employees of VSC. More than 80 young spectators attended performances with fairy-tale characters at two departments of the centre. The children were greeted by characters from their favourite cartoons, and Ded Moroz and Snegurochka handed out sweets.
The Atmosphera and Nakhodka Charitable Foundations helped the Albatross Nakhodka Social Rehabilitation Centre for Children and Teenagers renovate the premises of the junior group Zvezdochka. With the funds’ support, the play area, sleeping room, classroom, halls, and lavatory were renovated. Walls, floors, and ceilings were repaired, and sanitary equipment was replaced. The charitable organisations donated a total of RUB 1.5 million.
With support from Atmosphera, young athletes from the Kings Martial Arts Club were able to take part in a martial arts festival and a championship of the Far Eastern Federal District. The Fund covered the travel and living expenses of athletes and coaches during the competition, which was held in Khabarovsk. The athletes won seven gold, one silver, and two bronze medals and a special prize ‘For Willingness to Win’.
In 2022, with the involvement of the Atmosphera Foundation, reconstruction work began on the Ecological Park in the Wrangel Micro-district near Nakhodka. Swings and a pergola are being renovated, and a playground and benches are being repaired in the square. The area at the intersection of Babkina Street and Primorsky Avenue had previously been empty. The landscaping of the square was a gift to the neighbourhood from VSC at the end of 2019.
Global Ports helped to restore a cast-iron anchor at the Monument to Fallen Sailors in the village of Pakhomovka in the Vistinsky rural settlement of the Leningrad Region. The monument was erected at Soykinskoye Cemetery in the Kingisepp District in memory of the crew of a dredge boat, who tragically died during a storm in the Gulf of Finland on 8 October 1935. The crew consisted of 32 people. During the storm, the sailors reportedly carried out dredging work to create a new naval base of the Baltic Fleet in Luga Bay, which was being built in the 1930s. The anchor on the monument was lost a few years ago. In May 2022, Global Ports presented a new anchor for the monument and restored it together with Mineral Engineering.