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Grant competition in Krasnokamensk recognized as the best in Russia in the field of corporate philanthropy
The Leaders of Corporate Philanthropy in the Sustainable Development Paradigm rating was held by the Donors Forum, the PricewaterhouseCoopers international consulting company and the Vedomosti newspaper. In 2019, 65 Russian and international companies involved in charitable activities in the Russian Federation took part in the project. ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. entered the top three in The Best Corporate Social Investment Program in the Territories of Presence Related to the Business Strategy in the Context of Sustainable Development category. The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs was the category partner.
«The sustainable development concept proposed by UN includes 17 goals. They are aimed at the harmonious development of mankind in order to solve all social, economic and political problems. The global business trend is a socially responsible approach. Information on sustainable development projects is disclosed in the reports of 73 of the 100 largest Russian companies, including the ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation Mining Division. The ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. long-term social program in the Trans-Baikal Territory is effective, has a social effect, is associated with the general strategy of the company’s activities, and is relevant for the region,» the project organizers say.
The annual grant competition for socially oriented projects has been held by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., the Krasnokamensk administration and the City Small and Medium Enterprise Support Fund since 2014. In just six years, over RUB 13 million have been allocated for 66 initiatives. Due to the ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. program, new jobs are being created, environmental and landscaping issues are being addressed, and socially disadvantaged residents are being supported in Krasnokamensk. From Social Initiative to Social Entrepreneurship forums, master classes, and training programs are organized as part of the competition preparation for methodological assistance to potential participants.
«In recent years, the social climate in Krasnokamensk has improved. People are optimistic about the future. And this is due not only to the implementation of social projects, but also to the active construction of Mine No. 6 — the future of Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union, the emergence of new businesses in the territory of priority social and economic development,» said Alexander Burutin, Deputy Director General for Strategy, ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.