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Projects by ARMZ Employees Won Awards at A.P. Alexandrov Industry First Corporate Social Responsibility and Volunteering Competition
The competition was held to identify the best volunteer initiatives and practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), development of a social project management system. A total of 204 applications were submitted from all divisions of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation and many non-divisional organizations, with the total number of participants and their team members exceeding 800 people. In the Best CSR Project nomination, 1st place was awarded to the Social Entrepreneurship Development Program project (Ivan Krupyanko, Head of the Corporate Communications Department, ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., and Victoria Dolina, Head of CSR and Non-Financial Reporting). «Since 2014, the Social Entrepreneurship Development Program has been implemented by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., the Krasnokamensk Administration and the City Fund for the Support of Small and Medium Enterprises. Over a span of 6 years, about RUB 16 million have been allocated to help bring 105 initiatives to fruition. Social entrepreneurs and volunteers create new jobs, expand the range of services, address environmental and land improvement issues, organize leisure and sports events,» said Ivan Krupyanko.
In the nomination «The best idea of a social or environmental project» the 2nd prize was awarded to «Closed-loop waste cycle» (Ekaterina Karezina, leading specialist of the department of standardization, licensing and metrology, VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC). Its essence is the organization by employees of the separate collection of recyclable materials followed by recycling by specialized companies and the manufacture of ROSATOM branded products.
The projects of Khiagda, JSC, «There are no other people’s children», «Khiagda through the eyes of an environmentalist» and «Full bowl» also received recognition. The project named «There are no other people’s children» for orphans and toddlers left without parental care has been running for several years. The company’s employees raise money and buy necessary items for the children of the Trans-Baikal Territory Specialized Infant Orphanage: stationery, hygiene products, and educational toys.