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Volskcement took part in the ranking of corporate charity -2009

November 19, 2010

It's a great pleasure to announce that Volskcement took part in the award ceremony of the best programmes and projects in the field of corporate and social responsibility and charity, implemented in 2009.

The Company was awarded the 3rd place (the bronze) in the ranking of corporate charity -2009 with its programme “Partnership” – Project Competition-2009 and the 1st place (the gold) in sub ranking of “industrial companies and companies of producing sector” on the results of 2009.

“The leaders of corporate charity – 2009” is the common project of business newspaper “Vedomosti”, the international net of auditing-consulting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and noncommercial partnership of grants-giving organizations “Donor’s Forum”. The competition was held on November 18th, 2010 in the hall of Marriott Grand hotel with support of the Ministry of Economical Development of Russian Federation, Russian alliance of industrialists and entrepreneurs and the Committee of Public Chamber of Russia on civil community development. The main goal of the project was to reveal the best practices in creating and implementation of charity programmes of the companies and spreading the information about them in business sphere.
The project includes the investigation of corporate charity on the approved methodology, on the basis of which the ranking is formed, and the competition of charity programmes of the companies.
In the greeting letter to the participants and organizers of the competition Tatyana Golikova, the Minister of Healthcare and Social Development of Russian Federation, said:

“The formation of culture of charity in Russia is an important aspect in the development of our civil community … the organization of such a competition in which the best projects of the leading companies are involved is a great step for the development of business social responsibility culture”.

The number of participants in the investigation this year was 53 companies. Among them there are such leading companies of Russian business as Lukoil, Russian Standard, Severstal, Uralsib, Rusal and Russian offices of foreign companies - Mercedes-Benz, Reiffeisen Bank, Intel, BAT Russia, Citibank, Unimilk and so on.

It's a great achievement that such a CSR programme as "The Project Competition -2009" held by Volskcement is recognized as a "best practice" not only within the Holcim Group but also among leading Russian business players.
It is the example of realization of the new strategy – switching from donations to social investments and the pattern for the future charity activity of the Company. The Project Competition demonstrated to the stakeholders the openness of the Company, its readiness to communicate and a transparent mechanism of financial help distribution. The changing of the method of charity activity resulted in local community’s view on the Company.

The implementation of the Project Competition strengthened the reputation of the Company as a “good neighbour” and “responsible employer”.