Volunteer year in russia
In 2018, Russia celebrated Volunteer Year. The practice of volunteering in campaigns and events for the good of the residents of cities and villages has long been part of the corporate culture of LUKOIL. The employees of our entities organize their own volunteer projects and participate in local and federal initiatives. Young professionals from our entities organize, inspire, and actively participate in volunteer campaigns.
According to rough estimates, in 2018 alone LUKOIL's young professionals held over Information about volunteering activities for the following LUKOIL Group entities is provided: LLC LUKOIL-Komi, LLC LUKOIL-West Siberia, LLC LUKOIL-PERM, LLC LUKOIL-Kaliningradmorneft, LLC LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft, LLC Stavrolen, LLC LUKOIL-Severozapadnefteprodukt, LLC LUKOIL-Yugnefteprodukt, LLC LUKOIL-Astrakhanenergo, LLC LUKOIL-Kubanenergo, and LLC LUKOIL-Stavropolenergo. 190 events, and contributed over 2,000 . volunteering days Volunteering day means the participation of one young specialist in one campaign (regardless of its duration). The participation of one person in several campaigns is counted as several man-days
Despite the large variety of campaigns held, our volunteers have common priorities in all the regions where LUKOIL operates. These include the following types of support and social participation:
Support for combat and oil industry veterans: visiting the elderly, household assistance, and gifts.
Child welfare, including:
Visiting orphanages and hospitals (we do not just give gifts, but also play games and arrange competitions, for example, “There Are No Strange Children” campaign a tradition initiated by young employees to visit orphanages and boarding schools in order to help children develop through communication (including support for children with cognitive impairments) Meetings with schoolchildren as part of a recruitment campaign to attract young people to work at LUKOIL enterprise
Sports events (bicycle and running races, relays, rafting events, hiking tours, etc.)
Young specialists of OOO LUKOIL-Western Siberia regularly hold sports events in Kogalym to promote a healthy lifestyle, including gymnastics or yoga on grass, jogging in parks as part of the “We are always in motion!” campaign, and the “Free GAMES 2018".
Patriotic events, such as the Immortal Regiment and the St. George's Ribbon.
Charity events, e.g. “Magic Fair and Let's Play Father Frost” (Perm Territory). “There Are No Strange Children” (the Republic of Komi). “Good Deed Week” (Astrakhan Region). “Home of Amazing Children” (Nizhny Novgorod Region).
Environmental events. Young specialists hold their own events and participate in regional and Russia-wide initiatives, e.g.:
In West Siberia: Green Spring, Spring-Cleaning of Russia, Save and Protect, Water of Russia, etc. (LLC LUKOIL-West Siberia) In the Perm Territory: the ECO Territory environmental quest (LLC LUKOIL-PERM) Clean-up events in Curonian Spit National Park, Kaliningrad Region (LLC LUKOIL-Kaliningradmorneft) In the South of Russia: Clean Shore (LLC LUKOIL-Kubanenergo) and a wastepaper collection event (LLC LUKOIL-Yugnefteprodukt)
Since 2016 the Company's employees have taken part in restoring the ecological balance of the islands of Belyi and Vilkitskogo, the goal of which is clearing the islands of waste accumulated during Arctic development. The Company also provides financial support to environmental expeditions to Arctic islands whose vulnerable environment is in the greatest need of restoration.
Donor events. LUKOIL Group entities in Russia and abroad participate in donor events.
An interesting initiative was proposed by young energy company specialists working in the South of Russia: in 2018, the regional meeting "DOBROFORUM" and a social projects competition for young specialists were held for the first time. The forum is held as a "mobile" event at which participants can exchange experience in youth work and volunteering. The 2019 forum is planned in the Volgograd Region.
Foreign entities also organize volunteering events. For example, Petrotel LUKOIL S.A. arranges sports activities for young people in Bucharest and in the district of Prahova to promote healthy lifestyles. Since 2016, LLC LUKOIL Uzbekistan Operating Company employees have held the Green Earth event: in 2018, they planted 100 trees in the Rusanov Botanical Garden in Tashkent and held a clean-up event in Bukhara, in collaboration with the Bukhara Professional College of the Oil and Gas Industry, planting over 200 saplings.