SUEK received the ‘Input aimed at solving social problems of the territories’ award at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Enterpreneurs (RSPP) annual conference held on 18 March.
President of RSPP, Alexander Shokhin, gave the award to SUEK in recognition of the company’s efforts to solve social problems in the regions where it operates.
SUEK employs over 33,500 people and its mines and pits are located in eight regions of Russia – Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Khakasia, Buryatia, Zabaikalye, Khabarovsk, and Primorye.
SUEK’s social projects cover almost 50 Russian cities and towns. Every year the company commits itself to close on 200 social and charitable projects, most of them being long-term.
The priority of SUEK’s social policy is to steadily increase the quality of life for its employees and their families as well as develop and improve conditions in the regions where it operates. In order to maximise the effectiveness of social projects, SUEK actively cooperates with regional governments.
The company is implementing a set of programmes aimed at encouraging social investment in the regions where it operates. The intention is to improve the living conditions of local communities and modernise single-industry towns.