On 17 December, the most prestigious and reputable research in the field of corporate social responsibility, Corporate Charity Leaders rating and competition, was presented in Moscow.
The Corporate Charity Leaders project organiser is the Donors Forum in partnership with EY Russia, the Ministry of Economy, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), United Nations in Russia, Ministry of Digital Industry, ASI and Kommersant newspaper. The project is aimed at finding the best examples of social programmes and creating prerequisites for sharing practices and disseminating information in the business environment. It includes a rating of leaders in corporate philanthropy and social investment, and a competition of social programmes.
SUEK (with Andrey Melnichenko as the principal beneficiary) has traditionally been recognised one of the leaders in corporate charity in Russia. The company took bronze in the main rating and won several categories such as the Best Environmental Programme (Skolkovo Foundation's category) for the Clear Sky Innovation project, Best Education Support Programme (ASI's category) for SUEK's Digital Technology School project and Best Corporate Social Investment Programme in the Territories in the Context of Sustainable Development and Business Strategy (RSPP's category) for the Together against COVID-19 programme.
Deputy CEO, President of SUEK to the Regions foundation Sergei Grigoriev says, "The rating is one of the tools to analyse our social and charitable activities, the way experts and colleagues from the professional community see our work. For SUEK, as a company focused on development, such recognition is important, as it helps improve our performance in the field of sustainable development. Two years ago SUEK won the Corporate Charity Leaders and last year became a charity ambassador for the project, which is a sign of appreciation and a pointer that we are moving in the right direction."