Volunteering initiatives have for a long time been popular in the regions where we operate. The Group’s employees have a strong labour union movement presence, and our staff are highly organised; as a direct result of this, volunteering exists independently as an activity from the Group’s headquarters, and because of this the Group does not have any official policy on volunteering, or a centralised volunteering programme. That said, for many years our employees have been helping and volunteering in various causes. EVRAZ employees have supported helping people in challenging life situations, children’s institutions, and organised social and sports events to raise funds and increase awareness.
Over the years of these activities there has been a series of annual events, including, for the third consecutive year, EVRAZ NTMK employees holding the Relay of Good Deeds project to help educational institutions in the Sverdlovsk Region. In addition, volunteering events are often unique, including when the employees from the Group’s Moscow office volunteered to paint the corridors of the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre in Moscow, in partnership with the Fun Corridor fund.