Social Partnership and Sponsorship
Policy in the sphere of sponsorship and charity work provides for the following basic principles:
- objective necessity and advisability;
- transparency and responsibility in decision-making
- practical efficiency of measures
- positive effect on the improvement of the Company’s image
- control over the funds to be spent as per their intended purpose
Sponsorship (charity) was rendered in 2010 in the view of the Company’s priorities in the sphere of social responsibility. KazMunayGas annually spends considerable funds for the social sphere and for the support to the socially vulnerable groups of the population. Among the significant events in the social policy of “KazMunayGas” in 2010 there was celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
National Company “KazMunayGas” actively participated in the implementing of the Action Plan for Preparation and Celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, approved by Decree of Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No 94 of 15 Feb 2010. Together with the “KazEnergy” Association of Oil and Gas and Energy Sector Entities and Social Fund “Munaishi” named after N. Murabayev, a formal reception for 140 veterans from Astana city and Atyrau region was held, target material assistance rendered in the amount of 100,000 tenges for each veteran and mementos presented. In addition, as part of this anniversary celebration “KazMunayGas” implemented a number of projects, including: with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Russian Federation, teleconference bridge “Astana-Moscow” – “Kazakhstan and Russian Veterans’ Meeting: 65 Years On” was organized, thanks to the sponsorship of KazMunayGas, the book “Oil and Gas Industry during the Great Patriotic War” was published, the action “Heirs of the Victory” was held, in which veterans of the Atyrau oblast and over 7 thousands Kazakhstan’s citizens participated. Other socially important events were held. In total National Company “KazMunayGas” assigned more than 27 mn tenges for the targeted social assistance to veterans of war, implementation of the program for refurbishment of the their flats, and maintenance of the current activities of the veterans’ organizations.
Within the framework of the support to other socially vulnerable groups of the population “KazMunayGas” renders material assistance to the veteran workers of the petroleum industry via the “Munaishi” Social Fund.
Disabled people, pensioners, low-income citizens, orphaned children and other socially vulnerable groups of population receive target assistance from the Company. Thus, in 2010 sponsorship and beneficiary aid was provided to Children Orphanage “Svetoch” (Astana), the Society of Disable Children of Astana, the Aktobe Oblast Corporate Social Fund “Shapagat”, CF “Lex” Consulting Center”, Social Fund “Voluntary Society “Miloserdiye”, Social Well-Being Fund “Sharapat” of Astana, Kazakhstan Confederation of the Disabled and many other charity social organizations and individuals.
In the sphere of the development of social partnership, KazMunayGas actively participates in different activities, joint projects and programs of social partnership of regions, renders support to the creation of the modern engineering and transport infrastructure in the administrative centers. The National Company provided sponsor support to the V KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum, IX Eurasian Media Forum, III Astana Economic Forum, World Intellectual Culture Forum and other significant events at the national level to foster the prestige and image of our country in the international arena.
In 2010 National Company “KazMunayGas” signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Akimat of the Aktobe oblast, under which the Company renders financial assistance to a number of social and beneficent programs in the Aktobe oblast, new jobs are created and measures on training the local manpower are taken.
KazMunayGas and its subsidiaries took an active part in the measures on mitigation of the consequences of the emergencies in the East-Kazakhstan and the Aksu region of the Almaty oblast, by chanelling beneficent aid for the recovery of the social facilities and residential houses in the disaster-stricken areas. The team of the KazMunayGas group of companies also did not stand idly and organized collection of applications on voluntary transfer of money from their salaries in favour of those stricken by the flood. Over 281 mn tenges in total were transferred for the above-said purposes in 2010.
In order to support culture, science and art, in 2010 KazMunayGas continued the contest in journalism “Power of the Pen”, the purpose of which was regeneration of the best traditions of the Kazakh journalism, improvement of the creativity and journalistic art in the mass media, as well as promotion of the awareness among the general public about important but not very well known events, interesting facts, and remarkable persons in the history of the oil and gas industry. Due to the sponsor assistance of KazMunayGas, holding a number of other educational projects was ensured, including: “S. Utebayev Scholarship”, within the framework of which the best students and professors of higher education institutions, studying and teaching oil and gas disciplines were awarded scholarships named after Safi Utebayev, a series of “open lessons” on petrochemistry and equipment of the chemistry classroom in the Kazakh-Turkish Lyceum, the purpose of which is to carry out occupationally oriented work among talented children, generation of the students’ interest in the chemistry and research activities.
Recognizing the relevance and importance of assistance, further development and stimulation of knowledge and creativity of talented youth, the Company rendered sponsorship to the children dancing group “Tumar”, television project “Intellectual Olympiads”, the publication project “Big Atlas of Kazakhstan” and a number of other projects and individuals.
As part of the development of the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the support to the state initiative on cultural and historical heritage, in 2010 “KazMunayGas” commenced implementation of the project for construction of “The Historical Museum of Kazakhstan” in Astana.
The National Company pays great attention to the development and support to sports and healthy lifestyle, by providing annual sponsorship assistance to the National Federations of Tennis, Football and Judo of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and one-time support to other sports organizations and sporting events. Apart from the sponsorship assistance, in order to promote healthy lifestyle, the National Company and its subsidiaries hold sport competitions and contents dedicating them to holidays. To create favourable conditions for recreation and health improvement, the Company assigned significant funds for the construction of an environment and mud sanatorium on the shore of the Balkhash Lake.
The JSC NC “KazMunayGas” Program for Construction of Multifunctional All-season Sports Grounds is continuing. Construction of 10 sports grounds in Astana, the sports and recreation centre in the village of Akkistau of the Atyrau oblast, 10 sports grounds in Zhana-Ozen of the Mangistau oblast, 3 sports grounds in Shymkent and 5 in Pavlodar has been completed. 29 facilities in all have been commissioned.
All in all, in 2010, KazMunayGas and its subsidiary and dependent entities rendered sponsorship assistance (charity) for the amount of over KZT10 bn.
Key Areas of Sponsorship and Beneficent Assistance by KazMunayGas, its Subsidiary and Dependent Entities in 2010