2.5 Corporate Culture and Communications

Gazprom corporate values are professionalism, initiative and mutual respect. The employees are valued for responsible and careful use of assets, own working time and working time of other employees. Gazprom adheres to the succession principle that entails respect of labour and experience of senior generations, beginners being in contact with the labour veterans, professional training and mentoring(1).

The Group publishes 54 corporate newspapers and 7 magazines, broadcasts 4 TV programs in the regional media, owns 5 TV channels (7+ Channel owned by Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan LLC, Nord owned by Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk LLC, Nadymgazprom TV owned by Gazprom Dobycha Nadym LLC, Yamburg TV owned by Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg LLC and Pervy Urengoysky owned by Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy LLC) and 3 radio stations (Nord FM owned by Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk LLC, Svoye Radio owned by Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC and Nashe Vremya owned by Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan LLC). Effective interaction between employees and the executive team is enabled through means of corporate communications: online portals, referral information systems (including corporate-wide systems) and Hot Lines.

The Group companies hold conferences, meetings and informational briefings between the management team and the employees to share information.

In addition, Gazprom uses corporate communications for receiving feedback from employees, in particular, using survey and interview mechanisms. The data received as a result of studies are used as the basis for planning HR management and communication activities and become a part of rationale in course of the management decision-making.

(1) Gazprom’s corporate values are set out in the Code of Corporate Ethics of PJSC Gazprom.

In 2018, over 43,000 Gazprom Group employees participated in various surveys, social and psychological studies.