6.4. Initiatives to Increase Employee Engagement in Environmental Conservation

The Company’s responsibility for the health of our planet starts with personal responsibility of each employee. The Gazprom Group takes systemic steps to increase environmental awareness among its managers and specialists, environmental officers, and employees of the structural units which are not directly involved in environmental protection.

In 2019, Gazprom Corporate Institute and other educational institutions provided training and professional development courses to 7,783 employees of Gazprom (2,369 of them received training in the EMS), including 5,205 employees of PJSC Gazprom and its subsidiaries (2,250 of them received training in the EMS), 1,553 employees of the Gazprom Neft Group (75 of them received training in the EMS), and 295 employees of Gazprom Energoholding.

Environmental training of the Gazprom Group’s employees, 2016–2019, persons

At PJSC Gazprom, managers and new hires received training in the EMS and corporate environmental policy.

For more details on training programs completed by the managers and experts of environmental services at PJSC Gazprom subsidiaries and environmental protection courses within the scope of professional development programs see Pages 10–11, PJSC Gazprom Environmental Report 2019

Questions from Stakeholders

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What environmental initiatives are run by the Gazprom Group? What projects were implemented in 2019?

PJSC Gazprom promotes the strategy of voluntary environmental commitment and for many years has been implementing extensive action plans for additional environmental protection activities across its regions of operation. These activities include both organization of and participation in environmental contests, workshops, meetings, campaigns, and clean-up days. Projects of this kind aim to develop ecological culture, education, training, and help PJSC Gazprom create reputation of a green and socially responsible company.

Throughout 2019, employees of PJSC Gazprom subsidiaries jointly with the Vernadsky Non-Governmental Environmental Foundation participated in such projects as the Best Eco-Volunteer Team National Contest, Green Spring 2019 National Environmental Clean-up, Bike to Work National Days, Environmental Culture. Peace and Harmony International Contest, contest for the Vernadsky National Environmental Award, and #TogetherBrighter All-Russian Energy Conservation Festival.

Each year, PJSC Gazprom’s green production initiatives and voluntary environmental commitments win recognition from non-profit organizations and local and regional authorities.