Gazprom Group’s Contribution to the Achievement of UN SDGs

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Supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development enacted by the Resolution of the UN General Assembly in 2015, the Gazprom Group makes a significant contribution to the achievement of each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth in it.

In 2019, PJSC Gazprom conducted an online survey among stakeholders to determine their assessment of the Company’s contribution to the achievement of the UN SDGs. As a result, the absolute majority of the respondents who are to a greater or lesser extent familiar with the sustainable development goals, rated Gazprom’s contribution as being “extremely significant” or “significant” (30.5% and 59.1%, respectively).


Gazprom Group’s Contribution to the Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Targets
Gazprom Group’s Contribution to the Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Targets

All the figures provided relate to 2019. If comparisons are made, the data are compared with the previous reporting period.


SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Gazprom is Russia’s largest taxpayer. By implementing extensive investment projects, including international ones, the Company ensures stability and growth of the Russian economy. The timely payment of taxes contributes to the country’s development and helps improve the well-being of vulnerable people.

Natalia Gotovtseva, Deputy Head of Directorate, PJSC Gazprom

Provides tax support to major international projects of PJSC Gazprom, cementing the Company’s position as a leader in the global energy market. Even amid economic turmoil, PJSC Gazprom’s performance results ensure regular tax revenues, thus supporting the country’s social programs and people’s well-being.

Target 1.2

By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty according to national definitions.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Creating employment opportunities and ensuring that employment is guaranteed.
  • Maintaining an adequate standard of living for employees and their families with reference to the existing minimum subsistence level and social security forms.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Overall number of personnel employed by the Gazprom Group under employment contracts — 473,800 people.
  • Non-governmental pension scheme participants receiving a pension — 144,500 people.
Target 1.3

Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures, by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Paying a fair proportion of taxes.
  • Making sure employees have a competitive salary and a social package.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Total taxes paid to the budgets of the Russian Federation at all levels — RUB 2,82 trillion.
  • Total taxes paid to the budgets of foreign countries — RUB 255 billion.
  • In 2019, the Gazprom Group’s social expenses increased by 5.43% and amounted to RUB 45,114 million.
  • Payroll expenses — RUB 749,708 million
  • Average monthly salary at the entities included in PJSC Gazprom’s budgeting systemIn 2019, PJSC Gazprom’s budgeting system included 110 organizations, including PJSC Gazprom Administration, branches, and representative offices, key subsidiaries for gas production, transportation, processing, and underground storage, Gazprom Mezhregiongaz LLC, Gazprom Export LLC, Gazprom Energoholding LLC, and other organizations with a total headcount exceeding 310,000. in 2019 — RUB 104,900.

SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

We produce mineral fertilizers that boost yields and foster agricultural development. No chance of food shortages or hunger.

Rosa Buyanova, Process Engineer, Gas & Chemical Plant, Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC

Analyzes the performance and monitors and optimizes the operation mode of process plants for making ammonia and carbamide, which are used
in agriculture. Participates in working groups of several projects aimed at developing Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC.

Target 2.3

By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and agricultural inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Bringing gas to consumers in rural settlements for local infrastructure development.
  • Respecting local communities’ interests and ensuring responsible targeted social investment.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Fertilizer (carbamide) sales to agricultural businesses increased by 63.7% and amounted to 113,460 tons.
  • 9,100 agricultural facilities were supplied with natural gas.
  • Funds allocated to support traditional lifestyles of indigenous minorities of the North, including their agro-industrial activities, totalled RUB 154 million.

SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

The health of Gazprom employees is key to the high quality of their lives. It is also the cornerstone of the Company’s competitiveness and success.

Nikolai Lebedev, Chief Physician, OKDC PJSC Gazprom

Under his effective management, OKDC PJSC Gazprom — the Company’s Industry Clinic and Diagnostic Center — annually helps thousands of employees and their family members care about their health and deal with diseases. In 2019, an industrial medicine department was established at Gazprom Corporate Institute thanks to Nikolai Lebedev, who is now in charge of this department.

Target 3.4

By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Providing employees, their family members, and retirees with a package of therapeutic and rehabilitation measures to ensure healthcare and recovery, prolongation of life, and cardiovascular mortality reduction.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • 57,900 employees of the Gazprom Group received health resort and rehabilitation treatment.
  • Payments for rehabilitation treatment amounted to RUB 5,077.5 million.
Target 3.6

By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Implementation of obligations relating to road traffic safety requirements, reducing risks of road accidents related to production activities.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Number of road accident injuries dropped by 56%.

Target 3.8

Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential healthcare services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Providing employees with medical services and insurance (including their family members).
  • Implementation of preventive measures.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • 551,700 people insured under voluntary medical insurance plans: 296,700 employees; 89,800 retirees, 165,200 family members.
  • Payments for targeted preventive initiatives — RUB 145.7 million.
  • Percentage of employees who had a periodic health examination — 35.3%.
Target 3.9

By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Implementing process safety management systems; assessing the safety of those involved in production activities.
  • Reducing the negative impacts on the environment and, consequently, on human health and lifespan.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Reduction in the number of injuries resulting from accidents in the companies covered by PJSC Gazprom’s Integrated System of Process Safety Management (ISPSM) — by 47%.
  • Reduction in the number of process safety incidents at hazardous industrial facilities of the companies covered by PJSC Gazprom’s ISPSM — by 37%.
  • Gross pollutant emissions from stationary sources were reduced by 1.1% to a total of 2,862,700 tons.

SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

At all stages of education — at schools, colleges and universities — Gazprom creates the best environment for nurturing future staff and upgrading skills of existing employees.

Sergey Suslov, Director, Gazprom College Volgograd

Every year, the college headed by Sergey Suslov organizes classes for hundreds of future oil and gas specialists, as well as professional retraining for Gazprom employees. One strategic goal is to strengthen ties between the educational institution and the Group’s companies and offer employment opportunities for the graduates.

Target 4.3

By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Supporting youth and adults in receiving formal and non-formal education, upgrading skills, and receiving higher education.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • 2,051 students are in training at higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation under employer-sponsored training agreements with the Gazprom Group companies; in addition, 276 employees are receiving higher education.
Target 4.4

By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Working together with educational institutions to develop professional training and skills upgrading programs for staff.
  • Developing professional education and training programs accessible for all.
  • Training a talent pool.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • A total of 219,700 workers and 236,500 executives, specialists, and other employees completed training under skills upgrading and professional retraining programsThe number of employees who completed training is stated in man-courses (where one person received training twice, they are counted twice)..
  • 10,081 students took an internship at the Gazprom Group.
  • There are Gazprom Classes at 24 schools.
  • There are 13 anchor universities and 24 specialized university departments.

SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

The structure of Gazprom’s personnel is well-balanced. Women account for almost half (48%) of all employees hired for PJSC Gazprom in 2019. They are offered development opportunities within the Company based on their performance and professional achievements.

Anna Sharapova, Chief Expert, PJSC Gazprom

Responsible for managing social payments, cooperating with Gazprom Trade Union and ensuring compliance with the General Collective Bargaining Agreement of PJSC Gazprom and its Subsidiaries, which provides for equal rights and opportunities for all categories of employees and eliminates conditions for gender inequality and other types of discrimination.

Target 5.1

End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Respecting women’s rights at the workplace, implementing the principle of gender equality, ensuring equal pay for work of equal value.
  • Ensuring sufficient participation of women in decision-making at all levels and in various business areas.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Equal pay and equal remuneration for men and women are ensured for positions with the same competence requirements.
  • Percentage of women among the Gazprom Group’s staff — 28.8%.
  • Percentage of women among specialists and other white-collar staff — 41.6%.
  • Percentage of women among executives — 24.6%.
  • In 2019, 28,400 women were hired to the Gazprom Group (37% of the total number of new hires).
  • There are 3 women among the 14 members of the Management Committee of PJSC Gazprom (with two of them being Deputy Chairpersons of the Management Committee).

SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Fresh water is one of our most precious natural resources. It has a direct impact on our health and quality of life. Saving water and developing modern technologies for its purification are an integral part of Gazprom's Environmental Policy.

Maria Karpova, Chief Expert, Heat Supply Facilities Operation Division, Energy and Water Supply Facilities Operation Department, Gazprom Energo LLC

Oversees performance of production and chemical laboratories of the company’s branches that monitor water bodies, and ensures that accredited laboratories timely undergo competence verification procedures. Heads the working group for implementation and functioning of a risk-oriented approach in production and chemical laboratories.

Target 6.3

By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Reducing the volumes of wastewater discharged into surface water bodies and enhancing the wastewater treatment level.
  • Ensuring sustainable and high-quality water supply to production and other facilities; ensuring efficient wastewater disposal.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Partially clean and partially treated water accounted for 97.3% of wastewater discharged into surface water bodies.
  • 145 water purification plants were put into operation, with their combined daily throughput capacity totalling 26,660 m3.
  • The volume of recirculated and reused water increased by 3.1% to 11,409.12 mcm.
  • Investments in protection and sustainable use of water resources totalled RUB 6.44 billion, while current wastewater collection and treatment expenditures amounted to RUB 13.03 billion.
Target 6.4

By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.

Деятельность Группы Газпром
  • Ensuring environmental safety and sustainable resource management in the sphere of water supply and water disposal.
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  • Volume of water withdrawn for water supply purposes was down by 8.4% to 3,921.41 mcm.
  • Withdrawal of water from natural sources was reduced by 12.15% to 3,571.28 mcm.
Target 6.6

Protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers, and lakes.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Ensuring protection and restoration of water-related ecosystems.
  • Preserving spawning rivers for the salmon family and sites that are candidates for inclusion in the Ramsar List.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Over 26 million of various fish species were released, including highly-valued ones.
  • Investments in protection and reproduction of fish resources totalled RUB 98.49 million.

SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Natural gas is one of the cheapest fossil energy resources and the most environmentally friendly one. Through its extraction, transportation, storage, and marketing Gazprom creates new opportunities for economic development and environmental conservation.

Olga Abramova, Head of Division, PJSC Gazprom

Manages the signing of contracts to sell natural gas for internal operating needs of gas production and transportation organizations during adjustment work at the Gazprom Group’s facilities, which ensures uninterrupted and efficient operation of the Company’s entities.

Target 7.1

By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Reliable, efficient, and balanced provision of natural gas, other energy resources and their derivatives to consumers.
  • Developing the potential of natural gas as a basis for the future low-carbon energy sector, including for producing hydrogen and methane and hydrogen mixtures.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Natural gas sales to Russian consumers — 235.8 bcm.
  • Natural gas sales to non-FSU countries — 232.4 bcm.
  • Gazprom Group’s natural gas sales to former Soviet Union (FSU) countries — 38.7 bcm.
  • Sales of large-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) in foreign markets — 3.78 mmt, or 5.04 bcm.
  • Exports of small-scale LNG produced and supplied by the Gazprom Group companies in 2019 — 27,940 tons
  • Electricity sales — 152.83 billion kWh.
  • Heat sales — 110,85 million Gcal.
  • Annual hydrogen output by the Gazprom Group — over 350,000 tons, including 2,500 tons with the use of methane pyrolysis.
Target 7.3

By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Improving energy efficiency.
  • Developing the use of renewable energy sources and secondary energy resources.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Electric power generation from renewable energy sources and secondary energy resources — 11.7 million MWh.
  • Investments in renewable energy sources and secondary energy resourcesStarting from 2019, this indicator is calculated for the entire Gazprom Group. — RUB 3.44 billion.
  • Associated petroleum gas (APG) utilization in Russia increased by 8.3 p.p. to 90.1%.
  • Fuel and energy consumption at PJSC Gazprom’s subsidiaries — 1,830.98 million GJ.
  • Fuel and energy savings resulting from the implementation of PJSC Gazprom’s energy saving programs — 115.5 million GJ.
  • Fuel and energy savings resulting from the implementation of Gazprom Energoholding’s energy saving programs — 47.33 million GJ.
  • Aggregate energy savings resulting from the implementation of energy saving and energy efficiency programs at Gazprom Neft — 5.3 million GJ.
  • Aggregate energy savings resulting from the implementation of energy saving and energy efficiency programs at Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat — 1.6 million GJ.

SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

By creating a safe working environment, we contribute to maintaining the health of our employees, increasing labour productivity, and supporting consistent sustainable development.

Mikhail Yasinsky, Deputy Chief Engineer for Occupational Health, Industrial and Fire Safety, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy LLC

Boasts over 30 years of experience in process safety. Took part in the Zapolyarnoye field development project and was involved in ensuring industrial safety of the Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant fixed platform. At present, ensures occupational safety at the unique Urengoyskoye oil and gas condensate field, one of the top 3 globally.

Target 8.3

Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Creating new jobs, including those across supply chains.
  • Developing cooperation with small and medium-sized enterprises.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Gazprom Group’s employees hired in 2019 — 76,600 people.
  • 2,896 university and secondary vocational school graduates were hired.
  • Gazprom Group entered into more than 38,200 contracts with small- and medium-sized enterprises for an amount exceeding RUB 380 billion.
  • Percentage of domestically produced materials and equipment in procurement — 99.5%.
Target 8.5

By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Ensuring a competitive salary.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Salaries and tariff rates of the employees of PJSC Gazprom’s budgeted entities were raised by 4.6%.
  • Tariff rates of employees paid on the basis of the Uniform Tariff System were raised by 15%.
Target 8.8

Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Protecting social, labour and professional interests of employees and respecting labour rights.
  • Ensuring freedom of association and collective bargaining.
  • Implementing health and safety management systems and mitigating potential health and productivity risks.
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  • As of the end of 2019, the Gazprom Workers’ Union’s structure included 650 trade union organizations, and had 355,276 members.
  • Trade unions of the Gazprom Workers’ Union conducted 473 inspections, reviewed 1,427 requests and inquiries, and met in person with 12,938 employees and retirees to discuss issues relating to labour laws and the Collective Agreement.
  • Collective agreements cover 73.3% of the Gazprom Group’s headcount.
  • The number of workplaces with harmful and hazardous conditions went down to 14%From 38% in 2013–2019 at subsidiaries and entities of PJSC Gazprom due to the implementation of measures aimed at improving labour conditions..
  • Labour conditions were improved for 34,600 employees.

SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Development is impossible without embracing changes and scaling new heights. Innovation spurs progress, improves our efficiency and gives us a more competitive edge.

Pavel Shatsky, First Deputy Director General, Gazprom Energoholding LLC

In 2019, Gazprom Energoholding LLC completed a large-scale investment program to build and upgrade electric power facilities for a total of 9 GW. The program included two innovative projects unparalleled in Russia. This helped achieve significant environmental results, namely lower fuel consumption, reduce greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions, and wastewater discharges.

Target 9.1

Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Developing energy infrastructure, including transborder infrastructure.
  • Developing social infrastructure across the Gazprom Group’s regions of operation.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • First start-up complex of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline (with an export capacity of 38 bcm per year) was put onstream. First-ever pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China commenced.
  • Construction of the TurkStream export gas pipeline with a total capacity of 31.5 bcm per year was completed.
  • 124 gas supply facilities with a length of 1,880 km were built in Russia.
  • Gazprom’s underground gas storage (UGS) facilities in Russia achieved an all-time high potential maximum daily deliverability of 843.3 mcm. Actual maximum daily deliverability reached 508.9 mcm.
  • Second power unit (with a capacity of 184 MW) of the Grozny Thermal Power Plant (TPP)was put onstream.
  • 164 sports facilities were completed under the Gazprom for Children Program, which covered 34 settlements in 21 regions of Russia.
  • More than RUB 8.5 billion was spent to improve urban infrastructure across the Gazprom Group’s regions of operation.
Target 9.4

By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Upgrading infrastructure.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • 782.1 km of the Gas Transmission System (GTS) received major repairs in Russia (in 2018: 771.3 km).
Target 9.5

Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Developing and implementing new technologies and innovative products and services conforming to and exceeding international standards, as well as promoting innovation.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Investments in research and development (R&D) at the Gazprom Group companies increased by 34.4% to RUB 12.1 billion.
  • Economic effect from the use of R&D — RUB 10.5 billion.
  • 289 R&D results were implemented for the amount of RUB 3.15 billion.
  • Financing of digital technologies implementation across the Gazprom Group amounted to RUB 498.68 million.
  • Economic effect from the implementation of technologies based on import substitution totalled RUB 14.8 billion.

SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Our goal is to provide every household with natural gas. Gas infrastructure expansion across Russia helps create equal conditions for people’s comfortable living.

Sergey Gustov, Director General, Gazprom Mezhregiongaz LLC

Gazprom Mezhregiongaz plays a key role in expanding gas infrastructure across Russia and ensuring reliable natural gas supplies to all consumer categories. Since 2005, the gas penetration rate has increased from 53.3% to 70.1% in Russia thanks to Gazprom.

Target 10.3

Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including through eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and actions in this regard.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Implementing the Gas Infrastructure Expansion Program for regions of the Russian Federation and ensuring equal access to energy for economic and social development.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Gas penetration rate across the regions of the Russian Federation increased from 68.6% to 70.1%.
  • Gas penetration rate increased from 59.4% to 61.8% in rural areas and from 71.9% to 73.0% in cities and towns.
  • Financing of gas infrastructure expansion programs — RUB 34.3 billion.
  • 86 gasification facilities with a total length of 1,196.8 km were put onstream.
  • Gas infrastructure expansion program covered 66 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Target 10.4

Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Guaranteeing equality of rights and protection from any forms of discrimination for employees.
  • Respecting rights of stakeholders.
  • Adopting a transparent Dividend Policy that accommodates the interests of stakeholders.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Cases of discrimination across the Gazprom Group — 0.
  • Violations of rights and conflicts with local communities, including indigenous minorities of the North — 0.
  • Dividend per ordinary share for 2019 — RUB 15.24.

SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Russia sees an increasing number of natural gas vehicles, which is great as methane allows you to save more while also reducing harmful impacts on air and climate.

Alexander Samoylenko, Compressor Operator, CNG Filling Station 2, St. Petersburg,Gazprom Gas-Engine Fuel LLC

Has been working in the NGV sector for 25 years now. Pays special attention to industrial and occupational safety while providing consumers with compressed natural gas, ensures high-quality service. Winner of the Best Compressor Operator at Gazprom Gas-Engine Fuel LLC award.

Target 11.4

Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Preserving cultural and historical heritage and local traditions, values, and languages; educating the rising generation both morally and aesthetically.
  • Developing international cultural exchange.
  • Supporting museums, parks, and natural reserves.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • PJSC Gazprom’s charity expenses amounted to RUB 27.7 billion.
  • PJSC Gazprom Neft’s expenditures under social and economic agreements totalled RUB 2.6 billion. Total social investments — RUB 7.5 billion.
  • Gazprom Energoholding spent more than RUB 33 million for charity.
  • Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC’s charity expenses totalled RUB 39.9 million.
  • As of the end of 2019, RUB 1.01 billion had been donated for the restoration of the Resurrection Church and the Lyons Hall of the Catherine Palace at the Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site.
  • Restoration of 10 halls of the Chinese Palace forming a part of the Oranienbaum palace and park ensemble at the Peterhof State Museum- Reserve was completed.
  • RUB 3.8 million was allocated for the restoration of Holy Rus, a painting by Mikhail Nesterov.
Target 11.6

By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Supporting the natural gas vehicle (NGV) fuel market and developing gas fuel infrastructure.
  • Converting corporate vehicles to natural gas.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) at CNG filling stations in Russia increased by 30.3% to 779 mcm.
  • Sales of natural gas as motor fuel abroad grew by 7% to 13.8 mcm.
  • Sales of CNG in FSU countries rose by 30.9% to 55.4 mcm.
  • Number of active gas filling stations of the Gazprom Group and Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo LLC in Russia — 326.
  • As a result of dedicated marketing programs, consumers converted 10,296 new vehicles to natural gas.
  • 11,050 of the Gazprom Group’s motor vehicles were converted to natural gas.
  • Percentage of NGVs in the Gazprom Group’s fleet suitable for conversion to natural gas reached 55%.

SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Our goal is the rational development and efficient use of natural resources, as well as safe operation of gas infrastructure. In addition, we continuously improve our technological processes to reduce our environmental footprint.

Evgeny Filippov, Head of Gas Efficiency Control Division, Administration, Gazprom Gaznadzor LLC

Involved in exercising corporate control over the efficiency of gas use by subsidiaries and entities of PJSC Gazprom for internal operating needs, analyzing implementation of gas-saving measures, and preparing proposals for relevant regulations and guidelines.

Target 12.4

By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Implementing technologies minimizing waste generated by production processes.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • 10 waste treatment and recycling facilities with a total annual capacity of 93,960 tons were put onstream.
  • 12 units for capture and treatment of hazardous substances in waste gases (with a total hourly capacity of 2,387,050 mcm) were put onstream.
  • RUB 843.52 million was invested in implementing waste recycling, treatment, and dumping projects, with the current waste management expenses totalling RUB 5.69 billion.
Target 12.5

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Reducing waste generation.
  • Handling waste in a safe manner.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Volume of waste generated went down by 6.13% to 3,337,080 tons.
  • Percentage of low-hazard and almost non-hazardous waste (classes IV and V) was 95.3%.

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Natural gas is the basis of a low-carbon energy. It represents an effective solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in both the short and long term.

Konstantin Romanov, Head of Division, Secretary of Coordinating Committee for rational use of natural resources , PJSC Gazprom

Ensures the implementation of innovative projects to reduce the carbon footprint of production activities, including those related to hydrogen energy. Coordinates international collaboration on climate issues, including technical dialogues with foreign partners. Participant in UN Climate Change Conferences.

Target 13.1

Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions at production facilities and by energy consumers through gas infrastructure expansion in regions and conversion of vehicles to natural gas.
  • Implementing measures to adapt to climate change.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Gazprom Group’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were reduced by 1.5% to 236.45 million tons of СO2 equivalent.
  • Energy indirect GHG emissions (from gas production, transportation, processing, and underground storage — Scope 2) went down by 25.9% to 6.08 million tons of СO2 equivalent.
  • Carbon intensity of the Gazprom Group’s products (when used by end consumers — Scope 3) totalled 301.63 kg of СО2 per boe
  • and is the lowest among global oil and gas majors.
  • RUB 10,178.35 million was spent on air protection.
  • 7,783 people received environmental training.
  • Methane emissions across Gazprom’s production chain are close to 0: from production activities — 0.02% of the gas produced, from transportation activities — 0.29% of the gas transported, from underground storage activities — 0.03% of the gas in storage.

SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The development of LNG trade and fields on the continental shelf makes marine ecosystems, including coastal ones, vulnerable to man- made impact. We must minimize our impact on them and use the world’s ocean and subsoil resources rationally and with care.

Anton Chumakov, Head of Environmental Protection and Energy Saving Division, Gazprom Flot LLC

Ensures compliance of Gazprom Flot LLC’s activities with environmental protection and energy saving laws as regards the operation of ships, floating drilling rigs, and production sites. Co-author of a number of scientific articles on algology.

Target 14.2

By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration, to achieve healthy and productive oceans.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Sustainably managing and protecting marine and coastal ecosystems.
  • Minimizing impacts on marine biodiversity.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Status of the Okhotsk-Korean population of gray whales included in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature was changed from critically endangered (CR) to endangered (EN). The population reached almost 300 whales.

SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

For Gazprom, mitigating negative environmental impacts and preserving precious natural resources is not just a task, but rather a conscious choice. We are responsible for the well-being of the planet

Andrey Teplyakov, Head of PR Service, Gazprom Dobycha Nadym LLC

In his work, actively implements environmental projects. One of the initiators and organizers of the Ecopark interactive educational platform in Nadym. Coordinator of Gazprom’s effort to support an environmental expedition to clean up Bely Island in the Kara Sea in 2014. Participant in the Arghish Disappears over the Horizon project to arrange the crossing of the Bovanenkovo oil and gas condensate field’s utility lines by reindeer herds (an award winner of the Peace and Harmony international contest of environmental initiatives).

Target 15.1

By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Maintaining an environmental balance.
  • Minimizing the environmental impact of production activities.
  • Investing in environmental protection and enhancing resistance to environmental hazards.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • RUB 2,388.32 million was invested in protection and sustainable use of lands, including remediation.
  • Area of remediated disturbed land — 17,670.50 hectares.
  • More than 30,000 young trees were planted and more than 500 hectares of land were cleaned during the 6th Green Spring national environmental clean-up.
Target 15.5

Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Implementing biological and landscape diversity protection programs.
  • Continuous environmental monitoring.
  • Protecting habitats of rare and threatened species of plants and animals.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • RUB 2.53 billion was invested in operational environmental monitoring and control.
  • Current expenditures for biodiversity preservation and protection of designated natural areas totalled RUB 353.06 million.

SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Our aim is to create transparent and fair cooperation mechanisms and protect Gazprom’s interests by all legal means.

Yulia Efimenko, Senior Legal Counsel, PJSC Gazprom

Engaged in legal support of PJSC Gazprom’s international projects in non-FSU countries. Strives not only to comply with the laws, but also to take into account the interests of all parties to the agreement and resolve disputes out of court through negotiation.

Target 16.5

Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all its forms.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Conducting legal, open and honest business.
  • Combating any types of corruption and bribery.
  • Improving the corporate culture.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • 1,144 employees received anti-corruption training.
  • More than 900 Hot Line requests and inquiries were reviewed in connection with countering fraud, corruption and theft at the Gazprom Group.
  • Cases of corruption — 0.
Target 16.6

Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Creating effective and transparent management practices.
  • Maintaining an efficient control system.
  • Developing the business ethics framework.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • There are 3 independent members in PJSC Gazprom Board of Directors.

SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

We unite and mobilize hundreds of thousands of people, and develop social dialogue and cooperation. Ultimately, we create conditions for sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships at various levels.

Vladimir Kovalchuk, Chairman, Gazprom Trade Union

650 trade union organizations within Gazprom Trade Union not only represent and protect the rights and interests of over 350,000 employees: the existence and activities of the trade union lay the foundation for social partnership and constructive relations between employees, employers, regional authorities and communities across Gazprom’s footprint.

Target 17.14

Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Working with stakeholders to strengthen responsible business conduct and sustainable development practices.
  • Helping build an institutional environment for sustainable development.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Cooperation agreements were entered into with 81 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
  • 10 new cooperation agreements and contracts were signed with Russian regional administrations.
  • Russia. My History project is being implemented in 20 cities together with authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
  • 20 roadmaps are being implemented in 25 constituent entities of the Russian Federation to encourage the manufacture of high-tech innovative and import substituting products.
Target 17.16

Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly developing countries.

Gazprom Group’s activities
  • Cooperating with international organizations and taking part in global energy forums, exhibitions and conferences.
  • Supporting joint development initiatives with governmental and non-profit organizations and civil society.
  • Joint Coordination Committees and Joint Working Groups with foreign partners.
  • Scientific and technical collaboration between PJSC Gazprom and foreign partners.
Gazprom Group’s contribution
  • Most multinational football training session in history took place as part of the Football for Friendship international children's social program, thus setting a new world record and earning a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® certificate.
  • More than 800 children and adults from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas took part in the 7th season of the program.
  • Over 80 working groups for key projects and lines of cooperation with 17 foreign partners.
  • Over 90 technical dialogues and joint projects with 13 foreign partners are being implemented as part of scientific and technical collaboration programs.