2.2. Coordination of the Efforts to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
PJSC Gazprom set up an Emergency Task Force to coordinate the measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the Gazprom Group’s facilitiesOrder of PJSC Gazprom No. 161 dated April 2, 2020.
The Emergency Task Force’s activities:
- coordinating the efforts of units responsible for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at the Gazprom Group’s facilities;
- providing prompt information on the epidemiological situation at the Gazprom Group’s facilities;
- working with the authorities and organizations responsible for federal sanitary and epidemiological supervision and with executive bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
The decisions made by the Emergency Task Force were communicated to all entities of the Gazprom Group. These entities set up their own task forces, engaged with public authorities, put in place action plans to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and allocated the necessary fundsIn accordance with Order of PJSC Gazprom No. 126 dated March 13, 2020 “On Measures to Prevent the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus”, Order of PJSC Gazprom No. 161 dated April 2, 2020, and Resolution of PJSC Gazprom Board of Directors No. 3403 dated March 19, 2020.
In 2020, the Emergency Task Force held 32 meetings to discuss sanitary and epidemiological response and preventive measures to be taken at the Gazprom Group in line with the relevant recommendations and resolutions of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) (including monitoring, control, and response to threats posed by the coronavirus, provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees, organization of staff rotations, creation of observation units, arrangement of transportation, on-site catering, and COVID-19 testing via PCR or ELISA methods).
The Gazprom Group monitored the spread of the novel coronavirus at its facilities. A call center was created at OKDC PJSC Gazprom. The Group kept records of all employees, including those of PJSC Gazprom’s branches, subsidiaries and entities, who had tested positive during a mass trial, both outpatients and inpatients, as well as of those who had died. A total of 663,200 employees of Gazprom and major Group investees (regardless of the ownership structure) are subject to monitoring.