3.2.1. Social partnership in the regions
The key principle of the RusHydro’s social activity in the regions of its presence is to build strong relationships with all stakeholders, including regional authorities.
This principle is implemented through social and economic partnership in the regions. Relationships are built taking into account mutual interests, through sponsorships and charitable initiatives. Such relationships are based on agreements on social and economic cooperation, which are signed every year. The areas of partnership under these agreements are determined by the objectives of social development of the territory and the principles of corporate social responsibility of the Company.
322 jobs were created by RusHydro branches and subsidiaries in 2016, 256 of them are in the Far Eastern Federal District.
RusHydro participates in addressing issues related to the employment of local population, fiscal capacity, construction and financing of social infrastructure, improvement of towns, support of education and healthcare, development of culture and sports, care for veterans and disabled people, implementation of technical measures to reduce the impact on the environment, and provision of assistance to victims of natural disasters or other catastrophes. RusHydro is one of the significant taxpayers in the regions of its presence.
Taxes paid in 2016, million rubles.20
In February 2016, RusHydro completed the construction of seven paramedic-obstetric stations (POS) in the villages and towns of the Republic of Khakassia, affected by the fires in April 2015.
In each of the areas of 100 m2 there are rooms for patient receptions, an examination room, a procedural room and vaccination rooms.
In July 2016, RusHydro began reconstruction of the road bridge going through the structures of the Nizhny Novgorod Hydroelectric Power Plant – a permanent ferry across the Volga with a total cargo traffic of up to 10,000 cars per day in both directions.
At the first stage, the most complicated site in terms of production technology was updated. It is planned that the bridge will have been completely reconstructed by December 2017.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERRITORIES NEAR SAYANO-SHUSHENSKAYA HPPС
After the accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP in 2009, the Company faced a number of important tasks: not only to restore the HPP in the shortest possible time and to improve its safety, but also to help local residents, including the victims’ families.
For seven years that have passed since the accident, the plant has been restored and modernized; the level of safety of hydraulic structures has been qualitatively raised.
One of the RusHydro’s key social projects is a complex development of the village of Cheryomushki in the Republic of Khakassia, for which the HPP is the key enterprise. The project is implemented in cooperation with regional authorities. During the years of its implementation, two kindergartens and two schools, a dormitory for students of the Sayano-Shushensky branch of the Siberian Federal University, a club for veterans, a youth centre and a Sunday school were repaired and equipped in the settlement, children’s playgrounds were installed in the courtyards of residential buildings.
A major overhaul of the sports and sports complex and the building of the polyclinic were completed, the reconstruction of the buildings of the village ambulance station branch and the day hospital were also completed. Moreover, the modern training-industrial and informative-innovative centre was built and equipped in Cheryomushki.
In 2017, it is planned to complete the improvement of the Yenisei River embankment and the construction of the Winter Sports Development Centre.
In total, RusHydro has invested more than 1.3 billion rubles in the development of the infrastructure of the village of Cheryomushki.
Besides, the programs to help the victims’ families and the complex development of Cheryomushki were continued in 2016. Monthly benefits to such families with children under the age of 18 were paid annually in the amount of the indexed salary of the deceased. Payments will continue until all the children of the deceased reach adulthood. Corporate scholarship payments to children receiving their first professional education continue. Altogether, for seven years, about 225 million rubles were invested in the program of social support for the families of the deceased.