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Charity is an important part of RusHydro Group social policy. It is to provide grant assistance to indigent people and stimulates the development of social and economic areas of regions of Company’s operation.

By means of charitable activities and corporate volunteering, RusHydro Group forms favourable social conditions in the regions of operation. The company provides assistance to low-income categories of citizens, disabled people, pensioners and children in difficult situation.

Projects financed by RusHydro are chosen taking into account Sustainable Development Goals and are mostly focused on the development of social infrastructure, environment protection, support of education and science, development of sports and healthcare system.

5.3.1.Charity and sponsorship activities of PJSC RusHydro


In 2016, Board of Directors of the Group approved the Policy of charity and sponsorship activities of PJSC RusHydro. It contains information about the goals and priority areas of charity and sponsorship activities of the Group, decision-making process concerning financing different projects, etc.

Every year PJSC RusHydro develops the annual Charity and Sponsorship Program and submits it to the Board of Directors for review and approval. It contains information about activities supported, the amount of money allocated on each project and the total funds allocated on charitable and sponsorship activities.

The goals of RusHydro’s charitable activities are the following:

  • Systematic realization of social programmes, support, low-income citizens, culture, sport and education system.
  • Forming the Company’s image as a sociable responsible company, centre not only economic, but also social life.

In it charity and sponsorship activity, RusHydro strives to shift from one-off donations to comprehensive social responsibility and follows the principles of transparency, targeted nature and effectiveness of funds allocated. PJSC RusHydro does not support commercial organizations, organizations and representatives of legislative, judicial and executive authorities, political parties and movements.

Priority areas of charity and sponsorship activity of PJSC RusHydro are the following:

  • assistance to labour veterans and honoured workers of energy sector;
  • assistance to low-income categories of citizens, the disabled, and pensioners;
  • assistance to children’s organizations and institutions;
  • assistance to medical institutions and health care organizations;
  • promotion of socio-economic development of the Far East and Baikal regions;
  • promotion of restoration of Russian historical and architectural monuments;
  • development of institutions of education and science
  • support of sports organisations.

In 2016, the total amount of funds spent on the implementation of the Charity Program amounted to 363.7 million rubles, including 315.9 million rubles through the executive bodies.

In 2015-2016 the total amount of funds spent on charity significantly decreased, due to one-time support of Hockey Club «Dinamo» (500 million rubles) in 2014. In that way, RusHydro participated in the state program of hockey development, including support of youth sports and training of coaches.

Main charitable programmes of the Company are integrated in Federal Long-term programme «Clean Energy», aimed at forming favourable social conditions in all regions of HPPs operation, and to build up conditions for social adaptation, development and education of youth.

Charity expenses, mln rubles


Structure of expenditure for charity in 2016, million rubles


Among other fields of charitable activity:

  1. Development of Russian sports. RusHydro supports the RF Whitewater Federation, the Russian Union of Martial Arts, and other organizations. PJSC RusHydro also renders assistance to sports clubs and teams, equips sports halls, improves sports grounds. In 2016 the Company spent on these purposes over 40 mln rubles.
  2. Infrastructure development in Cheryomushki Village (Khakassiya republic, where Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP is situated. The programme is aimed at comprehensive renovation and modernisation of social facilities of the village. In 2017 the Company plans to finish the development of the Yenisei embankment and the construction of Centre of winter sports. See detailed information about the development of Cheremushki and support of the families of the deceased in 2009 Sayano–Shushenskaya power station accident in 3.2. Contribution to the Sustainable Development of the Regions.
  3. Support of Russian Geographical Society (RGS), «Siberian Tiger» Centre. RusHydro participates in forming RGS grant fund, funding publication activity and organising ecological-geographical expeditions, and takes part in projects aimed at saving Siberian tiger population. Total sum of financing in 2016 amounted to 45 million rubles.
  4. Support of other NGOs: in 2016, the Company supported the «Vera» hospice relief fund, the Public Organization of the Disabled Centre for Humanitarian Programs, the National society of children’s haematologists and oncologists.

The Company has been supporting the hospice relief Fund “Vera” for several years. In 2016, RusHydro sent 800 thousand rubles for the implementation of the fund’s projects related to improving the quality of care for seriously ill people, including in regions where RusHydro operates.

Part of the donation is aimed at improving the skills of hospice medical staff across the country, the other part is aimed at the acquisition of care products for patients of the Centre for Palliative Care in Moscow and helping the family of an incurably diseased girl in buying medical equipment. The Company also provided assistance to Primorsky Krai, which was affected by the «Linerok» typhoon.


Since 2005 PJSC RusHydro holds ecological campaign «oBEREGAy» aimed at cleaning riversides and storage ponds. Among participants are: Company’s employees, representatives of municipalities, activists of ecological NGOs, children from orphanages, schoolchildren and students, media representatives. They are provided with aprons, bandanas, flags and other souvenirs with the logo of the campaign. Most active volunteers are awarded. Among participants of the campaign, photo contest is held.

Over 11 years more than 36,000 people took part in the campaign, 1,870 tonnes of garbage were removed.

In 2016, 30 events were held in 17 regions, 2,427 people took part in them. 3,740 garbage bags were removed.

The Charity program of PJSC RusHydro for 2017*

AspectSum, mln rubles
Long-term projects85.00
«Clean energy» program 128.9
Other programs and campaigns 723.3

«Clean energy» programme

Support areasDescriptionResults of 2016 and plans for 2017
Assistance to orphanages and children’s educational institutions PJSC RusHydro seeks to provide social adaptation of children in orphanages, demonstrate their importance for the society.In 2016 «Clean energy» covered about 30 orphanages, 6 rehabilitation centres, dozens of general and music schools and children’s artistic groups. 19 branches of PJSC RusHydro helped foundations and centres for rehabilitation of disabled children.
Charitable environmental activitiesRusHydro pays special attention to environmental education projects. The Company holds ecological-touristic shifts, supports All-Russian ecological marathon «Samarskaya Luka» and environmental educational campaigns in Zhiguli Nature Reserve, with the help of volunteers cleans banks of water bodies.

Personnel of the Company hold thematic lessons for schoolchildren. Another project is organising ecological hiking trails and improving recreation areas in collaboration with nature reserves.
There are ecological hiking trails in 13 regions of RusHydro’s operation. Three of them were opened in 2016. («To the Buchilo waterfall», «Zveroboy» in Novosibirskaya oblast, «In harmony with nature» in Natural park «Volga-Akhtuba floodplain»).
Educational programmes RusHydro holds the contest of student projects in the field of hydropower and alternative energy «Energy of development». The aim of the contest is long-term professional personnel training in hydropower industry via identifying talented young people interested in scientific and practical activities in this field.In 2016-2017 the eights contest «Energy of development» was held. Winners joined the RusHydro team at the Youth Innovation Forum «Forsazh-2017» and will participate in World Festival of Youth and Students which will be held in Sochi in October 2017.

RusHydro financially supported the following universities:
  • Moscow State University of Civil Engineering;
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University;Moscow Power Engineering Institute and its branch in Volzhsky;
  • Sayano-Shushensky branch of the Siberian Federal University;
  • Far Eastern Federal University
OtherSupport of publication of children’s books by Detgiz State Children Publishing House.In 2016 RusHydro supported publication of the following children’s books: «From the Mast to the Keel» about the history of the Russian fleet, and «Around the world under Russian flag» about first Russian circumnavigation.

Large-scale work is also continuing on the creation of the second volume of the scientific and artistic almanac for young people "I want to know everything", which is scheduled for presentation at the end of 2017. The first book "I want to know everything. Old and new science news of 1957-2014 "was released in 2014. The main part of editions was transferred to children's and school libraries, development centres in all regions of the company's presence.


Being a socially responsible company, RAO ES of the East is actively involved in the economic and social life of the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District. In charitable activities the Holding follows Regulations on charitable and sponsorship activities, adopted on 04.09.2012 by the Board of Directors of PJSC RAO ES of the East.

In the Far Eastern Federal District, charitable and sponsorship activities are conducted by JSC FEEC, JSC FEDC, PJSC Yakutskenergo, PJSC Kamchatskenergo, PJSC Magadanenergo, JSC Sakhaenergo, JSC Sakhalinenergo, JSC Energotranssnab, JSC Teploenergoservis, JSC YaERC, JSC Khabarovsk Repair- Assembly Company and JSC KSEN.

In 2016, money put in charitable activities, totalled 315.2 mln rubles. Main part of it was allocated for the support of sports programmes, youth sports, assistance to indigent groups of people.

5.3.2. Volunteering

PJSC RusHydro also develops volunteering movement and supports employees who take part in different social projects. Personal engagement of the employees helps to develop the Company’s staff potential, because they introduce children to the job of energy specialists, conduct trainings and excursions to the power plants.

Since 2013, the Program of social and professional adaptation for orphans, aimed at support of the children in orphanages. Employees of the PJSC RusHydro branches organise tours to the power plants, festivals and other events for the wards. Company regularly organises events to raise funds for the wards of the charity organisations and support of those in need.

More than 3.8 million rubles raised employees of RusHydro during corporate charitable and volunteering campaigns since 2014.

One of the biggest charitable events in 2016 was the annual New Year fair «Day of Goodness», which took place in the PJSC RusHydro office in Moscow. RusHydro employees bought presents for friends and family, and the proceeds (over 334 thousand. rubles) were delivered to 15 charitable organisations and foundations.

Employees of PJSC RusHydro also hold lessons for school children about energy safety on a voluntary basis.

Volunteering movement is also developed in the affiliates of RAO ES of the East Holding. Employees of PJSC FEEC, JSC FEGC, JSC FEDC take care of children in nine orphanages in Khabarovsky kray, Primorye, Amur oblast and Jewish Autonomous Oblast. The program is aimed at introducing children in orphanages to professions of the energy sector, helping them to socialise. Among events, organised in 2016, are Festival of professions, Days of professions and thematic workshops.

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