Rosneft traditionally strongly contributes to the social and economic development of the Russian Federation by supporting ambitious projects to revive spiritual and national values while driving scientific development, culture, industry, education, and sports.
In 2018, Rosneft and its Group Subsidiaries allocated RUB 2,057 mln for the sponsorship projects, this being is evidence of the Company’s social responsibility.
In 2018, Rosneft lent assistance to nine Russian and foreign business forums and conferences. Among them: the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Eastern Economic Forum attended by the President of the Russian Federation, the Russian Energy Week International Forum, and a number of others.
The Company is a strong supporter of professional and amateur sports. It finances the CSKA Moscow Hockey Club and is a sponsor of the Arsenal Tula Football Club. Rosneft supports the Russian car manufacturers and contributes to the development of motorsports in Russia, being a sponsor of Lada Sport Rosneft racing team. The Company is a title sponsor to the International Sambo Federation.
Rosneft is reviving and building the traditions of business and cultural community partnership. In 2018, the Company provided financing to a unique exhibition of the Japanese Edo gravures in the Pushkin Museum of Moscow and an exhibition of works of an Italian artist of XV century, Piero della Francesca, at the State Hermitage Museum.
Rosneft is sponsoring and bolstering its partnership with the D.D. Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia. The Company sponsored a symphony concert performed by the philharmonic orchestra under the baton of Yu.Kh. Temirkanov in Berlin. Rosneft is a primary sponsor to the International Bravo Music Awards, the White Nights festival, and others.
It is actively involved in developing cultural relations between countries. In 2018, within Russia – Qatar bilateral year, Rosneft was a title partner of the painting collection exhibition “Russian avant-garde: Pioneers and Direct Descendants” at the State Tretyakov Gallery and got up the Sretensky monastery chorus concert. Both events were held at the capital city of Qatar, Doha.
Environmental protection and safety are one of the Company’s priorities. Rosneft strongly contributes to environmental support and protection and focuses particularly on the protection of endangered species and studying of marine mammals. In 2018, the Company continued its comprehensive program (started in 2013) to protect polar bears living in Russian zoos. The Company provided financial support to the first sea expedition to study the Black Sea dolphins undertaken by the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology affiliated to Academy of Sciences. The studies were conducted for the first time since the early 1980s and very important in obtaining information about the Black Sea condition as a whole. In addition, the Company supports a number of projects developed by the scientists of Siberian Federal University and focused on the investigation of Evenk deer, sable, and Red Book goose species.