Annual Report 2013

Sponsorship and Charity

Through sponsorship and charity, we seek to foster a favourable social climate and to create an environment for sustainable development of the regions where weoperate.

Russia-based entities provide support to orphanages, educational and medical institutions and finance children’s sport. They organise and are closely involved with charity events designed to support the underprivileged. For example, TAGMET is a permanent participant of a charitable action In the Name of Kindness in support of children with serious diseases; and Volzhsky Pipe Plant, as a partner of the Russian Children’s Foundation, takes part in the All different, All equal project intended to provide public support to disabled children.

Entities provide support to orphanages, educational and medical institutions and finance children’s sport

In the Urals Federal District accommodating two TMK entities, our charity programmes are run through the corporate charitable foundation Sinara, a professional operator. This facilitates partnership with civic institutions through grant competitions. In 2013, the Foundation provided charity support to 176 non-profit organisations and carried out ten large-scale cultural and educational projects in Russia and internationally. The Foundation is working in close cooperation with stakeholders to expand its charitable employee volunteering scheme (corporate citizenship programme).

To promote sports, TMK sponsors:

  • the Russian Ski-Jumping and Nordic Combined Federation;
  • a number of professional sports clubs, including: the Ural Football Club of the Russian Premier League; the Sinara mini-football club in Yekaterinburg, a two-time champion in Russia; the Dinamo Women’s Handball Club in Volgograd, an eleven-time champion in Russia; TAGMET tennis club in Taganrog;
  • amateur teams representing TMK entities competing in various sports, including children’s and youth sports.

Our European Division acted as the main sponsor of Russian Culture Days 2013 in Bucharest dedicated to the 135th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Romania.

TMK GIPI employees of the Middle East Division are regular participants in blood donation campaigns in support of cancer, heart diseases and HIV sufferers.

TMK’s US Division acted as a leading corporate sponsor of the Age of Impressionism exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The TMK-sponsored educational programme helped more than 50 thous. residents of Houston, including almost 1 thous. children, to see paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Support is also provided to charity organisations in the cities where the Division’s entities operate, including the American Cancer Society and United Way.