EuroSibEnergo Group is recognized as one of the best participants of the Best Social Projects in Russia National Program
The program is designed to support the efforts of the Russian Government to improve social policy on the basis of a partnership between the state, society and the business. The final list of the "best companies caring about corporate social responsibility" comprised over seventy companies involved in important social initiatives, including EuroSibEnergo Group and its projects: Kind Light and the Cultural Capital.
The Kind Light project involves publishing a series of books for social institutions and orphanages in the Group’s operating regions; it is implemented as part of the Group's own social program, Kind Energy, in partnership with the VostSibkniga publishing house and the Irkutsk regional branch of the Russian Children's Fund. The editorial board of the series is chaired by Oleg Deripaska. Books forming part of the Kind Light library are designed in a similar style and targeted at children of various ages; they are aimed at developing children’s creative talents and stimulating the interest of the younger generation in reading. To date, the first two children's books have been published as part of the project: Where Have the Hedgehogs Hidden?, a book for babies by Mikhail Trofimov, and Genka Pyzhov, the First Citizen of Bratsk, a book for teenagers; The Secret of the Labyrinth of Gauss, a book by Vyacheslav Imshenetsky focusing on military and patriotic themes, is being prepared for publication to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. The books are sent not only to children's social institutions, but also to libraries in remote towns and villages which are facing a desperate shortage of books for children. The project of the Kind Light library involves publishing two or three books per year.
The Cultural Capital arts festival is a unique project in the sphere of modern urban culture initiated by EuroSibEnergo Group in partnership with well-known arts associations from Irkutsk and Saint Petersburg: Baikal-Totem and Nevsky 24. At the first stage, the objective of the festival is to showcase the most impressive social and cultural achievements of the two cities. The first festival was held in Irkutsk from June 5 through June 7, 2014 and was presented in Saint Petersburg in August. In the future, the project will also cover other regions of Russia and will serve as a cultural bridge between the west and the east of the country enabling an improvement of urban environment by strengthening the ties in the sphere of liberal arts and establishing closer contacts in a common creative space. The festival is aimed at maintaining the status of Siberian cities as major centers of Russian culture beyond the Urals, facilitating cultural exchange between various regions of Russia, creating a favorable environment for professional communication, establishing partnerships and launching joint art projects.
Vyacheslav Solomin, CEO of OJSC EuroSibEnergo: "Social investments in the Group's operating regions form a crucial part of EuroSibEnergo's business. We are actively involved in charity work, provide targeted assistance and support sports, culture and education. But what gives us the greatest satisfaction in this sphere is those projects that we initiate ourselves and that soon become popular with the general public. I would like to thank all our partners for our common achievements, and I hope that our exciting and creative cooperation will continue."
Press service of OJSC EuroSibEnergo
March 12, 2015