Corporate Volunteering

We believe corporate volunteering is an important aspect of personal development, which helps individuals to recognise their own value in society. Severstal offers its employees a variety of opportunities to participate in corporate charitable programmes and develop useful social skills while building relationships with peers and like-minded people. Our programme includes training workshops with internal and external experts and we design and run charitable initiatives, raffles, Christmas fairs, auctions, marathons, master classes and other events.

Some of our events are corporate in scale and take place across all our key businesses. These include:

  • Helping children from vulnerable families prepare for the new school year
  • New Year raffles and fairs to support charitable funds, and collection of presents for the Present for Every Child project
  • #GivingTuesday International Day of Giving events
  • Donor Day
  • Support of schools, kindergartens and foster care institutions
  • Support for animal shelters

Our Hockey Without Borders project gives citizens with disabilities, supported by Severstal volunteers, an opportunity to visit the games of Severstal and Almaz teams and also meet the athletes and participate in joint training sessions.  Severstal’s Hockey Without Borders project won the Good Deeds Champions 2019 corporate volunteering award in the Health nomination.

Severstal actively involves employees in environmental protection initiatives, including volunteering events. Our businesses organise annual volunteer events to clean our facilities, remove waste from river banks, and help with municipal landscaping. The number of environmental volunteering events in our businesses increases every year.

Key Corporate Volunteering Events in 2019

  • Moscow office of Severstal organised more than 20 charitable events. These included the New Year fair with charitable foundations, blood donation events, and fundraising for Tulun flood relief.
  • As a part of the Giving Thursday initiative for the International Day of Giving, the majority of our businesses run special events: Moscow office of Severstal together with Utkonos raised funds to purchase 60 food sets for the residents of the Marfino social centre in Mytyshchi District of Moscow Oblast. Our volunteers delivered food to families, senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Karelsky Okatysh employees collected food items and household appliances for senior citizens without families and persons with disabilities.
  • Karelsky Okatysh employees support schools, kindergartens, rehabilitation centres for children with disabilities, and the Polytechnic College.
  • Miners Gift Heat volunteering project of Vorkutaugol participated in the Russian Volunteer 2019 contest. Youth Council members participate in the Grandma Nearby charitable initiative to collect food and sanitary items for senior citizens without families. They also traditionally organise New Year greetings for veterans, miner families with many children, and resident orphans.
  • More than 50 people participated in the International Donor Day in Cherepovets arranged one week before the New Year by the Youth Council of Severstal Russian Steel.
  • Employees of the Vologda branch of Severstal Steel Ropes supported the House of Solace Christian Orthodox shelter in Volzhsky. This subsidiary takes care of 30 resident children from unprivileged families and families in hardship.
  • Young volunteers of Severstal Metiz helped arrange seating for the guests and managed spectator flow at the celebration for Severstal veterans and the Together to Success gala performance in the Ice Palace.
  • The employees of the monitoring and measurement devices shop of the power machinery repair plant of Promservice participated in the Easy to Help volunteer project. 15 plant employees together with other volunteers renovated and cleaned up the ZooShchit animal shelter in Cherepovets. Our employees supported a stray dog shelter in Kostomuksha and Veles animal shelter in Kolpino.
  • More than 20 Day of Kindness events were organised in St. Petersburg and Kolpino. Our employees collected and delivered food and personal hygiene articles were collected for the individuals in care of the Integrated Public Social Services Centre of Kolpino District; helped schools and kindergartens to purchase construction materials for renovations; and organised sports events for the military.
  • Annual participation in the Clean Games environmental quest: Our Moscow office employees planted flowers in a rehabilitation centre in Odintsovo. Olcon supported the environmental quest in Olenegorsk at the shore of Lake Komsomolskoye for the second time. 11 teams collected 1,300 kilograms of waste within three hours. 15 teams participated in the contest in Kostomuksha, including teams of Karelsky Okatysh and Cherepovets Steel Mill.
  •  Vorkutaugol joined the annual River Band environmental event. Coal miners removed waste from the water protection zones of three rivers and six streams.
  • Vorkutaugol participated in a series of volunteer events helping to clean up and landscape Vorkuta. All collected waste was transported to the landfill.
  •  Kolpino site of Severstal Russian Steel sent its team to the citywide Kolpino Landscaping Day to help remove waste and unauthorized advertising. Together with colleagues from other local businesses, our employees planted the trees in the Young Industrialist Alley along Zavodskoy Prospekt. Other employees of this site removed waste from the banks of Popova Izhorka river, and participated in a waste sorting event.
  • Representatives of various departments of the Volgograd branch of Severstal Steel Ropes planted 50 young trees in a park by the plant management building. This event was a part of the general city landscaping restoration initiative suggested at the meeting of the Environmental Council of Volgograd Oblast Duma.
  • Yakovlevsky Mine employees organised a volunteer event at Yakovlevo stadium. They removed waste, painted sports equipment and benches, and renewed football pitch markings. The mine established a special parking lot for mine employees who would like to contribute to the reduction of exhaust gas emissions by switching from personal vehicles to bicycles.