The “Home Towns” Programme

The “Home Towns” Programme
is one of the most successful and best-known regional development initiatives undertaken by Russian business

It covers all Gazprom Neft social projects, from small-scale volunteer initiatives and town celebrations to major international festivals, and the construction of apartment blocks and sports centres.

The “Home Towns” Programme objectives:

  • developing basic social infrastructure throughout the regions in which the company operates;
  • ensuring comprehensive improvement of the urban environment, and creating favourable conditions for people to live in;
  • supporting local community initiatives;
  • creating conditions for developing education, culture and sports;
  • developing creative industriesCreative industries are industries based on individual creativity, skills or talent, and which can generate added value and create jobs by producing and using intellectual property.;
  • popularising science among young people;
  • preserving the unique culture and traditional lifestyle of indigenous peoples in the north of Russia;
  • integrating the indigenous peoples in the north of Russia into the modern economic landscape.

Particular projects and priority target groups are listed separately for each region, based on its relevant development goals, and the company’s annual social-project implementation cycleRead more about implementing social projects, and approaches to assessing their efficiency in the Gazprom Neft Sustainability Report for 2018..

Social investment, ₽ billion
Considering stakeholder priorities with social projects

The company is planning and implementing its regional policy, which is interrelated with regional goals and development programmes.

The portfolio of social projects that form part of the “Home Towns” Programme is being developed in partnership with regional governments, non-profit organisations, local residents, and company employees. Gazprom Neft is taking into account key stakeholder expectations, allocating resources for addressing relevant issues in regions, and plans to provide long-term social benefits.

This approach means that the company can initiate positive changes, and allocate resources for solving relevant problems in the regions, rather than merely being a sponsor.