PJSC Severstal became the winner in the nomination "For Contribution to Social Development of Territories and Support in COVID-19 Conditions" of the All-Russian Competition "Leaders of Russian Business: Dynamics and Responsibility - 2020", held by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).
A total of 243 applications from companies from 35 regions of Russia were submitted for participation in the competition. The goal of the All-Russian competition is to promote sustainable development of companies that meets the long-term economic interests of the Russian Federation and to identify dynamically developing companies based on the results of the year based on economic, social and environmental performance indicators.
“Thank you for such a high expert assessment of the contribution of Severstal in the sustainable development of the regions of presence. Despite the pandemic, the company continued to support small and medium-sized businesses, help solve acute social problems, help preserve cultural heritage, and develop culture and education. The company's management took a set of its own unprecedented measures to counter the spread of coronavirus at all production sites and offices of the company and provided material support to employees. A large-scale program of assistance to local communities was launched in partnership with authorities, Severgroup companies, other business structures, non-profit organizations and volunteers, which allowed not only to provide prompt assistance, but also to help prevent serious consequences, "said Natalya Poppel, Advisor to the CEO of Severstal "On sustainable development.
The program to support the population in the regions of presence during the coronavirus pandemic period of the companies Severstal and Severgroup has been repeatedly noted by the professional community. In 2020, she won the Leaders of Corporate Philanthropy and People Ivestor contests.