Russian Copper Company Gets Cooperation Award

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, December 27, 2017. Russian Copper Company was given the Donors Forum Association’s certificate for introducing new social technologies that help involve local communities in urban improvements.

According to the company press service, the awarding ceremony took place during the association’s general member meeting in Moscow on the eve of the Donors Forum’s 15th anniversary. The meeting covered a report on the association’s charity projects in Russia this year and the action plan for 2018.

This year, Russian Copper Company implemented a number of social programs involving the locals of towns where its member enterprises operate. A contest called Change Your Town For The Better proved the most efficient event of the year: children from Chelyabinsk Oblast’s schools had to develop urban improvement programs and present them to a board of experts. The successful applicants received grants of up to RUR 250,000 from the company to go through with their programs.

‘Doing social projects in close cooperation with the local communities helps deal with the really relevant problems in the area, which makes these projects much more sustainable. A selection procedure in a contest format also helps make sure we support the strongest and the most efficient proposals. The outcomes of Change Your Town For The Better can serve as proof,’ says Russian Copper Company’s Vice President for HR & Social Responsibility Anna Shabarova.

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