ROSATOM operates as a socially responsible company. Following the tradition that has formed in nuclear power industry ROSATOM is consistently performing the charity function. Its main areas are as follows: supporting cultural projects related with the preservation of historical heritage objects (332 mln rubles in 2016); financing proposals within the framework of competitions between social and charity projects (98 mln rubles) and facilitating initiatives in education (156,5 mln rubles). Other projects, for example, protection of rare species, development of children and amateur sports, or promotion of healthy life styles, can also enjoy ROSATOM’s financial support. Totally in 2016 ROSATOM spent over 1 bln rubles for social and charity programs.
ROSATOM’s School – a sectoral education program – is aimed at supporting and modernizing educational institutions to meet advanced Russian and worldwide trends in cities that host ROSATOM’s enterprises. Five kindergartens (Zelenogorsk, Novouralsk, Zarechny, Ozersk, and Trekhgorny) and four schools (Sarov, Zarechny, Novouralsk, and Zelenogorsk) participate in the program. In 2016, in the framework of the program, five global network events were organized for gifted children. At the distance learning stage, more than 5,000 students participated in these events, and over 300 children took part in the classroom stage. In 2015–2016 academic year more than 300 teachers from cities participating in the ROSATOM’s School Project did their internship with the best Russian teachers; 27 people did internships in the best educational establishments of Finland and Austria.
Every year Rosatom Community Board organizes an open grant competition between regional organizations. This is the way to support dozens of social and cultural initiatives, like the project “Rosatom Culture Territory”. Grant beneficiaries are different civil-society organizations, sports or patriotic clubs, educational centers or cultural institutions.
Rosatom organizations spend much money for the improvement of urban infrastructure in their location places. They invest into constructing new sports facilities and churches as well as into the renovation of old ones. Funds are also allocated for municipal multi-functional sports- and play-grounds or recreational development. Many enterprises support children’s sports by buying necessary sports equipment and compensating for the costs related with the participation of young sportsmen in different national competitions. The final and principal goal here is to instill good healthy lifestyles in younger generation.