Investing in Local Communities
The Group is committed to developing long term and positive relationships with the communities within which it operates.
All operations undertake an ongoing and active dialogue with local communities and regulatory authorities, using standard Group policies and procedures and supported by the Corporate Communications department in Blagoveschensk. Dialogue goes beyond Russian regulatory requirements and encompasses international good practice for community engagement.
The Group’s commitment to promoting development in the Amur region led it to establish the Petropavlovsk Foundation in 2010.
One specific ethnic group encountered in the Amur region are the Evenk people – an indigenous community who are found in north eastern Russia and China, and whose traditional lands are in the vicinity of the Kuranakh iron ore project in the north west of the Amur region and Albyn mine in the north east of the Amur region. The company provides assistance to Evenk reindeer farms, Evenki dance and singing clubs, restores social infrastructure in the Evenk national villages, and participates in preserving Evenk traditional sports.