In 2017, Sakhalin Energy continued to actively promote its business reputation and strengthen its image as a socially responsible company both within and outside of the Russian Federation. Sakhalin Energy attended a number of important international and regional events, including:
- LNG Congress of Russia, an annual congress and exhibition, 15–17 March, Moscow
More than 300 Russian and foreign companies took part in the international event dedicated to liquefied natural gas issues. The strategic issues of the industry, global technologies for the production and transportation of liquefied natural gas, the implementation of LNG projects were discussed by representatives of authorities, operators of large, medium, and small-scale LNG projects, Russian and international consumers (markets of Europe and Asia-Pacific region), technology and equipment suppliers.
- Oil and Gas Industry Supply Chain (NEFTEGAZSNAB-2017) Annual Conference, 16 March, Moscow
The annual conference is held with the aim of creating a transparent and open system for selecting suppliers for oil and gas companies, exchanging experience, and discussing logistical support systems for various enterprises of the industry. The company held a round table titled 'Expanding Ties with Russian Suppliers of Equipment and Materials for the Oil and Gas Sector', outlined the organisation of procurement and import substitution, and presented a range of opportunities for domestic suppliers of the Sakhalin-2 project.
- Gastech International Conference and Exhibition on Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas and Petroleum Gas, 4–7 April, Tokyo
Being one of the most prestigious events in the world gas industry, it was attended by more than 2,000 delegates, and more than 20 speakers made their presentations. The main topics were the exploration of fields and gas production, tankers, shipbuilding, gas equipment and systems, financial foundations and investment companies, labour safety, etc. Sakhalin Energy held a series of business meetings with shareholders and buyers of LNG, to look a the current issues and prospects for further cooperation under the Sakhalin-2 project.
- All-Russia Occupational Health and Safety Week, 10–14 April, Sochi
About 150 companies presented their latest developments on the central discussion platform—the site where the best world and domestic practices in the field of occupational health and safety management systems are traditionally demonstrated. Sakhalin Energy took an active part in two round tables—Topical Problems and Best Practices in the Field of Occupational Health and Safety: Experience of European Companies in Russia, and Organisation of Labour Safety at Oil Products Supply Enterprises of Russian and Foreign Companies.
- United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 24 April – 5 May, New York
The highest advisory body on economic and social development, indigenous culture, the state of the environment, education, health, and human rights has been working since 2002. The Russian delegation attending the forum in 2017 included members of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and representatives of regions where indigenous minority peoples of the North traditionally reside. The company presented a report on the experience of interaction with indigenous minorities at the thematic event titled Corporate Social Responsibility of Companies Carrying Out Industrial Activities in the Areas of Traditional Residence of Indigenous Peoples: Russian Experience.
- Annual General Meeting of the International Business Congress (IBC AGM), 25–26 May, Vienna
The IBC includes 129 members representing 28 countries of the world. The Congress deals with practical issues of economic cooperation, and the development of proposals to remove obstacles and create favourable conditions for an effective and safe business environment. In 2017, the event was attended by more than 350 people. The Congress included the Natural Gas as the Target Fuel of the Future Conference.
- Eastern Economic Forum, 6–7 September, Vladivostok
In 2017, the forum was held under the motto 'The Far East: Creating a New Reality'. The event was attended by over 6,000 people, including 775 business representatives from more than 60 countries. The participants of the forum signed 217 agreements worth RUB 2.5 trillion. Sakhalin Energy held a number of negotiations with buyers and partners and signed an agreement with Petrofac to build a compressor station at the onshore processing facility (OPF).
- Sakhalin Oil and Gas International Conference, 27–29 September, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
In the Year of Ecology, environmental protection was the key topic of the conference. At the plenary session, Sakhalin Energy shared its experience of work to reduce environmental risks and to conserve biodiversity, presented reports on the progress of the Sakhalin-2 project implementation, industrial safety, maritime transportation, and other topics. The conference participants discussed the issues of oil price decline, decrease in investment by oil and gas companies, economic sanctions, access to financing, optimisation of business processes, technological issues and their solution, as well as strategies for further development of projects in the Far East.
- PRO BONO: Russian Practices and Development Vector International Conference, 28–29 September, Moscow
The event was organised by the Association of Managers and the National Council for Corporate Volunteering. More than 100 representatives of large and medium-sized businesses, HR managers, PR specialists, and experts in the development of corporate social responsibility participated in the conference. Russian and foreign participants exchanged experience in the area of intellectual volunteering in Russia, discussed PRO Bono volunteering models and technologies. Sakhalin Energy shared its experience of implementing projects on skilled volunteering.
- St. Petersburg International Gas Forum, 3–6 October, St. Petersburg
This is the leading platform for discussing the current challenges faced by the industry. It is traditionally attended by the heads of states and governments, top managers of international companies and organisations, and the world's renowned experts. More than 10,000 participants of the forum discussed global energy issues and the main areas of fuel and energy sector development. The key event of the forum's official business programme was the plenary session under the title 'Energy for Global Growth' with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The head of the state outlined the most important global energy trends.
- Annual Conference of the Association of Specialists in Programme and Policy Evaluation, 3–5 October, Moscow
Representatives of business, the non-profit sector, government organisations, and the scientific community discussed the issues related to the evaluation of project implementation in various fields of activity, including education, culture, and charity. Within the framework of the special section dedicated to the role of evaluation in the development of the volunteer movement, participants reviewed various approaches to evaluating volunteer activity and measuring its effectiveness. Sakhalin Energy presented its assessment practices in the implementation of social programmes.
- World Resources and Gas Reserves, and Advanced Technologies for their Development (WGRR 2017) International Scientific and Practical Conference, 8–10 November, Moscow
The conference was attended by over 230 specialists from 60 companies, academic and scientific branch institutes and organisations, working in the field of geological exploration and gas field development, as well as foreign partners. The participants discussed new opportunities, topical problems, latest developments and new technologies for identification, appraisal, exploration, and development of traditional and non-traditional resources and gas reserves around the globe. Sakhalin Energy made a presentation titled The Construction of the Petrophysical Model of the Lunskoye Field.
- United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, 27–29 November, Geneva
The forum was established in 2011 by the UN Council on Human Rights, to become one of the largest international platforms for exchanging experience in the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights among representatives of states, enterprises, civil society, international institutions, and expert groups. Sakhalin Energy presented its experience during the Russian-Swiss thematic session Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a Business Transformation Factor for Sustainable Development. Lessons Learnt. Strategies. Partnership.
- Corporate Volunteering: Business and Society. VI Moscow Forum, 28 November, Moscow
This is the largest expert platform for corporate volunteering in Russia. The forum is held to analyse modern corporate volunteering in Russia and abroad, to replicate successful practices, to discuss possible ways of developing and strengthening the intersectoral partnership of business, society, and the government. The company shared its experience during the work of the Corporate Volunteering in the Information Society section of the Forum.
- Environmental Safety in the Gas Industry (ESGI-2017) International Scientific and Technical Conference, 5–6 December, Moscow
The main objectives of the event were to discuss the environmental safety, health and welfare of the country's population, and to summarise the Year of Ecology. Representatives of government agencies, executives, specialists and business partners of oil and gas companies, representatives of Russian science discussed topical issues related to ensuring environmental and industrial safety, energy efficiency, and labour safety.
- Environmental Responsibility in the Russian Energy Sector. German-Russian Environmental Conference, 6 December, Berlin
The event was dedicated to the Year of Ecology in Russia. It was organised on the initiative of the head of the CREON Group with the support of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Russia and the United Nations Development Programme / Global Environmental Facility / the RF Ministry of Natural Resources project. The conference was supported by the Russian-German Foreign Trade Chamber and the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations in the German Industry. The purpose of the event was to exchange experience and to join efforts of the German and Russian parties in the field of sustainable development. Sakhalin Energy made a presentation on environmental safety in the production of LNG.
- Offshore Oil and Gas Contracts: NEFTEGAZSHELF-2017, Annual Conference, 7 December, Moscow
Participants of the conference discussed the challenges and prospects of work on the Russian continental shelf, the issues of attracting foreign partners to the transfer of technology, the development of contractors, and the formation of integrator companies. Sakhalin Energy presented the company's achievements in the development of the Russian content under the Sakhalin-2 project and highlighted the range of opportunities for potential project participants.
- PEOPLE INVESTOR 2017: Responsible Investment Forum, 12 December, Moscow
The forum gives the PEOPLE INVESTOR Awards nominees an opportunity to present their best practices in the field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. The event brings together top managers of leading Russian and foreign companies operating in various sectors of the economy, government officials, the Russian and foreign expert community, business education institutions, professional service providers, and other stakeholders. At the forum, Sakhalin Energy presented the Oiled Wildlife Response Programme in the Environmental Efficiency category.
- ECOTECH International Exhibition and Forum and All-Russian Congress on Environmental Protection, 12–14 December, Moscow
The joint event is the main platform in Russia and the CIS to address the challenges of environmentally sustainable development, to present Russian and foreign innovative environmental ideas, and to exchange experience in the development of green technologies. During the event, representatives of the Government of Russia, federal and regional authorities, managers and specialists of Russian and international companies, experts of the global environmental community, leading scientists and experts discussed topical issues of environmental protection. The company presented its extensive experience and achievements in the field of biodiversity conservation.
Sakhalin Energy's participation in prestigious Russian and international forums allows the company to identify and apply advanced Russian and international experience and best practices in the field of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, and helps to maintain its leadership positions in various areas of activity