6. Stakeholder Engagement Management

6.1. Strategy, Principles, Mechanisms and Engagement Tools

Sakhalin Energy respects the right of all stakeholders to receive information about company’s activities, and guarantees an open and direct dialogue with local communities in accordance with the Public Consultation and Disclosure Plan.

Assuming that regular and meaningful engagement with key stakeholders is an important element of successful operations, Sakhalin Energy has been sharing information and consulting with stakeholders since the start of the Sakhalin-2 project.

Stakeholders are organisations, companies, individuals, or groups that have a vested interest in the company or the project, i.e. individuals or entities that are influenced by the company or can potentially influence the company’s operations.

The company interacts with a number of stakeholders including the following key groups: shareholders, personnel, lenders, government authorities, customers, suppliers and contractors, community, Japanese stakeholders, international organisations, public organisations and other non-governmental and non-profit organisations, mass media, etc.

Company’s Stakeholders



Sakhalin Energy’s engagement with stakeholders is based on its commitments as set forth in key corporate documents including:

  • Code of Conduct, including the Statement of General Business Principles;
  • Sustainable Development Policy;
  • Human Rights Policy;
  • Commitment and Policy on Health, Safety, Environment and Social Performance;
  • Social Performance Standard (Public Consultation and Disclosure Appendix);
  • Public Consultation and Disclosure Plan (updated annually).

These documents define the strategy, principles, process, mechanisms, and tools of stakeholder engagement and are available to the general public.

Stakeholder Engagement Process



Strategy

  • Regular and constructive engagement
  • Open and wide informing

Key principles

  • To be constructive and targetoriented
  • To be open and transparent
  • To hold positive relationships
  • To apply efficient mechanisms, opinion exchange regarding  issues and ways for solution


The selection of the most effective mechanisms and tools is determined by the goals and objectives of engagement, and depends on a particular stakeholder group (see the Public Consultation and Disclosure Plan on the company’s website www.sakhalinenergy.com).

6.2. Stakeholder Engagement in 2017

Sakhalin Energy continued systematic and consistent engagement with key stakeholders in 2017.

The key activities included the following:

Key statistics on stakeholder engagement in 2017:

  • 13 public meetings held in communities located near the company's assets (100 participants from among residents of the Sakhalin Oblast);
  • 4,925 visitsto information centres;
  • 15 public meetings in 11 communities of the districts of traditional residence of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities (276 participants—representatives of SIM, non-governmental organisations, tribal enterprises and communities, municipal authorities, and other stakeholders);
  • two rounds of dialogues with the stakeholders as part of preparation of the Sustainable Development Report.

Moreover, to prepare non-financial reports in accordance with international standards, additional opinion surveys and meetings with stakeholders were held to determine the range of topics to be included in the Report (see Section 2. About the Report).

6.3. Engagement with Personnel

Sakhalin Energy pays special attention to the process of addressing grievances and requests from employees, and makes every effort to conduct an open dialogue with its employees and respect their rights.

Engagement with personnel is an important component of strengthening and developing the company’s corporate culture (see Section 5.4. Corporate Culture) and is conducted, among other ways, through the internal communication system, which includes the following:

  • regular staff communication sessions to inform the employees of the results of the meetings of the Committee of Executive Directors, the Board of Directors, and the Supervisory Board, as well as other important events in Sakhalin Energy;
  • opinion surveys. In 2017, a regular survey was conducted to study the opinions of the company’s employees. The questions concerned personnel engagement, their attitude towards the company and its senior management, responsibilities, working conditions, teamwork, participation in activities held by the company, and respect for national, cultural, and individual diversity;
  • in 2017, as part of the Goal Zero programme, a survey was conducted to study employees’ opinions of the state of labour safety at the company to identify current problems and develop follow-uo actions to address them;
  • Vesti monthly corporate newsletter and various informational and reference materials. The Vesti is distributed within Sakhalin Energy, sent to the information centres, and posted on the company's website. Since 2016, the company has also issued an English version of the newsletter, thus ensuring that the information is accessible to foreign employees;
  • a biannual of a newsletter on business ethics and internal control;
  • a monthly HSE newsletter analysing incidents both in the company and in the industry as a whole, warning of hazardous production factors and seasonal natural phenomena, providing information about risk assessment and proposed measures to reduce them;
  • news releases distribution through the daily news bulletin and email messages on behalf of the company’s directors;
  • distribution of printed information materials such as posters, leaflets, brochures, etc. to inform employees about various aspects of safety, operational excellence, HR issues, and upcoming events;
  • posting advertisements, posters, and other information on special information boards in the company’s offices;
  • training workshops and information sessions to explain new procedures and programmes of the company;
  • corporate intranet site available to all employees, where they can find information on the company’s activities and documents, including policies, procedures, schedules, etc.

The 100 Workshop

The annual 100 Workshop was held in November 2017. The event is traditionally attended by more than a hundred employees. In addition to directors, the company’s Leadership Forum members, and heads of business units and representatives of all directorates are also invited to participate in the workshop. The results of the discussions formed the basis of the Journey Book for 2018–2022, with a focus on objectives for the next year.

6.4. Local Communities Engagement through the Company's Information Centres

The information centres established at district and village libraries are located in the communities along the transSakhalin pipeline system and in close proximity to other company’s assets. They are equipped with required office equipment, computers with Internet access, and information stands. This helps meet the company’s objectives and increase the functional capacity of the libraries.

The librarians provide consultation to information centre visitors on issues related to the company’s activities during working hours.

In December 2017, the librarians participated in the regular workshop to obtain first-hand knowledge of the company’s activities.

The work of the information centres includes the following activities:

  • regularly updating materials of the company’s information stands;
  • helping people find information on the company’s website;
  • providing assistance to the community in preparing and submitting complaints in accordance with the Community Grievance Procedure;
  • providing requested company’s information materials.

Book as a Gift Project

The company donated 27 sets of books, dedicated to the Year of Ecology, to the libraries of the Sakhalin Oblast. The thematic selection of books in 2017 included encyclopaedias, reference books, illustrated collections of maps, and gift editions for readers of different ages. The series of books about rare animals and plants, found in Russia and other countries of the world, supplemented the set.

Statistics of Applications to the Information Centres in 2017, %

6.5. Engagement with the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities (SIM)

Sakhalin Energy protects the rights of indigenous people, promoting their culture, lifestyle, customs and traditions, tribal land ownership, participation in economic development and life-sustaining activities based on the use of natural resources.

Since its foundation, Sakhalin Energy has continuously interacted with the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities (SIM). The company considers the SIM to be a special group of stakeholders for which the issues of industrial and environmental safety, the preservation of traditional culture and economic activity are of paramount importance. Sakhalin Energy takes this into account in its operations and implementation of social programmes. The long-term partnership social programmes implemented by Sakhalin Energy are examples of the company's activities in support of human rights. The programmes especially cater to the needs of vulnerable groups of the population, in particular, of indigenous minorities.

Since 2006, the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan (hereinafter referred to as the SIMDP or the Plan; see Section 9.5.9.1. Goals and Structure of the SIMDP),has been the company’s main programme for interacting with indigenous ethnic groups. It is implemented in accordance with the principle of partnership between business (Sakhalin Energy), society (the Regional Council of Sakhalin Indigenous Peoples' Authorised Representatives), and government authorities (the Government of the Sakhalin Oblast). The Third Plan (2016–2020) is based on international standards in respect of indigenous peoples, and implemented in strict compliance with them. The implementation procedures and the governance structure of the Second and Third Plans are also in line with the requirements of the new international standards. The Plans are developed in accordance with the principle of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC).

The most vivid example of adherence to advanced international standards is the application of the principle of free, prior, and informed consent as enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Performance Standard 7 on the Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the International Finance Corporation.

The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage recognises oral traditions and expressions, including language as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage.

The partners of the SIMDP have demonstrated that business can fruitfully interact with indigenous peoples, which has been repeatedly noted at the federal and international levels. In particular, various government bodies of the Russian Federation have recommended, over many years, that the experience of the Plan’s implementation be extended to the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. In addition, the company has represented the programme three times at the sites of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, being invitated by the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs (see Section 6.10. International and Regional Cooperation).

As part of the SIMDP, the company financially supports cultural and educational areas. We promote the linguistic rights of indigenous peoples as a part of human rights, contribute to the preservation, development, and promotion of mother tongues as bearers of the intangible cultural heritage of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities.

The SIMDP is the key document that Sakhalin Energy uses as a basis for its work with the SIM. In 2017, the company also implemented a number of other projects related to indigenous ethnic groups.

  • the Silhouette Magic by Semyon Nadein exhibition was opened in the Literary and Art Museum of the A.P. Chekhov’s Book “Sakhalin Island”. The visitors were the first to see the silhouette cut-out pictures, letters, manuscripts and an album of poems by the original Evenk artist. Some of the works were exhibited for the first time ever. The project dedicated to Semyon Nadein was organised with the support of Sakhalin Energy and the Association of Museums of the Sakhalin Oblast (see Section 9.5.7. the Silhouette Magic by Semyon Nadein Project (a Cultural Project)). At the exhibition, Elena Bibikova, an Uilta language native speaker and bearer of Uilta traditions, told the visitors about the art of creating silhouette cut-out pictures; the traditional craftswomen Yulia Ivanova and Veronika Osipova revealed the secrets of making birch bark ornaments, while the hereditary reindeer herder Valery Solovyov showed the audience how to cut out silhouettes of deer from paper. During the interactive part of the exhibition, the visitors had an chance to listen to four tales from the collection Engespal, read by three Sakhaliners: Alexander Makovetsky, Maria Korovina, and Ariana Malysh. Another part of the project was a laser show based on the silhouette pictures of Semyon Nadein, which was shown on the central facade of the museum. The breathtaking show was prepared in Moscow specifically for the Sakhalin project. As it had been initially planned by the organisers, the images created by the Evenki artist appeared before the guests of the museum. The Silhouette Magic by Semyon Nadein exhibition displayed exhibits from four museums of the Sakhalin Oblast and the personal collection of Vasily Kurikalov's family, as well as the Literary Fund of Hokkaido. The exhibition worked until the end of January 2018, and then travelled to all districts of Sakhalin Island.
  • with the support of Sakhalin Energy, representatives of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities took part in The Reality of Ethnicity XVIII International Scientific and Practical Conference and the I Congress of Teachers of the Languages and Literature of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East of the Russian Federation;
  • the company acted as the general partner of the VIII Congress of the Association in the framework of the Forum of the Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East of the Russian Federation, and the VIII Congress of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities.

Sakhalin Energy won the Keyword All-Russian Public Award for the Preservation of Linguistic Diversity. The award was established by the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs in 2017. The Expert Council of the Award selected seven finalists out of more than 500 participants. Sakhalin Energy, the only representative of business and the Far East, was announced one of the winners. Sakhalin Energy's project titled The Preservation and Promotion of Cultural and Linguistic Heritage of Sakhalin Nivkhs, dedicated to the work of Vladimir Sangi, the famous Nivkh writer, received an award in the special Social Entrepreneurship category.

Sakhalin Energy took an active part in the business programme of The Treasures of the North – 2017 International Exhibition, where it presented Sakhalin is the Green Island exhibition, which focused on the company's environmental responsibility, as well as programmes of interaction with indigenous minorities. Sakhalin Energy's exhibition was awarded with a special prize of the jury — For the Preservation of Traditional Culture.

6.6. Engagement with Non-governmental and Non-profit Organisations

In 2017, the company continued to cooperate with local, regional, and international public organisations in various forms, including meetings and correspondence. The key important areas of engagement include:

  • cooperation with Japanese stakeholders—the authorities of Hokkaido Island, fisheries associations and other stakeholder groups in Hokkaido—on issues related to biodiversity conservation and preparedness for oil spill response (see Section 6.7. Engagement with Japanese Stakeholders);
  • cooperation with the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in developing optimal solutions to minimise the impact on whales. Within the framework of the consultations of the Advisory Panel in 2017, there were meetings of Sakhalin Energy’s representatives with scientist members of the Panel, as well as representatives of environmental organisations included in the WGWAP as observers;
  • cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Russia.

In December 2017, Sakhalin Energy and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Russia signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The signing ceremony took place in Moscow during the All-Russian Congress on Environmental Protection. The document provides for interaction between the parties to hold joint consultations and working meetings, to exchange information and data on environmental projects implementation and nature protection. Under the Memorandum, the parties also agreed to exchange information on environmental projects, advanced international standards, the requirements of Russian and international environmental legislation with a view to minimising or preventing environmental impacts.

6.7. Engagement with Japanese Stakeholders

Engagement with Japanese stakeholders is of special importance to Sakhalin Energy, considering the geographical proximity of Sakhalin Island to Hokkaido Island. Japanese specialists, businessmen, and representatives of NGOs, fishermen, and other stakeholders are concerned about issues related to environmental aspects of the company’s activities — for example, oil spill response operations and biodiversity preservation.

The company has been successful in establishing a regular, open, and constructive dialogue with Japanese stakeholders. During 2017, Sakhalin Energy held a number of consultations and meetings with the Japanese stakeholders, including:

  • meetings with representatives of the Hokkaido Government (February, Sapporo, Japan);
  • participation in the International Symposium on the Sea of Okhotsk (Oil Spill Response Workshop, February, Mombetsu, Japan);
  • meeting with the Hokkaido Fisheries Environmental Centre (February, Sapporo, Japan);
  • participation in the meeting of stakeholders on safety and prevention of accidents during the navigation of tankers as part of Sakhalin projects (August, Abashiri, Japan). The meeting was organised by the Japanese Coast Guard.
6.8. Engagement with Customers

The company performs its obligations under the contracts of purchase and sale of hydrocarbons, and observes the rights and interests of buyers with all due responsibility.

Maintaining constructive, respectful relationships with customers helps the company resolve operational challenges that arise in the course of oil and LNG contract execution, and enter into new agreements on the best terms and conditions for the parties.

In July 2017, a delegation of high-ranking officials from South Korea, headed by Special Envoy of the President of South Korea to Russia Mr. Song Young-gil, visited the LNG plant.

Ahn Wan-gi, acting CEO of KOGAS, also participated in the visit as a member of the delegation. The meeting participants discussed the prospects for cooperation and the importance of further expansion of the Sakhalin-2 project.

Every year, the company holds forums with its buyers, which contribute to the development of constructive cooperation. The range of topics discussed includes the issues of LNG transportation, safety of navigation, safety of cargo operations, environmental protection, maintenance of vessels, etc.

In August 2017, the company held the 8th Annual Forum of Oil Buyers of Sakhalin Blend Oil. Representatives of all major oil buyers in the region arrived in Sakhalin to attend the event. Among the guests were representatives of JXTG, GS Caltex, Fuji Oil, Cosmo Oil, Sinochem, SIETCO, Taiyo Oil, Petro Diamond, and other companies. During two days of the forum, participants attended information sessions, discussed current issues of sale and supply of Sakhalin Blend oil, as well as promising areas of cooperation.

In August 2017, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk hosted the 12th Annual Conference on Maritime Hydrocarbon Transportation, focusing on the commercial transportation of oil and gas under the Sakhalin-2 project. The participants discussed new trends and changes in the industry's safety practices, the potential changes in Russian legislation regarding navigation under the Russian flag, the results of the completed scheduled docking of Grand Elena, Ob River, and Amur River LNG carriers, the results of the survey of Sakhalin Island and Aniva Bay oil tankers, the possibility of admitting passengers on board of vessels in the Prigorodnoye port, changes in the Process Flowchart for organising passage through the state border of the Russian Federation, and a number of other important issues. The conference was attended by representatives of six shipowner companies that provide Sakhalin Energy with vessels on long-term and medium-term freight terms, as well as representatives of Shell and Sakhalin LNG Services.

In October 2017, the Annual LNG Buyers Forum for entities using their vessels for the transportation of LNG from the Prigorodnoye port on FOB (free on board) terms was held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The forum was attended by representatives of six LNG-buying companies from Japan and South Korea.

Such forums strengthen the partnership relations of the Sakhalin-2 project participants and give them an opportunity to exchange unique experience gained in the course of the project implementation.

6.9. Engagement with State and Local Government Authorities

Sakhalin Energy actively cooperates with state authorities of the Russian Federation, including legislative and executive bodies of the federal, regional, and local levels.

In 2017, like in the previous years, engagement with state authorities was carried out in various formats, with the Supervisory Board (SB) and the SB Working Group acting as the key Sakhalin-2 project official supervisory bodies provided for by the PSA.

In addition, the company interacted with state authorities on various aspects of the project implementation at the working level. The Coordinating Council for cooperation between the Administration of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Sakhalin Energy, comprising six working groups that responsible for various areas, continued its work.

Representatives of state authorities regularly participate in meetings with communities and stakeholders, held by the company during the preparation of annual reports. The results of the 2017 dialogues are presented in Appendix 2. Comments and Suggestions of Stakeholders on Individual Aspects, Indicators and/or Programmes and the Company’s Response and Commitments.

In May and November 2017, two meetings of the Biodiversity Working Group of the Sakhalin Oblast Interdepartmental Environmental Council were held. The Group was established on the initiative of Sakhalin Energy in 2007. The meetings were aimed at discussing the approaches to and results of environmental monitoring and measures to reduce the impact of oil and gas companies, as well as regional environmental protection tasks set under the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy approved by the Government of the Sakhalin Oblast.

6.10. International and Regional Cooperation

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

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