Social partnership and sponsorship
Sponsorship (charity) was rendered in 2009 in the view of the Company’s priorities in the sphere of social responsibility. KazMunayGaz spends considerable funds for the social sphere and for the support of socially vulnerable groups of the population. The social policy of KazMunayGas in 2009 was under the aegis of 110th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s oil.
To celebrate the 110th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s oil, National Company KazMunayGas held a number of events in the main oil production regions of the country – Atyrau and Mangystau oblasts:
- a Sports and Health Complex named after Rakhmet Utessinov was opened in Kulsary,
- individual social help was rendered to veteran oilmen,
- scholarships named after Safi Utebayev was introduced for the best students in engineering and technology of the oil and gas sector,
- an international scientific practical conference called “Contemporary Status and Prospects of Development of the Oil and Gas Complex of the Republic of Kazakhstan” was held to ensure the interaction between the science and production and to solve the urgent tasks of the oil and gas sector,
- other social actions were held by the Company.
To support vulnerable population groups, KazMunayGas provides continuous financial help for war and labour veterans through the «Organisation of Veterans of the Republic of Kazakhstan» public association. It provides aid to veterans who are distinguished oil and gas workers through Munaishy Public Fund.
KMG provides individual aid for the disabled people, pensioners, low-income families, orphans, etc. For example, aid is continuously provided for Svetoch Orphanage in Astana, Ak Bota Orphanage in Atyrau, Society of the Disabled and Blind People in Atyrau, SOS Children’s Village of Kazakhstan Corporate Fund, disabled children and orphans in Zhanaozen, Shyrak Association of Disabled Women in Almaty, Shyrak Public Fund of the Disabled People in Uralsk, Bobek Public Fund in Almaty, ZHARYLKAU Public Fund for Social Protection and Public Support in Zhanaozen, and many other charity organisations and individuals.
In summer 2009 over 1 200 children at the age from 7 to 14 spent vacations at Sunkar health resort. Among the children there were Zhas Ulan students and pupils from a Zerenda boarding school. At the end of the season a sports event dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s oil was held. The main program purpose of the children’s staying at the health complex is promotion of health through engaging in sports and outdoor activities, experiencing and exploring the environment. Educators do a great educational work for the development of children's sense of patriotism, love to the country, respect of the older generation.
To develop social partnership KazMunayGas takes a vigorous part in events, joint projects and social partnership programs, helps in creation of a contemporary engineering and transport infrastructure of the administrative centers. The Company provided sponsor support to the Eurasian Energy Forum, VIII Eurasian Media Forum, II Astana Economic Forum, V General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties and other significant events at the national level to foster the prestige and image of our country in the international arena.
To support culture and art, KazMunayGas implements annual projects under the Cultural Heritage Government Programme. Proper attention is paid to the support for children’s creativity. Aid is continuously provided for A. Zhubanov Kazakhstan Specialised Boarding School of Music for gifted children.
In 2009, a contest of journalism called “Quill Energy” was conducted in connection with the 110th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s oil, the purpose of which was regeneration of the best traditions of the Kazakhstani journalism, improvement of the creativity and journalistic art in the mass media, as well as promotion of the awareness among the general public about important but not very well known events, interesting facts, and remarkable persons from the history of the oil and gas sector.
The National Company pays great attention to the development and support of sport and healthy lifestyle, by providing sponsor help to the National Federations of Golf and Tennis of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Federations of Amateur Boxing and Cycling, and one-time support to other organizations of sport and sports events. Besides the sponsorship, to promote healthy lifestyle, the National Company and its subsidiaries hold sport competitions and tournaments dedicating them to holidays.
In 2009, KazMunayGas and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities provided sponsorship and charity totalling about 6 billion tenge.
Apart from sponsorship and charity, KMG collaborates with local executive bodies and makes significant investment in construction of social facilities in different regions of our country, which upon completion become municipal property.
For instance, in 2008-2009, 34 social facilities totalling over 22 billion tenge were put into service. They include a sport and health complex in Atyrau, an ice arena in Ak-Bulak Sport and Health Complex in Almaty Oblast, Duman Hotel and Entertainment Complex in Astana, Oblast Blood Centre in Atyrau, a 25-bed clinic in Fort Shevchenko, gas supply systems in Atyrau and Mangystau Oblast, residential houses and other social facilities.