Corporate Social Responsibility Reports

Report information


The RusHydro Group Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report (hereinafter referred to as the CSR Report) reflects the results of the Group's activities in the field of labour protection, industrial and environmental safety, social and economic development of the regions, stakeholders’ interaction and other aspects of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.


CSR Reports in the field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development are issued by RusHydro Group annually.


The CSR Report are prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), “Core” option, with the use of the GRI Electric Utilities Sector Supplement.


The CSR Reports are independently audited in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 “Revised, Assurance Engagements Other than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information”. JSC PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit acted as an independent auditor. In addition, the Report passes the procedure of public certification by the Council on Non-Financial Reporting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE).


The CSR reports are also tested by GRI Content Index Service: the content index received confirmation of accuracy - all the information included conforms to the GRI Standards.


As part of the CSR Report preparation, public hearings on the Draft Report are held, with the representatives of the major stakeholder groups giving their feed-back on the CSR Report content.


Mechanisms of interaction with the key stakeholders of RusHydro Group


Stakeholders

Stakeholders’ interests

Main mechanisms of interaction

Federal, regional and municipal

authorities

  • Guarantee of a reliable and uninterrupted power supply
  • Support for the development of the presence regions
  • Development and modernization of the electric power industry
  • Development of renewable and alternative energy sources
  • Agreements on social and economic cooperation with the constituent entities of the Russian Federation
  • Contributions to the development of the presence regions
  • Public hearings on plant construction projects
  • Work in joint committees, commissions, expert groups on the fuel and power sector development issues

Shareholders and investors

  • Economic efficiency
  • Company’ business continuity
  • Transparency of business processes
  • Meetings of the shareholders and other corporate events
  • IR-presentations and IR-events
  • Publication of reports

Employees

  • Professional development and career advancement
  • Safe working conditions
  • Respectable remunerations
  • Personnel development
  • Social support for employees
  • Information and communication through internal channels
  • Interaction with trade union organizations

Regulatory and supervisory authorities

  • Compliance with the requirements of Russian and international legislation
  • Submission of reports
  • Development of proposals to improve legislation

Business partners, suppliers and contractors

  • Fair competition and responsible conduct on the market
  • Transparency of activities, including transparency of procurement activities
  • Forums, exhibitions, conferences, dialogs
  • Open and competitive procurement procedures
  • Joint projects

Customers and consumers

  • Reliable electricity supply
  • Improvement of the products and services quality
  • High standards of service
  • On-line consultation on the retail companies’ websites
  • «Whistleblowing Line»
  • Mobile service centres
  • Virtual reception office
  • Contact centre
  • Personal accounts of consumers’ guaranteeing suppliers
  • Development of client offices

Environmental non-governmental organizations

  • Development and modernization of the electric power industry
  • Compliance with the environmental protection legislation
  • Transparency of business
  • Cooperation with specialized Russian and international organizations
  • Cooperation with NGOs

Higher education institutes

and other educational

establishments

  • Target training
  • Development of sectoral science
  • Development of innovative technologies, including those reducing negative impact on the environment
  • Cooperation in the field of scientific and research activities
  • Training, retraining and development of personnel
  • R&D orders



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Report on the sustainable development of the Rushydro Group for 2012

Report on the sustainable development of the Rushydro Group for 2012. Appendices


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Report on social responsibility and corporate sustainability for the 2011 year


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Report on social responsibility and corporate sustainability for the 2010 year


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Report on social responsibility and corporate sustainability for the 2008-2009 year