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Social responsibility

High-Voltage Union Concern is a socially responsible company. We consider the social responsibility of business as the responsibility of decision-makers to those directly or indirectly affected by their decisions. The same as the legendary words of Exupery’s The Little Prince says «You are forever responsible for those you have tamed».

We believe that the concept of «social responsibility» covers not only accurate tax payment or sponsorship but also:

  • creation of new jobs;
  • wage payment and, therefore, bearing the responsibility for well-being of thousands of people (including their families);
  • providing employees with adequate labor conditions;
  • organization of leisure in non-working time (for example, supporting the amateur choirs of workers in Rivne and Nizhnyaya Tura);
  • training, professional improvement of employees (only in 2012 the Concern invested 3 million rubles in training of its employees);
  • assisting the Concern’s honored workers in rehabilitation;
  • medical aid in factory health-centers, optional voluntary health insurance of employees;
  • help to employees in critical situations (financial support in connection with death of relatives and other force-majeure);
  • development of social activities (organization of, participation in and sponsorship of sports events such as annual football tournaments, participation in municipal and regional sports competitions);
  • partial payment for food and beverages in factory canteens for employees;
  • and finally, charity:
    • charitable support to a secondary school in Nizhnyaya Tura, Sverdlovsk region,
    • material support for veterans of the enterprise,
    • charitable assistance to Municipal Educational Institution of Preschool Child Education «Art School of Nizhnyaya Tura» for participation of educatees in the New Names summer art school in St. Petersburg,
    • since 2008 annual participation in the Book as a Gift Program held by Public Charitable Foundation «Illustrated Books for Little Blind Children». In 2012, books were presented to pupils of the boarding school No. 78 for visually impaired children (Yekaterinburg),
    • quarterly cooperation with the volunteers movement «By Roads of Good» in the program «Let's Help Children Together» - gifting new clothes, children's toys to the female penal colony No. 6.

The social responsibility is really shown in non-indifference to how things are done in the society where business is its constituent part. First of all, any person — whether a businessman or a policeman — is a citizen of his/her country and a member of the society. Now, it is important not just to grant financial support to people, but to direct time and efforts to find answers and solution to challenges facing the society.

The social responsibility of business means the achievement of commercial success by those ways that do not contradict the ethical principles and are respectful to people, communities and environment.