Sponsorship and Charity

Through sponsorship and charity, TMK aims to foster a favourable social climate and to create an environment for sustainable development of the regions of its presence.

TMK ranked fifth in the long list of the Leaders in Corporate Charity in Russia

In 2012, TMK was named among the leading companies in corporate sponsorship and charity in Russia following the joint survey conducted by the Vedomosti business daily, PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational audit consultancy services firm, and the Donors Forum, a non-profit partnership of grant-making organisations. TMK ranked first in the Industry sub-rating and fifth in the long list of the Leaders in Corporate Charity in Russia.

TMK’s charitable activities are traditionally carried out in collaboration with non-profit organisations. As such, the Sinara Charitable Foundation which is under TMK’s trusteeship implements integrated social and charitable programmes. In 2012, 122 non-profit organisations benefited from the financial support of the Foundation, including foster homes, social shelters, educational institutions for children with special needs, hospitals, sports clubs, cultural institutions, veterans’ associations and orthodox organisations.

TMK continues to develop the Corporate Citizenship project in the Urals Federal District which aims to provide donations to children with serious diseases and children’s institutions.

TMK is active in developing the Russian Olympic movement. The Company sponsors the Russian Olympians Foundation and the Federation of Ski-Jumping and Nordic Combined of Russia.

TMK also sponsors a number of sports clubs, including the Ural Football Club which takes part in the Russian Football Championship along with the teams of the National Football League; the Sinara minifootball club in Yekaterinburg, a two-time champion in Russia and 2008 UEFA Cup winner; the Dinamo Women’s Handball Club, a nine-time champion in Russia; TAGMET tennis club in Taganrog.

In the US division, charitable activities are carried out both at the level of the Company and the local communities. TMK IPSCO is a member of The United Way, a national coalition of charitable organisations, while its managers and employers are involved in broad volunteer movement.

In 2012, the Romania-based ТМК-ARTROM in collaboration with the Russian Embassy to Bucharest rendered financial and technical support to the international cultural project aiming to publish manuscripts by Dimitrie Cantemir. The exclusive Collection of Cantemir’s Manuscripts comprised around 15,000 pages belonging to the Cantemir dynasty which were gathered by Romanian cultural foundations.

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