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UN Global Compact International Yearbook Refers Again to Sakhalin Energy's Best Practice

The UN Global Compact International Yearbook 2018 was issued on 4 September, and Sakhalin Energy was the only Russian company to have its experience showcased among the 39 worldwide examples illustrating various ways of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Company shared its best practice of establishing and maintaining partnerships with Sakhalin libraries via a network of information centres at district and rural libraries.

The first information centre was launched in 2008 for prompt and efficient engagement with local communities. Twenty-three information centres are currently successfully operating in communities around the Company's facilities. Each information centre has all the necessary office equipment, a PC with access to the Internet and an information board, thus also contributing to the enhancement of the libraries’ potential.

Between three and five thousand Sakhalin residents visit the Company's information centres annually. Statistically, the most popular targets of such visits are to request information about the Sakhalin-2, to enquire about employment with the project or to join the Company's social programmes and public actions. Especially popular with the local residents are Sakhalin Energy's corporate publications: Vesti newsbulletin, series of books about the nature of Sakhalin Island, Sustainable Development Reports, etc.

The UN Global Compact, which was initiated in July 2000, is a major global initiative for promoting responsible business. It has brought together over 13 thousand participants, including about 10 thousand private companies. Since adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the UN Global Compact has been focused on a new form of partnership between the public and the private sector, as well as the civil society. 

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4 September 2018

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