The awards ceremony of KonTEKst, a Russian PR projects competition, was held in Moscow with the support of the RF Ministry of Energy.
“For ten years now our efforts have been focused on uniting the communications community of the country’s energy industry. By participating in the competition on a regular basis, Sakhalin Energy provides opportunities for other companies to learn about effective developments and technologies, and how to successfully apply them in practice. This allows us to bring all the fuel and energy sectors to a new level of development,” said Irina Esipova, CEO of the Centre for Communication Development in the Fuel and Energy Industry, Chairman of the Organising Committee.
It is symbolic that Sakhalin Energy, which has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, became the winner in three categories of the country’s leading industry communication competition in its jubilee year.
Goal Zero—one of Sakhalin Energy’s priority programmes—was awarded the First Degree diploma among projects designed to provide information support to a company’s activities. The key slogan of the programme—No harm. No leaks—is proof that health and occupational safety are a top priority for the company. The Goal Zero programme presents a qualitatively new approach to building a culture of safe conduct at work and at home, combining personal and occupational safety of the company’s employees and contractors at all production levels. This approach makes it possible to ensure safe production and prevent serious emergencies when implementing Sakhalin-2, one of the largest and most technically complex projects. Developing its safety culture, Sakhalin Energy actively shares with its stakeholders the best practices it has accumulated over the 25 years of the Sakhalin-2 project by holding joint workshops with representatives of the Gorny Vozdukh Sports and Tourism Complex, outdoor events in children’s summer camps, workshops for teachers, and so on.
For Sakhalin Energy, this was one of the most significant victories in the KonTEKst competition, although the company received quite a number of awards for its projects. One of them—the Sakhalin Energy Information Centres project—was announced the best among the corporate social responsibility development projects implemented by Russian energy companies. The network of information centres, housed by the village and district libraries, helps to maintain regular engagement with the residents of Sakhalin settlements. The main task of the librarians who act as Sakhalin Energy consultants in the information centres is to guide visitors in the flow of information about the company and help them find necessary materials in multimedia and print media.
Another award was given to Sakhalin Energy for the City. Sea. Energy project, dedicated to the anniversaries of Korsakov and the Prigorodnoye Production Complex celebrated last year.
In addition, two more projects presented by the company at the KonTEKst competition were included in the short-list and received special awards. They are the Sakhalin Energy: Energy of Development corporate planning calendar and the You Ask—We Answer project, which reflects the long-term communication strategy for providing information to the population of Korsakov about the company’s activities.
It is the sixth time that Sakhalin Energy has become a winner of the prestigious awards in the field of PR in Russia.
For information: the KonTEKst competition has been regularly held with the support of the RF Ministry of Energy since 2009. Its aim is to identify and promote the best communication practices of Russian energy companies, to facilitate the growth of professionalism among press services specialists, to establish quality standards in the profession, and to increase the importance of activities to improve public relations for industrial companies. The KonTEKst awards are bestowed on undisputed leaders of the communications industry of the country and recognised professionals in their field.
26 April 2019