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Rosneft Group Companies Planted 1 Million Seedlings for Forest Conservation in 2018

21 March 2019

In 2018, Rosneft Group Companies planted about 1 million seedlings as part of forest conservation measures.

Rosneft Oil Company established the main task among its environmental protection efforts, which is to minimise the impact of its production activities on the environment, and to preserve it for the benefit of the present and future generations. The Company regularly carries out extensive work to ensure environmental safety, preservation and restoration of natural resources.

In order to achieve the best performance and the strategic goal in environmental protection, defined in the Rosneft-2022 Strategy, the Company improves approaches to environmental management, increases the scale of environmental measures and the necessary investments for these purposes.

RN-Yuganskneftegaz contributed with the largest-scale events for forest conservation. From 2012 to 2018, Yugansk planted more than 3.6 million seedlings of Pinus sibirica over the territory exceeding 904.2 ha. More than 176.3 ha was planted over in 2018. The survival rate of the forest crops exceeds 95% at the areas cultivated by the entity.

Personnel of Varyeganneftegaz and Nizhnevartovsk Oil and Gas Producing Company planted a new pine forest over 47 ha in 2018. The Group participates in citywide events and programmes of the Russian Tree Planting Campaign. Green zones have appeared and are maintained with the direct participation of Yugra oilmen.

Tomskneft has been engaged in reforestation in the Nizhnevartovsk and Surgut districts of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District for four years, based on the principle “hectare per hectare”. This means that any irretrievable loss of the forest at managing the business and production activities of Tomskneft is completely ruled out. In 2017, the personnel planted 96 thousand seedlings over 19 ha. Three more hectares were planted over in compensation in 2018.

In addition to forest conservation and restoration activities, employees of Rosneft Group Companies partake in numerous environmental campaigns and volunteer clean-ups to clear forests of garbage.

In 2019, RN-Purnegtegaz (a subsidiary of Rosneft Oil Company) is to hold 19 environmental events and clean-ups over Pur district of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. Areas adjacent to production and administrative facilities of the entity will be treated with special focus. Over 100 persons and 15 units of equipment will be used in forest clean-ups during the year.

In April, Ryazan Oil Refining Company will support a forest planting event engaging volunteers of the Khozyain Meschery (Meshchera Master) children public environmental organisation based in Ryazan school No. 47. A comfortable bus provided by the oil personnel will bring the schoolchildren to Kriushi settlement in Ryazan Region where they will plant over 3,500 spruce seedlings. Over 50 children will partake in the event.

Young specialists from Orenburgneft hold an annual forest planting event and participate in municipal environmental campaigns on river banks clean-up called Clean Banks. As part of the Environmental Landing campaign, environmental personnel hold sustainability classes in schools in the operating region where they also cover the forest protection issue. Over 1,000 schoolchildren took part in the campaign in 2018.

March 21, 2019

Keywords: Environmental News 2019