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We support the development of communities in which we operate through a comprehensive portfolio of projects and partnerships.
Social investments in the Nenets Autonomous District
Together with the Kharyaga project partners we have implemented a number of projects supporting local reindeer herding and educational institutions in the Nenets Autonomous District (NAO).
Completed in 2009, construction of a modern secondary school in Naryan-Mar with financial support from Total and Equinor (formerly Statoil) is one of the most visible examples of corporate social responsibility activity in the region.
The current focus of Equinor’s local engagement is educational and community support including support to the indigenous Nenets people living in the region.
Supporting education, culture and young talents
Future oil and gas projects in Russia will need competent engineers and highly skilled professionals. In order to meet the industry demand we are contributing to the development of both higher education and vocational training systems.
Equinor supports research and educational programmes with Lomonosov Moscow State University in Moscow.
Equinor emphasizes the importance of vocational training and provides support to the Murmansk Industrial College (MIC). Over many years its students are motivated by scholarships and new professional training equipment. Equinor facilitated the establishment of the Welding Certification Center, Linguistic and Ecological Center at MIC.
Over many years Equinor has sponsored the Moscow Kremlin museums and the Moscow Conservatory contributing to fostering young talents. Equinor has contributed to setting up of the interactive map of the Russia natural reserves in the State Zoological museum in Moscow to mark the 2017 Year of Ecology and 100 year anniversary of the natural reserve system in Russia in 2018.