KAZ Minerals supports communities in Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan by investing in projects that benefit society close to its operations as well as national projects.
The Group has a social investment policy and monitors projects that are funded to ensure they meet the aims and objectives of the Group. The types of projects the Group seeks to support are: (i) projects local to the Group’s operations in the areas of healthcare, education, infrastructure and sport; (ii) national projects in the Group’s countries of operation also in the areas of healthcare, education, infrastructure, culture and sport; and (iii) projects to promote the culture and economic profile of the Group’s countries of operation.
Social investments of $22 million were made during 2019, including funding for a new cultural centre in Nur-Sultan, sports facilities in Pavlodar and sponsorship of a technical college in the East Region of Kazakhstan.
Following the acquisition of the Baimskaya project the Group has commenced a social investment programme in Russia. KAZ Minerals is supporting the New Economic School (“NES”), a leading international business school in Moscow and in 2020 will also support Meschersky Park, a public sports and recreation facility based in historic woodland close to Moscow.