More than 1,400 SIBUR employees got to be Santa Clauses and make children's New Year’s wishes come true

30 december 2022

In advance of the arrival of the Year 2023, SIBUR took stock of the results of its annual charity "Get to be a Santa Claus!” The campaign was carried with the support of the Formula for Good Deeds, SIBUR’s social investment program. A total of 1,419 employees from SIBUR and NIPIGAZ offices and facilities joined the kind initiative to help fulfill the New Year’s wishes of people who find themselves in a difficult situation.

Throughout the month of December, these employees got to act as SIBUR’s Santa Clauses by fulfilling children's coveted wishes and collecting children's books. The New Year’s presents are going to be delivered to their recipients by the end of 2022. As for families with children living in remote and hard to reach areas, they will be getting their gifts before 2023 Orthodox Christmas.

Collection of New Year's gifts for children was arranged at 21 enterprises, including at Amur GPP, BIAXPLEN, Voronezhsintezkauchuk, ZapSibNeftekhim, ZapSibTransGas, Kazanorgsintez, Krasnoyarsk Synthetic Rubber Plant, Petrochemical Transportation Company, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, NIOST, NIPIGAZ, POLYEF, RusVinyl, SIBUR, SIBUR RT, SIBUR-Kstovo, SIBUR-Neftekhim, Sibur-PETF, Sibur- Khimprom, SiburTyumenGaz, and Tomskneftekhim. At some of these enterprises, the campaign was made possible thanks to active involvement of their grassroot-level trade union organizations.

On December 27, gifts collected by the company’s employees in Moscow and Tver were handed over to the Tver Foundation and to Vibiraem Zhizn (Choosing Life). SIBUR-PETF's team of volunteers put on a festive performance for children that included games, dances, poetry reciting, round dances, flash mobs, trivia games, and gift-giving. The role of the Santa Claus was performed by the company’s General Director Alexey Anishchenko, while the roles of his assistants were played by other employees of the company.

-      With all our hearts we would like to thank SIBUR’s employees for their caring attitude toward our wards and for their contribution to the advancement of the culture of philanthropy and charity mercy in the Tver region. We can sense that your help and support are provided in your sincere response to the call of your kind hearts. Thank you for that! We hope that our joint charity work will become a good tradition for the company! Alexandra Konkova, coordinator of Tver Foundation’s urban development projects, shared.

On top of that, employees of the company were encouraged to donate children's books. The collection of books was organized at 5 enterprises including Krasnoyarsk Synthetic Rubber Plant, Petrochemical Transportation Company, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, NIPIGAZ, POLYEF, and SIBUR. Thanks to their joint efforts, they managed to collect 330 contemporary children's books in excellent condition. All collected books will be given to partner funds of the Formula for Good Deeds program in the regions where SIBUR operates.

-      We would like to thank SIBUR’s employees for their support that we sense in every good deed. Thanks to our employees’ active response, we have been able to produce a truly festive atmosphere for many children in difficult situations. We believe that they will be entering 2023 with the feeling that they are needed and important, whereas we will be enjoying the feeling of having built a cohesive team with all its incredible support, since we have been joined by so many caring people, Varvara Melekestseva, curator of People Changing the World, SIBUR's corporate volunteering program, noted.

The team of SIBUR's Formula for Good Deeds social investment program would like to thank all the participants for being sensitive to the problems of other people and for their support of the company’s charitable initiatives. Happy New Year 2023!