TATNEFT Company has once again won the prestigious contest "100 Best Companies of Russia. Ecology and Environmental Management." Two Company's petrochemical complex enterprises JSC "Nizhnekamskshina" and OOO "Nizhnekamsk Truck Tire Factory" are also among the winners of the contest.
The awarding ceremony of the winners was held in St. Petersburg as part of the VII-th All-Russian conference "Ecology and Production. Development Prospects of Economic Instruments for Environmental Protection. "
The event, which has become a tradition, was supported this year by the Federation Council Committee on Agriculture and Food Policy and Environmental Management, the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Ecology and Environmental Management and the State Duma Committee on Education, as well as "Globe- International", International Organization of Parliamentarians for a Balanced Environment, and with participation of representatives of governmental, scientific, educational, social and economic organizations.
The forum has become an effective platform in recent years for discussing and finding optimal ways of solving a whole range of tasks related to the environmental protection. The conference work has been of particular importance this year, since the Decree of V.V. Putin, President of the Russian Federation, declared 2013 the Year of the Environment in Russia. The reports of the participants discussed issues relating to the regulatory support for the environmental protection system in Russia, environmental problems of industrial enterprises in the country, prospects for the development of legislation in the environmental protection area, current urging environment protection issues in the energy sector, criminal law aspects of violations of the environmental laws, etc.
The conference work completed with a ceremony of awarding the winners of the annual contest "100 Best Companies of Russia. Ecology and Environmental Management". JSC TATNEFT was awarded a contest laureate diploma. A high award - honorary badge "Environmentalist of the Year" was conferred to Shafagat Takhautdinov, General Director of the Company.
The Company' petrochemical complex was also accorded wide recognition this year. Zagit Sharafeev, Deputy General Director for Petrochemicals Production of JSC TATNEFT and Director of OOO Tatneft-Neftekhim Management Company was distinguished in the nomination "Person of the Year" for his personal contribution to the preservation of the environment, environmental safety and reducing negative impacts on the environment.
JSC "Nizhnekamskshina" was named among the contest winners and Radiy Burganov, the Company's Executive Director, was awarded a badge "Environmentalist of the Year". Aydar Belyaev, Deputy Chief Engineer, Head of Safety and Environmental Protection Office of "Nizhnekamskshina" was distinguished in the category "Best Environmental Service Manager". Anuza Akhmetzyanova, environmental engineer of the first category of JSC "Nizhnekamskshina", was named the best environmental protection specialist.
OOO "Nizhnekamsk Truck Tire Factory" was also among the winners of the "100 Best Companies in Russia. Ecology and Environmental Management" contest, the Company was awarded laureate diplomas in additional nominations "For liquidation and recycling of accumulated wastes" and "For achievements in the field of handling production and consumption wastes". Michael G. Mokhnatkin, Executive Director of the Company, was awarded an honorary "Environmentalist of the Year" badge.
The high All-Russia awards have once again become clear evidence of the effective environmental management of JSC TATNEFT. Today, the Company is implementing already the third large-scale environmental program. The oil workers of Tatarstan allocated about 6 billion rubles for activities aimed at protecting the environment in 2012.
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