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17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at improvement of well-being and planet protection

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Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
Goal 4: Quality Educatio
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13: Climate Action
The Bank’s activities

The Bank’s activities

The foundational document engaging the international business community in combatting the world’s problems is the Global Accord ‘Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, approved by heads of state and government at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development held in New York on September 25, 2015. The Accord sets out 17 sustainable development goals aimed at improving global prosperity and protecting our planet.

Sustainable development, ecological conservation and environmental protection concern both society as a whole, as well as each and every individual. The ESG agenda is gaining prominence at the national level, while ESG factors are having an increasingly pronounced effect on the economic performance indicators of individual companies. Gazprombank is also making significant efforts in this area and actively working with clients who conduct their business in compliance with the principles of sustainable development, social and environmental responsibility to help them attract financing on more favorable terms.

The Bank supports all of the Sustainable Development goals outlined in the Global Accord ‘Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution No. 70/1 dated September 25, 2015, and has already started working towards the implementation of some of them.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Petrovsky and Yaryshevo

Construction of pig farms with a total annual production capacity of 12,000 tons of pork

With the financial support of Bank GPB (JSC), Dymov Group is implementing an investment program to construct two pig farms, Petrovsky and Yaryshevo, for 2,500 sows each in Ivanovo Region.

The total cost of the projects is RUB 3.75 bn.

Constructing the pig farms will generate additional jobs in Ivanovo Region.

In addition, the company has signed an agreement with D. K. Belyaev Ivanovo State Agricultural Academy to start educational courses and jointly develop training programs for the next generation of agrarians at the Petrovsky livestock complex, which will make it possible to train young specialists for the region’s livestock industry.

Construction of pig farms with a total annual production capacity of 12,000 tons of pork With the financial support of Bank GPB (JSC), Dymov Group is implementing an investment program to construct two pig farms, Petrovsky and Yaryshevo, for 2,500 sows each in Ivanovo Region. The total cost of the projects is RUB 3.75 bn. Constructing the pig farms will generate additional jobs in Ivanovo Region. In addition, the company has signed an agreement with D. K. Belyaev Ivanovo State Agricultural Academy to start educational courses and jointly develop training programs for the next generation of agrarians at the Petrovsky livestock complex, which will make it possible to train young specialists for the region’s livestock industry.

Construction of protein concentrates production facilities

With the financial support of Bank GPB (JSC), Sodrugestvo Group is implementing a project to build protein concentrates production facilities with a capacity of 510 tons per day in Svetly, Kaliningrad Region.

The total cost of the project is RUB 4.2 bn.

Project products: protein concentrates derived from high-protein soybean meal (non-GMO), which is an important nutritional component for high-end species of fish; their production will serve to accelerate the development of Russian aquaculture, significantly improve the export potential of Kaliningrad Region, and create new regional jobs.

Implementation of the project is a continuation of the ongoing work done by Sodrugestvo aimed at developing the deep processing of waste from main production lines, leading in turn to a reduction in such waste and a favorable environmental impact.

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

PET and CT Centers

The project, involving the creation (construction and equipping) of oncoradiology centers in Moscow Region, was implemented on the basis of concession agreements. The concessionaires are PET-Technology Balashikha LLC and PET-Technology Podolsk LLC.

The PET-Technology radiologic oncology centers in Balashikha and Podolsk are modern and comfortable medical facilities that provide services for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer at the highest professional level.

The centers are equipped with high-efficiency cutting-edge medical technology that ensures a high degree of safety. All services are rendered in compliance with applicable international protocols as well as Russian standards and clinical guidelines, whether charged to Compulsory Medical Insurance or for a fee:

  • PET/CT with 18F-FDG, 18F-PSMA, 18F-FET, 18F-FES
  • OFEST/CT and scintigraphy
  • МRТ, CT, USS
  • Radiation and chemoradiotherapy (3D-CRT, IMRT, VMAT/RapidArc, IGRT), including for children.
  • Brachytherapy
  • Drug therapy (chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormonal, and immunotherapy)

The centers were opened in 2018 and form part of the Federal PET-Technology Centers Network, which encompasses 24 centers across 18 Russian regions. The radiopharmaceuticals required for PET/CT diagnostics are produced in Balashikha, which features its own cyclotron complex and all of the necessary quality control systems.

The company’s specialists are highly-qualified radiotherapists, oncologists, radiologists, radiation diagnosticians, medical physicists and nurses who have completed training and internships at the leading Russian federal centers and foreign university clinics.

Social and economic effects:

  • Reducing shortages in medical infrastructure
  • Introducing modern medical technologies

Construction of outpatient clinics in Novosibirsk

The project is being implemented in accordance with the Healthcare Development Program of Novosibirsk Region.

It envisions the construction of seven outpatient clinics in Novosibirsk.

The project involves the construction and maintenance of primary healthcare facilities (7 outpatient clinics) in Novosibirsk using the private-public partnership mechanism.

The private partner in the project is Seventh Concession Company LLC. Its public partner is Novosibirsk Region, represented by the Public Health Ministry of Novosibirsk Region.

The total construction budget is RUB 15 bn. The project is being implemented in accordance with the Healthcare Development Program of Novosibirsk Region.

Gazprombank Leasing

Updating the vehicle fleet for the provision of emergency medical care

The project’s goal is to lease specialized vehicles as part of expanding the fleet of the Moscow Region Ambulance Station.

Gazprombank Leasing was declared the winner of an open tender to supply 167 modern ambulances manufactured by the Gorky Automobile Plant. Total project funding amounted to RUB 1.2 bn.

The project is making a significant contribution to improving healthcare accessibility for the residents of Moscow Region and achieving the target indicators of the national "Health" project.

Equipment for the innovative production of pharmaceutical drugs

on the grounds of the Technopolis Moscow SEZ in Zelenograd

Gazprombank Leasing is in the process of fine-tuning a project involving the leasing of pharmaceutical-production equipment for the Bright Way Industries factory currently under construction. 

Total project amount: RUB 700 mn, financing amount − RUB 414 mn.

Anticipated impact of project implementation:

Bright Way Industries’ portfolio encompasses more than 160 medicines, 75 % of which have been included on the list of vital and essential drugs (VED). The construction of a modern, high-tech pharmaceutical enterprise in Moscow will open new opportunities for the production of effective − including innovative − drugs.

Goal 4: Quality Educatio

Goal 4: Quality Educatio

The Campus project

Within the scope of its comprehensive cooperation with higher education institutions, the Bank is implementing campus projects based on bank cards.

The cards are a flexible and adaptive tool for improving the efficiency of interaction between a university and its students, and combine the following functions:

  • campus functionality: student passes, attendance records, electronic grade book, student/reader card, and other university-run functions;
  • all standard bank card operations: crediting of scholarships, payment for goods and services around the world, money transfers, cash withdrawals;
  • the opportunity to participate in loyalty programs, including the Russian Railways Bonus loyalty program offered by the Russian Railways Group.

To date, campus projects using the Bank’s expanded card functionality have been implemented at more than 50 Russian universities.

MGIMO Alumni Card

Implementation of the MGIMO Alumni Card project

In conjunction with the MGIMO Alumni Association, Gazprombank is implementing a co-branding project for MGIMO graduates.

The project promotes the social responsibility of MGIMO graduates by transferring a percentage of card transactions to the MGIMO Endowment and is aimed at the long-term development and support of the University's educational and scientific projects.

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Construction of water-supply systems

Co-financing of an investment program to construct and upgrade water-supply facilities and systems in Yekaterinburg in the amount of roughly RUB 5 bn in 2010–2020.

Implementation of the projects is heightening the investment attractiveness of Yekaterinburg, providing for the uninterrupted drainage and treatment of domestic wastewater from consumers, connecting residential and industrial infrastructure against the backdrop of the region’s stable socio-economic development, reducing the discharge of pollutants, protecting the environment, conserving bodies of water, and tackling the pressing issue of disposing of sewage sludge.

Upgrading of filtering stations (Headworks of water pipeline and Western Filtering Station) and aeration stations (Northern and Southern Aeration Stations):

  • increasing the productivity of filtering and aeration stations;
  • ensuring compliance with regulations governing the quality of drinking water and wastewater treatment, per the applicable legislation of the Russian Federation;
  • renovating (reducing the wear and tear of) the relevant facilities and improving water-treatment and wastewater treatment technologies;
  • reducing negative manmade impact on the city’s bodies of water;
  • increasing the level of energy efficiency of facilities and processes;
  • conserving water resources through water recycling;
  • solving the issue of sewage sludge disposal.

Upgrading of utilities (watermains and collectors):

  • increasing the reliability of water and wastewater systems in terms of water and wastewater transportation by reducing network accidents;
  • improving the quality of drinking water by eliminating contamination caused by corrosion processes in steel pipes;
  • improving environmental efficiency by preventing possible leaks of wastewater;
  • increasing network capacity by removing sediments and reducing the internal roughness of the networks’ surface.

Upgrading of water-filtering stations

Co-financing of an investment program to construct and upgrade water-supply facilities and systems in Yekaterinburg in the amount of roughly RUB 5 bn in 2010–2020.

Implementation of the projects is heightening the investment attractiveness of Yekaterinburg, providing for the uninterrupted drainage and treatment of domestic wastewater from consumers, connecting residential and industrial infrastructure against the backdrop of the region’s stable socio-economic development, reducing the discharge of pollutants, protecting the environment, conserving bodies of water, and tackling the pressing issue of disposing of sewage sludge.

Upgrading of filtering stations (Headworks of water pipeline and Western Filtering Station) and aeration stations (Northern and Southern Aeration Stations):

  • increasing the productivity of filtering and aeration stations;
  • ensuring compliance with regulations governing the quality of drinking water and wastewater treatment, per the applicable legislation of the Russian Federation;
  • renovating (reducing the wear and tear of) the relevant facilities and improving water-treatment and wastewater treatment technologies;
  • reducing negative manmade impact on the city’s bodies of water;
  • increasing the level of energy efficiency of facilities and processes;
  • conserving water resources through water recycling;
  • solving the issue of sewage sludge disposal.

Upgrading of utilities (watermains and collectors):

  • increasing the reliability of water and wastewater systems in terms of water and wastewater transportation by reducing network accidents;
  • improving the quality of drinking water by eliminating contamination caused by corrosion processes in steel pipes;

  • improving environmental efficiency by preventing possible leaks of wastewater;
  • increasing network capacity by removing sediments and reducing the internal roughness of the networks’ surface
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Wind farms

Construction of three wind farms in the Republic of Adygea and Krasnodar Territory

Solar power plants

Gazprombank is financing the construction of solar power plants by T Plus Group, with the designation of a specialized solar-power business unit within the group’s structure.

Bank financing has already resulted in the commissioning of five solar power plants in Orenburg Region. The total capacity of these solar power plants is 145 MW.

Wind power plants

Together with VetroSGC and HEVEL Group, the bank is financing and building power facilities that use renewable sources of energy.

The projects are spread across a number of different constituent entities of the Russian Federation and are aimed at replacing traditional power generation with wind-power-based alternatives.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Construction of a bridge over the Pur River

as part of the Korotchaevo – Urengoy automobile road

The project envisions construction of the 2.7 km long Korotchaevo – Urengoy automobile road, including a 1.023 km-long bridge over the Pur River.

Construction was implemented under a concession agreement signed on December 21, 2018, between Regional Infrastructure Company LLC and the Government of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area as a private concession initiative.

The total construction budget for the facility was RUB 9.6 bn.

The bridge was erected in record time – under two years, and without the involvement of budgetary funding. The bridge crossing will provide residents of the Purovsky, Tazovsky and Krasnoselkupsky districts of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, as well as oil & gas production companies operating in Yamal-Nenets’ east, with year-round access to the region’s main road network. The bridge replaced a toll pontoon-crossing, which failed to provide a continuous connection between the Settlement of Korotchaevo on the left bank and the Settlement of Urengoy on the right.

Automobile road in the Komi Republic

Syktyvkar – Ukhta – Pechora – Usinsk – Naryan-Mar

A project to build and reconstruct a section of the Syktyvkar – Ukhta – Pechora – Usinsk – Naryan-Mar automobile road (Komi Republic) is being implemented pursuant to RF Federal Law No. 115-FZ "On Concession Agreements.”

The Concession Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “CA”) was concluded on July 22, 2015, with the Komi Republic acting as the concession-grantor.

The project’s total budget exceeds RUB 6 bn, including a RUB 0.7 bn capital grant, RUB 3.97 bn in borrowed funds and RUB 1.55 bn in own funds. The payment mechanism under the concluded CA is the Concession-Grantor Payment.

In December 2015, as part of the project, a 10-year loan agreement was signed between Road Concession LLC (the Concessionaire, a subsidiary of General Contractor DSK Autobahn JSC) and Bank GPB (JSC) for RUB 3.97 bn.

The project is of national and strategic importance, as the road is the only land link between Naryan-Mar, the administrative center of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, and the “mainland," also connecting the Izhma, Ust-Tsilma, Pechora, Usinsk, Inta and Vorkuta settlements of the Komi Republic with the Russian Federation’s main road network.

Implementation of the project has made it possible to improve road safety, ensure the social engagement and mobility of the local population by improving transport accessibility and allowed for the timely provision of medical care to the residents of remote areas.

The new road fastened the last link in the road-transport system connecting the center of Russia with the North and provided access to the Nenets Autonomous Area. All stretches envisioned within the scope of the project were commissioned in 2018–2019.

Construction of the fifth section of the Central Ring Road

A project to construct the fifth section of the Central Ring Road with a budget of RUB 42.2 bn is being implemented on the basis of a long-term investment agreement.

The customer is the state company Russian Highways, and the contractor is Koltsevaya Magistral LLC (part of IFSK ARKS LLC).

Commissioning is scheduled for Q4 2020.

Start-up complex No. 5 will run from the 11th kilometer of highway A-107 to highway M-10 ("Russia") through the four urban districts of Moscow Region – Naro-Fominsky, Odintsovsky, Istra and Solnechnogorsk. Its length will be 76.4 km.

Upon its completion, the section will become a four-lane highway connecting the main outbound highways of Moscow Region. The fifth start-up complex of the Central Ring Road marks another important milestone on the way to improving the accessibility of many communities in the Greater Moscow Area. Also, it is important for the dynamic development of Russia’s entire Central Economic Region. The project will become a key element of Moscow Region’s transport system and will significantly ease road congestion in the western part of Moscow Region.

Aeroexpress

Delivery of double-decker railway passenger cars to service routes to/from the airports of the Moscow air hub

The project’s goal is to deliver 62 double-decker passenger railway coaches made by the Swiss company Stadler to service routes to/from Moscow’s railway stations to the airports of the Moscow air hub.

The value of the supply contract is €183.7 mln, VAT excluded.

The project is being financed from the accounts of GPB (JSC) and GPB (Switzerland). A leasing scheme is being used, with the lessor being GPB Aeroleasing LLC, a subsidiary of GPB Leasing LLC.

The project is making a significant contribution to the development of the transport hub of Moscow and Moscow Region, providing residents of Moscow and Moscow Region with access to the airports of the Moscow air hub via comfortable, high-speed and environmentally-friendly transportation.

Aeroexpress LLC is on the list of backbone enterprises compiled by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development.

Tram network in St. Petersburg

Baltnedvizhservice LLC

The project is being implemented by Baltnedvizhservice LLC (its participants are the Bank, represented by Infrastruktura PPP LLC (10 %), and ABZ-1 Group (90 %)). Project goal: to build and operate a tram network along the “Kupchino Underground Station – Shushary Settlement – Slavyanka” route in the territory of St. Petersburg. The project is being implemented on the basis of the Concession Agreement concluded on October 11, 2019, pursuant to RF Federal Law No. 115 "On Concession Agreements.”

The project is being implemented across the territory of the Frunzensky and Pushkinsky districts of St. Petersburg. The scope of capital expenditures under the project is RUB 25 bn (VAT included). The project is contributing to the development of St. Petersburg’s transport hub and will provide its residents with modern, comfortable and environmentally-friendly transportation, which will have a positive impact on the city’s environmental situation and broader image.

Western High-Speed Diameter

The project is being implemented by Northern Capital Highway LLC.

The project’s goal is to build the Central Section of the Western High-Speed Diameter in St. Petersburg and operate the entire highway (its Central, Southern and Northern Sections).

The project is being implemented on the basis of a public-private partnership agreement concluded on December 20, 2012.

The project cost is RUB 136 bn, including the cost of constructing the Central Section – RUB 91.4 bn (VAT excluded), of which RUB 50.7 bn is state construction support.

Debt financing was provided by a syndicate of banks consisting of the Eurasian Development Bank, Bank GPB (JSC) and VTB Bank (PJSC).

In December 2016, the Central Section was put into operation; since 2017, all sections of the WHSD have been operating in toll mode. The Western High-Speed Diameter provides the shortest connection between the northern, central and southern parts of St. Petersburg for regular passenger and commercial traffic.

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Sustainable cities and communities

Constructing a complex of cultural facilities in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

The amount of capital expenditures is RUB 9.9 bn. The sources of construction financing are budgetary funds (a capital grant) in the amount of RUB 3.8 bn and non-budgetary financing with VIS Group funds and Gazprombank loans.

The project envisions constructing a complex of cultural facilities in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) based on the principles of public-private partnership within the framework of the state program "Development of Culture in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)." The private partner in the project is Seventeenth Concession Company LLC.

The main goal of the project is to preserve the cultural and historical heritage of the Sakha people and provide access to cultural values and information. The project envisions creating an integrated complex combining the State Philharmonic Society of Yakutia and the Arctic Epic and Arts Center; the complex will house the Olonkho Theater (Sakha) and the P. A. Oyunsky Academic Theater, as well as museum exhibition halls and halls for the hosting of summits and congresses. The facility, seating 1,500 spectators and spanning a total area of roughly 32,000 sq. meters, is unique in terms of creating a major cultural and entertainment facility in permafrost conditions. Its adjacent territory, covering the embankment of Lake Saysary (spanning an area of more than 12,000 sq. meters), will become a new social and recreational space.

In 2018, Gazprombank Leasing leased 60 modern and environmentally-friendly gas-powered buses to the Yekaterinburg Municipal Administration.

Updating the urban public-transit fleet in Yekaterinburg

The scope of funding was RUB 860 mln. The project was implemented using the state program of preferential leasing for gas-motor-fueled (GMF) vehicles.

Upgrading the city’s public-transit system through the leasing of new buses has improved transport accessibility in Yekaterinburg and reduced the negative impact of polluting emissions from burning liquid motor fuels on the urban environment.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Solid waste management system, Tyumen Region

A program to start and operate an infrastructure system for public utilities.

The project is a program to create and operate a municipal infrastructure system of facilities used to process and dispose of (in landfills) municipal solid waste (hereinafter referred to as “MSW”) in Tyumen Region, implemented in accordance with RF Federal Law No. 115-FZ "On Concession Agreements," dated July 21, 2005.

The facilities to be encompassed by the creation of public-utility infrastructure are as follows:

  • a solid waste treatment plant with an annual capacity of 350,000 tons in Tyumen;
  • a solid waste treatment plant with an annual capacity of 40,000 tons in Tobolsk;
  • a solid waste treatment plant with an annual capacity of 250,000 tons in Ishim;
  • a waste-transfer station with an annual capacity of 25,000 tons in Yalutorovsk.

Project’s main objectives:

  • construction and further operation of the facilities envisioned by the Concession Agreement dated September 19, 2014 (as subsequently amended);
  • processing (sorting) MSW in accordance with the Territorial Plan for Waste Management, including solid municipal waste, in Tyumen Region (approved by Governmental Resolution No. 392-p of Tyumen Region dated September 9, 2016);
  • involving recyclables in reuse (including paper, cardboard, plastic, iron, glass);
  • improving the environment via a reduction in the volume of MSW to be buried in landfills.

Creating and operating systems to manage municipal solid waste (MSW)

Creating and operating systems to manage municipal solid waste (MSW)

Waste Management Joint-Stock Company is Russia’s leading concessionaire in the field of creating and operating systems for the management of solid municipal waste (MSW).

The company heads Russia's largest group of concession companies in the field of waste management; it creates environmental technology parks – modern integrated systems to process, recycle and dispose of solid waste.

The group is currently implementing 8 concession projects in 6 regions of the Russian Federation (Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod, Murmansk, Chelyabinsk Region, the Republic of Chuvashia and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Yugra), providing regional operator services in 4 constituent entities (Volgograd (entire region), Saratov (2 zones), Murmansk (entire region), Nizhny Novgorod (2 zones)) and rendering services involving the transportation of MSW from collection lots to processing and landfill sites in Volgograd Region.

Shchekinoazot

Management representatives of Shchekinoazot OJSC – no less than one of Russia's leading enterprises successfully operating on the domestic and global markets for chemical feedstock and products – have dubbed 2018 a technological breakthrough year, and Gazprombank – a strategic partner in implementing the company’s investment program.

In September 2018, an official ceremony marked the launch into commercial operation of a new combined methanol and ammonia complex worth €319 mln, boasting annual production capacity of 450,000 and 135,000 tons, respectively. The complex will enable the company to more than double its annual production output compared to the previous year.

The project was made possible thanks to the financial support of Gazprombank.

The project commenced with the commissioning of a line of raw materials needed for the production of caprolactam, namely sulfuric acid, plus – a Russian-first – perfume-quality dimethyl ether, within the framework of the respective import-substitution program (as a joint venture with PCC SE, a German company).

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 13: Climate Action

Conversion of the vehicle fleet of Gazprom Group subsidiaries to NGV fuel

As part of the project implementation, Gazprombank Leasing is transferring gas-powered vehicles to various enterprises within Gazprom Group.

In 2020, total investments in the project amounted to RUB 4.3 bn.
According to the 2021 program, Gazprombank Leasing is expected to conclude supply contracts for the delivery of more than 660 vehicles for the total amount of RUB 3.6 bn.

Effect from the implementation of 2020+2021 program transactions:

Replacing petroleum-based motor fuel with natural-gas vehicle fuel will reduce annual emissions of the air pollutants produced by the combustion of petroleum motor fuels by more than 3,714 tons.

Leasing of mobile compressor stations for Gazprom MCS

Gazprombank Leasing is leasing mobile compressor stations (MCS) for Gazprom MCS. Mobile compressor stations ensure the retention of natural gas during repair works on trunk pipelines by pumping gas from the section of the pipeline under repair to the operating one.

Project investments totaled RUB 4.4 bn. Within the scope of cooperation, 10 MCS complexes will be supplied to Gazprom MCS.

The project envisioning the operation of mobile compressor stations is aimed at solving energy-saving tasks; since 2020, more than 500 mln cubic meters of natural gas have been saved with the help of mobile compressor stations.