Rostelecom’s Contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Rostelecom plays a key role in enabling Russia’s digital transformation, especially in terms of shaping the digital economy. We not only build infrastructure and develop advanced services in cities, we also bring them to rural and remote areas across Russia. By offering modern and popular services, Rostelecom opens up new opportunities for industries to improve productivity and for people to live a better life.
Over the past few years, Rostelecom has increasingly integrated the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)See Sustainability Goals into the design of its sustainability projects and in the preparation of its annual reports. We seek to bring Rostelecom’s development strategy more in line with the UN SDGs in respect of environmental, social, and economic matters. We have integrated the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into our corporate management by aligning the SDGs with our strategic goals, including at the national level.
Rostelecom plays a decisive role in enabling Russia’s digital transformation, especially in terms of shaping the digital economy. Rostelecom develops fair, transparent and non-discriminatory ethics and anti-corruption policies while also ensuring personal data protection.
In 2018, the Company prioritised the list of UN SDGs to identify the areas where it could contribute the most: all SDGs were grouped into two priority categoriesSee Sustainability Goals (with the top priority SDGs falling into the first category: SDGs 9, 8, 4, 11, and 10).
For more details on PJSC Rostelecom’s contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals see the Investing in Our People, Investing in Society, Fostering a Safe and Favourable Environment, and Delivering High-Quality Services to Customers sections of this Report.
In 2018, we refined our business goals and aligned them with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as reflected in Rostelecom’s updated Strategic Sustainable Development Matrix.