Appendix 4. Awards

RSPP’s sustainable development leaders

Rostelecom’s performance in 2017 placed the Company among the leaders of the Responsibility and Transparency and Sustainable Development Vector indices compiled by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

Published by RSPP since 2014, the indices are based on public corporate reporting, including annual and non-financial reports.

The international contest held by the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2018

Rostelecom’s Digital Equality programme won the Ethical Dimensions of the Information Society category at the international contest held by the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to select the best innovative projects involving Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy

Rostelecom became a winner of the Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy project, getting the first prize of the Graduate School of Management (GSOM SPbU) for the Best Programme (Project) Facilitating Education Development in Russia with its integrated Digital Equality social programme.

Best Social Projects in Russia

Rostelecom won an award under the Best Social Projects in Russia annual programme in 2018 in the Projects to Support Vulnerable Groups category with its Growth — Online Education for Children in Orphanages project.

Corporate Transparency Rating of the Largest Russian Companies

PJSC Rostelecom ranked 12th in the Corporate Transparency Rating of the Largest Russian Companies. The aim of the rating is to highlight companies that contribute most to the society while minimising their environmental impact and find a balance between how much businesses affect the natural environment and what positive change they bring.

People Investor 2018

At the 11th People Investor 2018 Forum in Moscow our Run and Help sports charitable project made it to the top four social projects for Healthy Lifestyles. The people participating in the event aimed to run a cumulative distance of 100 thousand km, which Rostelecom «converted» into RUB 1 million and donated to the Life Line Charity Foundation to help children with rare illnesses.

Awards received by PJSC Rostelecom’s macroregional branches

South Macroregional Branch

At the All-Russian corporate volunteering contest, Champions of Good Deeds 2018, our Believe in Yourself social project won the second prize for Skill-based Volunteering.

The Company won an award at the Social Investment in Russia’s South 2018 competition.

I Can Help, a charitable project run by Rostelecom’s Kabardino-Balkaria Branch, was shortlisted among the three finalists in the Corporate Social Projects category at the Best Social Projects in Russia’s South, an independent annual regional award.

Rostelecom won a public award for charitable work and volunteering from the Krasnodar Territory authorities.

The Company received a letter of gratitude from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Dagestan for supporting aesthetic education initiatives across the Republic, its regions and localities.

North-West Macroregional Branch

Rostelecom was ranked the best product company in Karelia in terms of occupational health and safety.

In April, Rostelecom’s Karelia Branch won the regional event of Success and Safety, an annual nationwide competition to select the best company for occupational health and safety practices.

Siberia Macroregional Branch

Rostelecom won the third prize in the Leadership in Innovation in the Social Sector category at the Donors Forum’s Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy — Siberia awards.

The Company also received a special award for Philanthropy Management and Management Processes at the event.

Volga Macroregional Branch

Rostelecom won the second prize (across Russia) at the 3rd Best in the Trade contest for HR professionals in the Russia in the 21st Century — a Digital Economy Country category.