Bogatyr Komir, a joint Kazakh-Russian coal mining company, is a socially oriented enterprise. One of its priorities is improvement of social conditions and guarantees of miners’ team. Vladimir Tyulin, the head of social development department at “Bogatyr Komir” LLP, told what have been done in this area at the enterprise in 2018.
- Vladimir Alexandrovich, please tell us about social projects that Bogatyr Komir implements. How much money was spent for their implementation in 2018?
- Every year our company allocates a lot of money to provide employees of the enterprise and other residents of Ekibastuz and Pavlodar region with social and financial assistance. Last year, more than 700 million tenge was spent on providing social guarantees for the employees of the partnership through a collective agreement. Of the more than twenty items of expenditure, the most considerable ones were associated with obligatory insurance of employees against accidents while performing their job duties and the provision of social guarantees paid through Bogatyr Komir public fund. The company has spent significant funds to reimburse costs trips to health resorts and “Zhasybay” recreation center and to compensate the cost of the company employees’ treatment through Halyk Densaulyk Medical Fund. Loans for education, purchase of home, and for improvement of housing conditionns also accounted for the main part of costs for ensuring social security.
"Bogatyr Komir" companies provides financial assistance every year. From January to December of the departing year, more than 240 million tenge was allocated for these purposes. The funds were spent for events under social partnership agreements with Ekibastuz Mayor Administration, charitable support was received by city non-profit organizations and educational institutions, such as the sponsored lyceum school No. 6, “Ekibastuz children's fund, “Environmental Protection” public association and others. Religious denominations and the Ekibastuz football club also receive their financial assistance. As in previous years, we provided charitable assistance to labor and the Great Patriotic War veterans, the poor, the disabled, retired employees, people, who received workplace injuries and their families. A number of events attended by members of "Nur Otan", the primary party organization of "Bogatyr Komir" company were held.
- What new social projects have been implemented by Bogatyr Komir so far?
- More than fifty events were held in 2018 for Bogatyr Komir employees in the area of social development management. Nauryz holidays, and the main miner's holiday - Miner's Day, which ended with a grand concert with the participation of Kazakhstan pop stars was held in the new format.
New events were organized at the enterprise along with the traditional – Labor protection Day, Labor Day, International Women's Day, Victory Day and many others. Activists of the youth movement of “Bogatyr Komir” supported most of them. As one of examples, a three-day team-building event was hosted in Zhasybay recreation area with participation of about 100 young professionals from “Samruk-Energy” energy holding portfolio companies.
Five-minute gymnastics, a citywide marathon in support of Gennady Golovkin, famous Kazakhstani boxer, in which over one thousand people participated, and an e-sports competition were arranged to promote and develop mass sports in business units of the enterprise.
Events related to preservation of cultural heritage of Kazakhstan - the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Estai Berkimbaev, famous akyn (poet), singer, composer and the 200th anniversary of the public, statesman and Musa Shormanov, researcher of traditional culture of Kazakhs, were also hosted with assistance of our company. A poetry contest of readers in different languages was held on enterprise’s Day of Languages. Miners prepared with “Automobilist day” in an especial way. With the participation of representatives of the Bogatyr Komir motor base, a city competition “Autolady” was organized and in which our company employees participated. The partnership looked after people with limited eyesight, who are registered in Ekibastuz branch of the Kazakhstan Society of the Blind.
The management and representatives of the Republican Council of Public Accord visited their “bogatyr” colleagues for the first time in October. Social Development Department also supported this visit. The guests visited the view point of Bogatyr mine, and saw the technological process of coal mining. It is worth noting that the viewing platform of the coal enterprise was included in the seven city sightseeings. It is open for residents and guests of Ekibastuz - all those who want to see the largest coal mine in the world, included in the Guinness book record and take photos.
-What are the plans for this year?
-We have scheduled many events for this year, which are dedicated to the Year of Youth. Namely, it is planned to establish co-working center and create own music band.
-Thank you for conversation!
Interviewed by Marina Ponkratova
Photo credit: Oleg Malchuk