Speaking at the International Arctic Forum, the company's senior vice president Larisa Zelkova said:
«Traditionally, the company invests in the social structures of the territories where it operates. Over the past five years, we have been actively developing grant and competitive programs in Norilsk and the Kola Peninsula. In addition, the company pays attention to the development of social entrepreneurship - the Academy of Social Entrepreneurship, the provision of interest-free loans for social projects».
In March, Norilsk Nickel has signed an ecology cooperation agreement with the Murmansk region, as well as on the preservation of the natural landscapes of the Kola Peninsula.
Also in March, Norilsk hosted the first match of the Night Hockey League. Local hockey players competed with the star team «Legends of Hockey», comprising well-known hockey players and representatives of Norilsk Nickel. Donations from the game excided 2.4 million rubles and were transferred to children's hockey clubs of Norilsk and Dudinka.