Gazprom subsidiaries win Vernadsky National Environmental Award
On 17 December, the award ceremony for the deserving winners of the Vernadsky National Environmental Award took place in Moscow. Taking part in the event was Alexander Ishkov, Deputy Head of Department and Head of Directorate at Gazprom, member of the Board of Trustees of the Vernadsky Foundation and deputy chair of the contest’s jury.
Alexander Ishkov, Deputy Head of Department and Head of Directorate at Gazprom, with Vladimir Grachev, President of Vernadsky Non-Governmental Environmental Foundation
A total of 140 applications from 43 Russian regions, Kazakhstan, Belgium and the US was submitted for the 2018 Vernadsky National Environmental Award, with 35 contestants emerging as winners.
Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg received the award in the category Innovative Sustainable Technologies in Industry and Energy for its project A Solution for Deep Methanol Recovery in the Cenomanian Deposits at the Zapolyarnoye Oil, Gas and Condensate Field. The project was headed by Vladimir Mironov, the company’s Deputy Director General for Prospective Development.
Gazprom Transgaz Volgograd’s project Protecting Nature: a Set of Environmental Awareness Activities headed by Yury Maramygin, the company’s Director General, was named best in the Social and Environmental Initiatives category.
Gazprom Transgaz Volgograd winning Vernadsky National Environmental Award
The Vernadsky National Environmental Award in the Urban Environment category went to Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk’s ECOPATROL project led by Valery Bratkov, the company’s Chief Engineer and Deputy Director General. The project enables its participants to record environmental violations on an interactive map and report them to municipal administrations. A total of 161 violations was detected in 2018 alone. Additionally, about 1,000 environmental education events were held as part of the project.
Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk winning Vernadsky National Environmental Award
The Environmental Treasure Hunt for Employees and Students (ECOQUEST) by Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk won the award in the Environmental Education for Sustainable Development category. The leader of the project is Anatoly Titov, the company’s Director General.
The Vernadsky Children and Youth Environmental Award went to Gazprom Transgaz Kazan for A Device for the Automatic Detection, Control and Elimination of Indoor Gas and Smoke Pollution. The award was presented to the project manager Sergey Shenkarenko, the company’s Deputy Head of the Technical Division, and the project team: Safiya Kantyukova, fourth grader from the Lyceum Engineering Center of the Sovetsky District of Kazan, and Viktor Shenkarenko, third grader from Gymnasium No. 93 of the Sovetsky District.
The contest for the Vernadsky National Environmental Award aims to identify and promote successful projects in the area of environmental protection and safety, energy efficiency and resource conservation, development of new industrial and energy technologies, and implementation of the best available technological solutions, as well as projects that involve shaping an environmental culture and developing ecological education for sustainable development based on the ideas of the academician Vladimir Vernadsky. To be eligible, a project must already be implemented, aim to achieve its objectives, and have a positive practical effect on people and environment.
The Vernadsky Non-Governmental Environmental Foundation was established in 1995 at the initiative of Gazprom. For more than 20 years, the Foundation has been pursuing its main goal of achieving sustainable environmentally-oriented social and economic development of society based on the scientific heritage of the academician Vladimir Vernadsky.
The Foundation comprises over 30 member organizations headed by its founding company, Gazprom. The Foundation serves as a consulting body to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and UNESCO.
While carrying out environmental projects, the Foundation plays the role of a mediator between governmental authorities, leading industrial enterprises, educational, scientific and research institutions, and commercial and non-profit bodies.
The Foundation regularly awards Russian scientists, public figures, and representatives of public organizations for outstanding achievements and scientific breakthroughs in the field of ecology and environmental protection.