Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol wins EcoWorld-2019 environmental prize
PR Service, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol
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On November 29, the award ceremony for EcoWorld, an international environmental prize, took place at the Central House of Scientists in Moscow. The top place in the 2019 edition of this prestigious competition went to a unique environmental project of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol.
The public prize was established by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. The jury is composed of environmental experts, distinguished scientists, and public officials. This year, the organizing committee received 127 submissions in seven categories. The purpose of the submitted works was to resolve urgent environmental problems and ensure environmental safety.
Award ceremony for EcoWorld-2019 international environmental competition
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol became the first-degree winner in the Environmental Education, Awareness and Culture category. The jury honored the project of a virtual 3D tour of the Strizhament state nature reserve located near the city of Stavropol. The unique work is designed primarily for people with disabilities who cannot on their own travel to the nature reserve and see its rich biodiversity. The 3D tour allowed thousands of web users, as well as students of specialized educational institutions of the region, to get acquainted with the natural area.
Alexey Zavgorodnev, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, received the award in Moscow from Bator Aduchiev, member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, who pointed out the contribution of the company's team to developing innovative forms and methods of environmental education for the public.
Alexey Zavgorodnev (right), Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, and Bator Aduchiev, member of State Duma of Russian Federation
“We strongly hope that our project will be popular,” said Alexey Zavgorodnev, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol. “Its recognition at such a high level will inspire other regions to create similar 3D tours of protected and historic places in Russia for people with disabilities.”
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom.
The company operates linear gas trunklines that pass through 10 constituent entities of the North Caucasus and Southern Federal Districts of the Russian Federation. It also ensures that gas is supplied to Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, and the Republic of South Ossetia.
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol consists of 18 branches, including 10 gas pipeline operation centers.
The company operates 12 compressor stations, 19 workshops, 11 types of gas compressors with a total installed capacity of 1,035.9 MW, and over 360 gas distribution stations.
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol has in place an Integrated System of Occupational Health, Industrial and Fire Safety Management conforming to the international OHSAS 18000:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard.
The gas transmission company's environmental management system complies with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 international standard.
Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol employs over 7,500 people. It is headquartered in Stavropol.
The EcoWorld international environmental prize was established in 2004. The goal of the competition is to promote environmental policy development, strengthen environmental education and culture, spread clean technologies, improve public health, and preserve biodiversity.