PROJECTS AND CHARITY
The enterprises of the Corporation implement multiple social responsibility and charity projects at federal and regional level in their regions of presence.
The main document regulating the implementation of social responsibility programmes is the Regulations on Sponsorship and Charitable Giving of PJSC UAC Activities, as updated in 2016. The Regulations outline the principles and scope of UAC’s sponsorship and philanthropy activities, as well as the procedure of accumulating and using the resources of the Sponsorship and Charity Fund.
The key areas of the Corporation’s charity
activities are as follows:
• Supporting sports;
• Supporting orphanages;
• Supporting educational projects;
• Providing assistance to non-profit and religious organisations.
The UAC implements multiple youth projects.
In 2017 the Corporation supported the Ot Vinta! International Children’s and Youth Scientific and Technical Creativity Festival held as part of the MAKS 2017 International Aviation and Space Salon.
Further, PJSC UAC and PJSC Company Sukhoi supported the academic competition in unmanned aerial systems design held by the National Technology Initiative. The winners in the competition received prizes from the Corporation, and every participant received a PJSC UAC certificate qualifying them to be tried out for attending themed sessions held by PJSC UAC at Artek International Children’s Centre and Okean Russian Children’s Centre.
Since 2010, the UAC has been the title sponsor of the CSKA basketball club. In November 2017 the CSKA and the Corporation signed another agreement for season 2017–18.
The enterprises of the Corporation support children and young people at orphanages.
In 2017 Yuri Gagarin Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant—branch of PJSC Company Sukhoi—awarded grants to the teachers of the Orphanage No. 34 territorial state educational institution. The teachers used the grants to improve their educational process.
BLOOD DONOR DAYS
In 2017 two Blood Donor Days were held for the employees of UAC’s Corporate Centre and enterprises. The events aimed at helping the patients who need a blood transfusion were held as part of the Voluntary Blood Donor Recruitment Programme implemented by the Russian Federal Medical-Biological Agency. There are plans to encourage all the Corporation’s enterprises (including aircraft repair plants) to participate in the effort, and to hold joint blood donorship marathons with enterprises of the machine building industry and other related industries.
SUPPORTING NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS
As part of the joint project with the Wings of Victory Foundation, the UAC enterprises have restored historic aircraft. The Corporation has co-funded the restoration of the aviation legends, with separate operations conducted by the UAC volunteer teams. In the reporting year the reconstruction of an Il-2, WWII ground-attack aircraft, was completed. The aircraft was restored to airworthy condition and took off again in June 2017.
The UAC has also provided funds to the Legends of Aviation Charitable Foundation for the erection of the Founding Fathers of the Russian Aviation memorial complex that was opened on 22 September 2017 in Zhukovsky.