Being one of the largest vertically integrated oil and gas companies of South Kazakhstan and Kyzylorda oblast, PetroKazakhstan plays a role of regional economic leader, which is impossible without commitment to the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The principles of CSR are the key benchmarks that allow company gradually, step by step, approach to the international standards of business conduct and relations with government and society. Adherence to the principles of CSR is priority not only for the top management, but for every employee of PetroKazakhstan. Such style of work brings satisfaction and benefit to all parties: state, employees and members of their families, consumers of production and local population, as well as to shareholders.
A corner stone of PetroKazakhstan’s social responsibility is ensuring the work safety for the employees of the company, taking care of the health of its employees through a medical insurance system, developing human resources through training programs, and also protecting the environment by implementing a comprehensive management system. PetroKazakhstan recognizes its social responsibility to the people of the Kyzylorda and South Kazakhstan Oblasts – regions in which the company operates, where its employees live and work. PetroKazakhstan is the largest employer in the regions where it operates.
The Company runs scholarship programs, such as correspondence courses for PetroKazakhstan employees; a scholarship program for employees’ children, and scholarship for the talented youth from Kyzylorda Oblast to get education in the best universities of China and Kazakhstan.
PetroKazakhstan is one of the largest sponsors of social and charity projects in Kazakhstan, investing significant amounts of money in their implementation. The company has signed memorandums on cooperation with the authorities in the Kyzylorda and South Kazakhstan Oblasts to ensure that the regions receive constant social support.
Since it started its operations in Kazakhstan, PetroKazakhstan has allocated tens of millions of USD for sponsorship and charity. Our policy has always been based on social support, especially in the regions where we have operations.