An important component of FPC’s business is engaging in social and charitable activities while supporting projects in culture, education, healthcare, sports, and other social initiatives.
The Company places a particular emphasis on supporting children in need of expensive treatment and medicines, orphans, and children living in orphanages, providing social support to employees and retirees as well as assistance to low-income people, the poor, veterans, and disabled people.
Transporting veterans of the Great Patriotic War (WWII) and their travelling companions to events celebrating the victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941–1945) has become an annual tradition for FPC. The Company provided veterans with free travel in deluxe, first-class and second-class sleeping carriages, or carriages with seats on long-distance trains of all categories from 1 to 31 May 2018.
The Company also donated over RUB 8 million to assist employees and retirees in a difficult life situation or in need of financial assistance, costly treatment, or surgery.
Supporting sick children in need of expensive medical treatment is a priority initiative within FPC’s charitable activities. To this end, RUB 4 million was donated to various charitable foundations.
Due to the high importance of promoting blood donations, FPC regularly holds Donor’s Day. The charitable campaign has become a tradition for FPC employees, and the number of those joining the donor movement is rising each year. In 2018, 41 litres of blood were collected. The blood was used to treat patients at a municipal perinatal centre as well as multi-purpose adult and children’s hospitals.
The Company raised over RUB 207,000 in 2018, donated through the Podari Zhizn (Gift of Life) foundation for the treatment of two girls, Nina Morozova and Nargiza Dzhansitova, who were in need of expensive medical treatment.
Another good tradition originated in 2016. Since then, the Achieving the Goal! charity run has been held regularly as part of the celebrations for the Day of the Railway Worker. About 500 employees of the Company and their family members took part in the event held across Russia in 2018. The number of participants is growing every year, showing a desire of employees to lead healthy lifestyles. Funds raised at the sports event were donated to the Life Line charitable foundation for saving seriously ill children.