OREANDA-NEWS. February 14, 2012. A workshop on corporate social responsibility was held within the framework of the national Corporate Charity Leaders project. The seminar featured presentations by the winners and nominees of the 2011 corporate social programmes competition in the categories Best Programme (Project) Promoting the Development of Local Business Communities and the Improvement of Social Climate in the Region where the Company is Present and Best Programme (Project) Promoting Social Responsibility Awareness. The Corporate Charity Leaders project is implemented jointly by the Forum of Donors, business newspaper Vedomosti, and the PriceWaterhouseCoopers auditing and consulting firm network and is aimed at promoting corporate charity and volunteer work in Russia.

The event was attended by representatives of major Russian and international companies, including Citibank, the EvroKhim Chemical and Minerals Company, JSC Uralsib, Home Credit and Finance Bank, JSC RusHydro, Procter & Gamble, Philip Morris Sales and Marketing, and others. Novikombank experts participated in the workshop and roundtable discussion dedicated to the evolvement of corporate social programmes.

Novikombank is successfully implementing its Corporate Charity Programme. Dynamic business growth allows the Bank to annually increase funds earmarked for charity. In 2011, Novikombank ranked third in the Vedomosti newspaper Corporate Charity Leaders subchart of socially responsible financial companies.