As a socially responsible business, FPC is committed to contributing to national development for the benefit of both today and future generations of Russian citizens.
The Company places a particular emphasis on supporting children in need of expensive treatment and medicines, children living in orphanages, providing social support to employees with children suffering from severe or chronic diseases or requiring costly treatment as well as for non-working retirees, large families, veterans, disabled people and people in difficult life situations.
Given the high social importance of voluntary blood donorship, the Company has been holding its Donor’s Day charity campaign twice a year. The Donor’s Day has become a good tradition for FPC employees, and the number of those joining the donor movement is rising each year. As many as 150 employees took part in the event in 2019, with the donated blood used to help patients at a municipal perinatal centre as well as at multi-purpose adult and children’s hospitals.
Starting from 2016, FPC has been delivering on its commitment to transport veterans of the Great Patriotic War (WWII) and their travelling companions to events celebrating the Victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941–1945).
In 2019, the Company provided veterans with an option of free travel in deluxe, first-class and second-class sleeping carriages or carriages with seats on long-distance trains of any category from 1 May to 31 December 2019 (inclusive). Starting from 1 January 2020, free travel for veterans and their travelling companions is provided permanently. A total of RUB 27 million were allocated in 2019 to organise free travel for veterans of the Great Patriotic War (WWII) and persons attending the veterans.
Annual springtime clean-up days have become a good tradition at FPC. A total of 6,567 managers and employees of the Company took part in the event in 2019. The event included thorough cleaning of passenger carriages, improvements to areas around monuments to railway workers who died in the Great Patriotic War, a spring cleaning and sanitation at depots and carriage sites as well as improvements and renovations at their premises.
The New Year season is the time of miracles, meetings with close friends and relatives and, of course, presents! On the New Year’s eve, FPC employees took part in the New Year Tree of Dreams charity event of the Russian nationwide charitable project Dream With Me seeking to make as many children as possible to believe in New Year’s eve miracles and magic. FPC’s New Year Tree of Dreams held in the Republic of Tatarstan has helped the biggest dreams come true for special needs children and children from families below the poverty threshold.