Our commitment to Russia goes beyond the development of oil and gas reserves. In line with its global practice BP views corporate social responsibility an integral part of its business in Russia.
BP’s overall support of the local social, cultural, educational and charity projects has been one of the largest among foreign companies operating in Russia. BP’s program in support of education and science was launched in 2004. Partnership, which initially covered three leading universities in Moscow, was later expanded and now includes nine universities all over Russia – in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Irkutsk and Vladivostok.
Within the framework of educational program BP has developed a system for supporting specialist education in Russia, offering scholarships for students, providing support for professors of energy studies and grants for innovative scientific research projects. We are proud to have The Polytechnical Museum, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Tretyakov Gallery, the State Hermitage, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre among our partners.