The Company's field development projects include a programme to rehabilitate aquatic biological resources.
In order to comply with the Russian President’s orders on the safe development of the Arctic, Gazprom Neft is implementing a perpetual corporate programme to preserve biodiversity based on a list of flora and fauna that serve as indicators of the stable condition of the marine ecosystems in Russia’s Arctic zone. The programme was developed by the Company jointly with leading scientific research institutes, Russian Arctic National Park and the Marine Mammal Council taking into recommendations from the UN Development Programme, the Global Environment Facility, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the World Wildlife Fund in Russia.
The programme to preserve biodiversity in Russia’s Arctic zone was recognised by specialists from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the scientific community as one of the best programmes organised under the Russian President’s orders and other similar programmes developed by companies in Russia.
The programme took into consideration international and national requirements as well as agreements and conventions related to the preservation of biodiversity and the diversity of life forms, including genetic diversity, the diversity of species and ecosystems as well as their ability to change, adapt and evolve.
The Company plans to develop and introduce a Biodiversity Preservation Programme for all its facilities located in Russia in 2017 as part of the Year of Ecology.