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ArticleName Opportunities for improving the corporate social responsibility programs for metallurgical companies in the Arctic
DOI 10.17580/nfm.2018.01.01
ArticleAuthor Kruk M. N., Guryleva N. S., Cherepovitsyn A. E., Nikulina A. Yu.

Saint-Petersburg Mining University, St. Petersburg, Russia:

M. N. Kruk, Associate Professor, Department of Management, e-mail:
A. E. Cherepovitsyn, Professor, Head of the Department of Management, e-mail:
A. Yu. Nikulina, Associate Professor, Department of Management, e-mail:


LLC “Stroygazconsulting”, St. Petersburg, Russia:

N. S. Guryleva, Leading Specialist of the Department of Registration and Insurance of Fixed Assets, e-mail:


A comparative analysis is carried out on the programs of corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the largest mineral- and raw-materials-processing metallurgical companies operating in the Arctic region, such as PJSC “Norilsk Nickel MMC” and PJSC “Severstal”. The diagnosing methodology of the internal and external trends in the development of CSR, developed by Dambovskaya A. A., was selected to conduct the analysis. The following results were obtained according to the criteria (PJSC “Norilsk Nickel MMC” / PJSC “Severstal”): for remuneration and motivation it is 4/3; for professional training, development and adaptation of staff it is 3/1; for labor protection it is 3/3; for social programs and social infrastructure it is 3/2; for implementation of charitable programs it is 4/2; for the realization of sponsorship programs it is 4/3; for the development of the region’s infrastructure it is 3/2; for the investments in environmental activities it is 2/2. The results of the final evaluation of companies allowed making the conclusion that PJSC “Norilsk Nickel MMC” has higher level of development and better implementation of CSR programs if compared to PJSC “Severstal” in terms of both external and internal directions (13 points against 9 points). According to the results obtained from the analysis, the most vulnerable and less-developed areas of CSR for both companies have been identified. These are the external directions of the program of “Development of the regional infrastructure” and “Investments in environmental measures”. The results of the analysis can be applied by metallurgical companies in order to adjust and improve the CSR programs. In the future, it is planned to conduct a comparative analysis of both the corporate social responsibility programs of the largest companies in the Arctic, as well as the evaluation methods, in order to identify the most objective methods of research, and develop recommendations.

The research was carried out with the support of the Russian Science Foundation grant, the project “Social and Economic Mechanism for Attracting Human Resources to the Arctic Region of the Russian Federation” (No. 17-78-20145) at the Saint-Petersburg Mining University.

keywords Сorporate social responsibility, the Arctic, human resources, metallurgy, mineral and raw materials complex, Norilsk Nickel, Severstal

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