Group publishes its first ESG report

LONDON: Group Limited announced the publication of its first ESG Report, for the year ended 31 December 2019.

“The decision to prepare a separate ESG report is a logical step in Group’s continuous efforts to improve the economic, social, and environmental aspects of our operations and is a reflection of our commitment to transparency and corporate social responsibility. One of our primary ESG focus areas is to improve the lives of people and communities, and we continuously work to ensure safe digital experience of our users. Our ESG strategy is to invest our technology and experience in creating large-scale internet services into developing social projects across the markets we operate in. In 2019, we supported initiatives in IT education and charity activities, among others, to support this goal,” a bourse filing said.

“Our inaugural ESG Report presents the key results of Group’s activities in the economic, social and environmental areas for 2019 as well as actions taken by the company year-to-date to support businesses and communities in Russia in response to COVID-19. The qualitative and quantitative data disclosed in the report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s GRI Standards, Core Option with industry specifics, as well as with best industry practices”.

Commenting on the event Boris Dobrodeev, CEO (Russia) of Group, said “We believe that technologies can improve today’s environment, well-being and increase prosperity. Our mission is to improve people’s lives by making technologies simple and accessible to as many users as possible. Through our investments in technology and cooperation with charities in Russia, we aim to use digital platforms to make our world more open, sustainable and accessible. Over the last few years, we have launched services that provide audiences with easier access to charitable institutions, as well as initiatives that expand educational opportunities for everyone willing to enhance their experience in the digital world. We remain committed to finding innovative ways to build a sustainable business for the good of our society and environment.”

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