Corporate social responsibilityHMS Group fully recognizes the responsibility to all of its stakeholders and communicates with them on a regular basis. The Group contributes to the social development and improvement of the quality of life across local communities in the regions where it operates.
People and their workplace
Employees are one of the core assets of HMS Group and we are committed to attracting and retaining the best people, encouraging and developing them to achieve their full potential. In 2014, the main directions of staff training and education included development of managerial competences of the company’s officers both on a case-to-case basis (EMBA programs) and in the form of corporate training, English language teaching and functional education, including in-company training sessions entitled “Know Your Company’s Product Portfolio”. More than 170 trainings and courses were held in Moscow alone, including over 190 trainees.
Our HR policy is aimed at maintaining a healthy and diverse environment where employees feel valued and respected. The Group promotes cooperation between experts within production units as well as between subsidiaries. In 2014, HMS Group continued planned recruitment to open positions and as of 31 December 2014, the company employed more than 15.5 thousand people, less than in 2013 due to the attrition and disposal of SKMN.
Average headcount as of December 31, 2014
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HMS Group improves its health and safety standards on a regular basis. Several courses and trainings on behavioral safety, fire and environment were held at all the production sites and zero accident frequency rates were reported at each of the subsidiaries that make up HMS Group. The group’s entities held routine periodic medical check-ups for employees working in hazardous production areas.
Encouraging a healthy lifestyle is one of the Group’s employee engagement priorities and sport is one its core values. In 2014, HMS Group held a number of family and sporting competitions and other events that over the years have become traditions in the corporate life of HMS Group subsidiaries.
One of HMS Group’s main priorities is a responsible approach to the consumption of natural resources. HMS Group strives to implement environmental and energy-saving technologies in the construction and operation of its production sites. Regardless of the fact that the environmental impact of HMS Group subsidiaries is low, all of the businesses focus on the efficient consumption of fuel, paper, water, electricity and heating.
HMS Group conducts activities on regular basis to offset the environmental impact, including waste management, analysis and control of water quality on industrial sites, environmental emission compliance and industrial environmental monitoring.
HMS Group has a long-standing tradition of investing in the future by developing projects in local communities. On a broader scale, HMS Group seeks to support charity initiatives, create jobs and business opportunities that strengthen local economies and support community development projects.
Throughout 2014, HMS Group sponsored projects supporting Children and Youth healthy lifestyles and education, culture and arts.
In Kazan (Russia), HMS Group sponsored the Federation of Ice-Hockey and the Federation of Judo in the field of youth sports development, and in Sumi (Ukraine) HMS Group donated for the needs of local hospitals and funds to promote sporting activities among young people.
The main charitable focus is children from low-income and vulnerable families, orphanages and health care institutions. As a part of this commitment, HMS Group supports a number of schools, kindergartens and orphanages in Livny (Russia), and continues to be a dedicated sponsor of boarding school #66 in Tyumen (Russia).
In Moscow, HMS Group provides support for the Preobrazhensk cadet corps, assists in hosting “Music quarter” musical festivals for disabled children. Also the group donated the foundation “Illustrated books for little blind children” and the charity fund “Vympel”.
Throughout the past year, HMS Group companies helped to host local events, such as the City day in Livny and Tyumen.