Background

Gazprom Transgaz Moscow is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom that ensures natural gas supplies to consumers in 14 regions of European Russia and gas transit within and beyond the former Soviet Union. It operates over 21,000 kilometers of gas mains, transmitting more than 80 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

The company has 25 branch offices, including 17 gas pipeline operation centers, 23 compressor stations, 278 gas compressors, 723 gas distribution stations and dispatch & control centers, and 23 CNG fill

ing stations.

Gazprom Transgaz Moscow has an integrated quality management system in the following areas: quality management system (STO Gazprom 9001, ISO 9001); environmental management system (ISO 14001); occupational health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001); energy management system (ISO 50001); and information security management system (GOST R ISO/IEC 27001/2006).

The company has a head office in Moscow and employs about 13,000 people.

The Vera Hospice Charity Fund was set up in 2006. Its mission is to make sure that every person in Russia has access to compassionate and competent end-of-life care regardless of their age, place of registration or financial status. The organization supports hospices across the country, rendering targeted assistance to terminally ill children and adults; provides education and guidance for hospice workers; publishes reading materials for medical professionals, patients and their families; facilitates the systematic advancement of palliative care; and raises awareness about hospices as homes that provide end-of-life care. Vera is funded by donations from companies and individuals.