In 2016, it was announced that Nornickel had obtained the unique status of the General Partner of the Winter Universiade 2019.
According to the established practice, Nornickel will take over the maintenance of all of its newly-built sports facilities using the Company’s own funds and will not create a burden for the budget. At the same time, the new infrastructure is planned with consideration of its further active use after the Universiade.
The Winter Universiade is an important event for Nornickel, as it will be held in Krasnoyarsk Krai, where the Company’s main site, the Polar Division, is located.
Nornickel is the world’s largest producer of non-ferrous metals as well as a company with a high level of social responsibility. The main areas of the social policy of the Company are support of professional sports and sports of the highest achievements, development of mass sports and promotion of healthy lifestyle. At the same time, support of student and junior sports is one of the priority areas of the Company, as well as a way to contribute to the sustainable future of the country and the world.
Pursuant to its goals, Nornickel joined the team of partners of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The Company is the Partner of the Russian Olympic Committee. It is the Sponsor of the Russian Football Union and the Official Partner of the Russian National Football Team, as well as the Sponsor General of the Norilsk Nickel Mini-football Club and the owner of the Professional Basketball Club CSKA.