The organizations agreed to continue partnership on preservation of water resources and biodiversity, sustainable tourism and ecological education. Under the cooperation agreement, the charitable foundation of Siberian Wellness «The World Around You» will provide 5 million rubles in 2020 to support the projects launched together with Lake Baikal Foundation.
The agreement was signed to celebrate with the Day of Water Resources and is fully consistent with the principles of the Corporation Siberian Wellness, which aims to implement the sustainable development goals through organization of business processes as well as systematic charitable activity.
«The Baikal needs regular and comprehensive support. The initiative should come not only from the government, but also from private companies. Nature is our common responsibility. The Siberian Wellness continues to assist Lake Baikal Foundation; all important initiatives have to be put into practice!» commented the President of the Corporation Siberian Wellness Tatyana Gorohovskaya.
The company’s management is sure that in accomlishing of such goals as preservation of the land ecosystem, clean water and sanitation, responsible production and consumption, and quality education, the role of the third sector is important. Non-profit organizations take responsibility for the problems neglected by the government, at the same time consolidating the experts’ positions to develop creative solutions and bring them to life within minimal costs.
Cooperation with Lake Baikal Foundation gave an opportunity to see how it works in practice: the unique data on state of the Baikal seal was obtained, the initiatives on waste treatment were launched in the national park in the Baikal natural area, the long-term monitoring of the plankton community was supported. New tasks and scaling-up of the successful experience of the business partnership and the NGO in the ecological sphere lie ahead.
«We highly appreciate the existing systematic collaboration with the charitable foundation of Siberian Wellness «The World Around You». The annual contribution of the corporative trustee in the statutory activity of Lake Baikal Foundation lets us plan the long-term projects, receive the unique data, basing on them develop the programs fully consistent with the principles of sustainability. It would be impossible without the regular support, without the partners’ trust» the general director of Lake Baikal Foundation Anastasia Tsvetkova noted.
«The World Around You» is the charitable foundation of the Siberian Wellness Corporation. It has organized more than 170 projects on wildlife protection of Siberia and on protection of lake Baikal, on preservation of snow leopards, wild birds, and endemic plants and animals. For 8 years, thanks to to the contribution of the company and business partners, the foundation has collected and redirected more than 59 000 000 rubles for these goals.