58CSR review Community continuedreflected in all our policies, practices and procedures. We are committed to respecting diversity in all aspects of our work and we will not tolerate any form of discrimination - either direct or indirect. Acts of discrimination, prejudice, harassment and victimisation which occur within the workplace or within the communities in which we work will not be tolerated and will always be challenged. We aim to involve all aspects of the business in valuing the diversity of our customers, staff and stake-holders at all times eradicating inequality and discrimination. Charitable donations and volunteeringEach operation has a limited budget for good causes and we handle charitable donations at a local level. Locally, donations from the Group during 2011 amounted to: Ukraine $433,491 (2010: $543,000); Russia $25,121 (2010: $188,000); UK $15,921 (2010: $30,000) and Georgia $2,279 (2010: $3,000).Subject to management approval, staff may be given additional time off in order to join in certain charity-related activities. Local charitable projectsCharity projects that are local to our operations and that we have supported during the year were:Ukraine:. construction of a playground at the Andriivka boarding school . provision of fuel tickets for the Andriivka boarding school . provision of Easter cakes to children staying in the Sokola Balka hospital . provision of gifts to physically challenged children in Sokolova Balka Village to commemorate Children's Day . purchase and installation of sports facilities and equipment in the Novi Sanzhary town park in Poltava to commemorate Children's Day . sponsoring of the Novi Sanzhary District Competition of Young Friends of Traffic Police, purchasing dummy road signs and arranging the driving training and ground marking. Russia:. improving the building and road for Maikop Children's and Youth's Crafts Development Centre . supplying basic equipment and supplies to the Medical Centre for 'Dmitrovskoye rural settlement' . supplying books and academic equipment for Children and Youth Schools in Maikop. Stakeholder engagementWe recognise that our stakeholders include local communities, government (national, regional and local), NGOs, inter-governmental organisations, academics, investors, the media and employees. While we have always aimed to be open and transparent in all that we do, we implement a strategic approach to building relationships.In 2011 we continued to make progress by improving our stakeholder communications in Poltava and in Koshekhablskoye. In 2011, we held regular meetings with local leaders to explain our projects; we held informal round table discussions with community groups to listen to and discuss their concerns with stakeholders from local government, media, NGOs and CSOs (Civil Society Organisations) and local business people. These are in addition to the daily contact our community liaison officers have with the communities near to our operations. The outcome of events such as the Town Hall meetings in Koshekhablskoye and Maikop, in Russia, influenced the way in which we now manage carbon emissions.In 2012 we plan to implement an approved Stakeholder Management Plan for our Russian operations, engaging with stakeholders in key locations. This will help us to shape an improved dialogue and to respond appropriately to stakeholder needs and concerns. It will also help us to demonstrate the depth of our legacy in Russia, our desire and commitment to creating shared prosperity there and to promote and contribute to the development of the local area and ultimately the nation as a whole.There are genuine risks in failing to recognise and respond to the concerns of our stakeholders which can translate into real business and opportunity costs. The need to formalise and implement an external Stakeholder Management Plan in Russia has been identified by the Board as key aim for 2012. InvestorsIn 2011, we took part in a number of meetings and interactions with investors. The Board places considerable importance on communication with shareholders and addresses investors' questions on all aspects of corporate responsibility, in person or in writing.
JKX Oil & Gas plc Annual Report 201159At a glance01-17Board statements18-23Operational review24-36Financial review37-47CSR review48-61Directors' reports62-83Financial statements84-136LPG Poltava- case studyWhy LPG? Liquefi ed petroleum gas (LPG) is a fl ammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel in vehicles and heating appliances. When specifi cally used as a vehicle fuel it is often referred to as autogas. It is much cheaper to buy than either petrol or diesel. Far less tax is added to the pump price because it creates less pollution. European governments encourage the use of LPG to help meet environmental targets.LPG market in Ukraine, 2006-2011 (thousand tonnes)Production Import Export ConsumptionSources: Oil market/Nfterynok, January 20125887797367248211,05870038150866311187663262770861327142271206905011338001,0001,200600400200060708091011