Children from the SIRIUS Educational Center successfully presented a universal solar panel positioning system as part of the Big Challenges program of innovative projects. CROC experts who gained rich experience in energy projects supervised the entire development.
CROC has once again supported the "Small Change Changes Lives" initiative. During several months, employees and office guests have put coins (and even banknotes) into special boxes. The collected money went to Life Line charity fund.
Once again, CROC pulled the power plug for Earth Hour, a global WWF initiative held this year on March 25 from 20:30 to 21:30 (Moscow time). For one hour, CROC switched off lights in the office building and parking lot, as well as outdoor illumination and HVAC systems.
On December 12-19, the Gifts for Children annual charity event was held at CROC office. Every employee was given the opportunity to make a little festival for disadvantaged children by purchasing something from the list of gifts they asked from Santa Claus for the New Year. This year, we received letters from 200 children from various Russian cities. They are cared of by the Unlock the world and pomogi.org foundations and need help most of all. On December 19, packed gifts laid under CROC's New Year Tree, ready for delivery to the children.
In a couple of months, CROC’s team completed two challenging volunteer projects for the Big Change charity.
A Robot for Life championship was held at CROC office for the fourth time! As usual, children competed in three categories: RoboDebut, RoboProfi, and Engineering Task.
From October 11 to December 1, the CROC for Charity Shop campaign helped to gather 1,200 pieces of clothes (295 kg), with more than half being then transferred to a Social Service Center in the Yaroslavl Region. The best-condition items were transferred to Charity Shops, with the earnings to be remitted to charities.
CROC supports creative social inclusion workshop Sunduk that provides daytime employment and close support for people with special needs who cannot take standard jobs but anyway can realize their potential in handicraft and creative activities in a friendly team of their peers.
CROC supports IT education and promotes IT professions among high school and university students. We help young talents find their career in IT.
The initiative is to show that bicycle can be a good transport alternative for Moscow and the Moscow Region, whatever sceptics may say. It also helps keep fit, go green, and improve traffic situation.
CROC employees supported a traditional Small Change Changes Lives initiative held by the Life Line charity. The initiative is aimed at raising money to treat seriously ill children.
Traditionally, CROC has joined the Earth Hour initiative arranged by the World Wildlife Fund on March 19, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Before the New Year, CROC experts conducted a vocational guidance and robotics training for Ladoga, the only youth sledge hockey team in Russia and Europe.
In 2015, CROC's building was ranked 4th among the greenest offices in Russia. The 'Russian Green Office' Ranking was established by GREENS eco bureau with the support of WWF Russia.
CROC has joined the waste paper collection initiative of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
CROC has completed Ecology Month by participating in Greenpeace’s new 'Live a Bright Life—Dispose Se-pa-ra-te-ly!' campaign devoted to the installation of separate waste collection bins in each yard throughout Moscow, with approximately 100 people having signed a petition.
CROC has launched a new initiative to support Greenpeace’s Green Office program, with special battery collection bins being located throughout the office. This initiative became possible when Megapolisresource was established in Chelyabinsk as Russia's first plant to recycle the most commonly used types of batteries.
At its office, CROC collected approximately 85,000 rubles during the campaign to support the ‘Small Change Changes Lives’ initiative by the Life Line fund. This money was used to pay 50% of the cost of an expensive surgery for a five-month-old girl named Lilia, who was born with congenital malformations of the heart and large vessels. Now, Lilia is recovering after a successful surgery and feels much better.
On March 28, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., CROC plunged into darkness, thus participating in the Earth Hour initiative for the fifth time in a row. We switched off the external illumination of the main office building and parking lot, lights in rooms and corridors, as well as a ventilation and air conditioning system.
In January, CROC arranged a guided tour for Moscow Stupeni Lyceum pupils, who gained an insight into virtual reality by getting a look and feel of the 3D cube—a unique technology which is used to create and study different objects and sites.