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Russian Railways Sustainable Development Report 2022 (the “report”) highlights our contribution to the country’s economic development, well-being of employees and the general population, combating climate change and protecting the environment.

Russian Railways designated 2022 as the Year of Corporate Volunteering. Hence, the report centres around the advancement of this movement within the Company, providing an overview of our major volunteering projects carried out during the reporting year.

The report has been prepared with reference to the GRI Standards 2021 and in accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for the railway industry. It also discloses the Company’s contribution towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (the “SDGs”).

The report aligns with the Recommendations on Disclosure by Public Joint-Stock Companies of Non-Financial Information Pertaining to Their Activities (Annex to Information Letter of the Bank of Russia No. IN-06-28/49 dated 12 July 2021); Recommendations for the Board of Directors (Supervisory Board) of a Public Joint-Stock Company to Consider ESG Factors and Sustainable Development Issues (Information Letter of the Bank of Russia No. IN-06-28/96 dated 16 December 2021); as well Moscow Exchange’s Guide for Issuers.

The Russian Railways Sustainable Development Report 2022 is the seventeenth annual report on the Company’s sustainable development activities (pre-2014 — corporate social responsibility report). The previous report was published in December 2022.

The reporting period extends from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.

The Company determined the report content using the applicable standards and guidelines in collaboration with its stakeholders. The report’s material topics are listed in the Material Topics annex. The report describes a general management approach to sustainable development (Sustainable Development Management section). Management approaches in key sustainability areas are presented in the respective subsections. The Managerial Aspect section gives an overview of general corporate governance matters.

The report was prepared under the supervision of the Russian Railways Environment and Technosphere Safety Department.