MTS is known for its long-term strategic approach to the implementation of socially and environmentally significant projects, as well as the active implementation of best practices for responsible business conduct. The integration of ESG principles into business processes allows the Company not only to successfully fulfill strategic tasks, but also ensures proper consideration of interests and responsible behavior with respect to all stakeholders.

ESG strategy

The Company carried out a comprehensive analysis and systematized social and environmentally significant projects, as well as the principles of responsible business conduct, which are practiced in MTS group. The results of this work formed the basis of a comprehensive ESG strategy, which defines the main directions and initiatives of MTS that contribute to sustainable development. The strategy was approved at the level of the ESG Committee of the Board of Directors of MTS.

Strategic areas

Environmental Care

  • Responsible use of resources
  • Monitoring of the carbon footprint
  • Circular economic development
  • Eco education

Development of the digital society

  • Providing affordable products and services for all
  • Digital skills training
  • Development of skilled it professionals
  • Development of digital infrastructure

Ensuring an inclusive environment

  • Respect for human rights decent working conditions inclusion and diversity
  • Ensuring an accessible and environment for all
  • Volunteering
  • Support for the development of regions and communities

Responsible Governance

  • Ethical business conduct
  • Ensuring information security
  • Effective management of ESG agenda
  • Development of the ESG agenda at the local and international levels

In each of these areas, we implement projects, programs, and individual initiatives. To effectively integrate the ESG agenda into the company's business processes, the ESG Center was created. It is responsible for the development, implementation and scaling of significant ESG initiatives and practices in business verticals of MTS ecosystem, and also facilitates the development of portfolio of projects aimed to minimize actual social and environmental risks.


AK&M rating agency assigned MTS highest-possible ESG rating
The AK&M rating agency has assigned the Company a sustainable development rating of A++ —the highest rating possible—with a stable outlook. This is MTS’s first-ever local ESG rating in Russia.
Rating agency AK&M confirmed highest-possible rating for MTS’s ESG reporting
The AK&M rating agency has given the Company’s ESG reporting a rating of RESG 1, the highest-possible rating for information disclosure.
RAEX assigned highest-possible rating for MTS’s Annual Report and ESG reporting
RAEX awards MTS’s Annual Report and the Sustainability Report the highest score of "Five Stars" as part of the "Annual Reports: Leaders' Experience" rating.
MTS won "Breakthrough of the Year" in Moscow Exchange’s Annual Reports competition
The company was awarded for upgrading its report from year to year, and for improving on the quality of information disclosure.
MTS became the winner of the ECObest Award 2022
Project “MTS Life Cycle Laboratory” won in the Best Internal Corporate Project nomination
MTS became the winner of the "Green and Healthy Office 2022" award
MTS became the winner in two categories: "Best Environmental Education and Training Program for Employees" and "Best Environmental Corporate Project"
The project “BudECO with MTS” won in the nomination “Eco-enlightenment” in the competition “Ecological culture. Peace and harmony”, organized by the environmental fund V.I. Vernadsky
The Russian national contest of projects in the field of corporate volunteering “Champions of Good Deeds” recognized the environmental education project of MTS “For Children about the Planet” as the winner of the second category in the “Ecology” nomination.
MTS confirmed the highest A+ rating of corporate charity
given by the Association of grant-giving organizations "Forum of Donors".
MTS’s social policy was named the best at the ESG Excellence Award 2022
MTS received the Grand Prix in the nomination "Organization with the best social policy" of the first professional award in the field of ESG, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility "ESG Excellence Award 2022".
MTS Travel (MTS Travel LLC) became the winner of the Best Travel IT Solutions award in the Best Big Data Solution nomination
MTS digital travel solutions were recognized as the best in the travel market.
MTS received Platinum in the Best Employers rating in Russia
Forbes experts noted that as a responsible employer, the company annually implements programs and individual initiatives in each of the ESG areas with a focus on digital technologies.
MTS Bank won the HR TECH AWARD "Digital Pyramid"
MTS-Bank PJSC is the winner of the HR TECH AWARD "Digital Pyramid" for the implementation of the large-scale project "MTS Fintech Digital Workplace".
Platinum Winner
MarCom Awards (international)
MTS Group Sustainable Development Report was a platinum winner in the Print Media Annual Report category Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP).
Best Eco Projects
EcoBest Award in Ecology, Energy, and Resource conservation
The MTS Environment Day and Our Planet for Kids projects were named the Best Educational Project and Best Internal Project in the EcoBest Award in Ecology, Energy, and Resource conservation.
Grand Prix
Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards
MTS charity project “Generation M” received Grand Prix in the Eventiada IPRA GWA in the nomination "Corporate and public projects. The best cultural project.”
Silver award for CSR Reports
LACP Vision Awards
MTS CSR Report received the silver award in the category “Printed report” in the Annual report competition organized by League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP)
Best CSR Report
MarCom Awards
MTS CSR Report was named the winner in MarCom Awards administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP)
Best CSR Report
MarCom Awards
MTS CSR Report was named the winner in MarCom Awards administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP)