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In this section we discuss the remaining issues identified in our materiality matrix, as grouped into clusters of related topics.

Initiatives in 2015

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  • Employees

    Employee engagement around the new business strategy

    Following launch of the new business strategy we encouraged employees to respond to a survey on the new objectives. The survey indicated an awareness rate of 72% across a sample of HQ and BU employees.

  • Technology

    MiniMBA program

    To broaden VimpelCom’s leadership development activities while deepening relevant knowledge among emerging leaders, we launched a ‘MiniMBA’ program in cooperation with Coleago, a London-based consultancy specializing in telecoms, covering four major subject areas: finance, strategy, commercial, and technology.

  • Technology

    Beeline University gets 15th Anniversary Refresh

    Formed in 1999 by VimpelCom Founder Dmitriy Zemin as a political discussion club, Russia’s Beeline University has evolved over the years into Beeline Russia’s in-house training and development arm, with 23,000 employees participating in its programs annually.

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  • Technology

    Banglalink wins Best Employer award

    Banglalink received a Best Employer Award from one of Bangladesh’s leading job portals, Bdjobs.com being named as top employer in the telecommunications sector, and joined sector champions across a total of 10 different industries.

    The award is based on an online survey with 5,000 participants.

  • Transparency

    WIND Transparency Forum

    The WIND Transparency Forum recognizes projects that improve transparency in Italian society, and honored three initiatives in 2015. The Public Institutions award went to ‘Open Coesione’, a governmental portal uploading details on Italian projects supported with EU funding. The Services award went to ‘Eduscopio’ a website helping parents and students evaluate high schools based on the performance of their graduates at university. ‘Confiscati Bene’, a map and a public database of all the properties confiscated from captured Mafiosi, won top honors in the Digital Projects category. In addition to the awards, WIND also publishes an online magazine with the goal of inspiring users by highlighting innovative initiatives for transparency and open data.

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