Yandex Sustainability

Leveraging technology to bring value to users and local markets

Results at a glance

Service Partners

In 2021, we introduced first-of-its-kind voluntary medical insurance scheme, under which Yandex offers partial to full coverage of insurance costs to all eligible drivers and couriers. The scheme is available throughout Russia.

Vulnerable Groups

In 2021, the feature of rounding up the total of orders to the nearest 10, 50, or 100 rubles became available in Market, Eats and Lavka. The difference is used to sponsor the Helping Hand’s ongoing community support programs.

Conscious Consumers

Yandex Market, an e-commerce service, focused on reducing excess packaging during order assembly and refining fit-to-size packing, achieving a 32% reduction in packaging costs per order.

Learners & Educators

More than 6.3 million people – both students of various ages and educators – took advantage of Yandex’s free education programs and products, all aimed at improving the quality of IT education.

Yandex uses technology and innovation to help people better navigate the online and offline world

Yandex Services

Today Yandex offers over 90 digital-related services and products. From search and information services, ride-hailing, carsharing, e-grocery, e-commerce and delivery to cloud, entertainment services, self-driving technologies and smart devices.

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Who Governs Sustainability at Yandex

The Board of Director’s Corporate Governance Committee plays an important role in approving sustainability-related initiatives and exchanging opinions. We have introduced the roles of a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), who is tasked with the executive-level oversight of strategy implementation in different business units, and a Group Sustainability Manager, who provides support in carrying out, monitoring and communicating the results of sustainability initiatives.
Most of sustainability streams have dedicated teams headed by members of the executive board. There is also a task force working with cross-functional community support and environmental projects that reports directly to the CSO.