2015
Sustainable Development of Obolon Corporation
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Corporation
Corporation
Sustainable development is a key element of the Obolon Corporation’s strategy. It allows the company to implement its corporate ambitions and fully develop each of its CSR areas: employee development, environment protection, promotion of sports, and support of the local communities.
Production
Producing beverages with a high level of quality and safety is the basis for the long-term development of the Obolon Corporation. Stability of production processes and guaranteed quality and safety of its beverages ensure that the company achieves its goals on the way to sustainability.
Environment
Climate change, resource depletion, and energy dependence are the challenges of the 21st century for individuals as well as for large manufacturers. Reduction of environmental impact and conservation of nature are priorities for Obolon as the largest Ukrainian beverage producer.
Economics
Obolon makes both a direct and an indirect impact on the economy of the country as a whole and specific regions where its facilities are located through job creation, paying taxes to the local and state budgets, development of related industries, and support of the social culture.
Society
Adhering to the principles of sustainable development, Obolon views the participation in the social life of the regions where its facilities are located as an important component of developing Ukrainian society as well as its own business.
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Corporate Structure

1980
The official opening of Kyiv Brewery No. 3 was dedicated to the 22nd Olympics.
In May 1980, the first batch of Zhyhulivske beer was produced.
1986
Obolon Beer and Soft Drinks Corporation established at Kyiv Brewery No. 3; it included Kyiv Brewery No. 1, Kyiv Brewery No. 2 (Podil Brewery), and Fastiv Brewery.
1994
Obolon Joint-Stock Company launches the production of the 'Gin Tonic' low-alcohol beverage. This stimulated the development of the low-alcohol beverage market in Ukraine and in the Eastern Europe.
October 1994: Obolon beer awarded a silver medal among lager beers at the Minsk International Fair, competing against the beer producers from Russia, Czech Republic, Baltic countries, and Belarus.
1996
Bottling station No. 3 of the main brewery commissions a 50-litre keg filling line, the first and only one in Ukraine at that time, for the needs of the restaurant businesses.
In November, Obolon received the Birmingham Torch international award 'For Successful Economic Survival and Development in a Socioeconomic Crisis
1997
First four CCVs installed at the main brewery.
The company becomes the first in Ukraine to offer beer in tin cans.
For the first time in Ukraine, Obolon receives a USD 40 million credit from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development without government guarantees. Funds received were used to finance strategic programmes.
2006
In December 2006, Obolon launches a new brand of drinking water, the Prozora trademark.
This April, the company's exports have reached Canada and France.
2008
Obolon becomes the first company in the food industry to receive four management system certificates at once: ISO 14001: 2004, ISO 22000: 2005, ISO 18001: 2007, and ISO 9001: 2008
2014
Over more than 10 years of the 'Open Obolon' tour programme, the corporation's main brewery has been visited by over 120,000 guests.
Obolon set its personal record by recycling the largest amount of used packaging since the plant commissioning, 114.4 tons
Main Company
Ziebert's Brewery
Obolon Krasylivske
Sevastopol Soft Drink Plant
Bershad Combine
Diatkivtski
Okhtyrka Brewery
Production complex
Obolon Agro
Rokytne Glass Factory
Malt plant
1980
Main Company
Public Joint-Stock Company
Kyiv
Beer
Soft Drinks
Water
Agriculture
1906
Ziebert's Brewery
Subsidiary
Fastiv, Kyiv Region
Beer
Soft Drinks
1994
Obolon Krasylivske
Subsidiary
Krasyliv, Khmelnytskyi Region
Low-Alcohol Beverages
Soft Drinks
Water
1996
Sevastopol Soft Drink Plant
Public Joint-Stock Company
Sevastopol, Autonomous Republic of Crimea
Soft Drinks
Water
1996
Bershad Combine
Private Joint-stock Company
Bershad, Vinnytsia Region
Low-Alcohol Beverages
Soft Drinks
1995
Diatkivtski
Private Joint-stock Company
Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk Region
Agriculture
1912
Okhtyrka Brewery
Public Joint-Stock Company
Okhtyrka, Sumy Oblast
Beer
Soft Drinks
Water
Agriculture
1997
Production complex
Remote production shop
Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad Region
Low-Alcohol Beverages
Soft Drinks
Recycling
2006
Obolon Agro
Limited Liability Company
Chemerivtsi, Khmelnytskyi Region
Agriculture
2006
Rokytne Glass Factory
Private Joint-stock Company
Rokytne, Rivne Region
Recycling
2008
Malt plant
Remote production shop
Chemerivtsi, Khmelnytskyi Region
Agriculture

Facts

Obolon is the largest national beer producer in Ukraine
#1
Endorser of the UN Global Compact
In 2007, the corporation joined the UN Global Compact on social responsibility of business
278 people
278 persons with disabilities employed. The number of disabled employees is currently 4.7% of the total number of staff
10 companies in 8 regions
10 companies, located in 8 regions of Ukraine, make up the corporate structure

Practices

  • Since its establishment and till this day, Obolon Corporation has been maintaining and developing the charity and volunteering traditions. Each year, Obolon makes investments into the regions where its companies are located, implements initiatives of social importance, and supports the partners by funding and product donations. Today the social activity of the company is an important component for sustainable development of the country and for the life of the Ukrainian society.More
  • Achieving a gender balance is important for sustainable development not only as an ethical norm, but as a requirement for effective operation.The companies of Obolon Corporation have about 28% of female employees.Under the Gender Plan adopted in 2011 and the Collective Bargaining Agreement revised in 2012, Obolon guarantees and ensures equal employment rights for men and for women.More
  • The early 2000s boosted the development of corporate volunteering at the Obolon Corporation facilities.The donorship movement in the company, initiated by the employees, has been growing for over 14 years.Each year new employees join the regular donors and continue the noble tradition in the company. More
  • Since 1994, the Obolon Corporation is a member of the Ukrainian Quality Association, and since 1998 a member of the Quality Leaders Club of Ukraine. The Corporation is successful in the competition both on the domestic and on the international markets.In 2008, Obolon created an integrated management system and had four international standards certified at onceMore
  • In 2013, the Obolon Corporation reduced its production waste levels by 48.5%. Among other things, this was achieved due to comprehensive recycling of used PET packaging.For 12 years, Obolon has been running the waste plastic packaging recycling project.The collection of used bottles, reduction of emissions, and reduction of energy consumption help Obolon significantly reduce its environmental impact.More
  • Responsibility is the foundation of the Obolon Corporation’s environmental policy. In addition to the reduction of environmental footprint, the organic brewing waste recycling technologies allow Obolon supply highly nutritious feedstock to agricultural companies.Besides, such production is a source of additional income for the company.More
  • The Obolon Corporation is one of the largest Ukrainian taxpayers.Its companies employ over 5,000 people, about 5% of whom have children under 6 years.In order to ensure comfortable working conditions and help combine the professional and family responsibilities, in 2013 Obolon joined the “Back to Work” employee reintegration project.More
  • Obolon Corporation helps improve the education of the Ukrainian society through systematic investments into the development of education and book publishing and renovation of educational institutions.For 9 years, Obolon has supported the Petro Yatsyk International Contest of Ukrainian Speakers to promote the second most beautiful language in the world.More
  • Obolon started investing into the development of sports back in the 90s.For over two decades, the corporation has been providing comprehensive support to teams and projects promoting a healthy lifestyle. Today, the Obolon Corporation has its own football club, Obolon Brovar, playing in the national championship; the company supports childrens’ and youth soccer (Zmina sports school), and holds competitions among its personnel.More
  • For more than twenty years Obolon has been implementing a support programme for vulnerable social groups. Such categories include disabled and low-income people, senior citizens and disadvantaged children. This area of work also encompasses the support of large families acting as family-type children’s homes. Implementation of this programme secures the right of children to a family upbringing and a happy childhood spent within a family.More