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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Appeal from the President

Dear partners, colleagues and consumers,

We adhere to our vision of business based on transparency, responsibility and reliability. We promote our values in the business environment and do our best to be a role model for our partners.
Oleksandr Slobodian

I hereby present you the seventh non-financial report on sustainable development of Obolon Сorporation. This document is prepared based on the records of corporate structures (except for Sevastopil plant located at the occupied territory of the AR Crimea) during 2015. During this period the company continued the communication of the previous GRI Report version 4.

The reporting year became a year of changes and challenges for each of us. Unstable macroenvironment, the fervor of the military conflict and loss of certain territories impacted both on the activities of the corporation and approaches to our responsibilities. As the largest Ukrainian manufacturer, Obolon did not stand aside the crucial events in the country. We continue to invest in the national economy, people, environment, culture and sports.

From the beginning its work on the Ukrainian market, Obolon clearly set its social priorities. They remain unchanged to this day. The corporation cares about its staff, is thoughtful regarding the environment, supports local communities and develops culture and sports in Ukraine. However, events which occurred in the country over the last year have shifted the social accents in the work of the company. We have reconsidered communications with key stakeholders, having enhanced the dialogue with the state, law enforcement structures and volunteer organisations.

In spite of the difficult situation in Ukraine and the unstable macroeconomic environment, sustained development is key to a common future. We continue building relations of trust and mutual understanding with all stakeholder groups. And these steps are reciprocated. For 36 years of operation, Obolon remains a responsible employer, reliable partner and transparent market player. Time has not broken us but only prepared us for further events and challenges. And I know that we will make it.

Today Obolon presents the seventh Social Progress Report of the Corporation. The number seven is seen as a starting point for success and extraordinary luck. I hope that with joint efforts of business, the state and society Ukraine will become a strong and independent European country.


Presenting the new Report, I would like to use an allegory. Windows are known to connect us to the world outside, open new prospects and break down existing barriers. The Social Report of Obolon is a window to our corporate life, values, implemented social projects and results of activities. Today all our steps and decisions can be seen from many windows, for Obolon has for 36 years been conducting transparent and responsible activities on the Ukrainian market. 

Facts

Obolon is the largest national beer producer in Ukraine
#1
10 companies in 8 regions
10 companies, located in 8 regions of Ukraine, make up the corporate structure
19.5 inquiries
The Hotline received 19.5 inquires in 2013. 6,486 hours were devoted by the hotline specialists to communication with consumers.
One of the top three
In 2014, Obolon became one of the top three companies by energy efficiency

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