2015
Sustainable Development of Obolon Corporation
Official Report
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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.
For Trade Partners
For Financial Institutions
For Non-Government Organizations
For Government Agencies
For Shareholders and Employees
Customers

Stakeholders

Stakeholder groups
Corporation's liabilities
Communication and frequency tools
Shareholders
holders of shares, banking structures and investment funds
  • Forming the corporation's values
  • Timely notification
  • Risk prevention and management
  • Financial statements (annual)
  • Meetings of subscribers (annual/quarterly)
  • Official website of the corporation
  • Sustainable development ratings (annual)
Personnel
employees, directors, trade unions
  • Occupational safety
  • Competitive salaries
  • Absence of discrimination and equal rights
  • Gender equality
  • Professional development investments
  • Result acknowledgement
  • Research, surveys (annual/as needed)
  • Focus groups (as needed)
  • Exchange of specialists (as needed)
  • Cooperation with the trade union (regular)
  • Intranet, corporate mass media (daily/quarterly)
Consumers
domestic and international
  • Product quality
  • Innovations
  • Responsible consumption
  • Access to information on the products and company
  • Social responsibility
  • Corporate website (daily)
  • Social media (daily)
  • Promotion
  • Hotline (daily)
  • Tour programme
  • Research (as needed)
Local communities
population of regions where the companies are located, NGOs, funds and associations
  • Job creation and tax payment
  • Environmental protection
  • Social and cultural projects
  • Development of volunteering projects
  • Partnership
  • Meetings, direct communication, projects (as needed)
  • Site tours (daily/on request)
  • Report on sustainable development (annual)
  • Corporate website, social networks (daily)
Authorities and mass media
branch-regulating authorities and organisations, media
  • Provision of information on activities
  • Tax payment
  • Observing the law
  • Timely request fulfillment
  • Press releases, comments (as needed)
  • Press conferences (as needed)
  • Representation in management authorities
  • Reporting (annual/quarterly)
  • Social media (daily)
Partners and financial institutions
suppliers, distributors, banks
  • Fair competition
  • Transparent procurement
  • Ethical conduct
  • Fulfillment of all agreements and liabilities
  • Guarantee assurance
  • Anti-bribery procedures
  • Official website
  • Report on sustainable development (annual)
  • Workshops, presentations (as needed)
  • Industry fairs (annually/as needed)

 

Based on stakeholders' feedback – letters, meetings, hotline calls, posts in social networks, reputation research, anonymous boxes in offices – Obolon is distinguished by a range of key Aspects

Significance matrix


Significant aspects
Financial and economic results
Labour relations: personnel development, occupational safety
Gender equality
Product quality and safety
Eenvironmental protection
Contributions to the regional economy
Corporate management
Energy efficiency: reuse of resources and waste-free production
Social investments
Significance scale
Stakeholders
Very importnat
Important
Not important
Shareholders
Personnel
Personnel
Personnel
Consumers
Local communities
Authorities and mass media
Local communities
Authorities and mass media
Shareholders
Partners and Financial Institutions
Personnel
Shareholders
Local communities

Facts

Obolon is the largest national beer producer in Ukraine
#1
One of the top three
In 2014, Obolon became one of the top three companies by energy efficiency
One of the first
The Obolon Corporation is one of the largest employers of Ukraine, with 1 to 5 thousand employees
120.5 visitors
120.5 thousand people have visited Obolon’s main brewery over 12 years of the tours program

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