Sustainable Development of Obolon Corporation
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Efficient Activity


Obolon is one of the largest Ukrainian employers in the food industry. The company engages the employees directly from the cities and villages of its production capacities. In many regions Obolon production facilities are core budget-forming companies.

In 2014, Obolon was rated among TOP-20 largest employers of the agroindustrial complex.

Number of people employed by Obolon in 2015 

2 477
Population *
Urban-type settlement Chemerivtsi

* Actual population as of January 1, 2016 according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine
** Data on Sevastopil city for 2013

Social Infrastructure

Last year the company expanded the traditional social support channels in the regions where the local companies of Obolon are located. Apart from partnership with local residents, regional offices of the company began to cooperate with volunteers, military officers and defensive units, hospitals and the state.

Vinnytsia Region

Bershad Plant PJSC makes product and monetary donations to local communities. Last year the plant initiated cooperation with regional military units. In cooperation with the Without Borders international charitable fund the company donated UAH 95 thousand for the purchase of protective accoutrements for the mobilized forces.

Kyiv Region

Fastiv Brewing Company supports communities in various areas. Last year the aid amounted to UAH 228,1 thousand. The company allocated  UAH 149,6 thousand for medicine, accoutrements, fuel and equipment.

Kirovohrad Region

The production complex in the town of Oleksandriya has been operating a plastic bottle recycling project for 13 years. During this time the plant gathered 10 thousand tonnes of plastic. Within the project the company conducts active work with the local communities on promoting awareness of ecological practices and cooperates with local educational establishments for gathering plastics.

Sumy Region

In 2015, Okhtyrka Brewery PJSC allocated UAH 29.6 thousand for Ukrainian Army and UAH 8 thousand for local community.

Chmelnytskyi Region

Within the Social Partnership Agreement with the Chemerivtsi Settlement Council, the malt plant allocated UAH 254,8 thousand. The company donated about UAH 91 thousand for parts to repair military equipment. UAH 355.6 thousand allocated to Ivankovetskiy Horodok village council district, Khmelnitsky region.

Obolon Krasylivske company concluded Social Partnership Agreements with Krasyliv Town and Yavorovets Village Councils. During the year the company gathered  22.9 thousand dal of drinks for the community initiatives, UAH 66.3 thousand  to local community charity assistance and built 9 sports and playgrounds in the region. The employees donated UAH 236.8 thousand for military officers.

Ivano-Frankivsk Region

Diatkivtski Private JSC provides aid to the Social Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children in Kolomyia and the local geriatric home. The company allocated UAH 10 thousand for the needs of the local community. Aid to military officers amounted to UAH 30 thousand.


The companies of the corporation form the budget revenue at the territories where they are located.

Overal deductions to the budgets of all levels  
UAH 990,524
UAH 1,032,454
UAH 1,214,828
UAH 1,158,324
UAH 1,274,040
 UAH 1 284 609
Obolon's share in filling local budgets in 2015 

Urban-type settlement Chemerivtsi

Related Industries

The brewery is one of the drivers of the Ukrainian economy.

1 workplace in brewery generates

  • 1 workplace in media and marketing
  • 1 workplace in packing and logistics
  • 1 workplace in trade
  • 1 workplace in agriculture
  • 11 workplaces in the tertiary industry

Agroindustrial complex (barley, wheat, corn, hop, malt, etc.)

In 2015, the plant in Olekdandriya produced 154.2 million preforms.
Agricultural production of the corporation is focused in Chmelnytskyi Region. It includes a research and development household, seed plant, agrarian firm, 17 thousand hectares of crop areas and a malt plant producing 120 thousand tonnes of malt annually.

Packing (PET, glass, tin cans)

Obolon has its own preform production facility at its Oleksandriya plant. In 2012, the company adopted РСО1881 standard of 1-litre and 1.25-litre light PET bottles. It is more environmentally friendly and more cost effective for the company. 

Restaurant business, trade

Obolon has a network of brand outlets in the regions where its companies are located. The company's drinks can be found in all trade networks within the country and abroad.

Secondary resources recycling (PET bottles, brewer's grains)

In 2008, a line of plastics recycling for rim band was opened in Kirovohrad Region. During 8 years of recycling 10.2 thousand tonnes of PET bottles provided material for 4.4 thousand tonnes of tension and packaging band. The Obolon plant in Kyiv recycles the so-called brewer's grain, which is brewery waste, and exports the product to the EU and Israel. Over 7 years of recycling the plant has produced 183.6 thousand tonnes of grain.

The Obolon brewery in Kyiv produces up to 700 tons of pellet per day – moist grain waste.

Logistics and transport

In 2015, established logistics and transport infrastructure provided for Obolon drinks export to 39 countries.


Investments into equipment upgrade at Zibert’s Brewery, Fastiv
million euro
UAH 5 billion of income
UAH 5.25 billion is the income before tax in 2013
15 jobs
15 jobs in related industries is created with 1 job in the beer industry
UAH 15 million over 7 years
UAH 15 billion paid to the city budget of Oleksandriia by the local Obolon company over 7 years


  • 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