2015
Sustainable Development of Obolon Corporation
Official Report
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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Sustainable Development Plans

Corporation


Reputation

  • Expanding the company's cooperation with Ukrainian representative offices in Poland, Israel and Georgia thus making Ukrainian culture as well as Obolon Corporation's achievements known outside Ukraine.
  • Promoting the projects for the improvement of Obolon's labour practices through a series of measures taken by the Civil Organization 'League of Social Workers' and within the scope of the Human Rights in Business Environment programme of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) in 2015.

Business Standards

  • Developing an individual Anticorruption Policy.
  • Developing a Consume Responsibly programme within the scope of excursion programmes to the Obolon brewery (lectures and hand-out materials).

Management

  • Regular meetings of Directors with the personnel under the Direct Discourse project.

Stakeholders

  • Expanding the Open Obolon excursion project. Strengthening the programme.
  • Improving the mechanism of submitting claims by stakeholders through the Obolon Hot Line.
  • Developing a pilot Supplier Cooperation Policy.

People


Comfortable Working Environment

  • Surveying the workplaces; comfort and hygiene of workplaces.
  • Installing bicycle parking facilities for better transportation and comfort of the Obolon working environment.

Life and Health

  • Providing regular personnel trainings on occupational safety to prevent production injuries.
  • Information programmes on preventing tuberculosis, in cooperation with the USAID Project for the employees of the Obolon regional companies.
  • Implementing the Health Days project for the Obolon personnel with the involvement of experts from specialized medical establishments and institutions.

Ethics and Equality of Rights

  • Approbation of mechanisms for improving the labour practices of the employees who have family obligations, within the scope of the Getting Back to Work project.
  • Providing personnel trainings within the scope of the information and educational programme for promoting the ethical policy among the Obolon personnel.
  • Information sessions for personnel on human rights with the involvement of third-party human rights organizations.

Personnel Development

  • Implementing the personnel training programme 'Achieve while Learning' with the involvement of internal experts from among the company's management.
  • Arranging language classes for employees
  • Pilot implementation of the Exchange of Experience project among the experts of various Obolon companies.

Society


Regional Development

  • Implementing a strategy of agrarian area development: installing additional equipment for storing barley and malt at Obolon Argo.
  • Expansion of the excursion programme to Obolon regional companies.
  • Arranging communication sessions between the management of Obolon regional companies and representatives of local communities.

Sports

  • Regular practices for the trainees of the Zmina sports youth school, conducted by the players of the Obolon Brovar soccer team.

Sponsorship and Charity

  • Organizing regular travels of volunteer employees to the paternalized specialized Mostyshche boarding school in the Kyiv region.

Production


Quality Management

  • External audit of the Obolon integrated quality system.

Technology

  • Implementing the Re Con system for energy recuperation in the process of the gasification of liquefied carbonic acid.
  • Installing adiabatic panels for preliminary air cooling in front of the cooling plant in Shop No. 8 of the Obolon brewery.

Environment


No Waste

  • Starting the production of plastic bags from recycled PET receptacle at the special Obolon enterprise in Kirovograd region.

 

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