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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For Shareholders and Employees
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REPORT CONTENT AND THE ASPECT BOUNDARIES

Obolon Corporation presents its sixth non-financial Sustainability Report for the year 2015. This document has been prepared according to the provisions of the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) international sustainability reporting standard in conformity with the "Core" version of the latest G4 version and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.

Obolon Corporation traditionally maintains the annual reporting cycle; its previous non-financial Sustainability Report was published in 2014 based on the results of 2013 and the first half of 2014. The document is prepared in accordance with the GRI reporting standard, version G3.1, for a "B" grade, and certified by an independent audit report of the BDO company.

According to the GRI G4 standard, the extent of information disclosure in this year's Report was established separately for each Aspect. On some major issues (Aspects), the extent of coverage and disclosure of indicators is limited because these Aspects are insignificant and their data have no impact on the consolidated reporting results. On some issues, the extent of information disclosure is expanded due to the corporation structures for whose activity the selected Aspects are the most significant. The external limits of the Report cover the activities in the economic, environmental and social areas of ten Obolon Corporation companies in eight regions of Ukraine.

The analysis of the Global Reporting Initiative G4 Standard, corporate risks review, systematization of long-term projects and investments in sustainable development, and cooperation with the key stakeholders of the Obolon Corporation made it possible to compile this Report and determine the significant Aspects. The priority subjects of the non-financial document were determined by the management of the Obolon Corporation based on communications with the major stakeholders. The feedback from the stakeholders (letters, phone calls, hotline messages, social media messages, meetings, etc.) identified the list of significant Aspects of the Obolon Corporation, which include:

  • financial and economic results;
  • labour practices: personnel development, safe working conditions;
  • gender equality;
  • product quality and safety;
  • environment protection;
  • contribution to the regional economy;
  • corporate management;
  • energy efficiency; resource recycling and wasteless operation;
  • investment in socially important culture and education programmes.

Obolon Corporation's sixth report is presented in two formats: a pdf version and a full interactive website. This year, as a socially responsible producer, Obolon refused from a printed version of the social report, thus making another contribution to the environment protection.

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