2015
Sustainable Development of Obolon Corporation
Official Report
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Environment
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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Efficient Use of Resources

As the largest beverage producer, Obolon depends on agricultural raw materials which can be heavily impacted by a severe climate change, which is an issue of the company's concern.
«Sustainable development of Obolon implies the daily search for and use of innovation means to minimise environmental impact. We achieve this with the help of a cost reduction resulting from savings in electric energy, water and other resources. Annually Obolon increases the volumes of waste recycling on its sites, including brewer's grain, yeast and grain waste and plastic waste».
Serhii Pustovit
energy efficiency manager of Obolon Corporation

Direction of ECO-responsibility strategy:

  • gradual reduction of atmospheric emissions
  • rational use of water resources
  • maximum recycling of production waste
Earth Hour was initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Sydney in 2007 and in a year became a worldwide environmental initiative. In 2015, the global campaign was supported on 5 continents by 170 countries and 7,000 cities and towns, more than 55 of which are located in Ukraine.

Since 2010, Obolon has been participating in the global ecological initiative Earth Hour of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). For 5 years in a row the company has demonstrated its high consideration of environmental issues. In 2014, the company saved about 300 kW of electric energy within the initiative.

«For an hour of low-mode work Obolon saved the same volume of electricity that is consumed by an average family in a month. This is the example we use to inspire other companies and the community for taking responsibility for the "health" of nature. Support of the international initiative is not only 60 blackout minutes, but also a symbol of change the country and the world is striving for».
Serhii Blochanevych
head of Obolon Supervisory Board

The evolution of the resource use


Due to a range of energy efficiency and economising measures, the production impact the corporation exerted on the environment continued to decrease. In addition, production of all categories of beverages in 2015 declined by 9% year-on-year. Hence, the production decrease has reduced the use of resources. 

Efficient use of resources

Natural gas
In 2015, natural gas consumption was reduced by 17% compared to the year 2014.
  • This amount of electricity is enough for use of 130 thousand laptops or 110 thousand vacuum cleaners or 51 thousand refrigerators for a year.
Water
In comparison with the year 2014 the consumption of water in 2015 decreased by 13,6%. This is equal to the volume of 142 standard swimming pools at the Olympics.
  • The default settings of the Olympic pool are 50m long, 25m wide and 2m deep.
Steam
In 2015 the use of the pair decreased by 21%
  • With energy-saving system of secondary steam that is formed during boiling beer wort is returned to the production cycle.
Power
In 2015, Obolon on the 16% reduced power consumption
  • Put into operation two two steam boilers for solid fuels at Okhtyrka Brewery. Save 3 million UAH
  • Installed the equipment of waste heat for heating a vapor purge boilers. Save 350 Gkalheat energy
  • Outdoor advertisement lighting were changed on LED
  • LED lamp consumes electricity 85-90% on average, which is less than incandescent lamp. With energy-saving system of secondary steam that is formed during boiling beer wort is returned to the production cycle.
  • Almost 100% of electricity compressors Kaezer convert into heat. This contributes not only to the economical use of natural resources, but also significantly reduces the CO2 emission into the atmosphere.
  • RCP - Refrigeration compressor plant, which regulates a significant proportion of heat transfer during the production processes.
  • This volume is enough for use during the year 130 thousand laptops or 110 thousand vacuum cleaners or 51 thousand refrigerators.
thousand m3
15 414
2015
23 708
2013
18 544
2014
thousand m3
2 274
2015
3 241
2013
2 633
2014
Gcal
117 989
2015
179 902
2013
149 650
2014
Gj
164 130
2015
275 832
2013
195 397
2014

Recycling

Water
Recycled water is used for equipment and glass bottle washing.
СО2
The company liquefies the carbon dioxide (СО2) for further re-use in the production.
  • CO2 produced during the fermentation of beer. Installations on processing of CO2 factory are installed at "Obolon" (Kyiv) and "Brewery Zibert" (m. Fastiv, Kyiv region).
Steam recycling
thousand m3
1 500
2015
3 242
2013
2 998
2014
tons
9 974
2015
11 674
2013
11 378
2014
tons
1 520
2015
2 140
2013
1 807
2014

Facts

Share of recycled or disposed production waste
96
%
2.5 million PET bottles each month
2.5 million PET bottles are recycled at the corporation’s facility each month
– 12% emissions
Atmospheric emissions reduced by 12%
– 50% waste
Waste production per unit of output reduced by a factor of 2

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