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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Code of Ethics and Gender Equality

Obolon Corporation's success and good reputation depend on the contribution of each employee and the extent to which the 6,000 employees share the same moral and ethical values of the company's corporate culture.

The Obolon Corporation Code of Ethics is not a mere declaration; it contains obligations of each employee, from an assistant foreman in the production shop to the Chief Executive Officer.
Obolon Corporation's reputation is a result of correct actions and ethical conduct of each employee.

In order to systematize the principles of business conduct of the employees, Obolon developed and adopted in 2012-2013 the Code of Ethics. In addition to the adoption of this document, it was proposed to accept the Regulation on the Ethics Committee that includes company employees and supervises the compliance with the Code. The key standards of business conduct in the Code of Ethics are customer orientation, motivation for success, reliability, creativity, amicable relations between the management and the personnel, teamwork, etc.

The ethical rules establish specific boundaries in the conduct, since their purpose is to prevent unethical behaviour in the team and in relations with partners.

Equal Opportunities

Each Obolon Corporation employee has equal opportunities to exercise his/her labour rights, regardless of the national origin, descent and place of residence. The employees are selected and promoted based on professional and personal capabilities, knowledge and skills.

The basic rights of men and women employed at Obolon structures are ensured by the company's Collective Bargaining Agreement. While improving the working conditions, creating new opportunities, and ensuring gender equality among the personnel, Obolon became one of the first Ukrainian companies to adopt its own Gender Plan in 2012.

For 2 years now, the document has been successfully functioning at all corporation's companies, guaranteeing equal opportunities in compensation, career growth, right for rest, and other rights for the male and female personnel. Besides adopting the Gender Plan, the corporation also introduced the position of the Gender Issues Commissioner. Obolon regularly monitors the working conditions at its facilities, and conducts gender equality meetings and seminars for the managers and employees.

In 2013, the main company of Obolon in Kyiv, in cooperation with the Social Workers League NGO, supported by the EU, joined the "Back to Work" project. This is a programme intended to improve the working practices of male and female employees who have family duties, which is even more important given the following employee groups represented in the corporation structure.
Maternity leave
Child care leave (children under 3)
Child care leave (children aged 3 to 6)

* Working women
Women on child care leaves
Child age range
1,5 – 3
3 – 6

* Women having more than one child are only included in the youngest child's age row

In 2015, the corporation continues the pilot project and testing the mechanisms for successful combination of family and work duties of the employees, as proposed by the experts of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine.


Number of jobs created by Obolon in the main and related industries
22% of the personnel
22% of the corporation personnel underwent further training and skills improvement in 2013
302 students
302 students had their practical training at the corporation in 2013
809 employees
809 employees have taken part in the donor movement since early 2000s


  • 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