2015
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.
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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Disease Prevention and First Aid

Occupational Safety


Obolon Corporation uses a state-of-the-art approach to occupational safety. All company's facilities and structural units have registries for identification of hazard assessment of risks related to the personnel and other persons at the company's premises.

In order to reduce the level of risks and improve the working conditions, the corporation implemented OHSAS 18001, an occupational health and safety management system, which was certified by the DEKRA international company in 2008.

Today, the Obolon Corporation companies run the Occupational Health and Safety Monitoring programme.

Besides preventing accidents and work-related diseases, systematic monitoring increases the efficiency of forecasting and speed of resolving the occupational safety problems.

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Petro Atamanenko
CEO's Assistant for Occupational Safety Obolon
  • UAH 2.02 million was invested into occupational safety (engineering, technical, and organizational measures) at the Obolon Corporation structural units in 2015.
  • UAH 177.3 thousand was invested into organizing and certifying the workstations at the Obolon Corporation companies in 2015.
  • 142 workstations in the structure of Obolon Corporation were certified in 2015.
  • To prevent accidents among the employees, the company performed 1654 occupational safety inspections in 2015.
  • 2.2 thousand employees, or 41% of the total personnel, underwent training and knowledge tests in occupational safety in 2015.

Employee Health Protection and Healthy Lifestyle


Obolon Corporation takes a proactive and responsible position in health protection and promotion of a healthy lifestyle among its employees.

Obolon cooperates with several medical facilities and specialized organizations, whose specialists have been conducting medical training sessions and informational seminars for the corporation employees during a year now.

"Statistics show that in Ukraine, it is the working age people who have the highest risk of developing melanoma. Managers must understand the importance of preventive examinations, which can reduce mortality and increase life expectancy".
Olha Bohomolets
Chief of the Medicine Dermatology and Cosmetology Institute

In late April 2013, with the assistance from Dr. Bohomolets Dermatology and Cosmetology Institute and in cooperation with the Stop Melanoma NGO, the corporation carried out an educational campaign among the brewery employees. Under the project, over 2500 employees were informed about the consequences of mole degeneration. All brewery employees had a chance to undergo remote diagnostics of hazardous skin lesions and moles without leaving the workplace.

"We are creating medical and sanitary services at the corporation companies in order to provide timely medical assistance when necessary. But organizing and conducting preventive activities among the employees is equally important for us. Non-government organizations and medical facilities help us in doing this. The goal of the educational activities is to give our employees a high level of knowledge allowing them to prevent diseases and their negative consequences".
Serhii Bloshchanevych
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Obolon Corporation
Oleksandr Bodriahov
Chief Physician of Obolon Corporation
"Employees are the company's most valuable asset. So taking care of their health is one of the priorities in the policy of the Obolon Corporation and part of the corporate culture. We never stop improving the process of monitoring the health of the company's personnel. An important area of our activity is disease prevention, which is why we conduct employee tuberculosis awareness campaigns in the partnership with USAID ".

Obolon Corporation always takes part in the informational campaigns as part of the Ukrainian anti-tuberculosis week. In 2013-2014, with the expert support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) project, Obolon organized thematic events for preventing tuberculosis among the employees.

"The more people are aware of tuberculosis, the more likely they are to seek timely medical care, and the greater is their chance of survival. Today, tuberculosis is not a death sentence. It is curable".
Mariia Dolynska
Expert. Project ‘USAID Strengthening TB Control in Ukraine'

Long-term support of sports events, in particular the Obolon-Brovar soccer club, encourages our employees to take part in sports events held by the corporation. In addition to developing competitiveness, these sports activities help the employees always stay fit. Every year, the company holds two soccer championships,  Factory Cup and President Cup. It also organizes chess and checkers tournaments, Olympics, and other sports activities. About 1 thousand  of Obolon employees do sports in the company's buildings every year.

In order to keep the the employees healthy and prevent musculoskeletal diseases, a gym with up-to-date sports equipment has been organized at the main brewery. Today, over 50 employees of the brewery systematically go to the gym and promote healthy lifestyles among their colleagues.

Protecting the Rights of People with Special Needs


In 2015, approximately 254 persons, or 4.8% of the total number of Obolon Corporation employees, were people with special needs. Those are employees at various stages of heart disease, cancer, eye disease, diabetes, and musculoskeletal issues. Although most of them work as trade agents, some employees are engaged in the production.

Today, the company not only supports the basic needs of the employees with special needs, but also creates the conditions for their further social adaptation and professional development.
Employees with special needs
1st category disabled people
2nd category disabled people
3rd category disabled people
persons

270
229
254
persons

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persons

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75
persons

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157
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2014
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Facts

Number of jobs created by Obolon in the main and related industries
30'000
persons
319 jobs created
319 jobs were certified in 2013
2,284 employees
2,284 corporation employees passed the occupational safety training in 2013
22% of the personnel
22% of the corporation personnel underwent further training and skills improvement in 2013

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