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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Personnel Development

High qualification and motivation of the employees is a guarantee of effective and sustainable business processes. Obolon pays special attention to the involvement, loyalty, and satisfaction of its employees.

Employee Training 

Due to the increasing requirements to the personnel qualification level, one of important tasks is to ensure a continuous process of personnel training. During the year, Obolon Corporation employees are involved in professional training, skills improvement, and other activities.

Professional Training
Career change training, specialization
Worker qualification improvement
Manager and specialist qualification improvement




Practical Training at Obolon Companies
Labs and exams session

8% of Obolon Corporation employees
were involved in career change training, qualification improvement, and specialization change in 2015

Obolon working personnel are trained directly at the production facilities (on an individual basis) or attend special classes. Training and skills improvement of managers and specialists are performed on a contract basis by food and processing industry personnel qualification improvement institutes.

A successful apprenticeship system is underway at the company. It is one of the most effective forms of training young specialists. The apprenticeship is based on the feedback between the trainees/interns who start working at the company and the experienced and highly qualified corporation specialists.

In 2013-2014, foreign language classes were organized for the marketing and export departments of the main company in cooperation with the international system of language schools «Denis' School». Over 60 specialists have attended the English classes and received the corresponding certificates.

336 students
underwent practical training at the Obolon Corporation facilities in 2015

For over 11 years, a personnel development school has been functioning at the Obolon Corporation's regional company in Okhtyrka, Sumy Region, providing training in "Economics and Management", "Effective Sales Management", and "Production Training School."

Evaluating Personnel Working Activity 

Obolon strives to grant its employees every possibility to achieve excellence in their professional work, in particular, by unbiased performance evaluation. Corporation personnel performance is evaluated by the ISO system certification committees based on expert assessments of the managers and on effectiveness and performance evaluation. The latter assesses personnel knowledge, abilities and skills, work quality and effectiveness, personal and management qualities (for managers). Based on the evaluation results, the committee makes the decision about the person's professional level, salary increase, promotion, inclusion into the personnel reserve, etc.

Practical Training for the Students 

In order to engage young specialists, Obolon has been working together with several Ukrainian education and professional institutions, such as:

  • National Food Technology University
  • Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, National Technical University
  • V. Hetman Kyiv National Economic University
  • Kyiv National University of Technology and Design
  • Kyiv National Trade and Economy University
  • Konashevych-Sahaidachnyi Sea and River Fleet College of Kyiv State Water Transportation Department
  • Municipal Management Academy, Kyiv Urban Management College
  • Kyiv Transportation and Economics College
  • Kyiv Industry College
  • Kyiv Management and Entrepreneurship University
  • Kyiv National Construction and Architecture University
  • International Personnel Management Academy
  • Lokhvytsia Technological Vocational School of Poltava State Agrarian Academy
  • Interregional Higher Professional School of Motor Transport and Construction Mechanization
  • Khmelnytskyi National University
  • International Finances University
  • Katiuzhanka Higher Professional School
  • National University of the State Tax Service of Ukraine
  • National Academy of Statistics, Accounting, and Audit
  • Kyiv International Trade College
  • Optics and Mechanics College of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University
  • Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, National University

Students from various specialized education institutions undergo practical training at the corporation's facilities every year. In 2012-2015, over 1100 students had internship and practical training at the corporation's facilities.

"Ticket to the World" Internship Programme

The "Ticket to the World" pilot internship project for the undergraduate  of the leading Kyiv universities was launched at the Obolon Corporation facility in late 2013. Over 100 applications were received; five successful candidates were selected for internship at various departments of the Obolon Corporation marketing service.

"Internship makes it possible to engage young, self-motivated people in various departments of the company, and thus train highly qualified personnel reserve as well  improve the managerial competence of our employees. Importantly, the internship at the company is quite official. It is conducted under an employment agreement, which allows the trainees to use the experience in practice. We hope that this successful project will help the young specialists achieve excellence."
Nina Horban
Head of Personnel Training Bureau of Obolon Corporation


Total amount of financial aid provided to the employees
UAH millions
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


  • 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
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  • 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