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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Occupational Safety and Working Conditions

People are the reason of Obolon Corporation's success. Those are highly qualified specialists generating new ideas, implementing innovations, and working every day to create high-quality products
S.Blochanevych

Employees are one of the most important strategic resources of Obolon Corporation. This ensures the company's competitive capability and promotes its success in reaching its goals.

Obolon employee policy consists in raising employee professional level, improving working conditions, working process safety, and social security guarantees for all employees.

Today, these goals are achieved at the corporation facilities through the implemented and certified OHSAS 18001:2007 occupational health and safety management system.

Since the establishment of the company till now, Obolon has never stopped performing its basic obligations to the employees, which makes it a highly reputable Ukrainian company.

A Collective Bargaining Agreement exists in the Obolon Corporation, which protects employee rights. The company's corporate culture is aimed at each specialist's excellence. 

Employee Profile

In 2015, the personnel structure of the Obolon Corporation underwent certain changes. In order to improve management effectiveness and ensure a better distribution of production capabilities, an insignificant reduction in the number of employees was made, reducing the staff by 6,9% as compared to 2014. The reason was reduction of product output due to the negative trends in the beer and soft drinks sector.

In 2015, the Obolon Corporation facilities employed 5 283 people.
  • 97,8% of the personnel worked full-time in 2015.
  • 2,1% of the employees worked part-time.
  • 28,9% women in the personnel structure in 2015.
  • 71% of employees of Obolon production units last year were men.
  • 62% of the employees were engaged in the production process in 2015.
  • 34,6% of Obolon employees are engineering and technical personnel as of 2015.
Total number of employees
Full-time
Part-time
Women
Men
18-34
35-49
50-54
>55
Workers
Engineering and technical staff
persons

6 006
5 680
5 296
persons

5 838
5 339
5 181
persons

 168
 341
 115
persons

 1 696
 1 590
 1 535
persons

 4 310
 4 090
 3 761
persons

 1 922
 1 817
 1 700
persons

 2 282
 2 101
 2 098
persons

 781
 740
757
persons

 1 021
 1 022
753
persons

 4 034
 3 862
 3 306
persons

 1 972
1 818
 1 834
 
2013
2014
2015

Distribution of Obolon Employees by Company

Main enterprise, Kyiv
Zibert's Brewery, Fastiv
Krasylivske, Krasyliv
Chemerivtsi Malt Plant
Production complex in Oleksandriia
Okhtyrka Brewery
Bernshad Integrated Plant, Bershad
Beverage Factory, Sevastopol
Diatkivtski, Kolomyia
persons

2 882
2 882
 2477
persons

423
375
351
persons

752
680
679
persons

991
967
 989
persons

347
346
334
persons

248
245
254
persons

97
105
103
persons

157
157
157
persons

109
110
109
 
2013
2014
2015
In 2015, the company's personnel turnover rate decreased by 9,6% as compared to the last year.

In 2013, Obolon arranged for the training of occupational safety specialists under a "Basic Occupational Health and Safety Management" course according to the OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System implemented in the corporation.

The personnel turnover in Obolon Corporation is related to outflow of qualified employees to the companies or industries with higher salaries (e. g. heat energy), as well as with labour migration to foreign countries.

Obolon complies with the requirements and provisions of the Labour Code of Ukraine prohibiting the use of minor workers under harmful and/or dangerous working conditions. In their operations, the companies follow the provisions of declarations and conventions of international organizations and the Constitution of Ukraine regarding the prohibition of forced labour and child labour.

Facts

Total amount of financial aid provided to the employees
14.1
UAH millions
270 employees with special needs
The corporation has 270 employees with special needs
28% women
28% of the corporation personnel are women
OHSAS 18001
OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system is employed at the corporation

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