2015
Sustainable Development of Obolon Corporation
Official Report
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Production
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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Innovations


  • 1992 first Ukrainian beer brand - TM Obolon
  • 1994 new soft drink segment (Gin Tonic)
  • 1995 introduction of new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) drinks packaging
  • 1998 introduction of NRW glass beer bottle
Obolon was the first in Ukraine to use new packaging, PET and tin cans, as well as its own branded bottle.
  • 1998 agrarian direction in Chmelnytskyi Region - Nyva-Obolon production research association
  • 1999 Tintroduction of HORECA kegs
  • 2000 launch of TM Zhyvchyk still drink
  • 2001 introduction of Unik still drink with sugar replaced by fructose
  • 2002 plastic bottle recycling line in Oleksandriya town, Kirovohrad Region
  • 2003 introduction of 5-litre Obolon and Non-Alcoholic Obolon beer kegs 
  • 2005 launch of TM Desant and Prozora mineral water
  • 2008 brewing residue recycling for agricultural needs 
  • 2009 new malt plant opened in Chmelnytskyi Region
  • 2009 market launch of TM Zibert 
  • 2010 "new life" of TM Zhyhulivske 
  • 2011 market launch of TM Akvabalans cooler water
  • 2012 launch of TM Zlata Praha 
  • 2013 market entry with TM Obolonski snacks
  • 2013 launch of PET preforms
  • 2015 market launch of cidre Ciber

Facts

Output capacity of the largest bottling line in Ukraine, installed at the main brewery in Kyiv
110'000
bottles per hour
11 million hl
11 million hectoliters of beer per year is the design capacity of the main brewery
12 million dal
12 million decaliters beer can be produced by the Zibert’s Brewery in Fastiv per year
4 filter stations
4 powerful German-made KHS filter stations ensure the high product quality. 950 hectoliters of beer are filtered by the largest KHS filter per hour

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