2015
Sustainable Development of Obolon Corporation
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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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Integrated Management System

Obolon was the first food industry company to receive an ISO 9000 certificate in 1998. Today the company declares safety and compliance of its product with international standards.


"Obolon is one of the few companies in Ukraine which has managed to combine four standards into a single management system. The integrated control system now proves the sustained responsibility of the company for its products, consumers, employees and the environment".
Vira Ivaniuta
Head of Integrated Control System Department

ISO 9000 is a series of international standards regulating the requirements for the corporation's quality management system. Standards are regularly revisted and updated

Control system ISO provides quality for consumers and a competitive advantage for the company.


  • Quality Management System
    ISO 9001
    2008
    A system of connected processes aimed at meeting customer needs, continuously improved through management leadership and personnel involvement, based on facts and mutually beneficial relations with suppliers
  • Environmental Management System
    ISO 14 001
    2004
    Development and implementation of the company’s environmental poicy and management of the environmental aspects.
  • Food Safety Management System
    ISO 22 000
    2005
    A preventive system to ensure the safety of food products (continuous analysis of hazards and verification of critical control points at all production stages).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management system
    OHSAS 18 001
    2007
    Makes it possible to manage the risks in the area of occupational health and safety, and improve performance in this area.
Goal
Means
Result
    • Continuous nature of the quality improvement process
    • The management demonstrates its commitment to quality by personal example
    • The personnel is motivated for high-quality work
    • Reduction of the number of complaints
    • Reinforcement of business relations
    • Supplier relations: clear, transparent, and mutually beneficial
    • The decisions are made based on facts only, not on intuition or personal experience
    • Increasing employee and partner loyalty
    • Flexible adaptation to customer requirements
    • Continuous monitoring of consumer needs
    • Increasing consumer loyalty
    • Reduction of environmental impact
    • Waste reduction and recycling
    • Recycling of natural resources
    • Use of energy saving technologies
    • Reduction of production costs
    • High level of compliance with the legislative and legal requirements on environmental issues
    • Metering, monitoring, and reporting of production processes
    • Reduction of environmental penalty risks
    • Improvement of the energy efficiency of the company
    • Switching from operative environment protection measures to a strategic approach in the resolution of environmental problems
    • Improvement of investment mode
    • Increasing personnel responsibility for product safety
    • Compliance with the occupational safety conditions and production room use conditions
    • Compliance with the health standards and production rules
    • Personnel hygiene and health control
    • Harmonization of personnel relations, increase of each employee’s importance
    • Increasing competitive capabilities of the company and its products
    • Control of all parameters influencing the end product safety
    • Timely use of preventive measures
    • Reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality and safe products
    • Systemic and preventative approach to the reduction of food safety risks
    • Use of specialized equipment for product manufacturing, timely equipment service
    • Replacement of finished product sampling with a continuous preventative control of the production processes
    • Guaranteed end product safety
    • Improvement of production safety
    • Hazard identification
    • Risk assessment
    • Identification of control measures
    • Minimization of risks of accidents and emergency situations
    • Demonstration of standard compliance to the stakeholders
    • Implementation of a process documentation system
    • Regular monitoring and metering of the effectiveness of measures
    • Implementation and support of procedures for regular assessment of compliance with the applicable legislative requirements
    • Reduction of costs of performing the instructions of occupational safety supervision authorities
    • Improvement of business efficiency, reduction of non-production costs
    • Implementation and support of internal communications procedures
    • Employee notification and involvement in the activities
    • Reduction of safe working condition maintenance costs, reimbursements, and aid

Facts

Output capacity of the largest bottling line in Ukraine, installed at the main brewery in Kyiv
110'000
bottles per hour
120,000 tons of malt
120 thousand tons of malt is the annual production capacity of the malt plant
ISO 9000
In 1998, Obolon was the first food industry company to receive an ISO 9000 certificate
180,000 tons of barley
180 thousand tons of barley are processed by the malt plant each year

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