2015
Sustainable Development of Obolon Corporation
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Society
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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Sponsorship and Volunteering

UAH 2.7 million
invested by Obolon Corporation in sponsorships and charity projects in 2015

For over two decades, Obolon has been actively involved in charity and sponsorship projects. This is a versatile area of the company's activities, including

  • culture and education projects;
  • aid to socially vulnerable groups;
  • promotion of the revival of moral values as well as historical and cultural heritage;
  • promotion of sports.

Charity


430 000 liters
of the company's products donated by Obolon as part of sponsorship and charity in 2015.

Obolon provides charity support to its partner organizations.

Organizations of the Disabled and Veterans

  • "Soniachnyi promin" Society of Mothers of the Disabled, Obolon District of Kyiv
  • "Dimfo" Art Association for Children and Young People with Limited Abilities
  • "Dytynstvo" Society for Rehabilitation of Disabled Children, Kyiv
  • "Dity Chornobylia" Obolon District Organization
  • Foundation of the Disabled Chornobyl Victims, a non-governmental organization
  • KASITsEP Kyiv Association of the Disabled with Cerebral Palsy
  • "Vidrodzhennia" Rehabilitation Centree for People With Spinal Disability, NGO
  • Ukrainian Society of the Deaf, Kyiv Branch
  • Ukrainian Society of the Blind
  • Kyiv Association of Disability NGOs
  • Dniprovskyi District Society of People with Musculoskeletal Disabilities
  • Ukrainian Veterans Association
  • Chornobyl 2008
  • Ukrainian Floorball Association
  • Ukrainian Association of World War II Veterans
  • UIA Veterans Charity Foundation
  • Charity Foundation for Social Security of Kyiv Veterans
  • Organization of the Disabled, War and Military: Oboloni and Sviatoshyn Districts of Kyiv
  • Association of Afghanistan Veterans
Full list

Charity Organizations

  • St . Mary International Charity Foundation
  • "Children are Our Future", Charity Foundation
  • "Horytsvit" NGO (Novobilychi Psychoneurological Nursing Home for Men)
  • Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, Charity Foundation
  • "Heroine" Charity Initiative
  • "Holy Rus-Ukraine" Charity Foundation
  • Women's Federation for World Peace
  • T. Lohush's "Word Crowning" International Charity Foundation
  • "Dzherelo-1" Charity Foundation
  • "In Children's Palms" Charity Foundation
  • "Liros" Charity Foundation
Full list

Culture, Education and Sports Organizations

  • Culture State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
  • "Zmina" Sports School for Children and Youth
  • "AIESEC" Student Organization
  • Kyiv School No. 170
  • European Youth Parliament Youth Organization
  • Obolon Grand Master Chess Club
  • Foundation for Development of Rugby for Children and Youth in Ukraine
  • Sports and Children, Stella Zakharova's Charity Foundation
  • "Leadership, Youth, Innovation", Ukrainian Non-Governmental Youth Organization
  • Student Fraternity of the National University of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Shyshak Boarding School for Gifted Children
  • Mostyshche Specialized Boarding School
  • Ukrainian Catholic University
  • Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, National Technical University
  • Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University
  • Obolon Lyceum No. 157
  • Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theater
  • National Parliamentary Library
  • Club of Young Reformers
Full list

Government Agencies

  • Obolon District Employment Centre
  • Office for Family and Youth of Obolon District State Administration
  • "Narodna Armiia" Central Printed Media of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Navy (Unit А0235)
  • "Rodynnyi Dim" Kyiv City Centre of Family Social Services
  • Obolon District Centre of Family, Children and Youth Social Services
  • Central Directorate of NBC Defence Forces of the Central Operative Support Directorate of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
Full list

Religious Organizations, Associations and Institutions

  • Church of Saint Mykola (Prytyska) in Kyiv
  • Temple of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Mariupol
  • Church of Volodymyr the Great in Vyshhorod
  • Kyrylo Rozumovskyi Palace in Baturyn
  • Saint George Monastery on Cossack Graves in Pliasheva (Rivne Region)
  • Saint Panteleimon Church in Lubny (Poltava region)
  • Church of Saint Martyr Liudmyla in Horodok (Khmelnytskyi Region)
  • Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Kyiv Archdiocese)
  • Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Lviv Archdiocese)
  • Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Mother of God Icon, Kyiv Patriarchate
  • Church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Teofipol  (Khmelnytskyi Region)
  • Kyiv Seminary of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
  • St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery
  • Kyiv Association of Catholic Students
Full list

Historical and Cultural Heritage


Obolon takes part in the renovation of historical and architectural landmarks, such as:

  • Central Museum of Taras Shevchenko
  • Church of Saint Mykola (Prytyska) in Kyiv
  • Temple of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Mariupol
  • Church of Volodymyr the Great in Vyshhorod
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral in Lutsk
  • Kyrylo Rozumovskyi Palace in Baturyn
  • Lychakivskyi Cemetery Museum in Lviv
  • Church of Saint Martyr Liudmyla in Horodok
  • Museum of Hetmans
  • Decorative and Applied Arts Museum
  • Ivan Honchar Museum

Art and Culture


Literature

262 books - textbooks, collections, catalogues, guides, fiction, scientific, historical, and children's books - have been published over the last twenty years with the support from Obolon Corporation.

In 2011, Obolon joined the supporters of the "Crowning of the Word" International Literary Contest of Novels, Scripts, Song Lyrics and Children's Books. The company has been the honorary sponsor of the event for four years in a row. Every year, Obolon provides products for organizing and holding the arts event.

In 2015, Company got involved in the creation of the book The return to Tsargrad, which was named the best book of 2015 in the All-Ukrainian competition.

Cinema

Obolon Corporation donated UAH 250,000 for presentation and promotion campaign of the Ukrainian-made "Bohdan-Zynovii Khmelnystkyi" movie.

Music

In 2014, Obolon supported the 1st International Festival "Chopin's Music in the Open Air" in the Radomysl Castle-Museum, a historical and cultural complex. During the event, the singers of the National Philharmonic Hall of Ukraine and their Polish colleagues performed  the great composer's best works.

In late December 2013, Obolon supported the festival "Believe in Every Child's Talent" in Krasyliv, Khmelnytskyi Region. In the course of the event, the company provided soft drinks and souvenirs for the participants.

Cultural and Historical Landmarks

On March 30, 2014, a ceremonial opening of the Taras Shevchenko monument was held in Ivankivka, Khmelnytskyi Region, with the support from the Obolon Corporation. The company provided financial support to the event, dedicated to the Folk Minstrel's 200th anniversary.

Public events


Dyvohonky project initiated by Plast National Scout Organisation. More than 250 children joined the bicycle race. Obolon provided small participants with drinks and souvenirs worth UAH 12 thousand.

All the World in Ukraine all-Ukrainian campaign for promotion of unique tourist sites of Ukraine.
140 Ukrainians visited 10 unique tourist routes of the country. Within the project, Obolon presented consumers with 10 million bottles of drinks.

Obolon-Poland - title sponsor of six concerts of Ukrainian and Polish singers and groups in the summer of 2014. The festival took place in the seven largest cities of Poland. As part of the event the company promotes Ukrainian culture in Western Europe.

Poznańskie Targi Piwne (International Beer Fair 2014) - in the Polish city of Poznań with the support of the distributor Obolon-Poland. Introduction of Europeans to high-quality and tasty Ukrainian drinks by Obolon TM and Zhyvchyk.

Obolon-Poland supported the celebration of an anniversary of the Polish writer Jan Kochanowski at the Krasiński mansion in Warsaw. As a sign of friendly relations and out of respect to the culture of the neighbouring country the company acted as a sponsor of the art event and set a drinks stand.

4th International Festival of Ukrainian Culture in Israel supported by Obolon TM. The event took place with the support of the Embassy of Ukraine in Israel and the initiative of the Association of Descendants of Ukrainians. The organisers invited volunteers and ATO soldiers who underwent medical treatment in Israeli hospitals.

In the long-term collaboration with student associations and youth organizations in 2015. Obolon supported school session of the European Youth Parliament. Corporation "Obolon" was a partner of pro-European educational sessions provided participants with useful and tasty drinks TM "Zhivchik" and souvenirs.

Obolon reformers supported the initiative of the Club - "Kakha Bendukidze Week of Memory." In the event within seven days from the leading universities of Kyiv hosted a series of lectures for students and youth participation Mikhail Saakashvili and former Minister of Economic Development and Trade Pavlo Sheremeta, Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine Andreas von Bekerata, CEO NTU Zurab Alasania, former
Georgia Minister of Education Dekanonidze and others.

In the long-term cooperation with the National Technical University of Ukraine Corporation Obolon supported the VIII European engineering competition EBEC (European BEST Engineering competitions).

Facts

Amount of investments into development of the agricultural sector in the Podillia region
1'000
UAH millions
UAH 31,000 donated
UAH 31,000 donated for support of religious objects in Okhtyrka in 2013–2014
300,000 litres of beverages free
300,000 litres of beverages donated by Obolon under sponsorship and charity programmes in 2013
UAH 291,000 donated
UAH 291.6  thousand donated for the reconstruction and renovation of religious facilities in Fastiv 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