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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Development of education

Period of implementation
500 тыс. грн
2005 – 2015
  • promotion of the knowledge of Ukrainian in the society;
  • improvement of the official language’s prestige among the youth; and
  • promotion of respect for the Ukrainian culture and traditions.
  • The young generation is not only the future of Ukraine, but also our present day, which brings the spirit of innovations and changes.During the years of independence, our country has undergone transformations affecting the social, political, and cultural areas, as well as the general level of education.
  • An important indicator of a country’s competitive position is the UN Human Development Index.
  • In 2015, Ukraine ranked 81th out of 188 countries by the development level, three steps lower than in 2014.
  • Therefore, education requires special attention and support today.
  • At the same time, the independence, culture, and welfare of the state significantly depend on the linguistic situation in the country.
  • For the purpose of development of education programs in Ukraine and popularization of the Ukrainian language, the Obolon Corporation joined the supporters of P. Yatsyk International Contest of Ukrainian Speakers in 2005.
  • Each year, the linguistic marathon has over 5 million participants among students and representatives of the Ukrainian Diaspora.
  • The contest was launched in 2001 by a Ukrainian-born Canadian philanthropist Petro Yatsyk, supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Philanthropists League.
  • For 10 years, Obolon has been providing financial assistance for the contest and establishing its own prizes for proficient speakers of Ukrainian.


Since the first Petro Yatsyk Ukrainian Speakers Contest, the scale of the project and geographical distribution of participants have significantly expanded.

Today, the educational event is attended by young people from 25 countries.The project invite people aged 9 to 21. The winners of the linguistic marathon receive encouragement prizes of UAH 3,000 to 6,000, depending on the age group.

Since its creation, the contest has received support from the highest government agencies and acquired the official status of a national event for improveming the knowledge of Ukrainian, promoting comprehensive development and functioning of the Ukrainian language in all spheres of the social life.


  • 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