The journalists of the publication Dilova Stolytsia analyzed the activities of Ukrainian companies during the war and published a rating of those who have the best corporate social responsibility programs. Among the leaders in sustainable development are the pharmaceutical company Farmak, the telecom operator Kyivstar, the logistics company Nova Poshta and others.
The subject of the analysis was the activities of companies in two areas: internal and external CSR programs.
Internal CSR projects concern processes directly in the company itself, the center of which are employees. Such programs focus on ensuring safe working conditions, stability and a decent level of wages, medical and social insurance for employees, and investment in human capital, in particular, training employees and helping them in difficult situations.
External projects with CSR are what business does for a wide range of stakeholders outside the company. Such programs usually include sponsorship of events and charity, promotion of environmental protection, productive interaction with the central government and local communities, readiness to help in crisis situations (war, accidents at infrastructure facilities, etc.), and, in fact, responsibility to consumers: production of quality goods and professional services.
Therefore, the journalists of the publication noted that at the beginning of 2022, the pharmaceutical company Farmak paid taxes in advance, retained the company’s team, and created the safest conditions possible for staff. The company implements sustainable development projects and, together with the Zhebrivski Family Charitable Foundation, provides charitable assistance to the Army.
In the first days of a full-scale invasion, the enterprise donated all the finished products that were available to charity. Later, in cooperation with international partners, it brought to Ukraine humanitarian medicines worth about 1.8 million euros. Farmak also supports the Mobile Doctors project, which provides access to free medical examinations and medicines for people in the de-occupied territories.
Together with the Zhebrivski Family Charitable Foundation, the company provided more than UAH 45 million in assistance to the army in the 9 months after February 24 (unmanned aerial vehicles, cars, generators, radio stations, etc.).
As part of the corporate program, “I work one day for the army”, Farmak employees, deducting part of their June salary, collected about UAH 2 million. to help the military. In addition, in Kyiv, Farmak employees provided the most necessary things, food, and hygiene products to more than 150 IDPs from the front-line territories.
Against the backdrop of military challenges, Farmak continues to work on the sustainable development of the company. Since 2019, Farmak has been a member of the UN Global Compact Network in Ukraine and adheres to its obligations to implement the principles of sustainable development in corporate culture and business processes. Every year the company prepares a report on sustainable development, in which it discloses information in the following areas: environment, human rights, labor relations, anti-corruption, social projects and charity.
“Even during the war, we continue to work according to the high principles of sustainable development, because this approach is part of the corporate culture of our company. People working at Farmak are united by a common goal — to create high-quality medicines for Ukrainians, while doing it in an environmentally friendly way, both in relation to the environment, and in relation to society and each other. Therefore, responsibility, support, honesty, indifference, especially during the war, are what we profess and value in the activities of other companies, ”comments Yevgeniya Piddubna, Director of Corporate Communications at Farmak.
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