Farmak entered the TOP-10 of companies with the best wartime CSR programs
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.
Farmak provided assistance to the Army for more than UAH 45 million
Quadcopters, cars, generators, medicines, and radio stations are just a part of the assistance provided by the Farmak company and the Zhebrivski Family Charitable Foundation of the Army. This support has been stable since 2014. Since the beginning of the full-scale war of the russian federation against Ukraine, it has grown even more and today it has reached over UAH 45 million for the period of 9 months.
In particular, 66 unmanned aerial vehicles totaling more than half a million dollars have already been handed over to our defenders; 21 vehicles, 12 generators, 23 radios, and everything you need for living from metal beds to blankets and gas stoves. Farmak also provides the military with medicines, medical equipment, body armor, ballistic helmets, other personal protective equipment, thermal underwear, camouflage kits, smartphones, tablets, and technical and navigation equipment. 60 employees of the company serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and they are also equipped with everything necessary.
“Being together against cruelty and terrorism is our only way out. The better equipped our fighters are, the closer victory is to us, the more lives of Ukrainians we can save. We are grateful to our military for the opportunity to work today and supply the population of Ukraine with medicines. Support for the Army is one of the company’s priorities. And we will help as long as the enemy remains on our territory,” says Filya Zhebrovska, Chairwoman of the Farmak Supervisory Board, founder of the Zhebrivski Family Charitable Foundation.
The constant support of the educational sphere does not end with the war either. This year, Farmak and the Zhebrivski Family Charitable Foundation allocated UAH 600,000 to equip shelters in 3 schools in Kyiv and Zhytomyr region, provided funds for summer holidays in the camp for the children of our soldiers, and purchased school supplies for students of the village of Kolychivka, Chernihiv region, which was one of the first to suffer from the aggression of the russian army.
*Successor of the Farmak Charitable Foundation
Defenders of Shostka received 3 more cars from the Zhebrivski Family Charitable Foundation
We continue to support our defenders. After all, we do not forget, thanks to whom we can work, live and plan.
This week, the Zhebrivski Family Charitable Foundation handed over another 3 cars (Volkswagen 7J0 and two Volkswagen 7NK) to the 5th Border Detachment and the Shostka Regional Territorial Center for Acquisition and Social Support.
“We know how valuable reliable transport is for defenders. Therefore, once again we provide assistance in the form of cars. Today, the main task of everyone is to do the maximum in their own role and help in any way they can. Only this way, together, by joining forces, we will win,” says Vasily Kushniruk, head of the API production department in the city of Shostka.
Since December 2021, the Zhebrivski Family Charitable Foundation has provided assistance to the Ukrainian Army in the amount of more than UAH 30 million. And we know for sure that all the help was used for its intended purpose. After all, the Foundation does not just give out funds, but buys what is needed and delivers it to the front.