KERNEL BECAME THE LEADER OF CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY RATING «SUSTAINABLE UKRAINE»
Kernel, Kyiv, Ukraine,
Mar 13, Fri, 2020
Kernel is among TOP-3 winners of «Sustainable Ukraine» rating of corporate sustainability business in Ukraine. According to the evaluation of expert commission Kernel is assigned AA level, that is «Very high level of corporate sustainability».
«Sustainable Ukraine» Project, initiated by Premier Business Consulting & Communications Company, is designated to assess and compare the quality of corporate governance within companies, their ability to ensure sustainable development of business and country in the whole, as well as to make positive impact on society. During comprehensive research the expert commission has conducted the assessment of Ukrainian business in a few areas at a time. Kernel became one of absolute leaders in most of them. Most notable results were achieved in such areas as corporate governance, finance and economics, ecological and social development.
«Sustainable Ukraine» rating sets a new stage in the development of responsible business conduct in Ukraine. It is a supplementary tool, allowing to assess the level of conformance of the company to international standards and sustainable development requirements», – Yevgen Osypov, Kernel CEO comments. – «Kernel is not only the leader of Ukrainian agribusiness; it is the standard-bearer among all national companies for a long time. It’s supported by a number of key highlights, independent evaluations and ratings.
Thus, we realize our role in the formation of business conduct culture in Ukraine. Besides the fact that Kernel is an example of creation of sustainable, responsible and highly efficient company, we willingly accept responsibilities beyond those provided by current legislation, namely, tax payment. Our social initiatives are equally aimed at both corporate support of the Company’s employees and solving urgent social problems in the regions of Kernel operations. Sustainable development and social responsibility principles are declared at Kernel Corporate Code and include minimization of energy resources usage, careful soil tillage, strict product quality control, also ensuring safe and healthy working environment for the employees, providing broad options for professional training and career development».
On the basis of 2019 results, «Sustainable Ukraine» rating included the companies which are among 250 the major taxpayers of Ukraine. For example, high level of corporate sustainability, besides Kernel, was also assigned to such companies as Energoatom, Ukrhydroenergo, Coca Cola Ukraine, Metinvest, DTEK and others.
Since now it is decided to arrange such assessment of Ukrainian business key player’s growth dynamics on annual basis. The rating has a global aim – to boost positive changes within business environment, and therefore within the whole country. It is also committed to increase competitiveness and attractiveness of socially responsible business conduct.
Let us remember, that in 2019 Kernel was named the Best Employer among Ukrainian agri companies. It also entered the TOP-20 most socially responsible businesses in Ukraine. Moreover, Kernel Charity Fund «Together with Kernel» won the first prize in the national contest «Charitable Ukraine».