“Vitmark-Ukraine” supported the First Odessa International Forum of the European Youth Parliament. This is a unique event for the young people gathered MPs of Ukraine and a dozen other countries. The Forum was held from 16 to 19 August, with the support of the Odessa City Council of the European Union to Ukraine, as well as with the assistance of a number of Ukrainian companies. The theme of the Forum in 2012 became the ecology and environmental protection.
This year the Forum covered such “green” theme, as the outcome of the UN Summit Rio 20, global climate change, the operation of emissions trading systems, the development of strategies to reduce energy consumption and the search for alternative energy sources.
During the Forum, the delegates had the opportunity to learn from the ecological point of both the public and private sectors. Andrey Kren, manager of public relations “Vitmark-Ukraine” was made at the Forum with the presentation of the Company’s environmental policy. The report presented the initiative “Vitmark-Ukraine” on environmental issues, in particular – the company’s participation in a project with Tetra Pak for the collection and recycling of waste cartons, Tetra Pak, and joint environmental education projects for school children, planned for 2012 and 2013.
In addition to theoretical material and scientific publications Forum delegates also appreciated the practical implementation of the concept of “green” responsible business at the special training, conducted by Andrey Kren with Anna Tarantsova, manager of environmental protection, Tetra Pak in Ukraine. Forum delegates were able to personally prepare the Tetra Pak packaging for recycling after drinking products in carton – juices TM “Our Juice.”
“Vitmark – Ukraine” increased its apple processing by 10% compared to last year. This year the company plans to process 32,200 tons of Ukrainian apples.
Refining Company managed to increase by modernizing lines for processing apples on the production site of the Odessa plant of baby food in s.Stepanovka Razdelnyanskogo district of Odessa region. “We have updated and expanded capacity at the production site in the Odessa region. Now we process up to 180 tons of fresh apple a day “- said General Director of” Vitmark-Ukraine “Victor Stanislavsky.
Also, on the upgraded line company in the current season Ukrainian plans to process quince and pear. “This year we will be able to process an additional 140 tons and 100 tons of quince domestic pears,” – he stressed.
Over the last year the company will increase its own production of semi-finished products, due to the increase in refinery by 68% quince, plum – in 5,5 times, and carrots – 8 times! In 2011 the company began to process pepper to vegetable juice. This year, its processing will be doubled.
“In the face of rising commodity prices on the domestic market and especially on imported raw materials, the main tool to keeping the prices of products and maintain its profitability, for” Vitmark – Ukraine “is its own fruit and producing its own fruit and vegetable raw materials”, – said Victor Stanislavsky .
To date, the proper processing provides 70% of the company’s raw materials (this includes local fruit). The rest of the raw fruit and vegetables, grown in the region, the company purchased from other Ukrainian suppliers and tropical raw material which does not grow in Ukraine – is imported. However, some types of products from imported raw materials the company sells without profit or loss (for example, orange juice).