Meliora 2018 – Submitted Projects

Green Initiative

BIODIESEL FOR CLEAN ENVIRONMENT

Frego

Frego, an oil product importer and distributor company in Georgia, has been implementing a pioneering project in the country within the framework of a biodiesel project since July 2018 2018 which is working on the production of fuel based on renewable bio resources – biodiesel.

REDUCTION OF THE COMPANY’S HARMFUL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT THOUGH THE REDUCTION OFENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

Eenergo-Pro Georgia

Energo-Pro Georgia is one of the largest energy production and distribution companies which utilizes oil products for its operations.

AR GAMBOLO

TEGETA MOTORS

In Georgia and especially in Tbilisi, air pollution is mostly due to the exhaust emissions from faulty motor vehicles.

SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT

Natakhtari

Due to the fact that municipal sewage systems are not developed at the appropriate level, the majority of enterprises in the country are forced to direct sewage into nearby natural water systems.

KNOWLEDGE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Wimm-Bill-Dann Georgia

Global environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks are managed by the Global EHS Management System (GEHSMS) at PepsiCo. GEHSMS is based on the PepsiCo Environment, Health and Safety Policy, one of the key principles of which is environmental protection and ensuring human health and safety.

ROTATING SPREADER (MODERN TECHNOLOGY FOR CARGO PROCESSING AT POTI PORT)

Poti Sea Port Corporation

In June 2018, modern, eco-friendly technology for bulk cargo operations was put into practice at the Poti port.

REDUCTION OF ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION/PROTECTION OF BIODIVERSITY AND RESTORATION OF ECOSYSTEMS

Eco Technologies

The bio preparation elaborated by the Scientific Practical Center of Eco Technologies and the method for its utilization aims at addressing a prominent ecological problem – environmental pollution from oil and oil products.

PROMOTION OF ECO-FRIENDLY TRANSPORT IN GEORGIA

Wissol

For the environmentally aware company Wissol, the promotion of eco-friendly electric transport and the development of a network of electric vehicle charging stations in Georgia is of primary importance.

PROJECT TITLE: DO NOT DUMP WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED

Tire Recycling Company – TRC

The company was established in 2017 with the aim to reduce waste and clean the environment from dumped tires.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Wimm-Bill-Dann Georgia

Global environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks are managed by the Global EHS Management System (GEHSMS) at PepsiCo.

GZAD APP *

Bank of Georgia

The Bank of Georgia’s CSR Unit in cooperation with its IT Unit and designers elaborated an application called On the Way (Gzad) in June 2017 for the purpose of decreasing environmental pollution through reducing vehicle emissions and solving the problem of traffic jams in Tbilisi.

RESPONSIBILITY IN THE MARKETPLACE

CONDUCTING OF ETHICAL, FAIR AND TRANSPARENT BUSINESS

Veon Georgia

With the purpose of perfecting and reinforcing corporate politics as well as ensuring a transparent and fair competition in the process of supplier selection, VEON Georgia launched a one year program in 2017 within whose framework the company’s code of conduct was reviewed and renewed.

PROMOTING ETHICAL BUSINESS

Wimm-Bill-Dann Georgia

Wimm-Bill-Dann Georgia joined the international PepsiCo corporation in 2011 and immediately launched implementation of the systems and projects operating in the large-size companies with a social responsibility.

SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAM

GPI Holding

In 2017, GPI in partnership with the Georgian Small and Medium Size Enterprises’ Association launched a project oriented on the development of small and medium size entrepreneurs.

DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERMENT OF LOCAL SUPPLIERS

Foodmart

One of the main aims of PepsiCo is receiving high quality materials/production from local suppliers. With the purpose of decreasing milk import costs, PepsiCo looked for the possibility of cooperation with local dairy farms.

DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERMENT OF LOCAL SUPPLIERS

Foodmart

The Spar supermarket network is an international company and its social responsibility concept is expressed in its support and empowerment of local start-ups and small holder farmers in various countries.

WASTE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE

PROJECT WASTE PAPER

Palitra Media Holding

Waste paper management can play a significant role in environmental protection. As an example,
21,000 school notebooks can be made from one ton of paper which is discarded after its usage. At the

GREEN SACK

Bank of Georgia

Taking care of the ecology and supporting environmental projects is an invariable direction of the
Bank of Georgia. With the aim of a rational management of natural resources, unused paper has

WASTE SEPARATION PROJECT (EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF WASTE)

Hilton Batumi

In March 2018, Hilton Batumi in partnership with the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN)
launched the implementation of a USAID funded project which aims to popularize the concept of

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Wimm-Bill-Dann Georgia

Global environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks are managed by the Global EHS Management
System (GEHSMS) at PepsiCo. GEHSMS is based on the PepsiCo Environment, Health and Safety

SATISFIED SOCIETY – DEVELOPED BUSINESS

GTS Electronics

One of LTD GTS Electronics’ business principles is taking care of the future which is impossible
without ensuring a healthy living environment. With the purpose of contributing to the improvement of

CREATIVE CSR

#GAATARE (GIVE WAY)

Idealist

Drivers in Tbilisi frequently ignore pedestrian passages and do not give way to pedestrians at zebra
crossings. This problem was selected as a main theme for cooperation for SOCAR Energy Petroleum

TICK THE BOX TO PROTEST OCCUPATION

Leavingstone

Ten years have passed since the August war and 20% of Georgia’s territory is still occupied by
Russia. In remembering this tragic date, the GPI Holding insurance company decided to enhance

OPEN YOUR EYES TO STOP THE VIOLENCE

Redberry

Domestic violence cases often stay unexposed in Georgia. The aim of the campaign organized by
Redberry at the request of the client, Atipfund, was to launch a discussion in society on the necessity

LOVE OR HATRED?

Leavingstone

The regional bureau of the Heinrich Böll Foundation requested that Leavingstone make a video clip
about homophobia. Although this is a large-scale and multi-dimensional topic, the budget envisaged

MANYNEWTREES

Leavingstone

The Borjomi forest fire destroyed 1,000 hectares of territory during the summer of 2017.
Unfortunately, society has forgotten about this ecological disaster. After the fire was put out, the

#ARGAMBOLO

Holmes&Watson

Holmes&Watson elaborated the campaign’s concept at the request of the client, Tegeta Motors.
Tegeta Motors has been actively engaged in small-scale CSR activities over the recent years related

CSR COMMUNICATION

BANK OF GEORGIA’S SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT – BANK OF GEORGIA’S TREE OF LIFE
AND ITS ANNUAL REPORT 2017

Bank of Georgia

The Bank of Georgia, within the scope of its activities in social responsibility, spends signicant sums on various types of social, environmental and educational projects. These projects are implemented by the bank’s Tree of Life Foundation. In order to meet the high interest of society vis-à-vis the

CSR Manager

BORIS KIKNADZE, HEAD OF CSR

Bank of Georgia

The CSR Unit was established at the Bank of Georgia in 2016 and is led by 25-year old Boris Kiknadze. Prior to his career at the bank, Boris was a social project enthusiast and conducted many of them in practice. He has created a strong, seven-member team at the CSR Unit that leads the bank’s

CROSS-SECTOR PARTNERSHIP

CARE ABOUT FUTURE

Natakhtari

The Natakhtari Foundation helps orphaned children in preparation for an independent life and
continues to support them when they leave the state care system upon reaching the age of

SUPPORT / PROMOTION OF SOCIAL INITIATIVES IN SOCIETY – GRANT COMPETITION
ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Bank of Georgia

The Bank of Georgia has been actively supporting civic organizations working on social issues for the
last five years…

SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT – EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
FOR CARE DEPRIVED YOUTH

Retail Group Georgia

The project was launched in April 2018. It aims to provide vocational development opportunities to care deprived youth, assist them in employment and integration into society which in the long run will

RESPONSIBLE LARGE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

BANK OF GEORGIA

The Bank of Georgia believes that it is a socially responsible company which is obliged to take care of
its consumers, employees and the well-being of society while also creating a healthy environment.

TBC BANK

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: As a business operator, TBC Bank acknowledges the
importance of taking the impact of its activities on the natural environment into consideration.

MFO CRYSTAL

For JSC Miso Crystal Corporate, social responsibility is an essential, effective and long-term strategy
oriented model necessary for business management and production which is considered in the

RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYER

IBT INTERNAL BUSINESS TRAINERS PROGRAM

Insurance Company Aldagi

The aim of the project is to introduce a strong instrument of non-material motivation for the
professional development of employees. Namely, the project concerns those employees who want to

FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE

Deloitte Touche

The goal of the project is to develop a flexible work schedule practice with a planning process focused
on management and the compatibility of the individual, the company and the client’s needs, allowing

EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

PMCG – Policy and Management Consulting group

The individual Employee Development Program was ofcially launched in 2017 and continues to the
present day. The program aims at ensuring the success and sustainable development of the

CORPORATE VALUES IMPLEMENTATION: VALUES IN ACTION

Veon Georgia

This project has been implemented since 2016. It seeks to introduce corporate values into the
organization, aiming to create a culture which is open to change and one which is customer and

TBC EMPLOYEES FOR TBC EMPLOYEES

TBC Bank

TBC Employees for TBC Employees is a special foundation established in 2009. TBC Bank
employees transfer 1-2% of their wages monthly to the fund and collect money that can be used for

PEOPLE POLICY

Mercure tbilisi Old Town

The purpose of the Mercury Tbilisi Old City Hotel’s People Policy document is to create a comfortable
environment for employees and promote their career growth. The hotel is owned by the French

PD CARD – PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT CARD

Palitra Media Holding

The purpose of this system of personnel development, created especially for employees of Palitra
Media Holding, is to allow employees to personally plan and develop their education and

FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE

Deloitte Touche

The goal of the project is to develop a flexible work schedule practice with a planning process focused
on management and the compatibility of the individual, the company and the client’s needs, allowing

EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

PMCG – Policy and Management Consulting Group

The individual Employee Development Program was officially launched in 2017 and continues to the present day. The program aims at ensuring the success and sustainable development of the

TOGETHER IS BETTER – SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR SUPPORTING THE EDUCATION OF TALENTED EMPLOYEES

Foodmart

This pilot project was launched in 2018 with the purpose of supporting student-employees to target
employee development and increase staff loyalty. Presently, the Spar network consists of about 140

EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

GPI Holding

Employment for people over the age of 30 years and without an education or work experience is a
severe problem in Georgia. According to a number of studies, the employment rate in this particular

GROSS ENERGY GROUP’S EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Gross Energy Group

The goal of the project is employee training/development; for this purpose, a three-step plan was elaborated: identification of strengths and weaknesses, problem analysis and outlining ways for

TOBACCO FREE OFFICE

Evex Medical Corporation

The project was launched in 2017. Within the framework of the project, a tobacco ban was put into
force and those employees who express their willingness to quit smoking have the opportunity to

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE

Wendy’s and Dunkin’ Donuts

The project has been promoting the employment of disabled persons and their integration into both
the work and social environment since 2017. The company has engaged in this employment program

“TBC ACADEMY”

TBC Bank

Launched in 2011, TBC Academy is a kind of platform of educational courses that serves the purpose
of creating additional prospects for career development for the bank’s employees.

SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEES WITH LARGE FAMILIES

TBC Bank

The TBC Club for Employees with Large Families was established in 2013 with the initiative of TBC
management. The goal of the club is to facilitate the settlement of demographic problems in the

AANTE IDEA (LIGHT THE IDEA)

Palitra Media Hollding

The aim of the Light the Idea project is to identify creative and motivated employees across the
holding and provide them with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and take part in the

INSTILLATION OF A CULTURE OF CONTINUOUS EDUCATION

Wimm-Bill-Dann Georgia

Following employee observation, it was determined that the training tools and resources available in
the company were not being sufficiently used by staff members. Consequently, a project was

HEALTH AND WELFARE PROGRAM

Wimm-Bill-Dann Georgia

Within the framework of the PepsiCo strategy, the Performance with Purpose employee welfare survey is
conducted annually. The surveys for 2015-2016 have revealed that it is necessary to focus on the health and

LEARNING.BOG.GE

Bank of Georgia

The goal of the project is to ensure the professional and personal development of the bank’s employees
and their protection in terms of health and safety as well as for their family members.

THE SUCCESS FORMULA

GTS Electronics

The goal of the project was to attain employees goodwill and maintain the image of the company as a
competitive employer.

SAFETY WEEK

HEIDELBERGCEMENT Georgia

The project aims to raise employee awareness on the importance of labor safety requirements and
the necessity for their implementation.

Community Support

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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The Spar supermarket network is an international company and its social responsibility concept is
From September to October 2017, ACT’s employees provided marketing consultation to the Babale

EDUCATED GENERATION – STATE’S PRINCIPAL CAPITAL

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For many years, Basisbank has prioritized supporting education in the framework of social
responsibility. It is important for the organization to integrate disabled and socially vulnerable children

BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAM: TBC FOR BUSINESS

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The TBC for Business program has been implemented since 2015 and serves the purpose of
supporting small and medium-size businesses in Georgia in the following directions: education,

BUSINESS TRAINING IN TOURISM – HOST

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As of today, there is no literature in the Georgian language for those engaged in business start-ups
and or small tourism businesses in order to study or develop skills in business management. Credo

PAYBOX – ADAPTED RAPID PAY MACHINES

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OPPAgives the opportunity to customers throughout Georgia to make payments easily with the help
of rapid pay boxes. It is important for OPPAthat every customer has equal access to the machines.

“DURUJI” THEATRICAL AWARD

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Redix, in partnership with the Tsiskari charity fund, has been presenting the Duruji Theatrical Award
since 2007. The award is given annually and aims to develop, stimulate and popularize theatrical art.

DONATE.GE – COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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From July 25, 2017, an innovative charity platform established by the Bank of Georgia began its
functioning. The need to create the platform was identied according to several factors: the majority

FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE

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The goal of the FINCA Bank Georgia’s project launched in 2016 is to increase the level of nancial
education in Georgia and achieve a change in behavior in terms of the development of a savings

SCHOOL PROJECT

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HeidelbergCement has been supporting schoolchildren from ve schools in Kaspi since 2015. The
project aims at promoting learning among local children and increasing awareness of the company’s

STUDENTS SUMMER TRAVEL PROJECT #TAKECARE (#IZRUNE) OF THE WISSOL GROUP AND ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

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The Students Summer Travel Project #TakeCare (#Izrune) is a joint initiative of the Wissol Group and
Ilia State University which aims to deepen student knowledge and practical experience in the

PUBLIC SPACE AS COMMUNICATION

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In 2018, the Basalt Fibers company aimed at not only creating a new public space in Rustavi but also
helping the young generation and students to be engaged in the elaboration and implementation of

BE ACTIVE IN GEORGIA

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The Be Active in Georgia program was created in 2018 on the initiative of the Corporate Sports
Federation of Georgia and with the support of the Sports and Youth Committee of the Parliament

WRITE IN THE GEORGIAN ALPHABET

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The Write in the Georgian Alphabet project was launched in 2015 and is still in progress. It is a
combination of several initiatives aimed at integrating the Georgian alphabet into the digital world with

A DAY AT KVARELI LAKE FOR CHILDREN WITHOUT FAMILY CARE

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The M|Group, in cooperation with the Kvareli Orphan and Children without Family Care Protection
Association, invited children from the facility for a day out at Kvareli Lake. The children explored the

MASTER’S STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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PMCG started funding Master’s students in 2015. The decision was based on the fact that there is a
lack of professionals in the eld in which the company is operating. In addition, PMCG believes that

PROMOTING A HEALTHY LIFE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BASKETBALL

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The Gulf Oil company started the implementation of the Promoting a Healthy Life and Basketball
project with basketball player, Zaza Pachulia, in 2016. The aim of the project is to promote sports and

INITIATIVES TO PROMOTE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

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Terabank’s Tera Bike summer campaign was held from June 12 to August 15 and aimed at
popularizing biking and a healthy lifestyle. The bank also tried to debunk stereotypes that Tbilisi is not

PROTEST WITH TRAVEL INSURANCE

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The Protest with Travel Insurance project was carried out by GPI Holding in 2018. The goal of the
project was to raise awareness about Russia’s occupation of Georgia both in the country and abroad.

TBILISI MARATHON

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HeidelbergCement Georgia has been conducting international marathons annually since 2012. The
marathons aim to promote a healthy lifestyle, assist in the development of a culture of charity and

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