DobroRun charity project initiated by Asters and Tabletochki Fund received a special award from Ukraine's Corporate Responsibility Development Centre at the Businesses Changing Ukraine conference held on 22 December 2020.
The conference was a closing event of the 11th CSR Cases Contest, a unique annual research recognizing the best social responsibility projects in Ukraine. The contest focused on the 2030 Global Sustainable Development Goals, key areas of the global development approved at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development. DobroRun received a special award for efficient involvement of Ukrainians into achieving the Goal #3 "Good Health and Well-being". Another special award of the contest went to Kyivstar. In total, 40 social responsibility projects of leading international and Ukrainian companies, such as PrivatBank, Naftogaz Group, Nova Poshta, MHP, Coca-Cola Ukraine, Carlsberg Ukraine, DTEK, Nestlé, METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine, were presented at the conference.
"CSR projects have become especially valuable this year, when the pandemic has forced businesses to reconsider their strategies and focus their efforts on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in our country," – says Marina Saprykina, Head of Corporate Responsibility Development Centre. "Dozens of projects that have created a significant impact and changed the lives of many Ukrainians were presented at this year's Businesses Changing Ukraine conference, but we are glad to give a special award to the extremely unifying and inspiring DobroRun project."
"We at Asters have always viewed corporate social responsibility as an important part of our mission," – comments Asters Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan. "The projects presented at this conference have proved that leading Ukrainian companies share this understanding at a large scale. We are grateful to CSR Development Centre for the best efforts in promoting the principles of sustainable business and social responsibility in Ukraine."
Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C., Brussels and London. Chambers Europe 2020 recognizes 21 lawyers of Asters – the largest number of the renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.