In March, the all-Ukrainian GVardia magazine presented the 2012 rating of the most socially responsible companies, with Asters being the only law firm incorporated into the Ukrainian ranking of openness and consistency in the CSR sphere. The magazine's rating is led by Metinvest, followed by DTEK and SCM Group.
Questionnaires filled in by companies, public social reports, individual expert assessments by the board members were used to rate each firm. The CSR-2012 rating demonstrated apparent positive initiatives of Ukrainian businesses in the sphere of social responsibility, including compliance to international standards, systemic approach to social investments and their dimension, the ever growing corporate efforts in nurturing human capital and environmental protection.
Olga Pikulska, PR/ Marketing manager at Asters, comments:
"The ethical and socially responsible business is our top priority. We are heading towards integration of our operations with social interests. It is this aspiration that underlies our effort in supporting talented students through hosting Asters annual scholarship competition and supporting law clinics together with the Ukrainian Bar Association; carrying on with our Art Asters artistic project, thus providing comprehensive support of Ukrainian fine arts; implementing our in-house and public personnel development programs, promoting the green office policy. We believe that the general public will appreciate the benefits of our contribution."
Further information on the projects implemented by the firm please refer to the Community section on our corporate website.