After the fall of the Soviet Union rural communities in Ukraine have faced a difficult situation and witness a drastically change for the worse when it comes to social welfare and environment.
Grain Alliance a Swedish-Ukrainian agricultural company that has long believed that the company shall not only grow by investing in the business, but also in the people and communities, where the company is active. For the Grain Alliance the best way to give back to the people in the villages is to support and responsibility in combination with the professionalness and devotion of employees to the company. As a result of this Grain Alliance took the initiative to start the foundation “Development of the village”, the goals of which are to improve the standard of living in rural areas of Ukraine. Throughout Grain Alliance’s history, the company has strived to meet the changing needs of communities in Ukraine. By living and working in the villages where the company operates, employees are in touch with the needs and issues in their communities.
Being one of the largest employers in the regions where Grain Alliance is active, the company has taken the responsibility of being a good corporate citizen to heart. Grain Alliance is committed to dedicating its business expertise and resources to help deliver innovating and sustainable solutions to address some of the Ukraine’s most pressing challenges. The main objectives of these activities are to promote of the development of local communities and improvement of their welfare.
Still the challenges found in the rural areas of Ukraine are so vast that they cannot be solved part time by one company. Therefore Grain Alliance created the independent fund “the Development of the villages”. The fund works in close contact with Grain Alliance but is a separate independent entity run by people who are passionate about their country and the wellbeing of their fellow man.