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Ekol Ukraine Launches CSR Education Project

Ekol Logistics in Ukraine launches educational initiative #EkolOsvita for the students of higher educational establishments. Within the project the provider opens the doors of its flagman warehouse for future specialists and their teachers. The first group of guests came to Ekol warehouse RUTA from two Ukrainian and one German University on June 14.

Caring about the future of the industry and following its mission of creation sustainable and inspirational values, Ekol Ukraine starts a program of corporate social responsibility for University students and teachers – #EkolOsvita. Within the project the company opens its flagship warehouse, located on one of the key highways in the suburb of Kyiv, for the future specialists and University representatives. The next generation of logistic specialists gets the opportunity to visit company’s premises in business hours, see the activities of one of the leading logistic companies in Europe and listen to the detailed processes explanation by the company management, first hand.

Ekol Logistics in Ukraine presents its guests the warehouse Ruta, operating 33,000 sqm and 29 gates, equipped with the latest automated systems and in-house developed warehouse management system. Ruta has been serving as the home for the world-famous FMCG and textile brands products for many years. Ekol guests have got a chance to see the storage systems, providing the highest standards of warehousing to the biggest world producers and best Ukrainian distributors, as well as visit different parts of the huge warehouse complex, specialized on various kinds of services: picking, labeling, sorting, barcoding etc.

As one of the leading logistic providers in Ukraine Ekol Logistics is completely aware of its part in the industry development. In our opinion, the start point of this development is young generation of logistic specialists. That confidence encourages us to launch the project #EkolOsvita, joining different education initiatives by the company under one umbrella and turning them onto regular basis.

explained Oleksiy Severyn, the Sales Director of Ekol Ukraine, after the excursion on Wednesday.

The students and teachers from Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (KNEU) as well as representatives of Uman National University of Horticulture and representatives of the University of Bremen (Germany) that are cooperating within the DAAD-project “GUMLog” became the first participants of the project. The group of about 20 people spent a couple of hours on Ekol’s Ruta, exploring the warehousing world in details. The visit included not only educational but also an entertaining part which provided the most attentive guests with memorable presents.

We are grateful to Ekol Logistics in Ukraine for this opportunity to visit the warehouse where we got a chance to make acquaintance with the innovative solutions in logistics. That was an interesting journey into the real business for both teachers and students, specialized in commerce and logistics. We hope that such visits will turn into a good tradition. That is a great way to see how theory is turning into practice and, in its turn, that is crucial for our future specialists and their better understanding of the profession they have chosen.

commented Oleksandr Dyma, a vice-dean of the Faculty of Marketing at KNEU and one of the coordinators of GUMLog project.

Ekol Ukraine is planning to host students and teachers on a regular basis and to enrich the project #EkolOsvita with other kinds of activities in the nearest future.

SIL 2017Dimitris Batakis