About Us

Cherkizovo Group is a recognized leader in Russia’s meat industry. We are among the top five largest producers of poultry, pork and sausage products.

Who we are

Cherkizovo was once just a single factory in Moscow making sausages. Since then we’ve grown to become a vertically integrated group operating state-of-the-art poultry and pig farms, meat processing plants, feed mills and 300,000 hectares of agricultural land.

Nowadays, the Company's geographical footprint extends from Kaliningrad to the Altai Territory, and our brands Petelinka, Kurinoe Tsarstvo, Pava-Pava and Cherkizovo are known throughout the country. You’ll find Cherkizovo meat not only on store shelves, but also on the menus of some of the world’s biggest fast food chains, including McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC.

We want to make Cherkizovo a household name not only in Russia but internationally, which is why we're actively expanding our exports. Our major foreign markets include the CIS, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We carefully monitor all changes in consumer preferences in order to satisfy the widest and most discerning range of palates. To that end, we are constantly improving our product assortment by adding new items, including healthier options.

Our Mission and values

Food production is not only our business – making the best meat products in the country is our passion and mission.

By developing our business, we contribute to the agricultural potential of the nation

We apply state-of-the-art technologies in agriculture and attract highly qualified experts to produce quality meat products.

Producing delicious and safe meat products is our priority

We are responsible for the results of our work to the consumers, employees and partners. We focus on consumer needs and healthy food culture.

We are open to innovation

We are committed to developing new ideas, solutions, technologies and recipes, and adopting best global practices, innovations and scientific findings.

We are passionate about what we do

We strive to maintain our success by building on our strengths, achieve excellence in what we do, and deliver quality meat products to our consumers.

We are a team of experts

We employ the specialists with a high level of professionalism and expertise in their fields.

Timeline

Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (CMPP) opened in Moscow in 1974. Igor Babaev headed CMPP in the late 1990s and later became its owner. In this capacity, Mr Babaev upgraded the plant and started expanding the marketing and sales functions. Realising the need for import substitution in the food market, Mr Babaev and his team acquired and modernised poultry farms, pig farms, feed mills and meat processing plants.

Late 1980s: Igor Babaev takes the helm of Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant, later goes on to become its owner.

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Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (CMPP) opens in Moscow

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Igor Babaev heads CMPP

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CMPP launches smoked sausage production

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CMPP becomes national leader of meat processing

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CMPP moves from weight to piece logistics

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New sausage production unit was built at CMPP

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Acquisition of Kuznetsovsky Pork Complex

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Expansion into agriculture

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Acquisition of Petelinskaya poultry farm

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AIC Cherkizovsky and AIC Mikhailovsky, established by Igor Babaev, merge into Cherkizovo Group

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Cherkizovo Group completes a successful IPO on the Moscow and London Stock Exchanges

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Acquisition of Kurinoe Tsarstvo, a large poultry producer with assets in the Bryansk and Penza regions

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The Lev Tolstoy Feed Mill is put into operation

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The first phases of modern pig farms in the Central Black Earth region are brought on-stream

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Acquisition of Vertunovka, a major poultry production facility in the Penza region

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A project to double the capacity at the poultry production facilities in the Bryansk and Penza regions is launched

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The Company’s consolidated revenue exceeds the milestone of USD 1 billion for the first time ever

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Acquisition of Zarechnaya, a poultry production facility in the Penza region

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Acquisition of the Otechestvenny Product, a meat processing plant in the Kaliningrad region

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Acquisition of pig farms in the Lipetsk and Penza regions

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Cherkizovo raises more than a million pigs a year for the first time ever

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Launch of the Eletsprom project in the Lipetsk region announced

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Acquisition of Mosselprom, the owner of one of Moscow’s most popular chilled poultry brands

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Grain Division established

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Acquisition of a swine nucleus unit and farmland in the Central Black Earth region

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Announcement of a joint venture with Grupo Fuertes, a Spanish company, to produce turkey meat

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Acquisition of the Dankov Meat Processing Plant in the Lipetsk region

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Projects to double the capacity in the Bryansk and Penza poultry production clusters are completed

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The pig farms in the Voronezh, Lipetsk and Tambov regions fully ramped up

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Acquisition of Lisko Broiler in the Voronezh region

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Cherkizovo Group and Grupo Fuertes launched the first construction phase of the Tambov turkey project

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The overall grain storage capacity at facilities owned by Cherkizovo Group nears the milestone of one million tonnes

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More than 900 thousand tonnes of meat products were produced and sold

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Cherkizovo Group enters foreign markets

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Launch of Tambov Turkey

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Acquisition of NAPKO

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Pork production facilities of the Lipetsk-Voronezh cluster were built

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Launch of meat processing plant in Kashira

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Cherkizovo Group has completed the acquisition of Altaisky Broiler

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Belaya Ptitsa assets acquired

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Cherkizovo Group acquires 75% of Samson – Food Products

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Start of poultry supplies to China, which became the Company’s largest export market

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Major rebranding of the flagship Cherkizovo brand

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The Company's land bank grows to 300,000 hectares

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Launch of Tambov Turkey`s Second Stage

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Cherkizovo Group acquires Cargill’s chicken processing facility in the Tula Region

Cherkizovo Group today

CHERKIZOVO’S GEOGRAPHY

Cherkizovo Group is Russia’s largest consumer-centric manufacturer of meat products.

Altai territory

Птицеводство

Кормопроизводство

Altai territory
Altaisky Broiler
Altaisky Broiler (Biysk, Altai Territory) is one of the leading players in the Siberian poultry market. Constructed back in 2007, the facility now produces approximately 67 kt of live-weight meat annually. Acquisition of Altaisky Broiler in 2018 gave Cherkizovo Group access to the market of the Siberian Federal District and helped it consolidate its positions in the domestic poultry market even further. In 2020–2021, Altaisky Broiler is planning to build new growth sites and ramp up its slaughterhouse capacities to nearly double its chicken meat output by bringing it to 116 ktpa.
Бренды:
  • Petelinka
    Petelinka
  • Altai broiler
    Altai broiler
Feed mill
Part of Altaisky Broiler. Produces over 100 kt of feed per year.

Belgorod region

Птицеводство

Belgorod region
Kurinoe Tsarstvo
When the Belgorod farm became a part of Cherkizovo Group in 2018, it had a production capacity of 20 ktpa. The facility is a supplier of the Russian KFC division. All production processes are fine-tuned to meet the highest quality and food safety standards and comply with the KFC weight, slicing and chicken shape requirements.
Broiler Invest
Broiler Invest (previously known as Krasnoyaruzhsky Broiler) became a part of Cherkizovo Group in 2018. With a space enough for approximately 500,000 birds, the facility boasts an incubator for 80 million eggs per year as well as chicken meat production capacities.
Rovensky Broiler
Rovensky Broiler was acquired by Cherkizovo Group in 2019. With a hatching egg production capacity of around 70 million eggs per year, the facility has a total of six replacement chick and parent stock units.

Bryansk region

Птицеводство

Кормопроизводство

Bryansk region
Kurinoe Tsarstvo (Bryansk branch)
Kurinoe Tsarstvo Bryansk is the region’s largest poultry farm producing over 70 ktpa of finished poultry meat products, including whole birds, cuts, marinated ready-to-cook products and by-products. The facility is recognised as a systemically significant organisation having a considerable impact on employment and social stability.
Бренды:
  • Petelinka
    Petelinka
  • Kurinoe Tsartstvo
    Kurinoe Tsartstvo
  • Domashnya Kurochka
    Domashnya Kurochka
  • Mosselprom
    Mosselprom
Feed mill in Pochep
The Pochep site is the Bryansk Region’s largest feed mill with a grain storage facility of 56 kt and a production capacity of 40 t per hour (280 kt per annum). The mill was constructed with reliance on foreign expertise in cutting-edge technology.

Kaliningrad Region

Мясопереработка

Kaliningrad Region
Otechestvenny Product
Founded in 1999, the facility initially focused on the production of poultry meat, chicken and turkey cuts, cuts made from pork and beef half-carcasses, as well as natural and chopped ready-to-cook products. After becoming a part of Cherkizovo Group in 2010, it switched to the production of deli meats, including smoked meat, ham, and boiled sausages.
Бренды:
  • Cherkizovo
    Cherkizovo
  • Cherkizovo Premium
    Cherkizovo Premium
  • Imperiya Vkusa
    Imperiya Vkusa

Kursk region

Птицеводство

Kursk region
Kurinoe Tsarstvo (Kursk branch)

The poultry farm, located in the Gorshechensky District of the Kursk Region, joined Cherkizovo Group in 2018. An authorized exporter, it boasts a total capacity of 120,000 tonnes of poultry meat per year. The facility employs a unique production technology called 'patio', which involves the use of multi-storey birdhouses.

Бренды:
  • Petelinka
    Petelinka
  • Kurinoe Tsartstvo
    Kurinoe Tsartstvo

Leningrad region

Мясопереработка

Leningrad region
Samson – Food Products
Part of Cherkizovo Group since December 2018, Samson – Food Products brings together companies producing and selling fresh meat and engaging in food logistics. Vsevolozhsky Meat Processing Plant is one of such companies. This advanced production facility boasts cutting-edge equipment and a certificate of compliance with the FSSC 22000 quality standard. Its supply geography covers St Petersburg, the Leningrad Region and other Russian regions.
Бренды:
  • Samson
    Samson
  • Grilmania
    Grilmania
  • Samson Family Dinner
    Samson Family Dinner
  • Fileya
    Fileya
Pit Product
Part of Cherkizovo Group since April 2021. Pit-Product owns two modern meat processing production facilities in Leningrad region (in Gorelovo and Sinyavino) with the capacity of 39 000 tons of sausages, hot dogs, meat deli per annum. Among the clients of the company are federal retail chains and food service establishments.
Бренды:
  • Pit Product
    Pit Product
  • Cherkizovo
    Cherkizovo
  • Cherkizovo Premium
    Cherkizovo Premium

Lipetsk region

Мясопереработка

Птицеводство

Свиноводство

Растениеводство

Кормопроизводство

Lipetsk region
Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (Dankov branch)
Founded in 1936, the meat processing plant in Dankov focuses on the production of sausages. Cherkizovo Group acquired the facility in 2013 and made it a branch of its Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant. The key advantages of this production site are in-house slaughtering capacities and its proximity to Cherkizovo’s pig farms in the Central Black Earth regions.
Бренды:
  • Cherkizovo
    Cherkizovo
  • Cherkizovo Premium
    Cherkizovo Premium
Kurinoe Tsarstvo
Kurinoe Tsarstvo is a network of broiler chicken farms, which became a part of Cherkizovo Group in 2007. Acquisition of Kurinoe Tsarstvo helped the Company assert its leadership in the Russian poultry market.
Бренды:
  • Petelinka
    Petelinka
  • Kurinoe Tsartstvo
    Kurinoe Tsartstvo
  • Mosselprom
    Mosselprom
Pig farms
With some 135 kt of pork per year, the Lipetsk Region is Cherkizovo Group’s largest pork producing region. It currently hosts eight sow farms, six nursery sites, eleven finisher sites and seven combined wean-to-finish facilities. The Lipetsk Region’s pig farms are home to nearly 658,000 pigs.
Grain segment facilities
Lev Tolstoy feed mill
Lev Tolstoy feed mill produces natural fodder for pigs. This is one of the largest feed mills in the Lipetsk Region providing fodder to all of Cherkizovo Group’s pig farms in the neighbouring regions. The mill has a production capacity of 30 tonnes per hour and a grain storage capacity of 95 kt at a time.

Moscow and moscow region

Птицеводство

Кормопроизводство

Мясопереработка

Moscow and moscow region
Petelinskaya poultry farm
Founded in 1965, the poultry farm became a part of Cherkizovo in 1997. Initially the facility provided feedstock for sausage manufacturers, but in 1998 it switched to the production of poultry meat. Launched in 2001, the Petelinka brand now offers a wide range of products, including chilled whole birds, kebabs and other ready-to-cook products. The poultry farm uses advanced Dutch equipment.
Бренды:
  • Petelinka
    Petelinka
  • Kurinoe Tsartstvo
    Kurinoe Tsartstvo
  • Domashnya Kurochka
    Domashnya Kurochka
  • Mosselprom
    Mosselprom
Kurinoe Tsarstvo (Konstantinovo)
Originally known as Mosselprom, the poultry farm became a part of Cherkizovo Group in 2011. It produces one of the most popular poultry meat brands in Moscow and the Moscow Region.  
Бренды:
  • Petelinka
    Petelinka
  • Kurinoe Tsartstvo
    Kurinoe Tsartstvo
  • Mosselprom
    Mosselprom
Ozherelie feed mill
Founded in 1974, the facility located between Kashira and Ozherelie (Moscow Region) became a part of Cherkizovo Group in 2011. The mill boasts advanced production and computer equipment and focuses on the manufacturing of complete feeds for Cherkizovo Group’s poultry farms and concentrated feeds for its animal breeding facilities. Today, the mill supplies around 1 kt of products annually.
Cherkizovo Kashira
This fully automated smoked sausage plant was launched in Kashira in May 2018, with investments totalling approximately RUB 7 billion. At the time of its launch, the plant had a level of automation unrivalled not only in Russia, but also elsewhere in Europe. The entire production process from the moment raw materials enter the facility to the shipment of finished products is controlled by robots. The process is structured in such a way as to minimise human involvement and deliver a consistently high sausage quality.
Бренды:
  • Cherkizovo
    Cherkizovo
  • Cherkizovo Premium
    Cherkizovo Premium
Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant
Located in the northeast of Moscow, Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant is our oldest asset. It was commissioned back in 1974. In the mid 1990s, Igor Babaev, founder of Cherkizovo Group, took the helm of Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant. Today the facility manufactures a broad range of products from different price segments, including sausages, ready-to-cook products, vacuum-packed chilled meat, cold cuts, deli meats, etc.  
Бренды:
  • Cherkizovo
    Cherkizovo
  • Cherkizovo Premium
    Cherkizovo Premium
  • Myasnaya Gubernia
    Myasnaya Gubernia
  • Imperiya Vkusa
    Imperiya Vkusa

Orel region

Свиноводство

Растениеводство

Orel region
Pig farms
The Orel Region accounts for ca. 5% of Cherkizovo Group’s total pork production, with annual output standing at 16 kt. The region currently hosts one sow farm, one finisher site and one nursery site. The Orel Region’s pig farms can accommodate more than 70,000 pigs at a time.
Grain segment facilities

Penza region

Птицеводство

Свиноводство

Мясопереработка

Растениеводство

Кормопроизводство

Penza region
Vasilyevskaya poultry farm
Vasilyevskaya poultry farm is one of the oldest bird breeding facilities of the Volga Region. Its products lead the market of chilled poultry meat in the Central and Volga Federal Districts. The product range includes whole chicken, cuts, marinated ready-to-cook products, by-products, and minced meat.
Бренды:
  • Petelinka
    Petelinka
  • Kurinoe Tsartstvo
    Kurinoe Tsartstvo
  • Latifa
    Latifa
  • Dajajti
    Dajajti
Pig farms
With nearly 66 kt of pork produced annually, the Penza Region ranks second in Russia in terms of pork volumes produced for Cherkizovo Group. The region currently hosts one sow farm, two nursery sites, three finisher sites and seven combined wean-to-finish facilities. The Penza Region’s pig farms can accommodate 260,000 pigs at a time.
Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (Penza branch)
The Penza branch of Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant is the region’s largest meat processor and the only production site to boast advanced certified pig slaughter facilities. The plant manufactures around 40 types of natural ready-to-cook products, approximately 30 types of pork by-products and over 10 SKUs of cooked, semi-smoked and liver sausages and pâtés.
Бренды:
  • Cherkizovo
    Cherkizovo
  • Cherkizovo Premium
    Cherkizovo Premium
  • Myasnaya Gubernia
    Myasnaya Gubernia
Grain segment facilities
Feed mills

Tambov region

Индейка

Свиноводство

Растениеводство

Tambov region
Tambov Turkey
Tambov Turkey is an equal-stake JV between Cherkizovo Group and Spain’s Grupo Fuertes. Since 2017, it has been supplying products based on a special extra lean turkey breed. The current annual production capacity stands at 55 kt of live-weight turkey. New nursery and finisher sites are scheduled for opening by mid 2021. The new facilities will ramp up Tambov Turkey’s output by nearly 50% to 82 kt of meat per year.
Бренды:
  • Pava-Pava
    Pava-Pava
Pig farms
With approximately 52 kt of pork produced annually, the Tambov Region ranks third in Russia in terms of pork volumes produced for Cherkizovo Group. The region currently hosts three sow farms, three nursery sites and six finisher sites. The Tambov Region’s pig farms can accommodate more than 250,000 pigs at a time.
Grain segment facilities

Tula region

Птицеводство

Мясопереработка

Tula region
Kurinoe Tsarstvo (Uzlovaya branch)
Kurinoe Tsarstvo is a network of broiler chicken farms, which became part of Cherkizovo Group in 2007. Acquisition of Kurinoe Tsarstvo helped the Company assert its leadership in the Russian poultry market.
Бренды:
  • Petelinka
    Petelinka
  • Kurinoe Tsartstvo
    Kurinoe Tsartstvo
  • Mosselprom
    Mosselprom
Compass Foods

With a capacity of around 20,000 tonnes per year, this facility manufactures ready-to-cook poultry, including nuggets and other products. The bulk of its output goes to McDonald’s, a global fast food restaurant chain. Previously owned by Cargill, Compass Foods was acquired by Cherkizovo in 2020.

Ulyanovsk region

Мясопереработка

Ulyanovsk region
Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (Ulyanovsk branch)
The Ulyanovsk branch of Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant ranks among the five leading producers of the Volga Federal District. It supplies a wide variety of high-quality products, ranging from ready-to-cook items and sausages to chilled deli meats. Ulyanovsky Meat Processing Plant was founded in 1965. After it was acquired by Cherkizovo Group in 2000, a large-scale project was launched to refurbish its production lines and improve the quality of produced goods.
Бренды:
  • Cherkizovo
    Cherkizovo
  • Cherkizovo Premium
    Cherkizovo Premium
  • Myasnaya Gubernia
    Myasnaya Gubernia
  • Imperiya Vkusa
    Imperiya Vkusa

Voronezh region

Свиноводство

Птицеводство

Кормопроизводство

Растениеводство

Voronezh region
Pig farms
With 48 kt of pork produced annually, the Voronezh Region ranks fourth in Russia in terms of pork volumes produced for Cherkizovo Group. The region currently hosts two sow farms, two nursery sites, two finisher sites and seven combined wean-to-finish facilities. The Voronezh Region’s pig farms can accommodate more than 222,000 pigs at a time.
Lisko Broiler
Lisko Broiler is the largest chicken meat producer in the Voronezh Region and one of the leading manufacturers of the Central and Southern Federal Districts. Part of Cherkizovo Group since 2014, Lisko Broiler has seven poultry breeding sites, four parent stock sites complete with slaughtering and processing facilities, and a hatchery. Lisko Broiler’s facilities produce whole birds, cuts and marinated ready-to-cook products and meet the most advanced manufacturing standards.  
Бренды:
  • Petelinka
    Petelinka
  • Kurinoe Tsartstvo
    Kurinoe Tsartstvo
Feed mills
Grain segment facilities

Corporate Governance

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Charity in the regions of operation

Cherkizovo is far from being the only corporation engaging in charity. It is nonetheless one of the few companies which pursue charitable causes on an ongoing basis covering every city where they have production facilities. The Group runs charitable projects for local orphanages, schools and cultural and sports organisations on a regular basis. Our facilities provide support to socially vulnerable population groups in line with the Group’s corporate social responsibility strategy. Some of the Group's charitable projects were initiated by employees and funded by way of their personal contributions.

Charity projects

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES

70 GRADUATES APPLIED FOR JOBS AT CHERKIZOVO

Cherkizovo Group offers plenty of employment opportunities for university graduates across its operations and hosts a variety of events to attract young industry professionals. The Company has cooperation agreements in place with key agricultural universities across its footprint. In particular, we actively cooperate with the Voronezh State Agrarian University, the largest agricultural university in Russia's Black Earth Region. In 2017, teams from our Grain and Pork segments took part in the university’s Job Fair, a move that brought in 70 job applications from graduates willing to join Cherkizovo.

During the same year, we held a Cherkizovo Day at the university’s premises for students to learn more about the Group. We also continued our collaboration with the Penza State Agrarian University, among other things, through workshops, plant visits, and internship arrangements for students. In 2017, our collaboration with the two universities enabled us to offer internships to 15 students. In the reporting year, the Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant hosted an Open Day for agricultural students and graduates, providing lectures, training sessions and master classes in various areas of production and management. The event encouraged many participants to apply for an internship at our plant.

CONTINUOUS EDUCATION CLUSTER

Cherkizovo Group signed an agreement with the Moscow State University of Technologies and Management to set up a continuous education cluster using the resources of the Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant. The cluster was designed to build up competencies of meat industry professionals and provide training to those willing to work in this field. It opens up access to knowledge and practical skills in many areas, including lean techniques, helping to address the shortage of skilled professional. New training programmes aligned with the Group's needs will provide employees with everything they need to bring innovative technologies to the meat processing plants. The first dual education programmes were launched in 2017. In June 2017, as part of the project, we arranged tours around the Group's production sites for the university professors who will be involved in developing educational programmes and training sessions for our staff.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

We make sure to offer our staff a competitive level of salaries, enhanced with bonuses for professional achievements. Fully in line with Russian laws and regulations, we are committed to providing social benefits and additional perks to create the best environment for our staff and their families.

Most of our assets have corporate canteens, and there are on-site health centres at some of the facilities. We are also developing corporate health insurance plans for our employees.

paid sick leave and annual leave
paid parental leave of three years, with a guaranteed right to return to the same job
additional paid holiday allowance based on the length of employment
vouchers to health resorts and summer camps for employees and their families
financial assistance or additional leave of absence due to personal circumstances or emergencies.

CORPORATE CULTURE

At Cherkizovo Group, we make a point of creating and fostering a friendly working environment wh ere everyone feels motivated and empowered to succeed as professionals and individuals. We support free exchange of opinions and ongoing dialogue between executives and employees. People at Cherkizovo are always encouraged to contribute, and all contributions are treated with respect. Recognising the importance of communications, we have channels for employee feedback to make sure every voice is heard.

In 2017, we had the second wave of Your Opinion Counts, a personnel engagement survey that showcases our achievements in talent management. The employee engagement index came in at 66%, a notable improvement vs 59% in 2015. In the metric of Critical Success Factors, the rise was even more impressive – 72% compared to 60% in 2015.

Results of the Your Opinion Counts survey
held in 2015 and 2017
CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
‘17
72
‘15
59
ENGAGEMENT
‘17
66
‘15
59
ENGAGEMENT

is shown by employees loyal to the Company and willing to go an extra mile.

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

mean that people make the most of their professional expertise and competencies and work in an environment that helps foster productivity.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

At Cherkizovo Group, we pay special attention to the health and safety of our employees and our environmental footprint. We recognise our responsibility to communities and our staff. We ensure safety in the workplace, biological and veterinary security, efficient natural resource management, and implementation of state-of-the-art eco-friendly technologies.

Safety programmes