Leading Sugar Producer

Our sugar production operations include 8 sugar plants which can process more than 39 thousand tons of sugar beets per day. Four plants are located in Poltava oblast, two in Kharkiv oblast, one in Vinnytsya oblast, and one in Khmelnytsky oblast.

We have achieved a steady growth in sugar production volumes, which have increased almost 300% over the last five years.

The competitive strength of ASTARTA is in high self-sufficiency in sugar beet. Strategy of vertical integration is significantly reducing its dependence on external beet supplies, which helps to optimize their terms, lower the cost of production, and guarantee the consistency and high quality of finished product.

The Group actively conducts modernization programs. ASTARTA has been implementing an Energy Efficiency Program to reduce not only natural gas and coal consumption but also the use of limestone and fresh water in sugar production. As a result, the average level of natural gas consumption decreased 20% through last five years.

At the same time ASTARTA pays a lot of attention to introduction of system of quality and safety. Yareskivsky, Zhdanivsnky, Globynsky  plants implemented food safety management system in accordance with the requirements of the FSSC 22000 certification scheme which is recognized by international organization GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).

In the beginning of 2016 Globynsky soybean processing plant has successfully passed an integrated a comprehensive certification under ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and FSSC 22000 certification scheme for food and feed products.
System of quality of Globinsky, Kobelyatsky, Zhdanivsnky and Yareskivsky sugar plant has already obtained certificates DSTU ISO 9001. Yareskivsky and Zhdanivsnky sugar plants implemented food safety management system according to the standard DSTU 4161. Globinsky, Novoorzhitsky, Kobelyatsky sugar plants have food safety management system in accordance with the standard DSTU ISO 22000: 2007.

Narkevychsky, Kobelyatsky,  Zhdanivsnky,  Yareskivsky and head office of the Company are also certified according to the international standard ISO 14001 "environmental management system". In addition, the head office of the Group and Narkevytsky sugar plant certified according to the international standard OHSAS 18001 "System management health and safety."

In 2016 sugar season Novoorzhitsky sugar plant has passed certification according to the international standard ISO 50001 "Energy Management Systems which is aimed at optimizing energy consumption. A number of other sugar plants (Yareskivsky, Narkevytsky, Globinsky) periodically undergo social and environmental audits at the request of consumers for conformity to international standards system SMETA 4 Pillar, Coca-cola Supplier Guiding Principles.