We consider that business development is impossible without the evolution of society and open communication with all stakeholders.
Priority areas of corporate social responsibility, we believe to actively promote the development of civil society and a culture-creative environment, set up conditions for realizing the potential of talented youth, as well as environmental protection.
In 2003, the Group of companies «Factor» are the first in Ukraine that presented the domestic accountants a holiday «Viva Accountant!», a year ahead of the Decree of the President of Ukraine on July 16 the official approval of the professional holiday — the Day of Accountant.
«Viva Accountant!» caused a great resonance among the employees of the financial sector, due to their positive response the importance of the profession «accountant» has increased significantly in the public eye, and the event has become one of the highlights in the calendar of events of Kharkiv. Within the event framework, we conduct seminars, webinars and consultations with leading experts of the Group of companies «Factor» as well as holiday promotions and contests. The culmination of the festival «Viva Accountant!» — rewarding the best representatives of the profession Accountant with awards from the Regional State Administration and the City Council, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the State Treasury and other organizations.
Kharkiv is a modern centre of national publishing and printing business: four of the top five national publishing houses work here, about 70% of the total book production in Ukraine printed here. Given all this, Book Festival Kharkiv BookFest took place precisely in Kharkiv, organized by the Group of companies «Factor» and the Publishing House «Vivat».
The first festival was held in May 2015. Its program consisted of a series of cultural events related to books: exhibitions, competitions, literary evenings, film screenings, as well as a large book fair «Day in the Garden».
A landmark event of the Kharkiv BookFest is turned out to be «Books Council» — a forum uniting Ukrainian publishers, representatives of the printing industry, librarianship, public organizations and authorities. It is a platform to discuss industry issues and solutions: protecting the interests of national publishing, combat book piracy, participation in international exhibitions and reformation of library services, the promotion of reading and others.
Standing in a row with Lviv «Publishers Forum» and Kiev «Book Arsenal», Kharkov festival does not compete with them, but complements them, emphasizing the unity of the cultural space of Ukraine.
One of the priorities of the company’s social responsibility is education, and the creation of conditions for realizing the potential of talented youth.
In 1999, the Group of companies «Factor» established a student competition «Auditor», the goal was to raise the prestige of higher economic education, identification and motivation of talented students, and further implementation of their potential. The «Auditor» received the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Kharkiv Regional State Administration, the Council of rectors of higher educational institutions of the Kharkiv region.
Over the years the competition was attended by over 25 thousand students of economic specialties of all regional centres of Ukraine.
In 2011, the «Auditor» was included in the book collection «The practice of corporate social responsibility in Ukraine» of National Business Case Competition on CSR as an example of successful cooperation between business, government and science.
Since 2015, the project is converted to the Factor Academy.
As a socially responsible company, we are engaged in activities in which our experience and knowledge of our experts can be most useful.
The «Factor» experts conduct lectures, workshops and master classes for students, managers of start-up projects, young entrepreneurs to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills, talk about the features of accounting and tax business, share the experience of their own business.
Our most numerous clients are employees of the financial sector. We know more than anyone how diligent and responsible the labour of an accountant. «Factor» conducts webinars for accountants with participation of leading experts of the Publishing House «Factor». The number of participants of our webinars exceeds 20 thousand people.
The main components of our corporate social responsibility in the field of ecology — education of our personnel of ecological culture, compliance with environmental standards, aimed at the rational use and economical consumption of energy, water and paper.
Since 2010, the Group of companies «Factor» conducts eco-action «Green Team». Our goal — improvement of the city’s well-being and recovering the environment, also an active assistance in formation of the higher level of social responsibility among the younger generation. Every year the event brings together the company's employees, their families and children. We help to improve the territory of the Kharkiv Zoo, as well as areas adjacent to the company's businesses.