MHP SE (LSE: MHPC) is the parent company of a large international agricultural group with operational activities in Ukraine, the Balkans, the Netherlands and Slovakia, and a distribution and sales office in the UAE. The Company’s headquarters in Ukraine operates in accordance with the principle of vertical integration. The company is a leader in the Ukrainian agrarian industry and holds a strong position in domestic and international food markets.
MHP is the top Ukrainian producer and exporter of poultry and agricultural products. The intensive investments, the Company’s highly effective business model and management system have allowed MHP to increase total chicken meat production three times in a decade, reaching over 600,000 tons of chicken meat in FY2018. Launch of the second phase of the Vinnytsia Poultry Complex will add further 260,000 tons to current output of poultry and strengthen MHP’s leadership on the global market.
MHP cultivates one of the largest landbanks in Ukraine – about 370,000 hectares. Modern technologies and machinery, strong and skillful management team, innovative approach in cultivation supported by investment program ensures the Company’s leading position in crop farming and grain processing for foreign and domestic needs.
A number of successful and well-known brands, such as Nasha Ryaba, Qualiko, Lehko!, Bashchinsky, and Ukrainian Chicken are owned by MHP’s parent company MHP SE. These brands and products they represent benefit from end-to-end quality control at all stages of production, which ensures the highest quality and biosafety standards at all stages from farm to fork. This approach guarantees the superior quality of MHP’s produce, which meets FSSC 22000, ISO 22000, and BRC Food international standards and is supplied to markets in over 80 countries throughout the world. An in-house logistics infrastructure consisting of 11 distribution centers (hubs) across Ukraine’s largest cities.
MHP is one of the largest employers in Ukraine, providing jobs to more than 28,000 employees at over 30 enterprises in 14 regions of Ukraine. The holding is a winner of multiple awards as an employer, and has one of the most ambitious corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and animal welfare programs. In 2018, MHP invested over 200 million UAH in social and infrastructural projects aimed at developing communities and operating areas in Ukraine. MHP aspires to be the first major poultry company globally to be antibiotic-free.
MHP is a sponsor of agricultural modernization in Ukraine, actively introducing advanced technological innovations at all stages of production, as well as in the corporate management setup. It also helped to pioneer the introduction of start-up culture in Ukrainian agriculture, accelerating the growth of new businesses by introducing novel techniques and business solutions.
MHP has also been active in developing and implementing modern solutions in alternative energy and renewable power generation. The company has put in place a strategy to become carbon neutral, becoming the first agri-business to become carbon neutral for every kilogram of poultry meat produced. Central to this strategy is investment in biogas production and the first phase of a major biogas plant at the Vinnytsia Poultry Complex is due to be launched this summer, producing 12MW a year rising to 24 MW within two years.
On May 15th 2008, MHP became the first Ukrainian agrarian company to become publicly listed in GDRs at the London Stock Exchange. The International Finance Corporation – a member of the World Bank Group – as well as the European Investment Bank, EBRD and other leading European institutional investors are among MHP’s partners in implementing large investment projects.