ATB network joins Olena Zelenska's "Barrier-free" program
In a civilized society, it's simply impossible to imagine a situation where a child on crutches has to climb the stairs to school, a young mother with a baby carriage can not visit the store, and a retiree has difficulty climbing the stairs of the clinic. In the European Union, this issue has long been resolved by installing ramps and lifts, providing support for people with disabilities, the elderly, and children left without parental care, hiring not for appearance but skills … In our country, a time of change has come only now, and these serious issues are being discussed at the highest level, the state. This is First Lady Olena Zelenska's initiative, "Barrier-free." The essence of the project is that European principles of comfort, morality, social relations, etc. become the norm of our lives.
According to a poll conducted within the project, seven out of ten people had a problem with barriers or knew people who had such problems. Moreover, the list of major barriers includes freedom of movement, freedom of expression, and the opportunity to find employment. The "Barrier-free" program is designed to create a philosophy of a society without restrictions, which provides equal rights and opportunities for all people in terms of self-realization, employment, movement, services, education, communication, leisure, development, etc.
ATB, being a responsible and patriotic Ukrainian business, could not stay away from such an important social project. The leader of the national retail immediately joined the program of the first lady.
It is worth noting that the philosophy of accessibility in society is close to the company that has been fulfilling an important mission for more than a quarter of a century, providing a wide range of people with guaranteed fresh food and quality necessities at affordable prices.
Today ATB supermarkets are open in all 24 regions of Ukraine. More than 70,000 people are employed at the corporation's enterprises, and this number is constantly growing. Every year the company opens more than a hundred new stores, creating 4-5 thousand new jobs.
At the same time, each of the 1256 stores of the ATB chain has several vacancies for people with disabilities and other most vulnerable categories of citizens. The company has created special jobs for those who, for various reasons cannot work full time, but feel an urgent need for an additional source of income. These are, for example, students, young mothers, elderly people, and others. The working day, in this case, is only three hours. There are also special jobs for citizens with special needs. The company offers them special, convenient work schedules and activities that they can perform on medical grounds.
No less important is the systematic care of the Ukrainian trade network № 1 for buyers, so their number already exceeds 4 million. Regardless of where the store is located, in the center of the city or on the outskirts of a small village, the most comfortable conditions are created for customers. Besides guaranteeing the European level of service and maintenance, ATB stores are convenient and safe for customers. Entrances to supermarkets are equipped with ramps. At the stage of designing and building stores, all the nuances for the comfortable and unobstructed movement of customers are taken into account. Now, most of the ATB stores have automatic doors at the entrance, the aisles are wide, the shelves are conveniently located, the display of goods is modern, and some markets already have special elevators for customers.
ATB was the first company in Ukraine to offer customers the format of a self-service store, create thousands of jobs, is the largest honest taxpayer, and for a long time provides Ukrainians with guaranteed quality products at affordable prices. Now it strives to become even more convenient, closer, and more comfortable for customers.