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Chairman and CEO Note

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A year behind, a year ahead

By Antoni F. Reczek OBE and Paweł Siwecki


Antoni Reczek, chairman of the board, and Paweł Siwecki, CEO, look back at highlights of 2018 year and what’s ahead of us next year.

Editorial Note

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Editorial Note

Editorial note from Michael Dembinski and Dorota Kierbiedź


This issue of Contact Magazine Online focuses on the corporate social responsibility that our members share; businesses responsibility for their staff, their customers and suppliers, their neighbours, their environment, nature and society.

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Deloitte – building sustainability into the business model

Paulina Kaczmarek, manager, sustainability consulting Central Europe


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You got to pay your bills on time

Jerzy Dąbrowski, director general of Bibby Financial Services Sp. z o.o. talks to Michael Dembinski, the BPCC's chief advisor about the firm's prompt-payment initiative.

Corporate Social Responsibility

No competitive advantage without values

Bogdan Kucharski, head of country, BP Poland


Companies that keep up with the times know that social responsibility projects build their good reputation.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Food expeditions

Food is always at the heart of the retailer’s offer. With food, it’s not only the quality, price and health aspects that matter.

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Doing well by being well – doing well by doing good

By Ewa Stelmasiak, The Wellness Institute


The Wellness Institute partners with teams and organisations to enhance their levels of wellbeing and employee self-care for better health and performance.

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Building trust, making an impact

By Paulina Koszewska, CSR coordinator, and Małgorzata Marek, CR team leader Poland & CEE, PwC


Business plays a role in solving social and environmental challenges – sharing the best of what they have to help meet the needs of humans and our planet.

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Sustainable supply chain – is it possible?

By Ewa Chwiłkowska, marketing specialist, Fresh Logistics Polska, Raben Group


In the 21st century the key competence of a modern logistics operator is no longer exclusively transport and storage of goods.

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Clean energy solutions for Poland

We are witnessing big changes in the word’s economy and environment.

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CSR in another dimension: corporate social responsibility towards employees

By Adam Targowski, sustainability manager at Skanska Commercial Development

Corporate Social Responsibility, which, according to the PN-ISO 26000 STANDARD, means: "The organisation's responsibility for the impact of its own decisions and actions on society and the environment through transparent and ethical behaviour".

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“Zaczytany biznes” – cooperation between Provident and the Zaczytani.org Foundation

By Agnieszka Krajnik, CSR coordinator


Fairytale therapy sessions conducted in paediatric departments, more than 17,000 books donated by the company’s employees to hospitals in the entire country, 25 hospital libraries opened – this is the outcome of cooperation between Provident and the Zaczytani.org Foundation.

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“Check Your BAL” zone – mobile lesson on responsibility

By Małgorzata Walędzińska-Półtorak, sustainable development programme manager at Kompania Piwowarska


More and more people consume alcoholic drinks in a responsible way.

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Responsible management – the road to success

In the aviation industry, long-term forecasting and planning is essential.

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Taking care of each other, and our communities

by, Magdalena Owsiana, PR & marketing manager and Josie Klafkowska, head of brand and communication, CSR Committee at Cognifide


When Cognifide was founded in a garage in Poznań, it was built on some values that are the foundation of our business.

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We are responsible. We are Credit Suisse

by, Roksana Obuchowska-Waslicka, communications lead for Poland, Credit Suisse (Poland)


At Credit Suisse we believe that a responsible approach to business is a key factor in determining our long-term success.

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Corporate Social Responsibility of ArcelorMittal Poland

ArcelorMittal Poland is an organisation which has an impact on many areas of life.

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Global overview

By Kinga Bloch, partner, HR Director at Cushman & Wakefield


Cushman & Wakefield, as a leading global real estate services firm,  continues to publish its Corporate Social Responsibility activity.

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CSR and tax costs

by Anna Ślasa and Honorata Zakrzewska-Krzyś – managers in the Outsourcing Department, Grant Thornton


While looking at involving your company in CSR activities, consider the potential tax benefits of doing so.

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Business vs smog – fighting for clean air together

By Dorota Franczukowska, programme coordinator, manager in PwC


Smog – we all know that it is harmful to both the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

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Increasing transparency in the interior design industry

Both the fashion and construction sectors have made great progress in making their sustainability work relevant for their customers.

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CSR in environmental protection: true concern for Mother Nature or a legal requirement?

By Joanna Kwaśny-Krajewska, environmental lawyer at Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland


Business is business. Making a profit is the main purpose of every company.

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The role of CSR in marketing activities

Krzysztof Zajkowski, head of marketing, Walstead Group


There has arguably never been a more important time for businesses to be mindful of their corporate social responsibility.

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Responsible business can bring real change

By Katarzyna Teter, menedżer ds. społecznej odpowiedzialności biznesu


Santander Bank Polska, as one of the largest financial institutions in Poland, is committed to implementing its corporate social responsibility strategy, based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the UN.

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First UK-Polish tech forum raises Poland’s profile as IT hub

Polish tech firms are ‘quietly efficient’, among the best in the world, but they need a bit more ‘razzamatazz’ to sell themselves globally – that was the verdict of their UK clients.

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Brexit: Useful information from the Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology

By Hanna Pienczykowska, BPCC Policy Group Manager


After the Withdrawal Agreement has been accepted by the British government and the European Council, Theresa May faces the challenge of convincing the UK parliament to ratify the document.

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Employee Capital Pension Schemes with Aviva Investors

By Hanna Pienczykowska, BPCC Policy Group Manager


The law on the Employee Capital Pension Schemes (Polish abbreviation PPK) was signed by President Andrzej Duda on 19 November and comes into force on 1 January 2019.

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Full house for Construction and Real Estate Breakfast

It was standing room only at the Regus on Smolna 40 on Wednesday 14 November for the latest in the quarterly series of Construction and Real Estate Breakfasts.

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Your security in the day of the GDPR

On November 21, 2018, the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce together with Grant Thornton organized the meeting ,,Your security in the day of the GDPR.

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Improving production processes in automotive sector

On October 31, 2018 a meeting of the BPCC manufacturing policy group took place at the headquarters of Polaris, the largest producer of quads and motorbikes in Opole.

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Automation of manufacturing processes – Tychy, 14 November 2018

For the third time this autumn, the BPCC brought together manufacturers to discuss automation of the workplace.

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Poeton celebrates launch of new surface treatment facility

BPCC was honoured to attend the official launch of Poeton facility in Rzeszów and is proud to support British investment in Podkarpacie.