News Emitel wraps up 2020 in Social Engagement Report

In its 2020 Social Engagement Report engagement report, Emitel sums up the key events in the area of activities undertaken in the field of environmental protection, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance, or ESG for short.

The report showcases last year’s key events, successes and challenges, which highlights Emitel’s commitment to the idea of social responsibility and its actual impact. Social responsibility is the foundation of an organisational culture that accounts for the expectations of employees and all stakeholder groups — this includes social partners, customers and vendors, as well as the environment — in developing and implementing Emitel’s strategy. At Emitel, we believe that this particular approach brings numerous benefits to the company and its immediate surroundings, leading to long-term growth and contributing to the improvement of the quality of life for all the people. This year’s edition of the report is more extensive than in previous years, since we decided to give a voice to our employees and to showcase the various aspects of the company’s operations from a broader perspective.

The pandemic had a huge impact on the economy and everyday life of all Poles. Thus, Emitel’s report will also include references to the actions we took last year in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. For the Polish authorities and institutions involved in the fight against the pandemic, television and radio are some of the key basic channels which enable communication with the society – for many Poles, including senior citizens in particular, it is often the only source of information.  Thus, it was a key priority for Emitel to ensure the continuity of broadcasting services while maintaining the highest safety standards, applicable to all employees and partners of the company.

“I strongly believe that corporate social responsibility is an excellent way to build the company’s value on the market, win customers’ trust, attract top talent and form valuable relationships with our immediate circles. The report confirms my words.  2020 was a special and exceptional year, marked by the ongoing pandemic and the tremendous efforts of doctors and health care professionals who were and still are on the front line of the fight for the health and lives of Poles. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their efforts on behalf of Emitel staff and my own, and encourage all the Poles to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible,” said Andrzej J. Kozłowski – President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A

In June, the Rzeczpospolita daily named Emitel one of the ten key companies for the Polish economy. The list was prepared for the celebrations of the centenary of the Rzeczpospolita daily and the winners were selected by the committee of esteemed economists and market analysts.

The company also received 5 stars in global survey of social engagement and sustainability run by GRESB. The auditors praised the company’s environmental, social and corporate governance activities and performance. ESG activities carried out by Emitel were also appreciated last year by the Responsible Business Forum in its report entitled Odpowiedzialny biznes w Polsce. Dobre praktyki [Responsible Business in Poland. Good Practices] – the largest review of activities in the area of responsible business.