News Sustainable development of Emitel – summary of 2021 in the ESG Report

Caring for the landscape, biodiversity and protection of habitats, improving energy efficiency, minimizing the impact on the environment, sustainable waste management and concern for interpersonal relations – these are the directions of the ESG policy that Emitel follows.

In the recently published report for 2021, the company summarizes the most important events in the field of environmental protection, social responsibility and corporate governance (ESG). This is the first ESG report prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) international reporting standard.

This is our first ESG report based on the international GRI reporting standard. We have consciously decided to start reporting in accordance with the ESG standard before it becomes applicable. The aim of our report is to present our approach to doing business and to show our strategic view of the future. I am convinced that this annual summary of our activities shows that we have once again passed the social responsibility test – said Andrzej J. Kozłowski, the President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.

In August 2021, the Management Board of Emitel approved the ESG Policy for 2021-2025. It is one of the most important documents of the company, which defines the main goals of activities in the areas of environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance. In the course of work on the document, the strategic directions and necessary actions were first identified, and for each direction the corresponding global UN Sustainable Development Goals were assigned.

Emitel understands corporate social responsibility as concern for employees and the broadly understood environment as well as sensitivity to diversity issues. Last year, in addition to permanent initiatives and projects initiated in previous years, the company undertook a number of new activities, such as e.g. partnership in the “Fair to Women” competition, organized by the Vox Feminae Foundation in cooperation with the content partner PwC Polska. Emitel has also joined the 30% Club Poland initiative as one of the 13 member companies – founders in Poland. Emitel is of the opinion that it is necessary to actively promote diversity in business, including in particular equal opportunities for women in the labor market.

One of the company’s priorities is the care for the natural environment. Emitel’s goal is to systematically expand the area of protected natural habitats and participate in species protection programs. The company cooperates with the “Sokół” Association for Wild Animals as part of the protection program of the peregrine falcon. It also undertakes activities aimed at reducing energy consumption and promoting the use of renewable sources. Emitel has built pilot photovoltaic installations in two broadcasting facilities that supply RTV broadcasting, and in 2022, the construction of a dozen or so installations is planned. The company also buys electricity from a broker that offers the largest share of renewable energy. As a result, as much as 86% of consumed electricity is CO2-free.

In 2021, Emitel was listed among the top 15 companies in the Responsible Companies Ranking. The company also scored a record 90 out of 100 points and was again awarded the 5-star award in the GRESB Global Community Engagement and Sustainability Survey. The company’s activities and results in the field of environmental protection, social affairs and corporate governance were very highly rated by the auditors. The involvement in ESG carried out by Emitel was also appreciated by the Responsible Business Forum in last year’s report “Responsible Business in Poland. Good Practices”, which is the largest review of activities in the area of responsible business in Poland.

The report is available at:  (polish version)