The organizers of the competition emphasize that companies are more and more willing to create integrated reports, meaning that they report on their financial and non-financial details in one publication, based on international guidelines. Wishing to improve the credibility of their non-financial or integrated reports, the companies seek external data verification. More importantly, more and more organizations consider corporate social responsibility (CSR) as an integral part of their strategies.
‘How much carbon dioxide does the company emit during the year? How many training hours does it ensure for an employee? What does the company do to be a good neighbour? These are only some information and data that you can find in social reports. For the past 10 years we have awarded those that had been drawn up in the best way, that had been the most comprehensive, reliable, and communicative,’ said Mirella Panek-Owsiańska, the President of the Responsible Business Forum at the beginning of the meeting.
The Social Reports competition has been held since 2007 and is intended to spread the idea of non-financial reporting and to promote good practices in this respect. The competition jury appreciates the companies that enter into dialogue with the stakeholders and that present their achievements in their reports in a clear, transparent, and reliable way.
‘KGHM Polska Miedź has been reporting on its non-financial details for the past six years. This distinction proves that we are doing it in line with the highest global standards. I am very proud of the fact that the jury appreciated our Company. I would like to emphasize that this is first and foremost a joint success of the employees of KGHM Polska Miedź and KGHM International,’ said Krzysztof Skóra, President of KGHM Polska Miedź.
THE FIRST PRIZE – for the 2015 Integrated Report for Grupa Kapitałowa Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A.
THE BEST DEBUT – for the Sustainable Report of Górażdże Group for Górażdże Cement S.A.
DISTINCTION for the Sustainable Report ‘What’s your bet?’ for Kompania Piwowarska S.A.
DISTINCTION for the 2015 Integrated Report for KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.
THE WEB USERS PRIZE – for the 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report ‘We help clients to develop’ for Bank Zachodni WBK
THE PRIZE OF THE MINISTER OF DEVELOPMENT – for the 2015 Integrated Report for Grupa Kapitałowa Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A.
THE PRIZE OF THE WARSAW STOCK EXCHANGE – for the 2015 Integrated Report of the Orlen Group ‘Orlen Group today and tomorrow’ for Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A.
THE PRESS AWARD for the 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report ‘We help clients to develop’ for Bank Zachodni WBK
Responsible Business Forum is the largest non-governmental organization in Poland and an NGO with the longest history of operation in the country (15 years), which approaches the idea of corporate social responsibility in a miltifaceted way. The Forum is a think-and-do-thank, which is an initiator and promoter of undertakings that are of key significance for CSR in Poland.
The award gala of the 10th Social Reports competition organized by the Responsible Business Forum and Deloitte took place on 4 October 2016.