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Responsible business reports on good practices

The Responsible Business Forum has opened the submission of corporate social responsibility and sustainability practices to be included in the latest 18th edition of the report “Responsible Business in Poland. Good Practices.” Both the submission and the publication are free for the reporting companies. Good practices can be registered until 10 January 2020 using an online form available at: http://odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl/raport2019. The reported good practices need to be related to initiatives implemented in the territory of Poland, and should be described and submitted in Polish.

The report “Responsible business in Poland. Good Practices” is Poland’s largest overview of responsible business efforts within a year. Its most extensive part is devoted to CSR activities implemented by companies. Good practices can be reported until 10 January 2020 by completing an online form available at http://odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl/raport2019. The good practices which qualify to be included in the report (more than 1500 in the previous edition) combine into a positive business impact map. They offer an extensive range of inspirations for other organizations looking to implement CSR solutions. The list of reporting entities provides an overview of different types of businesses which use the report as an opportunity to disseminate information about their initiatives on a wider scale.

The publication will have its debut on 16 April 2020 during the 8th edition of the CSR Marketplace which is the largest CSR and sustainable development event in Poland (http://odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl/targicsr/, FREE ADMISSION).

“The report brings together a unique group of businesses which show us how to put CSR into practice, so we are all the more happy to see that their number is increasing year by year. More than 200 companies from all over Poland submitted their CSR activities for the latest edition, and more than 1500 good practices have been described in our report.  Drawing up such an overview takes a lot of effort from our organization, but it is still the only initiative of its kind in Poland. It is a much-needed source of inspiration not only for business, but also for other sectors looking for opportunities to enter into cooperation that would contribute to the sustainable development of our country. We encourage all organizations to join in and submit their CSR and sustainability initiatives implemented in 2019” says Marzena Strzelczak, Director General of Responsible Business Forum.

Submission and new regulations

Both new and long-established practices can be submitted for the report. New practices include examples of CSR initiatives which have not yet been described in any of the reports published by the Responsible Business Forum, and were implemented by companies in 2019. Long-established practices are the ones which have been described in at least one of the reports published to date, and were continued in 2019.

This year a limit has been imposed on the number of new practices. Each company may submit up to 10 new initiatives for the report. There is no limit on the long-established practices. To qualify for the report, such a practice needs to have been described in one of the previous editions of the report “Responsible Business in Poland. Good Practices” (the practices submitted to date are listed online at: http://odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl/dobre-praktyki/).

The CSR initiatives and projects showcased in the Report are divided into 7 areas identified in the ISO 26000 standard:

  • corporate governance,
  • labour practices,
  • human rights,
  • environment,
  • fair operating practices,
  • consumer issues,
  • community involvement and development.

The submission and publication of good practices is free. Good practices can be registered by completing an online form available at: http://odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl/raport2019/ until and including 10 January 2020.

In order to qualify for the report, a good practice needs to conform to the concept / fundamental premises of corporate social responsibility. The submissions undergo final verification by the Review Committee composed of Responsible Business Forum representatives and chaired by Marzena Strzelczak, Director General.

To learn more about the submission and edition of good practices, online form completion and report publication, contact Marta Borowska, Project Manager, Responsible Business Forum (phone: 22 627 18 71, email: marta.borowska@fob.org.pl).

The report “Responsible business in Poland. Good Practices” is the most important cyclical publication of the Responsible Business Forum, published since 2002. The report presents an overview of activities carried out by companies which reported on their CSR practices and a summary of key issues of responsible business in Poland for the year under review. The introductory section features expert articles and commentaries. Moreover, each publication contains an overview of selected press articles and a calendar of CSR events. The previous editions are available online at: http://odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl/publikacje/?type=114.