Ethics Officers Coalition
Ethics Officers Coalition under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General Global Compact Initiative in Poland is a project aimed at sharing knowledge and promulgating business ethics management standards.
Polpharma Group is a member of the initiative group of the Ethics Officers Coalition, which is aligned with the objectives of the UN Secretary-General Global Compact Initiative in Poland. The Coalition was established on 10 December 2014 as part of the Programme “Business and Human Rights. Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights 2014–2020.” The inaugural meeting of the Ethics Officers Coalition was held on 8 April 2015 and gathered more than 70 participants.
The main objective of the Coalition is to jointly develop a standard for ethics programme management for businesses and institutions in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It follows from the provisions of the 2nd pillar of the UN Guiding Guidelines, i.e.Corporate responsibility to respect human rights. Additionally, the Coalition serves as a platform for sharing best ethics management practices based on Polish and international business experience.
We regard our involvement in the establishment and work of the Coalition as a responsible form of sharing our ethics expertise. We hope that the activities of the Coalition will contribute to the improvement of standards of economic life in our part of Europe.
Read more about our commitment to ethics in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report on pp...
We have signed the Declaration of Polish Businesses for Sustainable Development during the launch of the 3rd stage of Vision 2050 – the New Agenda for Business in Poland. We have thus voluntarily undertaken to pursue streamlined development of both our organisation and the Polish economy.
The objective of the Vision 2050 – the New Agenda for Business in Poland is to rally Polish businesses behind the sustainable development idea and to promote the joint efforts of enterprises and administration bodies for the development of specific solutions to achieve Poland’s development goals.
We have signed the Diversity Charter. We have thus undertaken to prohibit discrimination in the workplace and to work to promote diversity. As a signatory of the Charter we are prepared to involve all of our staff members and business and social partners in pursuit of those goals.
We give priority to the issue of equal treatment and providing equal career opportunities to all employees. Building on a foundation which has been developed for years and is valued by our employees, we would like to go further and make diversity one of the most important drivers of our development. That is why already today we are intensively improving our skills in the area of management and working in diverse teams, for example through workshops and training activities.
Responsible Business Forum
Polpharma Group is a strategic partner of the Responsible Business Forum, which places us among companies with important corporate social responsibility track record, open to sharing their experience with others and seeking to support the development of corporate social responsibility in Poland in the long run.
The Responsible Business Forum is a think-and-do-tank and an advocate of responsible business, mindful of the enterprise’s impact on the environment and on the society.
In 2013 we joined the LBG Poland network. We thus adopted the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) approach to management, measurement and reporting of our social responsibility activities.
The LBG (London Benchmarking Group) model is the most widely accepted contemporary standard for the management, measurement and reporting on the effectiveness of social involvement. It is an effective tool to measure the company’s overall involvement, but also to verify the long-term impact on its own structures and immediate environment.
The LBG model is best-suited for the measurement of CSR effectiveness and for taking stock of its short-term benefits and long-term impact from the perspective of the company and the wider society. It provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s spending on corporate social responsibility activities, their short-term outcomes and long-term effects.
In essence, the model measures the effectiveness of socially responsible activities by comparing the results and outcomes with the costs involved. The application of standardised tools also enables an assessment of how the company’s own initiatives measure up against the wider industry or the market.
We have joined LBG Poland to raise our corporate social responsibility management standards. We have analysed our activities undertaken so far using the LBG methodology. The results of our work are published in our CSR reports, where we offer structured reviews of the categories and extent of our socially responsible work.
Read more about this in our Corporate Social Responsibility Report on pp. 27-33.