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CSR engagement areas in 2017

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Sustainable development

The primary goal of making a lot of commitments within the corporate social responsibility is to contribute to sustainable development and building value for us and for our environment, both social and the natural environment.

In 2017, in the scope of CSR activity, we continued the projects and initiatives from previous years. They focused on four key areas:

  • environmental protection and ecology – with special focus on the biodiversity of the Baltic Sea (given the seaboard location of our refinery),
    as well as other areas of outstanding natural value located in the Company’s immediate vicinity,
    Our good practices on environmental protection can be found HERE
  • road traffic safety – which we influence through the quality of our products as well as comprehensive educational campaigns,
  • Ensuring equal opportunities and supporting the education and development of children and young people −
    who are the target group of our CSR sports programmes and various other projects focusing on the support of talented youth.
  • Supporting physical activity of children and young people and promotion of young sports talents. Our good practices on social issues can be found HERE

Implementation of the global goals of the United Nations (Sustainable Development Goals)

In 2017, we joined the Partnership for the UN 2030 Sustainable Development, joining the group of 51 Polish companies and institutions that signed the official declaration of commitment to the implementation of global UN goals. We have declared our support for the
Goal No. 9, regarding building stable infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialization and supporting innovation. We want to implement this goal through innovative development projects, for the benefit of our social environment
and business.

In addition to the declared Goal No. 9, we actively support the goals of reducing social inequalities, sustainable industry, sustainable management of marine resources, halting losses in biodiversity, productive employment
and ensure sustainable production patterns. Our activities for innovation, including the development of electromobility, and those related to the improvement of efficiency combine with Goal No. 7 and Goal No. 13.

The Sustainable Development Goals of the UN implemented by LOTOS:

Goal 1 End poverty in all its f orms everywhere

Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Goal 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Objective 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable

Goal 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.

Goal 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Goal 17 Strengthen the implementation measures and revitalize the global partnership

e cooperation with United Nations Global Compact Network Poland (UNGC)

We comply with the 10 UN Global Compact Principles and annually report their compliance. We participate in the UNGC Baltic Programme, we are a signatory to the anti-corruption declaration, partner of Yearbook – an annual review of good practices, we support the UNGC fight with the gray market, we were also a patron of the 2nd edition of the ‘Development Architect’ competition.  

Under the new agreement, signed in 2017, we are involved in the implementation of another great project for the environment: Water Programme, whose aim is to improve the situation in the field of water resources in Poland.

Best practices

As many as 11 of our good practices have been chosen to be presented in the FOB Report edition for 2017 ‘Responsible business in Poland. Good practices’. The FOB publication is the largest review of socially responsible business in Poland in a given year.

The appreciated activities of the LOTOS Group include:

Activities for our social environment

We focus our efforts on those areas of life that affect both members of our communities and are important for the company’s operations. We want to make a real contribution to social development, including promoting education in a transparent way
and contributing to improving the quality of life in communities in our neighborhood.

LOTOS Foundation, established in 2015, plays an important role in our charitable activity for the social environment. Its mission is the comprehensive social activity, which makes a positive contribution to the development of the social and natural environment. In 2017, the LOTOS Foundation supported in general 104 social initiatives for a total sum
of PLN 2,473,356.

You can find more about our involvement in the development of social capital HERE

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