In accordance with the principles set out in the Policy for preventing mobbing, harassment and discrimination, irregularities should be reported to the Ethics Ombudsman, using one of the available communication channels. The Company is also planning to provide training courses in proper identification of behaviours with characteristics of mobbing, harassment and discrimination.
In 2020, the Ethics Ombudsman considered 13 reported cases. Among this number, no report concerned harassment or discrimination and no such incidents were revealed. On the other hand, one case of mobbing was confirmed, which occurred in one of the subsidiaries. The procedure initiated regarding that case ended with an address by the Ethics Ombudsman, which was submitted to the employer in that company. As a result, the employer took measures that will ensure, in the opinion of the Ethics Ombudsman, that there are no more similar events.
As part of the promotion and development of this area of activity, the Grupa LOTOS endeavoured to organise a nationwide scientific conference in the second half of 2021, in cooperation with the Department of Labour Law of the Gdańsk University, dedicated to the place and role of ethics programmes in the life of organisations hiring employees. Of course, implementation of this project depends on the epidemic situation in Poland.