CSR Forum

 



CSR Forum is a platform for exchanging knowledge and sharing the best practices and ideas regarding Corporate Social Responsibility of SPCC member companies. We aim to identify the needs and expectations concerning CSR issues and define areas of common interests.

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CSR Forum was launched in 2010. Below you will find a list of meetings and activities already organized within the CSR Forum:

2015

15.10.2015 CSR Conference: Developing human and social capital - good practices of Nordic companies in the field of social responsibility. Presentation of the report and good practices of Scandinavian companies such as Fortum, DNB, Jotun and IKEA.

2013

27.11.2013 CSR in the field of energy and environment - Nordic companies' perspective, publication and seminar prepared in cooperation with PwC Polska, Fortum Power and Heat and Skanska Property Poland presenting good practices introduced in Nordic companies operating in Poland.

20.06.2013 Company visit to STENA Ekostacja, Warszawa

2012

12.04.2012 Modern CSR Tools
28.11.2012 SPCC Business Conference: Sustainability and Profitability, Hotel Intercontinental, Warsaw

2010

22.09.2010 CSR Committee Kick-Off Meeting,  Medicover Hospital

 


Sustainable development - Nordic companies' perspective

2015

A conference dedicated to developing human and social capital in Scandinavian companies combined with presentation of a new CSR report was organized in Warsaw on the 15th of October 2015. The report titled "Developing human and social capital - good practices of Nordic companies in the field of social responsibility" includes results of a CSR survey about perception of social responsibility among Scandinavian companies present in Poland and Polish companies. According to 71% of Scandinavian companies, CSR plays a crucial role in the hierachy of values of the company and about 89% of them engage their employees in CSR initatives. The report also includes around 20 best practices  introduced by Scandinavian companies representing various branches: Fortum, DNB, IKEA, Jotun, Atlas Copco, Autoliv, Ericsson, H&M, Jula Poland, Kemira, Oriflame, Ruukki, Stora Enso and Volvo Polska.

The report can be downloaded HERE.

 



2013

Sustainable use of energy and environmental protection draw more and more attention. Minimizing the negative impacts on the environment by promoting energy efficiency and climate protection provides an array of development opportunities along with increased competitiveness. This approach is strongly implemented in particular in Nordic companies, which use environmentally friendly solutions to grow their businesses. Among the benefits achieved thanks to implementation of good practices the companies mentioned:

•    improving operational efficiency,
•    cost savings,
•    relations with stakeholders,
•    image improvement,
•    risk management.

On 27th of November Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce organized a CSR Forum meeting: CSR in the field of energy and environment. During the we presented the latest publication, prepared by the Chamber in cooperation with PwC, Fortum Power and Heat Polska and Skanska Property Poland. The publication presents good practices of Nordic companies in the field of energy and environment.

Nordic companies pay particular attention to minimizing their impact on the environment. They invest in environmentally friendly technologies allowing for efficient energy and water consumption in the production processes. They have introduced waste segregation and recycling at different stages of the production cycle.

The publication presents 15 good practices in the field of energy and environment, implemented by the following companies: Carlsberg Polska, Electrolux, H&M, IKEA, LEGO, Radisson Blu, ROCKWOOL, Ruukki, Stena Recycling, Tetra Pak, TransCargo, VELUX oraz Volvo Trucks. Additionally, participants had a  chance to hear about the latest projects in this field introduced by Fortum Power and Heat Polska and Skanska Property Poland and found out more about eco-efficiency thanks to presentation prepared by PwC.

The publication can be downloaded HERE.




2012

It pays off to be responsible – this is shown by the examples of Nordic companies operating in Poland. Introducing CSR practices into a company’s supply chain may be one way to create a sustainable development and strengthen the market position.

On November 28th the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce organized a conference dedicated to sustainable development and CSR in the supply chain. Invited guests and panellists argued that the inclusion of CSR in corporate strategy influences not only the company image, but also the profits. – In today’s world, supply chain management is becoming increasingly important. Responsible companies want to make sure that their suppliers comply with the relevant standards. Fortum is one of the companies that constantly improve their way of working in order to ensure that the supply chain is optimal in every way – in terms of both sustainable development and working conditions - says Marika Korpilaakso, Sustainability Manager at Fortum.

To achieve this, companies use a variety of tools, one of them being the certificate ISO 26000, which expresses global consensus regarding social responsibility in organizations today. It consists of principles of responsible organizations, fundamental practices and seven core responsibility areas. One of them describes in detail the issues related to the relationships with suppliers and business partners.
- The certificate is an excellent guide in terms of defining and implementing CSR in ones company – says Liliana Anam, Manager at CSRinfo. – Introducing CSR into supply chain management a company can achieve a number of benefits such as cost optimization, reduced risks, an improved image and new products and services – she adds.

Suppliers and business partners often share the social, environmental and economic challenges and together form the image of the industry. That’s why more and more companies lead joint projects that go beyond signed agreements. – Including business partners in our initiatives has strengthened not only our relationships but also the image of a  company that actively works to solve current problems and thinks about solutions for the future, both by offering solutions in and through their products, as well as engaging in valuable social initiatives – says Adam Cich, CEO of Electrolux CEE. – When buying Electrolux products, our customers feel indirectly involved in the projects that we execute and this support is very important to us – he adds.

During the conference the publication “CSR in the supply chain and in business partnerships – Nordic companies perspective” was also presented. The publication is a cooperation between the Chamber, CSRinfo, Fortum and Electrolux. The publication showcases CSR practices in the supply chain of 15 Nordic companies present at the Polish market, among them some internationally known brands.
Nordic companies have developed a number of innovative solutions in this area. We hope that their examples will serve as a source of inspiration for Polish companies, who want to develop their competences in the area but also forge solid relationships with Nordic companies – adds Agnieszka Kowalcze, Director of the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce.

You can download the entire publication HERE.

 

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