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CSR MarketPlace takes place in Warsaw

Posted: Friday 22 October 10, 11.55am GMT

28 companies and organizations have presented their practices in the domain of corporate social responsibility during CSR MarketPlace chich took place on October 20th in Warsaw. The event was organized by Responsible Business Forum and featured thematic seminars, a lecture by an expert from the UK and many other initiatives.

“MarketPlace is an open form of presenting company’s responsible practices. It offers a possibility to meet with a wide group of stakeholders and enables to engage in direct dialogue. We are very happy that more and more companies are engaging in responsible practices in various areas and we hope that corporate social responsibility will become a standard form of conducting a business” said Mirella Panek-Owsiańska, President of the Responsible Business Forum.

CSR MarketPlace is a unique opportunity to present company’s engagement in CSR activities. The following companies and organizations have presented their good practices:

  • Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego
  • Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
  • Coca-Cola HBC Polska, Coca-Cola Poland Services
  • CWS-boco Polska Sp z o.o.
  • ENEA Spółka Akcyjna
  • Fundacja Aeris Futuro
  • Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Obywatelskiego
  • Grupa LOTOS S.A.
  • IBM Polska
  • Nestlé Polska S.A.
  • Nutricia Polska
  • Polska Konfederacja Pracodawców Prywatnych Lewiatan
  • Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN SA
  • Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Program Promocji Kultury Przedsiębiorczości “Przedsiębiorstwo Fair Play”
  • Provident Polska S.A.
  • Reckitt Benckiser Production Poland Sp z o.o.
  • Stator – Industria24.pl
  • Stowarzyszenie Konsumentów Polskich
  • Telekomunikacja Polska
  • Tesco PolskaFive NGOs that have won a contest for the practices of partnership with business partners have also presented their practices.

Thematic seminars during MarketPlace covered following topics: responsible utilization and recycling, responsible sourcing of natural resources, responsible consumption and sustainable infrastructural investment. John Grant, expert in sustainable marketing, gave a lecture “Green Marketing and sustainable innovation” which was available to watch online.

MarketPlace participants as well as Internet users voted for the best practice presented during the event. Participants chose ex aqeuo: “Good Contract” by Association of Polish Consumers and “HOPE Volunteers” by Nutricia Polska. According to Internauts the best pracitce was also “Good Contract”.

Other initiatives that took place during the MarketPlace included:

  • Presentation of research results regarding responsible supply chain conducted by Responsible Business Forum and IIBR/Gemius SA
  • Screening of a “Story of Stuff” movie about global system of production and consumption
  • Gathering of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste

More information at www.targiCSR.pl (in Polish)

CSR MarketPlace partners are: Nestlé Polska S.A., PGNiG – Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo, Tesco Polska Sp. z o.o.

Patrons: American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, British Polish Chamber of Commerce, Belgian Business Chamber, La Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Française en Pologne, Polish Chamber of Commerce, The Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan, Polish Federation of Food Industry, Alliance of Associations Polish Green Network, Polish Green Building Council, Polsk-Svenska Handelskammarens, Employers of Poland, Program Przedsiębiorstwo Fair Play, and Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce.

Media patrons: Biznes i ekologia, CR Navigator, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Nowy Przemysł, Personel i Zarządzanie, Warsaw Business Journal, CSRinfo.org, ekologia.pl, hrk.pl, infor.pl, nf.pl, ngo.pl, proto.pl.
Honorary Patronage was taken by the Minister of the Economy, Waldemar Pawlak.

For more information please contact:

Karolina Szlasa
Promotion and portal Coordinator
Responsible Business Forum
tel. 22 627 18 71
mobile: +48 669 510 483
e-mail: [email=karolina.szlasa@fob.org.pl]

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