Kompania Piwowarska awarded the Super Ethical Company title!
Kompania Piwowarska was the only representative of the food and beverage industry to be honoured with the “2019 Super Ethical Company” title awarded by the “Puls Biznesu” daily. The title is reserved for the companies that have been named Ethical Company three years in a row. The competition has been organized since 2014.
Kompania Piwowarska was appreciated for its overall activity in line the principles of ethical business and the best market practices. The organizer was considering values such as professionalism, consistent compliance with laws and ethical norms, social responsibility and respect towards others, building good relationships between employees, customer satisfaction and fair competition, innovation, openness and involvement in activities supporting different groups of stakeholders. Over the last three years, Kompania Piwowarska has received three “Ethical Company” titles in a row, and therefore this year it was awarded the “2019 Super Ethical Company” laurel.
– It is an exceptional distinction for Kompania Piwowarska, especially since there were 20 percent more submissions this year. Our approach is based on clear and legible principles, both internally and externally. We believe that ethics encompasses helping others, and that is why today we are mostly focusing on those most severely affected by the pandemic, who need our support, e.g. the HoReCa sector, health services – said Iwona Jacaszek – Pruś, Corporate Affairs Manager at Kompania Piwowarska. – For us, being ethical also means taking care of the health and safety of our employees and maintaining business continuity. For that reason, we use our best efforts to retain employment and provide real support for our social and business surroundings in these challenging times – she added.
Ethical standards at Kompania Piwowarska dictate the procedures within the scope of external relationships with partners and customers as well as internal ones with employees. While making business decisions, the company applies its own value system described in the Code of Ethics. Operating in a quite specific sector, Kompania Piwowarska actively prevents irresponsible consumption through self-regulatory activities, non-statutory restrictions regarding beer advertising and labelling packages with signs warning against consumption of alcohol by drivers, pregnant women and minors. Ethical conduct is essential for the company also internally, as proven by the Code of Ethics presented to every new employee, so they know what kind of behaviour is expected of them. Besides the Code of Ethics, which provides guidelines in terms of working according to the rules of fairness, justice and respect, Kompania Piwowarska has developed a number of other documents specifying what constitutes ethical behaviour, including its anti-corruption policy, workplace violence, mobbing, discrimination and harassment prevention policy, confidential information and clear desk policy, and whistleblowing policy.
The sixth edition of the contest saw 130 submissions. 19 companies were awarded, including 5 companies with the “Super Ethical Company” title and 11 with the “Ethical Company” title, and 3 with the Ethical Distinction. The group of winners encompassed representatives of almost every industry – from large industrial enterprises, through the representatives of the finance and insurance sector, technological sectors, including IT, biotechnology and pharmacy, to smaller entities that have not implemented any special ethical procedures regarding CSR or ethical management yet, but did meet the organizer’s criteria.
The contest is organized by the “Puls Biznesu” daily in cooperation with Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego and PKN Orlen, with PwC acting as the contents partner.
In this year’s edition, the “Super Ethical Company” title was also awarded to: AbbVie Polska, ING Bank Śląski, Kruk and Provident Polska.
The following companies were honoured with the “Ethical Company” title in the “Large Companies” category: ArcelorMittal Poland, CBRE, Giełda Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie, Intel Technology Poland, LEO Pharma, MoneyGram Poland, MSD Polska, NSG Group, Saltus Ubezpieczenia, Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń na Życie, Wonga.pl.
The Ethical Distinction in the “Small and Medium-Sized Companies” was awarded to: Extend Vision, Inventum, Warsaw Genomics.