Kompania Piwowarska’s CSR Report wins the main prize awarded by a jury of journalists at this year’s “Social Reports” competition
Kompania Piwowarska’s latest CSR Report has received the main prize of the journalist jury at the 12th edition of the prestigious “Social Reports” competition organized by the Responsible Business Forum and Deloitte. The journalists awarded Kompania Piwowarska for it consistent and complex approach to reporting company progress in terms of executing its sustainable development strategy, considering the influence of its activity on Polish economy.
The gala that took place on October 19 in Warsaw featured the award giving ceremony for this year’s edition of the “Social Reports” competition. The main prize of the jury of journalists went to Kompania Piwowarska, for which it was the seventh time among companies appreciated by the competition jury for the way they report their CSR activities. What makes the distinction is even more valuable is the fact that KP’s report was the only one prepared by a company representing the FMCG sector that won an award this year.
- If I was to mention all the authors of this success, I would have to name over 2,700 employees of Kompania Piwowarska, who in their everyday work manage to combine execution of company business goals with execution of its sustainable development strategy – says Grzegorz Adamski, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development Manager, who accepted the award on behalf of KP. – The results we present in the report constitute a sum of our consistent steps towards a significant change. We are glad that this consistency was appreciated by the jury, just as presentation of Kompania Piwowarska’s contribution to Polish economy – he adds.
Besides information about the progress within the company’s five most important areas of activity called shared imperatives, i.e. sociable world, productive world, resilient world, thriving world, and clean world, Kompania Piwowarska’s latest 10th CSR report includes additional data, presenting the influence of the company’s activity on national economy in the key areas, such as the job market or budgetary revenue.
According to Deloitte’s estimations, Kompania Piwowarska supports 45,000 people, with only 2,700 jobs taken by the employees of KP, while the remaining 42,000 represent jobs in the economy sectors associated with brewing. The highest number of jobs is created in trade (16,400) and the HoReCa sector (7,500). Last year, the company bought 88% of all raw materials, materials and services from local suppliers, spending PLN 1.5 bn. The money supported the budget of small and medium-sized companies. Kompania Piwowarska’s business activity provides revenue not only for its partners, but also for the public finance sector. As Deloitte’s calculations indicate, in 2017, thanks to Kompania Piwowarska and the associated sectors, the state budget received PLN 3.6 bn from taxes and fees. The sum also included money from the excise and VAT tax on production and sales of beer (PLN 2.81 bn) as well as taxes relating to remunerations, legal entities, environment and others (PLN 760 m).
About the “Social Reports” competition
The plebiscite has been organized by the Responsible Business Forum since 2007 and its goal is to reward the best CSR reports. At the same time, it popularizes the idea of corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, environmental protection and social engagement. It also draws attention to the role of non-financial reporting, demonstrates good practices in this area, and contributes to ensuring organizational transparency and initiating a dialogue with stakeholders.
The 12th edition of the ”Social Reports” competition saw 49 submissions, including 12 integrated reports and 4 non-financial statements. As many as 22 companies made their debut in the competition. Awards were received in 8 categories. A jury of experts selected winners with the best integrated report, social report, report from a non-business organisation, and awarded distinctions. Moreover, winners chosen by a jury of journalists, the Minister of Investment and Development, Stock Exchange in Warsaw and internet users were announced.