VELUX Poland among Responsible Business Leaders 2012


On Monday, the 10th of September, during an official ceremony, VELUX has been awarded the prestigious "Responsible Business Leader" award. VELUX was chosen from companies in the construction sector as having the highest standards of corporate social responsibility. This is the second edition of the awards program, organized by Pracodawcy RP, the association of Polish employers.

The program honoured companies from seven sectors of the economy, which actively promote and introduce the highest standards of corporate social responsibility in their operations. 36 companies in total entered the program this year. A jury, composed of CSR experts and representatives of the business sectors. Among the categories being judged were the way each company taking part in the competition supports the local social and economic growth, how it delivers good working conditions and how it looks after the health and safety of its employees and how it protects the environment.

"VELUX won in its category, as the company is one step ahead of the requirements of the industry, especially with regards to the attention it pays to environmental protection. As a part of a large corporate structure, the company has high standards and procedures which must be adhered to by the entire Group" – Katarzyna Rózicka, coordinator of the "coalition for responsible business" project at Pracodawcy RP stated.

VELUX company was a winner of CR competition among other strength polish and international brands like Coca-Cola, Volkswagen, PKO BP - the biggest and oldest bank in Poland, PKN Orlen - the biggest polish petrol company.

"We are proud that our approach to conducting our everyday business is being appreciated by industry bodies and organizations representing workers. As a firm, we try to be a good neighbour and a good employer not just in theory, but also in our everyday operations. This is the reason we place such emphasis on social responsibility and sustainability, which brings benefits to all our stakeholders" – Lidia Miko?ajczyk-Gmur, Managing Director of VELUX Poland said.

The awards program is organized by Pracodawcy RP, which is the largest and oldest employer organization in Poland. It has 7500 corporate members, which employ around 4 million people. One of the key aims of Pracodawcy RP is to popularize CSR and educate people about it.

During the official ceremony held in Warsaw, the award in the Responsible Business Leaders 2012 program was received by Lidia Miko?ajczyk-Gmur, Managing Director of VELUX Poland. In previous years, VELUX was the recipient of numerous awards and titles, including: "Construction brand of the year", "Certificate of Business Trustworthiness", "Client Laurel" and "Superbrands".