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LPP as a partner of a new student scholarship programme for Brześć Kujawski municipality

The recently launched LPP Distribution Centre in Brześć Kujawski is operating dynamically and aims at full operational efficiency. The company is also not slowing down when it comes to social activities in the municipality and has just decided to expand its cooperation with the local authorities of Brześć Kujawski. Within the framework of “Brześć Kujawski w Centrum Uwagi” [“Brześć Kujawski in the spotlight”] programme LPP will become a partner of the scholarship programme for primary school students established by the Municipality Council. In the new school year, the company also plans to continue other initiatives addressed towards the youngest inhabitants.

Since the beginning of its presence in Brześć Kujawski, the focus of LPP has gone beyond its business goals. The launch of the “Brześć Kujawski in the spotlight” programme in 2019 marked the beginning of the company’s cooperation with the local authorities, and the Polish clothing manufacturer has been undertaking many initiatives that have already become a permanent part of its activities for the local community, especially its youngest residents.

In the school year that is now finishing, 109 children starting primary school received gifts from the company as part of the “School starter kit” project. The third edition of a free English course was attended by 270 students, and 109 eighth graders took advantage of additional classes to prepare them for exams. As part of the LPP social programme, free extra-curricular classes in robotics and programming for grades 7 and 8, organised in cooperation with “Wahadło” Culture and History Centre in Brześć Kujawski and the State Vocational College in Włocławek, were held for the first time. These and many other projects, including the ones supporting sports activation of children and youth, the company plans to continue in the next school year. Moreover, with a view to long-term development in the region, LPP has decided to expand its cooperation with the authorities of Brześć Kujawski and support a new scholarship programme for exceptionally talented students.

– Supporting young people in developing their talents is a permanent feature of our social activity. LPP’s partnership in the new scholarship programme will complement our previous projects in the field of education. As a family business we understand the importance of shaping the young generation. By joining the scholarship programme, we want to motivate students to develop their creativity and boost their willingness to develop further. We believe that such activities also have an impact on the entire student community, because they show that hard work put into acquiring knowledge and skills is a worthwhile investment – says Jacek Kujawa, Vice-President of LPP.

The scholarship programme was established as part of the Local Programme for Supporting Education of Talented Children and Youth, adopted by the authorities of Brześć Kujawski and addressed to students of all primary schools in the municipality. It is a tangible form of realization of actions taken in order to provide appropriate educational conditions, which remain one of the priorities of the Brześć Kujawski local authorities.

– Our goal is to recognise the engagement and reward the most talented students of Brześć Kujawski schools. I am extremely pleased that within the framework of the  scholarship programme adopted we will be able to support children and youth in developing their passions and interests within broadly defined education. I am absolutely convinced that the awarded funds will become a motivation for further work, not only for the awarded, but for the entire school community. I would like to express my gratitude to LPP for joining the project – says Tomasz Chymkowski, Mayor of Brześć Kujawski.

The programme entails awarding of scholarships to primary school pupils in two age categories – from grades 4 to 6 and from 7 to 8. In each of them, financial support in the amount of PLN 250 per month will be granted in two types of scholarships. The first one may be granted to a student with the highest average grade in the annual classification of obligatory educational classes, however, not lower than 4.8. The second type of scholarship for educational achievements may be awarded to students who achieved  the average of at least 5.50 in the annual classification for students in grades 4 to 6 and 5.30 for students in grades 7 to 8. Scholarships will be granted for achievements obtained in the school year in which the application for a scholarship is submitted.

The application for scholarships may be submitted by the student’s parent or headmaster of the school attended by the child. The application should be submitted by 15 July to the Customer Service Centre at the City Hall in Brześć Kujawski. Payments will begin at the beginning of the new school year and will continue for a period of ten months, from September to June.

For more information on the scholarship programme, contact the Department of Education, Security and Social Affairs of the City Hall in Brześć Kujawski by calling 54 251 60 75.

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LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years, it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki or Tel Aviv. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay, whose offer is available today in stationary and online stores in nearly 40 markets worldwide. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of 1.4 million m2. Based on a global distribution network located in 3 countries, it distributes clothing and accessories to 3 continents every year. LPP also plays an important role as it employs over 24 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.

LPP receives the Golden and Green CSR Leaf Award from Polityka weekly

Yet again, LPP has been recognised for its actions geared towards sustainable development and ESG in “Listki CSR” [“the CSR Leaves”] poll organized by “Polityka” weekly. This year, the Polish apparel company received two awards – the Golden Leaf for all its activities from an environmental, social and corporate governance perspective, and the Green Leaf, awarded for the first time to companies for which reducing their negative climate impact is a key element of their business operations.

For the eleventh time, “Polityka” weekly invited Polish companies to take part in the CSR Leaves competition, encouraging them to analyse their solutions supporting sustainable development and social involvement in the ESG model, i.e. those related to the management of the following areas: environment, society and corporate governance. In cooperation with the Deloitte consulting company and the Responsible Business Forum, the awards were granted to companies whose actions for sustainable development are implemented as part of their coherent strategy, based on international standards. In this year’s edition,  21 companies, including LPP, out of 126 entries were awarded the Golden Leaf by the jury.

– We are very pleased that the consistency with which we implement our sustainable development strategy has been appreciated by the jury of the competition yet again. We consider the Golden Leaf as a reflection of our long-term commitment to activities supporting the responsible approach to LPP development in the ESG model. We also see it as an appreciation of the quality and reliability of reporting projects that limit the environmental impact of the company’s operations – says Sławomir Ronkowski, Internal Communications and CSR Director, LPP.

To highlight the importance of climate transformation within business strategies of companies, a new category of the Green CSR Leaf was introduced for the first time this year. LPP was one of 14 organisations awarded with this distinction. The laureates were recognised for their commitment to solutions that exert a positive impact on the environment, such as calculating the carbon footprint and reporting the results, or creating strategies that include climate neutrality and education.

– It is now impossible to remain indifferent to climate change. Companies should feel accountable for the environmental impact of their operations. Here at LPP, we have been striving for years to achieve our reduction targets. We are proud that our pro-ecological activities have been recognised in Poland. The award obliges us and motivates to implement further long-term projects in this area – adds Sławomir Ronkowski.

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LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years, it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki or Tel Aviv. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay, whose offer is available today in stationary and online stores in nearly 40 markets worldwide. The company has a chain of nearly 1700 stores with the total area of over 1.4 million m2. Based on a global distribution network located in 3 countries, it distributes clothing and accessories to 3 continents every year. LPP also plays an important role as it employs over 24 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.

“Look after your clothes. Read. Check. Care”. LPP launches a new educational campaign on how to take care of clothing

The awareness of the environmental impact of our everyday clothing care decisions is growing; however, as shown by a study conducted by ARC Rynek i Opinia commissioned by LPP, the idea of sustainable fashion is still not a common concept for many people. In fact, as experts confirm1, the conscious use of clothes in a way that ensures preservation of their appearance and original properties extends their life and may have a tangible impact on the environment. The new educational campaign by LPP called “Look after your clothes” informs about the way our habits not only can affect our clothes, but also save water, energy and cut CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.

The idea of sustainable fashion has been inherent in LPP’s strategy for many years and the activities limiting the company’s environmental impact are carried out in several areas of its operations. On the other hand, the company from Gdańsk, as the leader in the Polish clothing industry, feeling responsible for the clothes it produces even after they reach its customers, decided to check how Poles take care of their clothes and what habits they have in this respect. The survey conducted for to this end in cooperation with ARC Rynek i Opinia provided the company not only with up-to-date data concerning the ways in which clothes are used, but also with information on Poles’ awareness as regards caring for clothes. The survey findings confirmed that although as consumers we do have a general knowledge of environmentally-friendly activities, still,

• a considerable group (30%) does not know what sustainable fashion is, and a large group of people (17%) still throws away clothes that are no longer worn,

• a vast majority (73%) associate the term “ecology” with waste segregation, while only 4% of the respondents associate it with taking care of what they own,

• nearly half of the respondents cut off the care labels on their clothes, while as many as ¾ of the respondents declare that they would be happy to use a QR code, which after scanning would display more information about the clothes,

• we declare that we know how much detergent we need for washing, however, to a large extent we measure it “roughly”,

• many of us also do not sort the laundry before ironing, which causes the clothes to wear out faster,

• a large group of people do not really know how to wash, dry or iron clothes properly, but they feel the need to learn more.

These and many other conclusions from the survey were the basis for LPP to develop practical tips and tools, which became the backbone of the educational campaign launched by the company under the slogan “Look after your clothes. Read. Check. Care”.

– As a company aware of its role in creating environmentally friendly fashion, we do realise how much needs to be done to continuously raise the ecological awareness of consumers. Our collections are at the heart of our business, but we know that our role does not end with selling them. We feel just as responsible for increasing the proportion of environmentally friendly products in our brands’ portfolios as we do for promoting a conscious approach to clothing care among our customers. This is the overarching aim of our new “Look after your clothes” campaign. As the survey showed, many of us are still unaware that by caring for our clothes in the right way, not only can we extend their life, save money but also reduce our carbon footprint. That’s why we hope that the tools and tips proposed as part of the project will help us change that and help our customers make informed decisions. By implementing our campaign, we want to show that everyday habits concerning clothes care also impact the future of our planet – says Dorota Jankowska-Tomków, Procurement and ESG Director at LPP.

The “Look after your clothes” campaign is LPP’s response to the need to promote the conscious use of clothes in a way that extends their life. The website www.dbajoubranie.pl, developed as part of the campaign, and all the practical advice and tools it contains, such as a chatbot or emission calculator, are to help all of us – consumers – understand that changing our habits, not only with regard to washing, but also drying, ironing and storing clothes, contributes to reducing their wear and tear. It also benefits the household budget and, in the long run, the environment.

The campaign by LPP is supported by experts from the Łódz Institute of Technology (Łukasiewicz Research Network), the Sustainable Development Institute at Łazarski University and the consulting firm Deloitte. Ambassadors, who support the campaign by identifying themselves with the values inscribed in it, have also been invited to the project.

Marta Karwacka, Senior Manager Sustainability Consulting Central Europe, Deloitte, commented on the study, explaining why it is so important to engage consumers and understand how individual decisions or behaviours can affect change: – The global economy is facing huge challenges. The ones relating to climate change require systemic decisions and multidimensional solutions involving, among other things, transformation of corporate business models, new regulations, as well as changing consumer attitudes. We already know that this economic revolution requires the involvement of many parties, and consumers – in terms of their activism and environmental awareness – play a key role. Undertaking initiatives such as the “Look after your clothes” campaign will certainly change the way many people, mainly those who have not been interested in sustainable fashion and responsible consumption, perceive their role in this revolution.

Agnieszka Oleksyn-Wajda, Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and Head of Postgraduate Studies in Environmental Protection Law at Lazarski University’s Center for Postgraduate Studies, notes that the importance lies not only in well thought-out business strategies that include appropriate supply chains, low-carbon efforts and closed-loop systems, but also many other activities. – One of the 17 sustainable development goals presented in the 2030 Agenda is responsible production and consumption. Therefore, also in this area a change in our habits is welcome. It is important, on the one hand, to make well-informed purchases, and on the other hand, to take appropriate care of clothes, including using household methods. Proper clothing maintenance can reduce the negative impact on the environment – emphasises Agnieszka Oleksyn-Wajda.

Representatives of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Łódz Institute of Technology, supporting LPP in the preparation of the campaign, in their comment on the survey findings confirm that every small step matters and it is worth making the effort and educating customers that their purchasing choices when it comes to clothing and proper care for clothes help to counteract climate change – Customers’ purchasing decisions in relation to clothing are influenced primarily by economic considerations. According to the report, as many as 85% of respondents pay attention to the price, and only 16% to the production of the product in line with environmentally-friendly processes. This, in turn, confirms that there is still a lot to be done in terms of raising consumers’ ecological awareness and building a system of incentives supporting the purchase of clothes produced in an environmentally-friendly way – comments dr inż. Anetta Walawska, Chief Science and Research Specialist, Centre for Closed Circuit Economy.

The “Look after your clothes” campaign complements the commitments made by LPP to reducing its environmental impact. Implementing the “For People For Our Planet” sustainable development strategy adopted in 2019, the Polish clothing company is also broadening the scope of its activities by focusing on those areas where it has the chance to achieve ambitious yet realistic goals.

– By gradually increasing the share of more environmentally friendly collections in the offer of our brands, which now constitute 26% of the whole collection, we give customers an opportunity to choose between a standard product and one made in a more sustainable way. On the other hand, we are aware of the important role that we, as a company operating in nearly 40 markets, can play in educating our customers that it is not only the choice of clothes that matters, but also the way they look after them. Washing, drying, ironing and storing clothes, as it turns out, can bring real benefits to the environment, which means to all of us – sums up Dorota Jankowska-Tomków, Procurement and ESG Director at LPP.

Find out more about the campaign and the report from the survey at www.dbajoubranie.pl

1 ARC Rynek i Opinia research report “Pielęgnacja odzieży” [“Taking care of clothing”], February 2022 https://dbajoubranie.pl/raport/


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LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years, it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki or Tel Aviv. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay, whose offer is available today in stationary and online stores in nearly 40 markets worldwide. The company has a chain of nearly 1700 stores with the total area of over 1.4 million m2. Based on a global distribution network located in 3 countries, it distributes clothing and accessories to 3 continents every year. LPP also plays an important role as it employs over 24 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.

LPP gains recognition in the Responsible Business Forum report “Responsible Business 2021. Good practices”.

LPP’s projects in the ESG area have been qualified for the 20th edition of the “Responsible Business. Good practices” report prepared by the Responsible Business Forum. In this year’s edition, all the submitted initiatives of the company have been published, including those concerning respect for human rights, social engagement, creating a friendly workplace or environmental protection. The report covers a total of 1677 sustainable development and CSR practices implemented by 283 companies.

The cyclical report published by the Responsible Business Forum constitutes an overview of the key CSR initiatives in Poland. The practices included in the publication concern mainly the innovative activities of organisations in the area of sustainable development, divided into areas compliant with the ISO 26000 standard: social governance, labour practices, human rights, environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, social engagement and community development.

LPP as a socially responsible company has been involved in this project for several years. This time it has submitted to the report 10 key initiatives carried out in the past year.

– We are glad that all our initiatives in the field of sustainable development and ESG have been included in this year’s edition of the publication prepared by the Responsible Business Forum. This confirms our conviction that we are heading in the right direction and our actions bring measurable benefits to the environment – stresses Patrycja Zbytniewska, Social Policy Leader at LPP.

An interesting practice regarding workplace is the Diversity Month, which is the company’s response to the needs of its operations in nearly 40 markets. To support its employees in building teams open to diversity, individuality and other people, the company prepared, among other things, a diversity quiz, made available a guide on how to prevent exclusion and joined the “Two hours for family” campaign. This enabled employees to reduce their working time by two hours and spend them with their loved ones. The positive reception of this project at LPP prompted the company to continue it also this year.

The report also outlines LPP’s efforts to protect the environment, including the reduction of single-use plastics. This is one of the goals of the 2020-2025 “For People For Our Planet” sustainability strategy. Already in 2017, plastics were completely eliminated from shipping packaging in Reserved and Mohito brands, and recycled foil was used in the other brands. This resulted in reducing the use of plastics in packaging by as much as 445 tonnes in 2021 and by 1015 tonnes since the start of the project. Last year, the company also eliminated plastics from price tags.

Social initiatives that the Polish clothing company has been implementing through the LPP Foundation have become a permanent feature of the report. – We actively support local communities, with a special focus on regions where the company’s offices and logistics warehouses are located. Moreover, our long-term activities include, among others, Strategic Partnership of the Development Initiatives Forum, within the framework of which we give grants to innovative projects implemented in Pomerania by cross-sectoral partnerships. In addition, we support children and young people from Brześć Kujawski, for whom we finance extra-curricular classes in English, Polish, Mathematics and Robotics, or donate school supplies in the form of our “School starter kit for a first grader” campaign – adds Patrycja Zbytniewska, who is also the President of the LPP Foundation.

The premiere of the “Responsible Business 2021. Good Practices” report (https://odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Raport2021.pdf) took place during the 9th CSR Fair which was attended by LPP experts in CSR, ESG and diversity. They talked about the use of more environmentally friendly materials at the company and shared information about the activities concerning diversity carried out and the LPP Foundation’s social projects.

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LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years, it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki or Tel Aviv. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay, whose offer is available today in stationary and online stores in nearly 40 markets worldwide. The company has a chain of nearly 1700 stores with the total area of over 1.4 million m2. Based on a global distribution network located in 3 countries, it distributes clothing and accessories to 3 continents every year. LPP plays another important role as it employs 32 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.

LPP to develop decarbonisation strategy according to SBTi scientific method

LPP is the first Polish clothing company to join the global Science Based Targets initiative, which supports the private sector in its efforts to combat global warming. This is one of the elements of LPP’s decarbonisation strategy whose the goals will be verified in line with the SBTi methodology this year. The professional scientific assessment of the strategy is to help the Polish company achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global endeavour established in 2015 as a partnership of international sustainable development and environmental organisations – Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI), and WWF. It aims to help private companies make the transition to a zero-carbon economy by supporting them in developing decarbonisation strategies, in line with the Paris Agreement, tapping into the latest achievements in the area of climate science.

SBTi provides a scientific methodology for setting and verifying targets and ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for companies in various industries, with specific guidance for specific sectors, including apparel. Over 3000 companies from 70 countries, operating in 15 sectors of the economy, have already decided to participate in the project1. LPP joining this group, as the first Polish company representing fashion industry, is in line with the company’s current pro-environmental activities and an important step towards full decarbonisation.

– At LPP, it’s been several years now that we have been running a number of projects in the area of sustainable development in line with our strategy, and by participating in successive partnerships we are successively expanding our know-how in this field. By joining SBTi, we have made a commitment to develop greenhouse gas emission reduction targets subject to scientific assessment. This is the first stage of a process in which we will prepare a long-term decarbonisation strategy. By verifying it according to the SBTi methodology, we want to set specific but ambitious goals, which, confirmed by scientific evidence, will effectively lead LPP to climate neutrality in 2050 – explains Dorota Jankowska-Tomków, Purchasing and ESG Director at LPP.

The Gdańsk-based company took the first step in this direction already in 2021 by self-calculating the carbon footprint in all three scopes in accordance with the GHG Protocol guidelines, and at the same time defining the most carbon-intensive area. It falls into scope 3, related to the functioning of the supply chain, i.e. production, distribution, use and disposal of garments.

In the next stage, by setting the final targets for reducing the carbon footprint of its operations, LPP will identify specific actions along with the means to achieve them and will estimate the necessary costs related to them. This process is planned to be completed at the turn of June and July, when the decarbonisation strategy is to be submitted to SBTi for verification. The analysis of the document will include an assessment of the compatibility of the targets adopted with what is considered necessary to achieve the Paris Agreement’s objectives according to the latest climate research, i.e. reducing emissions in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C as compared to pre-industrial times.

– The SBTi experts will assess our strategy in terms of the correctness of our GHG emission calculations and compliance with the criteria defined as part of the initiative. We are convinced that by undergoing this process we have an opportunity to implement advanced decarbonisation solutions. By doing so, we will expand our efforts to reduce our environmental impact and contribute to increasing the innovativeness of LPP. We hope that our cooperation with SBTi will become an incentive for other companies to implement modern climate standards – sums up Dorota Jankowska-Tomków, Purchasing and ESG Director at LPP.

1SBTi data as of December 2021: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/resources/files/SBTiProgressReport2021.pdf

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LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years, it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki or Tel Aviv. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay, whose offer is available today in stationary and online stores in nearly 40 markets worldwide. The company has a chain of nearly 1700 stores with the total area of over 1.4 million m2. Based on a global distribution network located in 3 countries, it distributes clothing and accessories to 3 continents every year. LPP also plays an important role as it employs over 24 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.

LPP sums up another year of implementing its sustainable development strategy

• Already 26% of the clothes in the offer of all the company’s brands come from the Eco Aware line, i.e. more environmentally friendly products, and in the flagship Reserved it is 38%.

• Last year, the company eliminated 445 tonnes of single-use plastics, reducing the amount of this raw material in LPP packaging by a total of 1015 tonnes since 2017.

• The company has, for the first time, self-calculated its carbon footprint across all three scopes and categories in line with GHG Protocol guidelines with the aim of developing a detailed decarbonisation policy in 2022.

• 30% of factories sewing for LPP in South Asia is now covered by a more sustainable garment production scheme – Eco Aware Production.

• Already 70% of LPP garments produced in Bangladesh and Pakistan comply with the ZDHC chemical safety standards.

• Last year, the company allocated PLN 5.6m for improvement of safety and production conditions in its suppliers’ factories.

• LPP was awarded the title of Climate Conscious Company in the third edition of the study conducted by the Polish Association of Listed Companies, Foundation of Reporting Standards and Bureau Veritas Polska.

The past 2021/22 fiscal year was financially successful for LPP, which translated into a significant economic contribution to the Polish economy. The Polish clothing manufacturer contributed nearly PLN 1.6bn to the state budget. The record results and the attainment of the company’s business ambitions went hand in hand with consistent work towards the fulfilment of successive goals enshrined in the sustainable development strategy ‘For People For Our Planet’. Gradual implementation of further commitments is LPP’s response to contemporary climate challenges and market expectations directed at the company.

– In times of growing climate awareness and the increasing importance of business activities for the environment, a sustainable approach to development is now an obvious requirement for entrepreneurs. At LPP, for a long time now we have been operating on the basis of a comprehensive strategy encompassing all the processes in the company within the framework of four pillars: design and production, plastics management, chemical safety of production and ecological buildings. Being aware that ESG activities are gaining importance nowadays, we also focus on proper measurement and reporting of the objectives pursued and the results of our environmental and social activities – notes Dorota Jankowska-Tomków, Procurement and ESG Director at LPP.

In the area of product and production, in the past year the Polish company significantly increased the share of more environmentally friendly collections in all its brands.

– Products with the Eco Aware label, made from more environmentally friendly materials or created in a sustainable process, already accounted for 26% of the total offer, thus fulfilling our goal set for 2021. In the youngest brand, Sinsay, one-fifth of the collection, and in the flagship Reserved –every third piece of clothing sold – come from more sustainable collections – explains Dorota Jankowska-Tomków.

The company wants to constantly increase the share of environmentally friendly products in its collections, including those made of cellulose. Seeking good practices in this area, in the middle of last year LPP joined the Canopy initiative for sustainable use of forest resources. In appreciation of the opportunities offered by international partnerships supporting the achievement of sustainable development goals, LPP also partnered with Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) – an internationally recognised standard for sustainable cotton cultivation in Africa. Owing to that, as early as in 2023, 20% of the collections of LPP brands planned for sale will be made from cotton sourced sustainably, but also with appropriate labour standards for the farmers or cotton processing workers who grow it. Last year, the company contracted the purchase of CMiA-labelled cotton, the quantity of which will allow to manufacture as many as 60m items with the composition including 95 to 100% of this raw material.

In 2021, the company continued to expand its Eco Aware Production scheme. Currently, 30% of South Asian factories sewing for LPP have already been covered by this scheme and have undergone a detailed environmental audit. Among other things, the compliance of the factories’ production activities with LPP’s requirements for water and energy resource restrictions in garment production has been verified.

Developing practices aimed at safety and protection of water resources, last year the company continued to fulfil its commitments under the international Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals agreement, which LPP joined in 2020 as the first Polish company. As part of this initiative, LPP has been supporting its suppliers in their efforts to eliminate harmful substances from their factories in production processes and to properly dispose of waste such as wastewater and post-production water.

– By the end of 2021, nearly 60% of the factories sewing garments for us in Bangladesh and Pakistan and over 82% of the jeans suppliers in these markets are already ZDHC members. This means that the ZDHC member factories working with us currently account for 70% of our production in these countries. We are aiming at full compliance with ZDHC standards in the LPP textile supply chain by 2025 – points out Dorota Jankowska-Tomków.

The company also continues its consistent approach in the area of plastics reduction and since 2017 has already reduced its consumption in packaging by a total of 1015 tonnes. In 2021 alone, after the complete elimination of foil from price tags, as well as the complete resignation from plastics in online shipments of Reserved and Mohito brands, LPP managed to reduce the use of this material by 445 tonnes.

– Recognising the importance of the problem, we are making efforts to eliminate single-use plastics and aim to use only reusable, recyclable and compostable packaging by 2025. To this end, we are committed to closed-loop economy initiatives but take an even broader perspective, aiming to save raw materials in packaging production. Thus, as part of the Control Tower logistics project, we developed a carton standardisation process that allowed us to reduce the use of bulk packaging and reuse it in the process of distributing goods to the stores. The reusability of cartons has thus increased from 10% to 50%, which translates into real changes in terms of reducing the use of trees and the raw materials derived from them to produce our secondary packaging – says the Procurement and ESG Director at LPP.

The company is also focused on increasing the energy efficiency of its stores, offices, and warehouses. On the one hand, by applying modern, environmentally friendly solutions in its stores as part of the Eco Aware Stores programme, which comprises the installation of telemetry systems in the stores. On the other hand, its new logistic infrastructure, including, among others, the Distribution Centre in Brześć Kujawski and the Fulfillment Centre Podkarpacie – currently under construction – is subject to BREEAM certification. Another important step in the emissions reduction plan was signing an agreement with Figene Energia for supplying energy coming exclusively from RES over a period of 10 years to the majority of LPP office buildings in Poland and the Distribution Centre in Pruszcz Gdański.

– In line with our strategy, we invest in solutions seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to our operations. Increasing the share of RES is in line with LPP’s overarching goal of reducing CO2 emissions. In 2019, we measured our carbon footprint by referring to the entire life cycle of our products. In the past year, by performing the measurements fully in-house, for the first time we included all ranges and all categories defined according to the GHG Protocol method. We already know that tailoring the indicators and standards of GHG calculation to the specifics of a particular business allows us to correctly identify targets and implement them effectively. Therefore, for 2022 we are planning to revise our strategy and make the LPP goals concerning minimizing GHG emissions more detailed – says Dorota Jankowska-Tomków, Procurement and ESG Director at LPP.

LPP’s good practices and initiatives in the field of responsible business have been appreciated in numerous rankings, in Poland (such as the Corporate Climate Awareness study or the Climate Strategy Benchmark) and internationally – such as the Carbon Disclosure Project – Climate Change, in which the Gdańsk-based company also ranked high.

– Treating the awards as a token of appreciation of our efforts, we are also motivated to continue working on the implementation of the highest standards of sustainable development in our organisation and value chain, not only in the climate area, but also in the social sphere. Last year, continuing our commitment to improving safety and production conditions in our suppliers’ factories, we allocated PLN 5.6m for this purpose. Since the beginning of our efforts in this respect, we have already invested nearly PLN 35m. We understand that as the industry leader in the Polish market, we are obliged to set the direction on the path of sustainable development and create a model for responsible fashion also in Poland. We are all the more pleased that in 2021, we managed to meet all the targets set for this year – says Dorota Jankowska-Tomków.

In addition to environmental activities, social initiatives are still recognised as an important area of the Polish clothing company’s commitment. Implementing them through its Foundation, LPP focuses on providing assistance in such areas as combating social exclusion, engaging in environmental protection and supporting local communities. In 2021, 374 LPP Group volunteers were involved in helping people in need. As part of the overall social activity, a total of over PLN 6.7m was donated, which reached over 160 charitable organisations. This amount covered financial assistance, including projects supporting health and environmental protection, as well as substantive partnerships, original social programmes for people at risk of social exclusion, and in-kind support.

– Despite the pandemic, the LPP Foundation has been actively supporting people in need, mainly in the places where the LPP offices and warehouses in Poland are located. For several years now, in Pomerania and Małopolska we have been regularly partnering with numerous NGOs. Example of projects that have become part of our regular activities for the local community include ‘Wyprawka dla pierwszaka’ [‘School starter kit’], and English lessons or additional classes for 8th grade students, carried out in cooperation with the municipality of Brześć Kujawski where our new Distribution Centre is located. Another project which is special for us is the pilot programme called ‘Moda na lepszy start’ [‘Fashion for a Better Start’] launched last year and addressed to wards of Tri-City children’s homes. Thanks to our support in the amount of a quarter of a million zlotys, from September 2021 to January 2022 a total of over 3000 hours of educational, therapeutic and developmental classes were carried out. The success of the programme made us decide to continue it also in 2022, this time allocating another half a million zlotys to this end – says Patrycja Zbytniewska, President of the LPP Foundation.

More information on social and environmental activities can be found in the full version of the LPP Sustainability Report for 2021/22, available at https://www.lppsa.com/en/sustainable-development/annual-report. This year’s edition was also supplemented with an extract of the most important ESG data and the first climate report in the company’s history prepared in accordance with the TCFD guidelines.

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LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years, it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki or Tel Aviv. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay, whose offer is available today in stationary and online stores in nearly 40 markets worldwide. The company has a chain of over 2200 stores with the total area of over 1.8 million m2. Based on a global distribution network located in 4 countries, it distributes clothing and accessories to 3 continents every year. LPP plays another important role as it employs 32 thousand people in its offices and retail structures in Poland, and in the countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.

Open hearts and wardrobes for Ukraine

For the third time, LPP has been involved in collecting clothes for people in need, initiated by WoshWosh. As part of the “Open Hearts – Open Wardrobes” campaign, together with our customers and employees, we collected almost 40 thousand pairs of shoes and clothes, which will go to people in war-stricken Ukraine.

Since the first days of the war, the Polish clothing manufacturer actively joined in the activities supporting the people affected by the armed conflict across our eastern border. It has provided in-kind and financial assistance to Ukrainian employees and their families, as well as to the LPP Foundation’s social partners offering help to refugees.

– Despite the numerous aid initiatives that we that we launched at the outbreak of war, we could not imagine not joining the “Open Hearts – Open Wardrobes” campaign. The Zero Waste idea that underpins it fits perfectly with the LPP strategy. Taking care of the environment and helping people in need are the drivers of our activity, hence our company’s comprehensive commitment to helping the people affected by warfare – says Małgorzata Chrzanowska-Rokacz, coordinator of the action on behalf of LPP.

WoshWosh has been collecting clothes for the people in need for many years now – in winter for the homeless, and in spring for women and families. So far, over 50 thousand pairs of shoes have been donated, with LPP employees also contributing by donating 800 pairs.

The March edition of the action conducted by WoshWosh, the third one in which LPP has participated, was special because it was aimed at helping Ukraine. For the first time, the company was the main partner of the project and for a fortnight it was collecting clothes that will be given to people in need through Caritas Poland and other aid organisations. In total, over 128 thousand pairs of shoes and clothes were donated, of which LPP provided almost a third.

– For the first time, we got our customers involved in the campaign by encouraging them to bring their clothes to 48 stores participating in the ECO AWARE programme and equipped with appropriate containers for collecting clothes. Three brands from our portfolio – Reserved, Mohito and House – took part in the campaign. As usual, our headquarters’ employees also actively joined the initiative – adds Małgorzata Chrzanowska-Rokacz.

When the action was announced, we focused on the most needed items of clothing, i.e. winter and spring jackets and coats, fleeces and sweatshirts, dresses, trousers, sportswear, new underwear, clothes for babies and young children.

The result of the collection action was surprising in terms of the number of donated clothes, but also in terms of their quality. Only 8% of the collected items were not repairable and could not be passed on.

Participation in the action is a continuation of the help that LPP has been providing to people affected by the war in Ukraine. The company has allocated PLN 20m to this end, which goes to the social partners of the LPP Foundation in the form of financial and in-kind support. The partners include the Gdańsk Foundation, the Polish Centre for International Aid Foundation, the Malopolska and Pomeranian branches of the Polish Red Cross or centres providing shelter to refugees. Assistance has also been provided to humanitarian convoys, company employees from Ukraine and their families. From the very beginning, there has been no lack of involvement on the part of LPP employees, who – through numerous grassroot initiatives – have been working for the benefit of people affected by the war.

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LPP is a Polish family company, one of the most rapidly growing in the apparel industry in the Central and Eastern Europe region. For 30 years, it has been successful in Poland and abroad, selling collections in 25 markets, including such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin and Tel Aviv. The online range is available in 30 markets. LPP manages 5 fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito and Sinsay. At the end of 2000, the company had a network with over 2,000 sales outlets of a total surface exceeding 1.7 million m2. Based on the global supply network, the Polish clothes manufacturer distributes over 259 million clothing items to three continents per year. LPP also has an important role in creating jobs for nearly 27,000 people in offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia and Africa. The company is quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange under the WIG20 Index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland Index.

LPP is preparing for the new EU regulations in the area of due diligence and corporate responsibility

Respect for human rights, which, along with environmental protection and good governance standards, are at the core of the resolution on due diligence and corporate responsibility approved by the European Parliament, constitutes one of the key elements of development in all areas of LPP’s operations. The importance that the Gdańsk-based company attaches to these issues is reflected in its cooperation with the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business, aimed at broadening its expertise and competences in order to provide better protection both for the employees of the LPP Group and all people in its business environment. As a result of the actions undertaken, and with the support of the Institute, LPP also developed the first, unified document containing a catalogue of principles and commitments to respect human rights throughout the company’s value chain.

LPP’s presence in almost 40 markets, its cooperation with thousands of suppliers and its constant development pose new challenges for the company, also in areas related to human rights. In order to meet them, the Polish clothing company decided to strengthen its activities in this field by laying down the LPP Group’s policy of respecting these rights. The key element of the works on the document was expert support provided by the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business (PIHRB), which not only allowed for better understanding of contemporary challenges faced by a company operating in the apparel business, but also for developing a document that would constitute a signpost of conduct in the entire, dispersed value chain.

– Our intention was to bring together what has been an important part of LPP’s business operations for many years in a document that, in a uniform manner and taking into account international guidelines, will set out rules to ensure respect for human rights of all our employees and associates, as well as others affected by our activities. The “LPP Group Policy on Human Rights” is the first document of this sort which also confirms our commitment to respecting and promoting human rights among LPP stakeholders, but above all reflects the importance we attach to this topic. That is why it was so crucial for us to have the possibility of using the expertise and experience of experts from the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business during the document preparation stage, as well as – and we found this particularly important – to initiate large-scale educational activities within the company and activities aimed at identifying the areas where our activities may generate risks for internal and external stakeholders – points out Przemysław Lutkiewicz, vice-president of the Management Board, LPP.

As part of the cooperation with PIHRB, representatives of the Management Board of LPP, together with key managers from Poland and foreign companies, attended training and workshops on international human rights guidelines adopted by the UN and the OECD. The meetings also focused on legislative trends, such as ESG, concerning a new standard for reporting information on the environmental impact of companies, or the EU Taxonomy regulating sustainable investments, where human rights issues are also present. The workshops also covered due diligence in the area of human rights and the links between human rights and D&I standards (Diversity and Inclusion) and the concept of a trust-based organisation.

– The possibility of cooperation with the Polish Institute for Human Rights is a unique opportunity for our managers not only to improve their knowledge of human rights standards in force worldwide. Participants of training conducted by the Institute could also learn about benchmarks, indices and ratings, thanks to which we hope to fulfil our commitments even better. We are all the more pleased that we can already talk about the continuation of our cooperation and at the turn of March and April this year, the Institute’s experts will conduct a webinar which, via our e-learning platform, will be made available to all the employees of the company – announced Małgorzata Chrzanowska-Rokacz, sustainability expert.

Educational activities were not the only elements of the process started in 2021. The knowledge and competences that LPP has acquired through the review of processes, procedures and documents developed so far, as well as through surveys conducted among the employees of the company’s central headquarters, Distribution Centre in Pruszcz Gdański and offices in Shanghai and Dhaka, are crucial for the development and implementation of a comprehensive human rights due diligence process.

– During several months of cooperation, our experts collected, analysed and reported data, engaged key company employees and Management Board members in workshops and training, during which we drew on current legislative requirements and trends as well as top global market practices. Working with the LPP team has proven their strong commitment and openness to change. What we especially appreciate is the perseverance of the employees during this intensive and difficult process. Discovering and dealing with new aspects of the company’s functioning required maturity which was demonstrated both during the workshops and discussions, as well as during the work on the text of the policy itself, whose final shape, scope and level of detail is a decision of the LPP Management Board. The cooperation with LPP so far allows us to believe that the creation of the “Policy on Human Rights” is just the first step to implement a full cycle of human rights due diligence in this rapidly developing company – concludes Beata Faracik, president of the PIHRB.

Additional actions undertaken with the support of the Institute and the conclusions worked out on that basis rendered it possible to identify key risks in the area of human rights.

– Developing our policy in this respect is the first step. Our goal is to systematically update the risk map, as well as to strengthen measures seeking to ensure respect for internationally recognised standards of human rights protection throughout the dispersed supply chain. In this context, it will be important for us to pay special attention, both by LPP Group entities and by our business partners, including suppliers and subcontractors, to individuals and groups that are most vulnerable to the negative effects of their activities, including women, migrant workers or children – emphasizes Przemysław Lutkiewicz.

The “Policy on Human Rights (LPP Group)” complements, and is reinforced by, other related documents applicable in the LPP Group, relating to the values that guide LPP: Code of Ethics, Principles of Cooperation with Contractors, Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing Rules, Occupational Health and Safety and HR Guidelines. As of 2019, LPP is also a signatory to the UN Global Compact, which includes, among others, principles on human rights. Its aim is to encourage companies worldwide to adopt socially responsible policies, implement actions to ensure sustainable development and report on them.

The full version of the Policy on Human Rights (LPP Group) is available at https://www.lppsa.com/en/sustainable-development/our-rules.

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LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections on 26 stationary markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki, Tel Aviv or Moscow. The online offer is available on 31 markets. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 2000 stores with the total area of over 1.7 million sq.m. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 259 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another important role as it employs 27 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.

LPP extends the scope of aid for Ukraine

Since the first days of the conflict in Ukraine, the Polish clothing manufacturer has been supporting people affected by the warfare. As part of the financial and in-kind assistance allocated for this purpose, worth PLN 20m, the company has been helping those in need via its social partners cooperating with the LPP Foundation, but also extends its activities by joining other charity actions, such as the #Power4Ukraine collection coordinated by the Union of Polish Retail and Services Employers. The company has also been granting support for grassroots initiatives of LPP head office employees who are actively involved in helping people in need and animals affected by the war.

In an effort to respond to the current needs of the citizens of Ukraine, LPP has been providing financial and in-kind support to aid units and organisations that are taking care of people affected by the conflict. These include, among others, the Małopolska and Pomeranian regional branches of the Polish Red Cross, as well as establishments providing shelter to refugees. The Gdańsk-based company has already donated over 200,000 items of clothing worth over PLN 5m to several dozen institutions. The clothes have been given to women and children in the Małopolska and Pomeranian Provinces, as well as in the Mazowieckie, Śląskie, Wielkopolskie, Łódzkie, Świętokrzyskie, Lubelskie, Zachodniopomorskie and Kujawsko-Pomorskie Provinces. The garments also reach humanitarian convoys dispatched to Ukraine.

Patrycja Zbytniewska, President of the Board of the LPP Foundation, speaks about the importance of aid that is not limited to a one-off action and that does not constitute only short-term help:
– At LPP, we try to act in a multi-dimensional manner. We support, among others, the Gdansk Foundation, the Pomeranian and Malopolska Branches of the Polish Red Cross and the Polish Centre for International Aid, as well as our employees from Ukraine and their families. So far, we have provided them with over 500 vouchers for the purchase of clothing worth PLN 50,000 and 360 prepaid cards for a total of PLN 180,000. Every assistance is important, and this is still not the end. We do realize that this is just a drop in the ocean of growing needs, so we are planning further actions, trying to reach as many people in need as possible with them.

The LPP Foundation has also prepared a special assistance package to cater for the needs of LPP employees from Ukraine and their loved ones. To date, over 250 people have already been admitted, offered shelter in Poland and provided with comprehensive in-kind, psychological and legal support. Those employees who decided to provide refugees with shelter in their homes received vouchers for clothes worth a total of PLN 200,000.

LPP has also been engaged in providing assistance by cooperating with other brands. This was the case of the “Open Hearts, Open Wardrobes” project organised by WoshWosh with LPP as the main partner. As part of the nationwide action, clothes and shoes were collected and will be handed over to people in need from Ukraine via Caritas and other charity organisations.

The collection was organised at 48 stores of the Reserved, Mohito, and House brands. Employees of the LPP head office actively joined the initiative and in addition to involvement in the LPP Foundation’s activities have been carrying out many of their own grassroots actions, such as collecting hygiene products and articles for children from Ukrainian families of the employees of the Distribution Centre in Pruszcz Gdański. As part of one of these actions, with the support of House and Sinsay brands, food, bedding and the most necessary accessories for animals brought from Ukraine have also been collected and donated to the 24-hour veterinary clinic in Gdansk – Zwierzyniec.

In the face of the crisis caused by the war, LPP once again stood shoulder to shoulder with members of the Union of Polish Retail and Services Employers, joining the #Power4Ukraine campaign. The goal of this joint endeavour of Polish entrepreneurs is to collect power banks and deliver charged devices to the deepest territories of Ukraine, i.e. to places where there is no chance to charge phones and people are cut off from the world and contact with their families. The equipment needed by the victims is being collected, among others, in LPP brand stores marked with posters with the #Power4Ukraine slogan.

– I am grateful that such a big brand as LPP has joined us and thanks to the stores located throughout Poland has been boosting the reach of our campaign and, in turn, its effectiveness. Together we are encouraging other brands to help us. The strength and POWER that we can literally give to Ukraine is in your hands – join in!” – appeals Artur Kazienko, President of Kazar Group, Vice-President of ZPPHU, coordinator of aid activities at the Humanitarian Aid Centre in Przemyśl, member of the ZPPHiU Management Board. As part of the project, in addition to in-kind assistance, it is also possible to make payments to a special account, from which the entire amount collected will be used to purchase more equipment. Detailed information on the#Power4Ukraine initiative may be found on the website https://zpphiu.pl/akcja-pomocowa-dla-ukrainy.

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LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections on 25 stationary markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki or Tel Aviv. The online offer is available on 30 markets. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: outside of Poland. The company has a chain of over 2000 stores with the total area of over 1.7 million sq.m. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 259 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another important role as it employs 27 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.

LPP increases the scale of aid for Ukraine to PLN 20 million

Due to the growing scale of needs in both Ukraine and Poland, LPP and the LPP Foundation have increased the value of their financial and in-kind aid for those affected by the armed conflict to PLN 20 million. These funds will be used for further actions aimed at catering for the most urgent needs of refugees arriving in our country, as well as those remaining in the war-stricken country.

– We remain in constant contact with both our staff and civil society organisations and are monitoring the situation in the country and in Ukraine. In view of their signals concerning the growing scale of needs, we have decided, together with our Management Board, to earmark additional financial resources and increase in-kind assistance. Despite the huge number of applications, we try to react as quickly as possible – comments Patrycja Zbytniewska, President of the Management Board of the LPP Foundation.

Since the first days of the conflict in Ukraine, LPP and the Foundation have been supporting people affected by the war. The help was first extended to the company’s employees and their relatives, who continue to receive financial support as well as psychological and medical help. With the support of subsidiaries in Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Germany, transport and accommodation in EU countries is also organized for people who decided to leave Ukraine.

LPP is also in constant contact with its social partners, supporting the aid they organise in Ukraine and all forms of support for people arriving in our country. Within the framework of cooperation with the Gdańsk Foundation and the Polish Centre for International Aid, the funds are used to provide in-kind help, accommodation, psychological assistance, as well as to maintain and equip humanitarian aid stations in Ukraine. The LPP Foundation has also been donating gift cards for the purchase of clothes for people in need, as well as LPP brands’ clothing to the Pomeranian Branch of the Polish Red Cross.

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LPP is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collections on 26 stationary markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Helsinki or Tel Aviv. The online offer is available on 31 markets. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 2000 stores with the total area of over 1.7 million sq.m. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 259 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another important role as it employs 27 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.