LPP has supported over 300 facilities. The value of charitable aid amounts to nearly PLN 5.7 million

The Polish clothing manufacturer, owner of such brands as Reserved, Mohito, Cropp, House and Sinsay, has already allocated nearly PLN 5.7 million to support the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, donating, among other things, one million protective masks to over 300 medical facilities throughout Poland. Moreover, thanks to the cooperation with nearly 50 organizations, over 27 thousand cotton masks and 1660 protective overalls, sewn by the company’s employees, have reached those most in need. Brands of the Polish manufacturer were also involved in the aid actions, allocating for this purpose over PLN 230,000 from the sale of Joyful and Eco Aware collections. These are the effects of the #LPPpomaga action which has been run by the Gdańsk-based company since March this year.

As the epidemiological situation in Poland worsened and the demand for personal protective equipment grew, the company from Gdańsk received further requests for support from many parties. Since mid-March, every day, dozens of employees have been involved in aid actions to provide support to isolation and specialist hospitals as well as social welfare homes, foundations and medical centres. From week to week, not only the list of beneficiaries expanded, but also ideas for charity actions.

So far, as part of an internal initiative, over 100 employees of the company from Gdańsk, Kraków and Warsaw have been involved in sewing personal protective equipment. As a result, over 1660 overalls and about 27.2 thousand cotton masks have been delivered to those in need via 50 social organisations with which LPP started cooperation. More than 3100 meters of interlining, 1250 meters of fabric, more than 7100 meters of elastic band and about 500 thousand meters of thread have been used. Moreover, since the beginning of the pandemic, the company has purchased one million protective masks worth PLN 5.4 million for over 300 facilities throughout Poland. Along with the growing demand, the company decided to extend its support beyond Pomerania and Małopolska and reach centres located in other regions of the country.

– Each year, dozens of our employees actively work as part of employee volunteering programme. With our initiatives, we try to respond to the needs of our neighbours or long-term partners mainly. However, the epidemic has brought us into a new reality in which our spirit of solidarity has helped us to find ourselves. It was exactly that spirit that spurred many actions to support those most affected by the pandemic and prompted us to expand the scope of our activities and reach out to institutions located all over Poland – Patrycja Zbytniewska, Social Projects Coordinator and President of the LPP Foundation.

LPP has always directed its charitable activities to people and organizations in the immediate surroundings of the company. This time also it responded to local needs, thanks to which seniors from the Dolne Miasto district of Gdańsk were provided with over 870 lunches. In addition, 100 computers were delivered to 18 children’s homes in Pomerania and Kraków, thanks to which 150 pupils can continue their remote learning.

Specialist hospitals from Kraków, Gdańsk and Gdynia could also count on the support from Reserved, Mohito and Cropp brands. Thanks to the decision to donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale of Eco Aware and Joyful collections of these brands to medical institutions, the necessary equipment and protective measures to combat the coronavirus epidemic were purchased. Thus, Department of Infectious Diseases of the University Hospital in Kraków obtained an air decontamination system, and Jan Paweł II Specialist Hospital in Kraków purchased personal protective equipment for employees. The Pomeranian Centre for Infectious Diseases and Tuberculosis in Gdańsk purchased a patient monitor and a defibrillator, while the University Centre for Marine and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia purchased a resuscitation unit for cardiac arrest patients.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, as part of the LPPpomaga action, the Gdańsk-based company has been providing both financial and in-kind support to those most affected by the coronavirus epidemic. Further initiatives of dozens of employees not only broaden the scope of assistance, but also give many people faith for the better tomorrow.

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LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 265 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another 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 supports Pomeranian hospitality

The Pomeranian Centre for Infectious Diseases and Tuberculosis in Gdańsk can already use two new devices purchased thanks to the action of the Polish clothing company – LPP. A compact patient monitor and defibrillator with the possibility of cardioversion were purchased with funds from the sale of the Eco Aware and Joyful collections by Cropp and Reserved brands.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, LPP has taken many initiatives aimed at fighting the coronavirus by providing in-kind and financial assistance to health care centres on the front line in the fight against the epidemic. One of them is the Pomeranian Centre for Infectious Diseases and Tuberculosis in Gdańsk, which for nearly four months has been in constant readiness to receive people with suspicion of an infection and actually infected with the coronavirus. Currently, the facility is the only hospital in the Tri-City dedicated to such patients.

– When, in mid-March, through social media, we called for support in the purchase of medical equipment and, above all, personal protective equipment, LPP was one of the first to respond very quickly to our request. Thanks to the recent donation of PLN 50,000 we were able to buy a patient monitor and a highly specialized defibrillator. This way, LPP joined the group of Friends of Pomeranian Hospitals, which will never forget their wonderful gesture – says Andrzej Zieleniewski, Vice-President of the Mangement Board of Szpitale Pomorskie [Pomeranian Hospitals].

Thanks to the support of LPP, with its Cropp and Reserved brands joining the efforts by allocating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of their products from the Eco Aware and Joyful collections, it was possible to purchase the necessary equipment not only for the Gdańsk facility. The University Centre of Marine and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia will also benefit from the pool of funds obtained as part of the same action. The facility will receive an external cardiac compressor with all the equipment necessary.

– By the end of May, Cropp and Reserved brands have donated over PLN 100,000 to help two Tri-City hospitals. This was possible thanks to the positive response of customers to our charity actions. We hope that the purchased equipment will help in treating patients at this extremely difficult time for everyone. We are glad that our clients are so willing to join this type of charity actions – comments Patrycja Zbytniewska, President of the LPP Foundation.

A special charity action of LPP brands also included the Eco Aware collection by Mohito, and 10% of the proceeds from its sale were allocated to the needs of hospitals in Kraków. The total amount of aid allocated to all institutions in Poland covered the programme has exceeded PLN 200,000.

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LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 24 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brand collection is available on 30 markets. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 265 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another 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.

Over PLN 200 thousand from LPP clothing brands to support hospitals from Kraków and Pomerania in fighting the epidemic

Brands from LPP portfolio – Reserved, Mohito and Cropp – summed up the activities carried out as part of a special charity action, thanks to which over PLN 200 thousand was donated to specialist hospitals in Kraków, Gdańsk and Gdynia. The collected amount, generated from the sale of the Eco Aware and Joyful collections of these brands, was earmarked for the purchase of equipment and protective measures necessary to fight the coronavirus epidemic.

In response to signals concerning the need for protection measures in medical facilities, LPP has taken a number of actions since March this year to support health centres in the fight against the epidemic. Reserved, Mohito and Cropp brands, owned by the Gdańsk-based company, have also become directly involved in this action, allocating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of its Eco Aware and Joyful collection products to help the hospitals in need. Thanks to the positive response of customers to the charity campaigns conducted by these brands, a total of over PLN 200 thousand was collected. This amount has already been donated to isolation hospitals in the Tri-city and Kraków.

– It is very important to us that thanks to the extra activities undertaken by the brands belonging to LPP, we can also financially support health institutions, especially those operating in our immediate environment. In hospitals, which are on the front line in the fight against the effects of the epidemic, these needs are enormous. We are all the more pleased that such initiatives as the transfer of part of the proceeds from the sale of products from our brands’ collections have met with such a positive response from our customers. Thanks to this, the pool of funds raised supported facilities from Kraków and Gdańsk, as previously announced, but also rendered it possible to extend this assistance to include the isolation hospital in Gdynia – comments Patrycja Zbytniewska, President of the LPP Foundation.

The joint forces and combined proceeds from the sale of the Joyful Collection by Reserved and Eco Aware collection allowed the purchase of a patient monitor and defibrillator for the Pomeranian Centre for Infectious Diseases and Tuberculosis in Gdańsk and a resuscitation unit for cardiac arrest patients under the care of the University Centre for Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia. In turn, thanks to the decision to allocate part of the proceeds from the sale of Mohito’s Eco Aware collection to medical facilities in Kraków, the Department of Infectious Diseases of the University Hospital in Kraków obtained an air decontamination system necessary during the epidemic.

– During this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic, which we all had to face, the help of donors proved to be particularly valuable to us. We are extremely grateful for every gift, especially if it improves safety and security conditions in the hospital. This is exactly the purpose of the air decontamination device which we have received thanks to the support of LPP. Thanks to its work, we can quickly remove the epidemiological threat associated with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the area of the University Hospital Clinical Department of Infectious Diseases. This modern device sucks in air from the room and then destroys contaminants at the DNA level using a low energy plasma field. Importantly, the whole process can take place in the presence of staff and patients. We are glad that thanks to the donation from LPP we can apply such modern solutions in the hospital – says Marcin Jędrychowski, Director of the University Hospital in Kraków.

The effects of the action carried out by Mohito brand also allowed us to make a donation for the purchase of protection measures for the employees of the Stefan Żeromski Specialist Hospital, Independent Public Healthcare Centre in Kraków.

– LPP helped us in this difficult time twice: in April, at the very beginning of the pandemic, we received protective masks, and at the turn of May and June – when the epidemiological situation started to improve – masks, gloves and overalls – items that we really needed. We couldn’t thank the donors enough, but even if we do it hundreds of times, it will not be commensurate with the range of help we received from many companies, institutions, foundations, private individuals, including LPP – comments Anna Górska, the spokesperson of the Stefan Żeromski Specialist Hospital, Independent Public Healthcare Centre in Kraków.

The hospitals in Małopolska will also soon receive half of the income from the ongoing sale of T-shirts from the limited “The future is bright” and “Keep going” collections by Mohito. Thanks to these and many other activities of the Gdańsk-based company conducted as part of the #LPPpomaga campaign, other medical institutions can count on help in fighting the epidemic and as regards purchasing the necessary equipment.

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LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 24 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. and operates online stores in 12 European countries. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 265 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another 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 supports the Medical University of Gdańsk in the fight against the epidemic

Tens of thousands of multiple-use protective face masks will soon be delivered to students, doctoral students and the staff of the University. This is the result of cooperation between the Medical University of Gdansk and a Polish clothing company LPP.

– The safety of students, doctoral students and employees of the University is my priority. Thanks to the good cooperation with LPP, it was possible to sew face covers which, apart from their exceptional aesthetic qualities, perform their essential function, i.e. prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus. Wear masks, everybody, this is the only way to protect ourselves and our loved ones – says Professor Marcin Gruchała, Rector of the Medical University of Gdańsk.

The face covers are made of 100 percent cotton to ensure maximum comfort of wearing. They are accompanied by a little storage bag and an instruction manual printed on ecological paper. The whole is packed in a cardboard box. The masks are designed in a modern style, and are available in both men’s and women’s versions.

– It was a spontaneous project. When we learned about the initiative of equipping students, doctoral students and university employees with face masks, which are nowadays an inseparable part of our life, we decided to support this project without a moment’s thought – explains Marek Piechocki, CEO of LPP. – We bought knitwear, designed the masks and commissioned production of 10 thousand sets. I am very pleased that they will go to those in whose hands the future of our medicine lies.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in Poland, as part of the #LPPpomaga action, the company from Gdańsk has been supporting not only infectious and specialist hospitals. The assistance in the financial and in-kind form, like face masks and other protective equipment, is also provided to emergency medical services, social welfare homes, foundations, medical centres, specialist clinics or district health centres. The list of beneficiaries is constantly growing, and LPP’s help in the fight against the pandemic has already exceeded PLN 5 million. Over a hundred people from various departments of LPP have been involved in the help actions within the framework of the #LPPpomaga since the start.

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LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. LPP plays another important role as it employs over 25 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.

Yet another year on the way towards sustainable fashion – LPP publishes its integrated report

• A financially stable year and achievement of social and environmental objectives.

• Translating the solid results for 2019 into a PLN 1.1 bn contribution to the State budget in taxes.

• Valuable environmental initiatives in 2019: reduction of plastic consumption by almost 250 tons and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The last months of 2019 were marked by preparations for the implementation of further steps towards sustainable development, which were included in the new strategy entitled “For People For Our Planet”. The 2020-2025 plan, announced as early as in October, focuses on four pillars: environmentally friendly design and production, reducing the circulation of plastics in the environment, developing the company’s infrastructure based on ecological solutions and chemical safety of production. The decisions taken by LPP last year to join the international New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and the United Nations Global Compact started the process of attaining the ambitious goals of the new strategy over the next five years.

For LPP – a Polish family business – the past year’s activities primarily revolved around projects aimed at reducing the company’s environmental impact and promoting the creation of sustainable fashion. The implemented solutions, allowing for the reduction of the number of foil envelopes in online sales, resulted in the reduction of plastic consumption by almost 250 tons by 2019. The percentage of Eco Aware products in LPP branded collections and the use of recycled or closed-loop materials, for example, has also been gradually increasing. One in six items in the Reserved collection from 2019 were produced in already more sustainable manner. LPP’s activities also include support as regards used textiles management, i.e. in 2019 LPP continued its used clothing collection action in selected stores. In addition, 2019 is the company’s base year for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – this means that for the first time the company has calculated its environmental footprint from the stage of raw material acquisition to the disposal of clothes. – This is still a rarity on the market, especially in the clothing industry. It shows our commitment to providing the public with transparent information about the company’s impact on the environment. We will reduce our emissions by 15% between now and 2025 – explains Anna Miazga, Sustainability Expert, LPP. The average greenhouse gas emission per piece of clothing by LPP amounts to 5.68 kg.

Last year saw a continuation of work undertaken by the Polish company to improve safety and production conditions in suppliers’ factories. – Over seven years, we have allocated a total of over PLN 25 million for this purpose, of which nearly PLN 5 million is the value of outlays on improving safety in the factories of suppliers in 2019. Importantly, during the period covered by our latest report, LPP auditors conducted a total of 1564 occupational health and safety, working conditions and human rights audits in 10 countries, and in Bangladesh alone 85% of our factories were rated very good or good – adds Anna Miazga.

Monitoring the environmental impact of the company’s operations and controlling the supply chain remain priorities for LPP, and the company’s non-financial objectives set out in the new sustainability strategy will continue to be implemented. Today, however, many of the company’s business plans have changed due to the global epidemic. The main goal of the Management Board of LPP has become to lead the company through this difficult period, and all actions taken are focused on maintaining the company’s stable situation and thus ensuring the safety of employees and long-term contractors in Poland and worldwide.

Despite the difficulties faced by LPP, this Polish family business is not indifferent to the fate of others. As in previous years, social projects in the field of social exclusion prevention, health care or pro-environmental actions, as well as those carried out as part of employee volunteering and sports activation of company employees played a prominent role in the company’s non-financial activities in the past year. – Our social involvement has been implemented on an increasingly large scale, and in the current crisis caused by the pandemic, a sense of responsibility and awareness of the social impact of business on the immediate environment are more important than ever. Year by year, not only is the number of projects and organizations supported by us as part of the activities of the LPP Foundation growing, but – which we are particularly pleased about – also the number of employees involved in volunteering activities. Thanks to all the initiatives carried out in 2019, we were able to support 140 organisations by donating over PLN 2.8 million for this purpose – comments Anna Miazga, who is also Vice-President of the LPP Foundation.

Environmental and social initiatives are not the only way LPP exerts a positive impact on its immediate environment – economic contribution and support for the local economy are also important. The 2019/2020 financial year again proved the significance of the company as one of the largest tax payers in Poland. The taxes paid by LPP and other levies for this period amounted to almost PLN 1.1 billion contributed to the state budget. Income tax alone amounted to nearly PLN 134 million.

Full version of the LPP’s integrated report for 2019/20 financial year is available at

https://www.lppsa.com/en/sustainable-development/annual-report

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LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. LPP plays another important role as it employs over 25 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.

Over PLN 100,000 from Mohito to help hospitals in Kraków

Mohito – a brand belonging to LPP, a Polish clothing company – summarised the first stage of its charitable action of transferring 10% of the revenues from the Eco Aware collection to hospitals in Kraków. Just three weeks after the announcement of the action, the company donated over PLN 100,000 to help medical facilities. The funds will be used to purchase equipment and protective measures necessary in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

As part of the fight against the effects of the epidemic, LPP is gradually expanding the scope of assistance for those institutions and organisations in Poland that need this help the most. The activities carried out for many weeks now as part of the #LPPpomaga project have also been joined by individual brands which have been allocating part of the proceeds from the sale of their products to help medical facilities. In April, the decision to donate 10% of revenue from the Eco Aware collection was announced by Mohito, one of the five brands belonging to the Polish clothing company. After a month of selling products marked with the “green label”, the brand has already collected over PLN 100,000.

– We are glad that our decision to allocate a part of the revenue from Mohito’s Eco Aware collection has met with such a positive response from our clients. It is thanks to them that today we can already donate PLN 100,000 to hospitals in Kraków. Importantly, this success prompted us to start another action. We plan to increase the amount collected at the moment by the proceeds from the sale of a limited collection of T-shirts designed especially for the purpose of the action. Half of the revenue from their sale will be earmarked for our assistance activities and this way more medical institutions will be able to count on support in purchasing the necessary protective equipment. It is very important to us that in these difficult moments we can help those most in need from the company’s immediate environment – comments Justyna Para, Head of Marketing, Mohito.

Thanks to Mohito’s charity action, a part of the funds from the sale has already gone to the Independent Public Health Care Institution – University Hospital in Kraków, where it was used to purchase an air decontamination system for the Infectious Diseases Ward. The Stefan Żeromski Specialist Hospital, the Independent Public Health Care Institution in Kraków, in turn, had the opportunity to purchase personal protective equipment, i.e. overalls and aprons as well as disinfectant and protective masks, including FFP3 and N95 masks, thanks to the amount donated.

The income from the sale of the limited collection of T-shirts “The future is bright” and “Keep going”, scheduled for the end of May, will be donated to further assist health care centres in Małopolska.

As part of the #LPPpomaga campaign, since the beginning of the epidemic in Poland, the company from Gdańsk has supported not only infectious and specialist hospitals. The assistance in the financial form, but above all in-kind one, in the form of masks and other protective equipment, is also provided to emergency medical services, social welfare homes, foundations, medical centres, specialist clinics or district health centres. The list of beneficiaries is constantly growing. Over a hundred people from various departments of LPP have been involved in the help actions within the framework of the #LPPpomaga since the start. The total amount of assistance provided by LPP for the purpose of fighting the pandemic has exceeded PLN 5 million.

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LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. LPP plays another important role as it employs over 25 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.

Half a million masks for medical facilities in 6 weeks

Half a million protective masks have already been delivered to Polish hospitals as part of the #LPPpomaga action The extensive activities allowed the company to offer help to 160 facilities located all over the country in just 6 weeks. Smooth implementation of this support is possible thanks to the enormous commitment of LPP employees.

In response to the growing demand for protection measures in medical facilities, the company from Gdańsk expanded its activities within the framework of the #LPPpomaga campaign and handed over already half a million protective masks to those in need. They have been distributed to isolation-only hospitals for COVID-19 patients, isolation hospitals, other health care facilities and social welfare homes throughout Poland. In just 6 weeks, the help has reached 160 such places.

– Initially, we focused on supporting hospitals from the Tricity, Kraków and the surrounding areas, namely the areas where our headquarters are located. After a few days, we started to receive e-mails and phone calls with detailed requests for help from all over Poland. Daily transports with protective measures are now shipped to other regions of the country, including Wrocław, Łódź, Bydgoszcz, Kielce, Białystok and many smaller towns. We are trying to respond to the requests on an ongoing basis, helping those most in need wherever possible – says Patrycja Zbytniewska, President of the LPP Foundation.

The above-mentioned actions are not the only initiatives taken by the company in the fight against the epidemic. In the LPP offices in Gdańsk, Kraków and Warsaw, designers and employees of the product preparation department sew cotton masks, and recently also protective overalls, designed for non-medical staff. So far, over 16 thousand such masks and over a thousand overalls have been delivered.

– Many of our employees have been involved in the #LPPpomaga action together. More than a hundred people from different departments have joined in all related activities. The shipment of masks to hospitals is coordinated by a team of several people, distribution is handled by colleagues from the administration department, the masks are sewn, among others, by employees from the product preparation department, and designers are involved in sewing the overalls. This shows that by acting together we are able to increase the scale of our assistance in a real and fast way – stresses Patrycja Zbytniewska.

Apart from material support, LPP will also earmark 10% of the turnover from the sale of the latest collection by its flagship brand Reserved called Joyful #EcoAware, as well as 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the collection from the ECOAware line of Mohito and Cropp brands for helping isolation hospitals in Gdańsk and Kraków.

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LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. LPP plays another important role as it employs over 25 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 has earmarked PLN 5.4 million for support of health facilities as part of the #LPPpomaga action

As part of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic, LPP, the owner of Reserved, Mohito, Cropp, House and Sinsay brands, has bought another 700 thousand protective masks, which will soon reach those in need. Since the launch of the #LPPpomaga action, the Gdańsk-based company has already earmarked PLN 5.4 million for this purpose. Thanks to the increased number of ordered protective measures, even 300 medical facilities in the country will receive the support from LPP.

As the epidemiological situation in Poland develops, the demand for personal protective equipment increases. LPP has been receiving further requests for support from various institutions, therefore the Gdańsk-based company has decided to significantly expand the scope of its assistance for the facilities most in need. Not only infectious and specialist hospitals are the facilities which have received help from the company, but also emergency medical services, social welfare homes, foundations, medical centres, specialist clinics or district health centres. The list of beneficiaries is constantly growing.

So far, over 355 thousand of protective masks have already been delivered to over 130 establishments mainly in Pomerania and Małopolska. Every fourth of them has been donated by the Gdańsk company to hospitals in other regions of the country. A contingent of another 700 thousand additional masks has just arrived in Poland. Thus, the scope of assistance within the framework of the #LPPpomaga action has consisted in over a million protective masks, whose market value amounts to PLN 5.4 million. Thanks to this support, so necessary today, it will reach even 300 medical facilities located throughout Poland.

– It is not only hospitals, but also care centres or welfare institutions that are requesting our assistance. In this situation it is difficult to deny anyone help. The project is managed by a team of several people, which coordinates the process of distribution of protective masks, and colleagues from the administration department distribute up to 25 thousand masks every day to the indicated addresses. The spirit of support has always been in our DNA, so I am happy and proud of my people who, in the face of the current challenges, show their strength and great commitment – comments Marek Piechocki, CEO and founder of LPP.

Given the current disruption in the supply chain and the importance of the goods we have imported, the challenging aspect was the logistics. Thanks to many years of experience and trade contacts, it was possible to quickly organise the transport of the contingent to Poland. – It was important that the shipment from Asia was carried out without any disturbances and the delivery reached us efficiently and quickly. After analysing various possible transport options, we finally decided that the delivery of such a large batch, i.e. 700 thousand pieces of masks, will be organised by rail. We have a lot of experience in this respect, because we regularly organise shipments from China to Poland along the New Silk Road. The masks travelled more than 11,000 km and the delivery process itself from Chinese Xi’an to our Distribution Centre took 16 days – explains Sebastian Sołtys, Logistics Director of LPP.

With the dynamically growing needs, LPP is expanding the reach of the assistance offered every day. Since the beginning of the epidemic, LPP employees have been sewing cotton masks and protective overalls, which are used, among others, by non-medical staff. So far, more than 12 thousand cotton masks and over a thousand overalls have already been handed to persons who needed them. Moreover, as part of the “Polish Sewing Rooms” project, the company has been supporting the Industrial Development Agency in the coordination and logistics service of the production of 750 thousand masks by 19 domestic sewing rooms. It is also involved in trade negotiations and is importing one million medical overalls from Turkey. Despite the difficult situation that affects the whole market, companies and industries show solidarity by joining forces. Therefore, apart from its own charity initiatives, LPP has also joined national actions such as Jesteśmy Razem. Pomagamy [Helping. Together]. The project is carried out by Jesteśmy Razem Foundation which brings together companies operating in Poland to fight the coronavirus. Over a hundred people from various departments of LPP have been involved in the help actions within the framework of the #LPPpomaga from the very beginning.

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LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. LPP plays another important role as it employs over 25 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 has already donated over a quarter of a million masks to medical facilities

The scope of the support as part of the #LPPpomaga [#LPPhelps] expands every day. The number of protective masks provided by LPP has exceeded 250,000 pieces and already nearly 100 medical facilities have received help of this kind. The company has been responding to the needs voiced by more and more hospitals, not only from Pomerania and Małopolska regions, but from all over Poland.

When the number of persons infected with the coronavirus started to increase along with the demand for protective measures of medical facilities, LPP immediately made a decision to earmark over one million zlotys for the purchase of protective masks. The company has already provided over 250,000 masks for the people who have been saving our lives and health on the front line in the fight against the coronavirus. And there are more batches on the way.

– We are a Polish family company and helping those in need has always been important to us; therefore, following the developments in the country and – more locally – in the region, we started to act right away. Initially, LPP provided masks to the facilities in Pomerania and Małopolska where our headquarters offices are located. However, we soon started to receive requests for support from other regions of the country. We have been acknowledging them on a regular basis. We intend to reach as many persons and entities in need as possible with our help – comments Patrycja Zbytniewska, President of the LPP Foundation. – Many of the facilities who benefited from the assistance are locations indicated by our employees or places calling for the help via Facebook – she adds.

During the initial weeks of the #LPPpomaga action, the clothing company from Gdańsk provided masks to nearly 100 facilities. They reached isolation-only hospitals dedicated to the COVID-19 patients, isolation hospitals and other healthcare facilities. About a half of them operates in Pomerania, some in Kraków and Warsaw, and the rest in other parts of the country, among others in Wrocław, Łódź, Bydgoszcz, Kielce or Białystok.

The company does not limit itself to obtaining the masks from abroad. The LPP teams in Gdańsk, Kraków and Warsaw sew cotton face masks for non-medical staff. They have already sewn over 7,000 pieces. The masks have been gradually provided to further facilities.

– We are delighted that so many people have become involved in the #LPPpomaga action. And the numbers are growing. With the ever-increasing number of calls for help we can see how necessary it is today – concludes Patrycja Zbytniewska.

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LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. LPP plays an important role as it employs over 25 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 has already provided 100,000 protective masks

LPP has already donated 100,000 protective masks as part of its support action for hospitals. The first batch went to 40 health care centres. The aid is no longer directed only to institutions from Pomerania and Małopolska, but also reaches other regions in the country. In total, those in need will receive protective masks worth over a million zlotys.

– The situation is very dynamic. Every day, we receive further requests for support. We are trying to react both to the individual needs of hospitals and particular hospital wards – says Patrycja Zbytniewska, President of the LPP Foundation – In fact, we originally planned to direct support to facilities located in Pomerania and Małopolska. Nevertheless, we are trying to respond to the changing circumstances, and with time the number of requests from institutions from outside these regions is growing, so every day we are expanding the scope of our action – adds Patrycja Zbytniewska.

The company has already helped 40 institutions in this way, including, among others, isolation-only hospitals, isolation hospitals and other health care centres requesting help, such as medical emergency services, medical care centres, foundations or care organisations. More masks from China have also been sent on an ongoing basis to wards outside Pomerania or Małopolska. For several days now, they have been sent to units all over Poland, among others in Grudziądz, Wrocław, Białystok, Łódź or Lower Silesia.

In addition, LPP employees have initiated an internal action consisting in sewing protective cotton masks in the offices in Gdańsk, Kraków and Warsaw. Employees have already sewn more than 2500 protective masks which have been distributed to medical facilities and social organizations. Taking into account the dynamically growing needs, the initiative has been extended to include further actions. In recent days, protective aprons have been sewn according to the prototype prepared by LPP employees and patterns made by MODERN Grażyna Tyrakowska. These protective equipment will be donated to Professor Tadeusz Bilikiewicz Voivodship Psychiatric Hospital in Gdańsk. The next batches will be successively handed over by the company to the requesting institutions.

– The need for help is enormous. Every day, we receive new transports of masks to our warehouse, which we immediately try to distribute further to the hospitals. We know that in the current situation every amount of them is worth its weight in gold. Therefore, we are trying to make sure that as many institutions as possible can benefit from this help – comments the President of the LPP Foundation.

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LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. On the basis of a global supply chain, the Polish clothing producer distributes over 200 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another important role as it employs over 25 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.