For the second time now, LPP has received the CSR Silver Leaf – an award granted by the editors of the Polityka weekly to companies implementing the best practices and solutions in the field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. This year’s jubilee edition of CSR Leaves brought a record number of applications, evaluated by a jury in such areas as corporate governance, human rights, employee development activities, ethics, environmental protection and social involvement as well as good business and market practices.
In the competition organised for the tenth time in Polityka weekly, in cooperation with the Responsible Business Forum and Deloitte, LPP was one of 24 companies awarded with the CSR Silver Leaf from among 124 entries.
– We are glad that the competition jury appreciated LPP’s actions aimed at sustainable development of our company, which has been an integral part of our business plans for several years now. This award also serves to confirm that companies aware of their responsibility for the environment in which they operate are able to effectively achieve their goals, even in the face of the crisis. For many businesses, last year was not only a test of their economic standing, but also – or perhaps primarily – a test of their social and environmental responsibility. As LPP, being aware of how much depends on the survival of the company, we have taken actions to meet the challenges of the new reality. We have done this mainly with our employees and long-standing business partners in mind, not forgetting our environmental commitments – comments Sławomir Ronkowski, Director of Internal Communication and CSR.
Despite the crisis of 2020, the company has consistently fulfilled the commitments adopted in the framework of the sustainable development strategy called “For People For Our Planet” by meeting all the objectives set for this year, and some of them even to a greater extent than expected. At the same time, the company organised assistance directed to nearly 500 medical institutions, social welfare homes, children’s homes and foundations caring for people at risk of social exclusion, providing in-kind and financial support worth PLN 9 million.
– What we found particularly important was to be able to continue projects supporting people in need. The fact that the crisis did not prevent us from implementing the biggest aid campaign in the history of the company – without abandoning the statutory activities of our LPP Foundation – is our greatest success and reason to be proud. We would not have been able to achieve this without the enormous support and commitment of our employees – adds Sławomir Ronkowski.
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 collection in traditional stores 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 1800 stores with the total area of 1.4 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 259 million pieces of clothing to three continents. LPP plays another important role as it employs nearly 22 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.