#ratujmypolskiemiejscapracy social campain is now being launched by the Polish Trade and Services Employers’ Association (ZPPHiU), of which LPP is a co-founder and member. Its mission is to draw attention to an urgent problem affecting hundreds of thousands of people who, in the face of the pandemic, are at risk of losing their jobs, and thus their livelihoods and basic means of functioning.
In acknowledgement of this dramatic perspective, as Polish employers, we have closed ranks within ZPPHiU and for several weeks have been calling for immediate support from the State. The Association consolidates the efforts of the owners of Polish companies and views the need to work out legislative solutions as the primary objective. The intention behind all these measures is to save Polish companies and thus ensure a safe future for hundreds of thousands of families across Poland.
After closing their stores, due to the introduction of the state of epidemic threat, Polish companies with a long-standing tradition faced a disaster. Practically overnight, they lost their ability to continue their operation. In the short term, such a situation entails a drastic drop in revenue and difficulties in covering all liabilities. It also carries the risk of bankruptcy, and thus loss of employment for hundreds of thousands of employees, as well as a lack of orders for thousands of subcontractors and other cooperating companies. ZPPHiU has jointly worked out demands which we have addressed to the representatives of the highest authorities, the Polish government and members of parliament. In the light of current situation, immediate support from the State is essential.
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.