With more than 9,400 stores across Poland, collectively making life easier for more than three million customers every day, Żabka Group is one of the most recognizable brands in the country. And now, as an organization strategically committed to sustainable development and responsible business, it has published its fifth Responsibility Report.
POZNAŃ, Poland, June 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the title Conveniently and Responsiblely, this document summarizes the Group's most important actions and achievements in implementing its Social Responsibility Strategy (ESG) during the year 2022 that encompasses four strategic pillars: Sustainable lifestyle; Conscious business impact; Responsible Organization, and Green Planet. Created in 2021, it is fully integrated with the Group's business strategy, which means that all of Żabka Group's activities take into account its commitment to create a more sustainable life for everyone and every day, while minimizing its environmental impact on the entire value chain.
Through continuous innovation, constant development of new convenience solutions on the go, total customer focus and ambitious expansion plans, Żabka has evolved over the last 25 years into Poland's modern convenience ecosystem. , present in all neighborhoods. It also has a positive impact on the Polish society and economy by directly and indirectly creating more than 56,000 jobs and contributing PLN 7 billion of added value to the local economy in 2022 alone.
You make your customers' lives easier by freeing up their time, giving them access to fast food solutions and take away food to enable a more balanced diet throughout the day. And its commitment to advanced digital evolution has fueled the development of unique and innovative services, sales channels, and technology tools.
This approach allows Żabka to continuously improve while maintaining highly effective communication with its customers, franchisees and partners. In turn, this allows Żabka Group to engage their local communities to drive positive change. For example, after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the company provided immediate humanitarian aid, including accommodation for about 350 refugees. Many of the company's employees also volunteered to help those in need.
Aligned with the latest standards
The report is aligned with the latest standards on non-financial reporting from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standards) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Its weather disclosures follow the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). And its value model is based on the recommendations of the International Reporting Council (IRRC). It has been designed and written to display all data in a clear and transparent way, using tables to present complex information and case studies to bring it to life.
The report, which has undergone independent external verification, also includes information on Żabka's work to implement the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, in line with the Communication on Progress (CoP) guidelines. It also abides by the recommendations made in the World Economic Forum's publication Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism. And it contains an update on Żabka's contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
The report is available at https://zabkagroup.com/esg/.
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