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    Winners of Leaders in ESG 2023 Unveiled

    Jeronimo Martins Polska, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, and Orange Polska stood out as the top honorees at the prestigious “Leaders in ESG 2023” awards ceremony held at the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Martyna Zastawna, founder of woshwosh, was acclaimed as the Visionary of Sustainable Development for her innovative approach to giving shoes a “second life.”

    ESG Significance:
    ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) principles, focusing on environmental protection, social responsibility, and corporate governance, have become integral to the Warsaw Stock Exchange’s DNA. Recognizing companies for ESG efforts builds long-term brand value amid increasing demands from customers and investors for sustainable practices.

    Awards Categories:
    The competition featured three main categories for businesses: ESG Strategy, Educational Programs in ESG, and ESG Innovations. Individuals were also acknowledged as Visionaries of Sustainable Development for their outstanding contributions to environmental and societal initiatives.

    Noteworthy Initiatives:
    Tauron Polska Energia and BNP Paribas Bank Polska received silver awards for their “Green Laboratories of Tauron” and “Mission Pocket Money” programs, respectively. Jeronimo Martins Polska secured the gold laurel for its “Health Olympiad PCK with Biedronka.”

    Innovation for a Sustainable Future:
    In the Innovation category, OTCF earned a silver accolade for “Wear fair,” promoting clothing recycling. Żabka Polska clinched the gold award for “Green Renewal,” an initiative collecting disposable drink containers in Bydgoszcz. BNP Paribas Bank Polska received the prestigious diamond award for its “Agroemission Calculator,” enabling independent estimation of carbon footprints.

    Strategic Sustainability:
    Orange Polska was the sole recipient of the diamond award in the Strategy category, setting an ambitious target for climate neutrality by 2040.

    ESG in the Spotlight:
    Izabela Olszewska, a board member of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, emphasized the growing importance of ESG reporting, stating, “ESG has become part of the Exchange’s DNA, and shareholders increasingly demand reporting in this area.”

    Visionary of Sustainable Development:
    Martyna Zastawna, recognized as the Visionary of Sustainable Development, showcased her innovative endeavor, woshwosh, successfully giving 500,000 pairs of shoes a second life.

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