About the Bank

30th anniversary of Bank Ochrony Środowiska

Polish Bank focused on ecology

Polish Bank focused on ecology

For the past 30 years, we have been teaching Poles how to spend less and earn more by going green. For our retail clients, we develop innovative banking products which come with additional „green benefits” to reinforce their personal finances.

Our product portfolio has been repeatedly awarded and recognised by independent financial sector experts. To our corporate clients, we offer preferential credit for environmental protection projects, supporting their business growth. Over the past three decades, we have extended credit facilities of PLN 23.2 billion for the financing of environmental projects.

Funds deposited with BOŚ are secured by the Bank Guarantee Fund.

Since 1997, our stock has been listed on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

The Bank’s origins

Early 1990s. Poland, for the most part affected by an environmental crisis, faced a major challenge of fundamentally rethinking the country’s policy.

Only by triggering and tapping the potential of human activity, channelling entrepreneurship towards profit, making economical and efficient use of natural resources and creating a sustainable development agenda was it possible to effectively deploy that policy.

It was at that point that Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. was established on the initiative of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, in order to further the delivery of Poland’s environmental protection and water management programme.

Since its very inception, the main goal of BOŚ S.A. has been to secure capital, using the full range of instruments available in the banking system, to provide credit support for green projects.

Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. of Warsaw was established Decision No. 42 of the Governor of the National Bank of Poland dated September 15th 1990 and registered with the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw in January 1991, at the same time securing authorisation No. 26 from the Governor of the National Bank of Poland to engage in foreign exchange operations and banking cooperation with foreign partners.

1990-1999 timeline

1990-1999 timeline

    1990

    • Bank Ochrony Środowiska Spółka Akcyjna is established by a decision of the Governor of the National Bank of Poland

    1991

    • The Bank is entered in the commercial register
    • The first specialist in environmental sustainability is employed by the Bank
    • BOŚ signs an agreement with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management regarding the terms and conditions of granting preferential credit for environmental protection projects

    1992

    • The Bank’s registered office at Solidarności Avenue in Warsaw is officially opened
    • The first cooperation agreement with the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management is signed in Koszalin

    1993

    • The def BANK Pro IT system is deployed at the Bank
    • The Bank is included in the international SWIFT system (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication)

    1994

    • A notarial deed is executed to establish a brokerage house company Dom Maklerski Banku Ochrony Środowiska S.A.
    • The first financial consortium is formed with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) for an environmental project
    • BOŚ signs the UNEP’s Statement by Banks on the Environment and Sustainable Development, committing the Bank to support sustainable development investments
    • The first cooperation agreement is signed with the European Fund for the Development of Polish Villages (for gas network roll-out in rural areas)

    1995

    • The Bank signs an agreement with the Ministry of Environment to act as the Implementing Agency for the GEF ‘Coal to Gas Conversion’ Project
    • The Environmental Projects Department is established
    • The Bank signs the first agreement with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management on management by the Bank of the Fund’s credit lines dedicated to pro-environmental projects, as well as the first cooperation agreements with Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego and the Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture

    1996

    • The General Meeting passes a resolution on the initial public offering of BOŚ S.A. stock
    • The ‘Maple’ award is introduced for entities engaging in environmental protection projects in partnership with the Bank

    1997

    • The Supervisory Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange admits BOŚ S.A. shares to stock-exchange trading
    • The position of the Bank’s Chief Environmental Officer is established
    • A cooperation agreement is signed with the Maciej Rataj Rural Poland 2000 Foundation (for gas network roll-out in rural public facilities)

    1998

    • A new seat of the Bank’s Head Office is opened in the Kaskada Building at 12 Jana Pawła II Avenue in Warsaw
    • BOŚ S.A. starts cooperation with the Ministry of Environment under the European Union ISPA instrument

    1999

    • BOŚ sings an agreement with Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, becoming an active participant of the system supporting thermal efficiency improvement projects

2000-2009 timeline

2000-2009 timeline

2000

  • The Bank offers a new deposit product with a deduction for the protection of endangered animal species, allowing the Bank to transfer a grant for reintroduction of the lynx in the Kampinos National Park
  • Credit facilities for the purchase and installation of environmental protection systems are awarded with the ‘Silver Safebox’ for the best banking product

2001

  • An agreement is signed with World Wildlife Fund International on BOŚ joining the ‘Business for Nature’ coalition

2002

  • As part of cooperation with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, an agreement is signed on the provision of credit facilities for investments in renewable energy sources
  • A trilateral agreement is signed between NFOŚiGW, PSE S.A. and BOŚ S.A. on partnership for the effective financing of environmentally-friendly energy projects

2003

  • Bank Ochrony Środowiska receives the Golden Statuette of Polish Business Leader awarded by Business Centre Club in recognition of the Bank’s successful track record

2004

  • BOŚ is certified as the Patron of Nature Protection 2004
  • A syndicated credit facility agreement is signed for the ‘Improvement of water quality in Szczecin’, the largest environmental investment project financed under the ISPA pre-accession instrument
  • Casimir the Great statuette is awarded to the Bank in recognition of successful customisation of its offering to the needs of local governments

2005

  • The Bank receives the Presidential Economic Award in the ‘Financial Institution’ category in recognition of its contribution to the country’s economic development and commitment to environmental protection
  • The Bank is awarded the European Medal for its environmental credit facilities dedicated to financing thermal efficiency improvement projects

2006

  • The Bank is honoured with numerous awards and distinctions: the ‘Reliable Employer’ title awarded by Przegląd Gospodarczy (a supplement to the Gazeta Prawna daily) for modern and ethical human resources management; the ‘Company of the Year 2005’ title awarded by Polish Business Club for a modern and comprehensive banking offering tailored to the needs and expectations of local governments; the European Medal awarded by the Office of the Committee for European Integration and Business Centre Club for mortgage loans, for maintaining a high European quality standard; 16 ‘Golden Branch’ awards in the ‘Enterpreneur Friendly Bank’ competition received by the Bank’s two branches in Rzeszów and in Wrocław; the ‘Dolnośląskie Gryfy’ Economic Award for the Bank’s Wrocław Branch, recognising its outstanding achievements in supporting the development of the Lower Silesia region’s economy

2007

  • Vice President of the BOŚ Management Board is awarded the Patron of Polish Ecology title in the ‘Environment Friendly’ National Competition organised under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland

2008

  • The ‘Zero Emission’ banking programme is launched, with BOŚ being the first financial institution to undergo a climate impact audit and take action to compensate for its carbon footprint
  • The Bank is distinguished in the ‘Leader of Polish Ecology’ and ‘Pantheon of Polish Ecology’ competitions, confirming its leading role in the financing of environmental protection projects

2009

  • The new ‘BOŚodNowa’ strategy is launched
  • BOŚ Eko Profit S.A., the Bank’s new indirect subsidiary (through Dom Maklerski BOŚ S.A.), is established

The Bank Ochrony Środowiska Foundation is established to promote environmental protection and sustainable development

Kalendarium 2010-2020

Kalendarium 2010-2020

2010

  • w ramach współpracy z niemieckim bankiem rozwoju KfW podjęto program transgranicznego finansowania inwestycji prowadzących do ograniczenia emisji CO2 (Kredyt z Klimatem), funkcjonujący na zasadach Joint Implementation

2011

  • Fundacja Partnerstwo dla Środowiska nadała Bankowi Certyfikat „Zielonego Biura”. Ze strony Banku wiązało się to z przyjęciem „Polityki Środowiskowej” oraz szeregiem działań administracyjnych, zmierzających do racjonalizacji gospodarowania mediami i materiałami
  • Bank mógł pochwalić się posiadaniem 2 ekologicznych samochodów – elektrycznych aut Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Pojazdy służyły pracownikom Banku w wypełnianiu ich codziennych obowiązków

2012

  • Bank Ochrony Środowiska dołączył do grona firm zrzeszonych w Koalicji na rzecz Odpowiedzialnego Biznesu. Wraz z 32 innymi organizacjami, które pomyślnie przeszły proces weryfikacji, otrzymał certyfikat potwierdzający przestrzeganie najwyższych standardów Kodeksu Odpowiedzialnego Biznesu. Stał się tym samym jednym z liderów wprowadzania zasad CSR na polskim rynku

2013

  • Centrala BOŚ Banku przeniosła się do nowej siedziby w budynku Fenix, przy ul. Żelaznej w Warszawie. Budynek ten charakteryzował się szeregiem rozwiązań proekologicznych, które złożyły się na uzyskany w maju 2014 roku Certyfikatu BREEAM z oceną „very good”
  • W raporcie Komisji Europejskiej z 2013 r., pokazującym wydatki na badania i rozwój, wśród tysiąca najlepszych przedsiębiorstw z Unii znalazły się cztery firmy z Polski, a między nimi Bank Ochrony Środowiska. Unia doceniła firmy zwiększające fundusze na innowacje

2014

  • Bank zawarł umowę o współpracy przy współfinansowaniu przez NFOŚiGW przedsięwzięć objętych Programem Priorytetowym NFOŚiGW pn. „Poprawa efektywności energetycznej”
  • BOŚ uruchomił projekt BOŚ EKOsystem. Kompleksowe rozwiązanie, mogące zredukować koszty ogrzewania i podgrzewania wody użytkowej w gospodarstwie domowym.

2015

  • Bank dołączył do prestiżowego grona firm notowanych na Giełdzie Papierów Wartościowych w ramach RESPECT Index.;
  • W raporcie „Odpowiedzialny Biznes w Polsce 2015. Dobre praktyki” znalazło się aż pięć inicjatyw Banku: udział BOŚ w Programie Polskich Gwarancji Pochodzenia Energii; promocja biegania wśród dzieci i dorosłych BOŚ EKObiegaton, kampania społeczna #BrudnoTu, projekt edukacyjny „Postaw na Słońce”, oraz publikowany przez BOŚ „Raport Ekologiczny”

2016

  • Przyjęto Ramową Strategię Rozwoju Banku na lata 2016 -2020. W zatwierdzonym przez Radę Nadzorczą dokumencie ekologia stanowiła ważny wyróżnik Banku, który determinował kształt wielu planowanych do realizacji przedsięwzięć, a sprawna transmisja środków przeznaczonych na inwestycje w ochronę środowiska i zrównoważony rozwój w Polsce była nadrzędnym celem strategicznym

2017

  • Bank zawarł umowę z NFOŚiGW dotyczącą realizacji programu priorytetowego Funduszu pn. Prosument – linia dofinansowania z przeznaczeniem na zakup i montaż mikroinstalacji odnawialnych źródeł energii, skierowana do osób fizycznych oraz wspólnot i spółdzielni mieszkaniowych
  • specjalistyczna działalność Banku, a przede wszystkim duże zaangażowanie w rozwój inwestycji proekologicznych, zostały docenione i wyróżnione przez Kapitułę VI edycji „Nagrody za propagowanie OZE” – w kategorii „CZŁOWIEK 2016 ROKU” uhonorowano Ekologów Banku Ochrony Środowiska
  • Została zawarta umowa pożyczki z Europejskim Bankiem Inwestycyjnym, który udostępnił do dyspozycji środki w wysokości 75 mln EUR na okres do 12 lat. Pożyczka przeznaczona jest na finansowanie projektów inwestycyjnych, w obszarze związanym z ochroną środowiska, utrzymaniem infrastruktury, produkcją i handlem. Co najmniej 40% środków przeznaczone będzie na działania promujące ograniczenie emisji gazów cieplarnianych do atmosfery

2018

  • Zaktualizowano Ramową Strategię Rozwoju Banku na lata 2018 -2021, w której nastąpiło odejście od rozwijania koncepcji banku uniwersalnego na rzecz banku specjalistycznego (eko -banku, green -banku), z ekologiczną misją i budowania coraz silniejszej pozycji rynkowej związanej z finansowaniem przedsięwzięć ekologicznych

2019

  • Bank podpisał umowę z PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny o wspólnej promocji pożyczki „Pełnym Oddechem”, skierowanej do przyszłych i obecnych klientów PGNiG na realizację celów komplementarnych z rządowym programem
  • wpisując się w nurt działań wspierających rządowe prace nad programami Energia Plus i Mój Prąd BOŚ wprowadził atrakcyjne promocje kredytów na prosumenckie mikroinstalacje fotowoltaiczne
  • rozpoczęto realizację projektu strategicznego BOŚmy Zieloni, polegającego na działaniach edukacyjnych związanych z misją Banku;
  • Bank został doceniony przez Polską Izbę Ekologii, która przyznała mu medal „Za zasługi dla zrównoważonego rozwoju"
  • Centrala Banku została wyróżniona Certyfikatem Green Office. Certyfikat stanowi potwierdzenie ekologicznych standardów zarządzania bankiem i jest przyznawany przez niezależnych audytorów z Fundacji dla Edukacji Ekologicznej, w oparciu o międzynarodowe standardy.

2020

  • Bank uruchomił nową odsłonę swojej strony internetowej, udostępnił klientom aplikację mobilną BOŚBank24, licznik efektów ekologicznych oraz kalkulator instalacji fotowoltaicznych. Wprowadził także nową edycję kart z wizerunkami dziewięciu objętych w Polsce całkowitą ochroną gatunkową ptaków i ssaków
  • celem zwrócenia szczególnej uwagi na zagadnienia zrównoważonego gospodarowania wodą, przeciwdziałania suszy i jej negatywnym skutkom, w ramach programu Climate Leadership, BOŚ wypracował we współpracy z Ekspertami UNEP/GRID Warszawa dedykowaną ofertę „Nasza woda”
  • ekonomiści Banku zajęli pierwsze miejsce w konkursie Gazety Giełdy i Inwestorów „Parkiet” na najtrafniejsze prognozy makroekonomiczne i rynkowe w 2019 roku. Trzecie z rzędu zwycięstwo było osiągnięciem bez precedensu w historii rankingu
  • Bank został wyróżniony Białym Listkiem CSR POLITYKI. Otrzymują go firmy deklarujące wdrażanie najistotniejszych kategorii zarządczych rekomendowanych przez normę ISO 26000 oraz doskonalące działania w tym zakresie na rzecz efektywnego zarządzania swoim wpływem na otoczenie

O Banku

BOŚ Mission Statement

Polish ECO-Bank – a bank for people, business and the environment

BOŚ Vision

Be at the forefront of the Polish system of financing environmental protection, build shareholder value, develop innovative solutions for clients and friendly working conditions for employees, and operate in accordance with the principles of corporate social responsibility.

BOŚ Strategy

Framework Development Strategy of Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. for 2021–2023

Presentation

Management Board

  • Wojciech Hann coordinates the entirety of Bank activity and supervises the management area.

    Heis a graduate of the University of Wrocław in theoretical physics and MBA studies (in finance) at the University of Rochester (USA). He has over 25 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance. He has acted as an advisor in over fifty transactions, primarily in the energy sector, but also in the banking, engineering, construction, food, IT, petrochemical and many other sectors, in Poland, Eastern Europe and Turkey.

    In 2016-2019, he was a member of the Management Board of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, in charge of Sales and Products. In 2016, he also served as Managing Director of the Capital Markets Department at Ipopema Securities. Before that, for nine years as a Partner at Deloitte he was responsible for development and delivery of M&A advisory projects in Central Europe’s energy sector. In 1998–2007, he worked at UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking / CA IB in Warsaw and then in Vienna, including as Director of the Energy & Utilities Department. He was also part of the Ernst & Young team in Warsaw.

  • Arkadiusz Garbarczyk supervises the risk area.

    He is a graduate of the University of Warsaw (Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics and Faculty of Economic Sciences).

    He started working for the banking sector in 2000 as an Economist and then as a Financial Markets Strategist at BRE Bank. For seven years, he was responsible for the product offering, pricing policy, distribution channels and credit portfolio risk management at Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. At Bank Polskiej Spółdzielczości, he supervised credit portfolio risk management, credit risk monitoring and assessment, and served as Chair of the Supervisory Board of Dom Maklerski Banku BPS (the bank’s brokerage arm). At Bank Ochrony Środowiska, he became Managing Director in charge of the Risk Assessment and Management Division.

  • Robert Kasprzak supervises the business area.

    He is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (in Finance and Banking). He began his professional career at Bank Handlowy, where he managed the investment portfolio in convertible currencies. Later, as a representative of Credit Suisse First Boston London, he was working with banks on the Eurobond and Brady bond secondary trading markets. He then moved on to gain more experience at Bank BPH and Citibank Handlowy as a Director in the Treasury area, supervising a sales team dedicated to serve financial institutions and other institutional investors.

    In 2007–2008 at Societe Generale London (Warsaw office), he was a Director responsible for the sale of investment and risk-hedging products in the CEE region and for the sale of structured investment products and derivatives to financial institutions in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

    Between 2008 and 2012, as Deputy Director of the Research & Development Department and Director of Investment Products at Union Investment TFI, he was responsible for the development of products dedicated to retail clients, corporate clients and financial institutions (insurance companies). In 2012–2013, he served as Member of the Management Board and Sales Department Director at Opera TFI, and from 2013 at Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego he was Director of the Structural Financing Department, and then Managing Director in the Product Management Division, responsible e.g. for structural financing, transaction banking, guarantees and sureties, and development of credit products.

  • Jerzy Zań supervises the finances and operations area.

    He is an economist and manager with many years of experience in the banking sector. He graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics (in finance and banking) and from MBA studies at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. For the past 20 years, he has specialised in managing sales, product offerings, profitability, back office functions, customer service as well as structuring and implementing solutions tailored to the most demanding clients. He is passionate about digitalisation, new technologies and their application in banking to stimulate sales and boost efficiency. He leveraged his in-depth knowledge in that area while working for mBank S.A., Alior Bank S.A., Bank BPH S.A., Bank Pekao S.A. and ING Bank N.V.

Supervisory Board of BOŚ S.A.

  • Education:

    • Since November 2017: Associate Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics
    • Since December 2016: Dr. Habil. (doctor habilitated) in economic sciences in the field of finance
    • Since September 2003: PhD in economic sciences in the field of economics
    • 1995–2000: Warsaw School of Economics, graduate in Finance and Banking and in Management and Marketing

    In his research work, he focuses on analysing the development of innovative financial products and models of transformation of financial intermediation at banks. Author or co–author of over 80 peer–reviewed research publications (including the monograph ‘Idiosyncratic functions of a bank: theoretical and practical approach, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw 2015)’ and many expert opinions.

    In 2012, he participated in the academic research internship programme at the School of Economics and Finance – Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). Member of many academic and other research organisations, including the Polish Finance and Banking Association (Poland), Alumni Global Village Program Lehigh University (USA), Fachkommission Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften at Johann Gottfried Herder-Forschungsrat (Germany) and European Money and Finance Forum SUERF (Austria).

    Speaker at numerous conferences in Poland and abroad (e.g. in the USA, Germany, Belgium and New Zealand).

    Lecturer at postgraduate university programmes and courses for candidates for statutory auditors.

    Professional experience:

    • Since November 2017: Head of the Retail and Corporate Banking Department, Collegium of Socio-Economics, Warsaw School of Economics
    • Since 2016: Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. – Member of the Supervisory Board
    • June 2020 – November 2020: Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. – acting President of the Management Board
    • June 2019 – November 2019 Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. – acting Member of the Management Board
    • June 2017 – September 2017: Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. – acting President of the Management Board
    • 2014–2018: Alumetal S.A. – Member of the Supervisory Board
    • 2010–2019: HighSky Brokers a.s. – risk manager
    • 2005–2014: Institute for Market Economics – expert in the Banking and Financial Markets section
    • 2008–2009: Bank Guarantee Fund – advisor to the President of the Management Board
    • 2006–2008 Bank BPH S.A. – Member of the Supervisory Board

    Mr Emil Stanisław Ślązak has submitted a statement to the effect that apart from the above-mentioned activities:

    • he is not engaged in any activity that is in competition with the Company,
    • he is not a partner or shareholder in any competing partnership or company,
    • he is not a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity,
    • he is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act of August 20th 1997 on the National Court Register.
  • Education:

    • 2010–2011: Warsaw School of Economics; a postgraduate course in accounting and management control
    • 2009: Ministry of State Treasury – successfully passed exam for candidates to supervisory boards of state-owned companies
    • 2002–2003: University of Agriculture in Szczecin; a postgraduate course in accounting
    • 1997–1998: Koszalin University of Technology; a postgraduate course in financial management and banking
    • 1992–1997: Koszalin University of Technology; Master of Science programme in technology and computer science education

    Professional experience:

    • Since 2022: National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management – holding concurrently the positions of Deputy Office Head and Head of the Finance Department
    • 2019–2022: Institute for Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute, Warsaw – Head of the Finance Office
    • 2013–2019: Office of Technical Inspection, Warsaw – initially working as Chief Specialist of the Budgeting and Management Control Department, later promoted to Head of the Budgeting and Management Control Department
    • 2006–2013: Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A., Warsaw – initially working as Expert at the Management Control and Planning Office, later promoted to Head of the Economic Team at the Finance and Economic Department
    • 2010–2013: Operator ARP Sp. z o.o., Warsaw – Chair of the Supervisory Board
    • 2010–2011: Operator ARP Sp. z o.o., Warsaw – Member of the Management Board
    • 2008−2010: Polo Sp. z o.o., Kalisz – Member of the Supervisory Board
    • 2001–2006: Invest Bank S.A., Warsaw – Specialist at the Accounting and Reporting Department
    • 1990–2001: PKO Bank Polski S.A., Koszalin – Specialist

    Ms Iwona Marciniak has submitted a statement to the effect that apart from the above-mentioned activities:

    • she is not engaged in any activity that is in competition with the Company,
    • she is not a partner or shareholder in any competing partnership or company,
    • she is not a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity,
    • she is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act of August 20th 1997 on the National Court Register.
  • Education:

    • 2009: received a PhD degree from Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry Sciences
    • 2003: Ministry of State Treasury – successfully passed exam for candidates to supervisory boards of state-owned companies
    • 2002: Radom University of Technology, Faculty of Economics – a postgraduate course in “Organisation and Management”
    • 2001: Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Animal Sciences – a postgraduate course in “Assessment and valuation of natural resources”
    • 1990: Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry Sciences – a postgraduate course in “Forest Productivity”
    • 1986: Master’s degree programme at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry Sciences

    Professional experience:

    • Since 2015: Director of the Radom Regional Directorate for State Forests
    • 2016–2020: Member of the Supervisory Board of BOŚ S.A.
    • 2015–2019: Member of the Supervisory Board of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
    • 2007–2014: Member of the Supervisory Board of Wodociągi Miejskie Sp. z o.o. of Radom
    • 2008–2015: Head of Department at the Radom Regional Directorate for State Forests
    • 2006–2008: Member of the Supervisory Board of BOŚ S.A.
    • 2005–2007: General Director of the General Directorate for State Forests
    • 2002–2005: Dobieszyn Forestry Inspectorate – inspection engineer
    • 1998–2002: Deputy Director of the Radom Regional Directorate for State Forests
    • 1994−1998: Mayor of Białobrzegi
    • 1986–1994 Dobieszyn Forest District – field forest officer, deputy forest officer

    Mr Andrzej Grzegorz Matysiak has submitted a statement to the effect that apart from the above-mentioned activities:

    • he is not engaged in any activity that is in competition with the Company,
    • he is not a partner or shareholder in any competing partnership or company,
    • he is not a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity,
    • he is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act of August 20th 1997 on the National Court Register.

Members of the Supervisory Board

  • Education:

    • 2009: obtained professional qualification as Legal Counsel
    • 2006: received a Doctor of Law degree from University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
    • 2002: received a Master of Law degree from University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration

    Professional experience:

    • Since 2021: Head of the Legal Office of PGE GiEK S.A. and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.
    • Since 2020: running own Legal Counsel practice (Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego Piotr Bielarczyk)
    • 2018−2021: Managing Director of the Management Division, Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A.
    • 2017–2018: Head of the Legal Department, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
    • February 2016–December 2016: Head of the State Assets Department, Ministry of State Treasury
    • 2012–2016: Managing Director of the Legal Division, Poczta Polska S.A.
    • 2003–2012: Senior Associate-Legal Counsel at Kancelaria FKA Furtek Kosmosa Aleksandrowicz (law firm)
    • 2006–2020: assistant professor at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
    • 2001–2002: lawyer, Stowarzyszenie Konsumentów Polskich (Polish Consumer Association)

    Mr Piotr Bielarczyk has submitted a statement to the effect that apart from the above-mentioned activities:

    • he is not engaged in any activity that is in competition with the Company,
    • he is not a partner or shareholder in any competing partnership or company,
    • he is not a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity,
    • he is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act of August 20th 1997 on the National Court Register.
  • Education:

    • 1974: completed legal counsel training
    • 1962–1968: University of Łódź, Faculty of Law

    Professional experience:

    • Since 2016: Member of the Supervisory Board of BOŚ S.A.
    • Since 2016: Member of the Supervisory Board of PGE S.A.
    • Since July 2012: Member of the Management Board of Srebrna Sp. z o.o. of Warsaw
    • August 2009 – April 2010: Member of the Supervisory Board of Polskie Radio S.A.
    • April 2006 – July 2009: Member of the Supervisory Board of TVP S.A., including as Chair of the Supervisory Board for around two years
    • January 1991 – June 2003: Legal Counsel at the Provincial Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Łódź
    • November 1990 – June 2003: Member of the Local Government Appeal Board in Łódź (working under an employment contract)
    • April 1975 – December 1986: Legal Counsel at Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej of Łódź
    • July 1968 – August 1990: Serving on the Management Board of Społem WSS of Łódź, and from December 1974: as Legal Counsel

    Ms Janina Goss has submitted a statement to the effect that apart from the above-mentioned activities:

    • she is not engaged in any activity that is in competition with the Company,
    • she is not a partner or shareholder in any competing partnership or company,
    • she is not a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity,
    • she is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act of August 20th 1997 on the National Court Register.
  • Education: Attorney-At-Law

    1992: Graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw

    1992: Graduate of the Faculty of Law of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University

    1996: Entered in the list of attorneys-at-law of the Warsaw District Bar Association

    Professional experience:

    • 2020−2021: Member of the Supervisory Board of PKO Bank Polski S.A.
    • 2016–2020: Chair of the Supervisory Board of PKO Bank Polski S.A.
    • 2016–2020: Member of the Supervisory Board of BOŚ S.A.
    • since 2016: international partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel (law firm)
    • since 1999: partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Warsaw office
    • 1993: joined Gide Loyrette Nouel
    • Piotr Sadownik is a partner responsible for the Litigation and Arbitration Department, the Infrastructural Projects and Public Law Department and the Intellectual Property Law Department at Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Warsaw office.
    • Mr Sadownik represents the law firm’s clients in court disputes as well as advising both Polish companies and international investors on infrastructural projects and public procurement. He also specialises in intellectual property law.
    • He received Globe Business Publishing’s “Client Choice 2015” award in the Litigation category.
    • He has been recommended by Chambers Europe as a litigation expert.
    • He has been recommended by Legal 500 EMEA as a litigation and intellectual property law expert.

    Mr Piotr Sadownik has submitted a statement to the effect that apart from the above-mentioned activities:

    • he is not engaged in any activity that is in competition with the Company,
    • she is not a partner or shareholder in any competing partnership or company,
    • he is a member of a governing body of a competing legal entity,
    • he is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act of August 20th 1997 on the National Court Register.
  • Education:

    • The College of Social and Media Culture in Toruń; Institute of Political Science; postgraduate studies: International relations and diplomacy;
    • University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management in Warsaw; International MBA Programme organised by the Centre for Management Training (CMT);
    • Warsaw University of Life Sciences – Inter-University Postgraduate Studies in Assessment and Valuation of Natural Resources;
    • Częstochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, title earned: M.Sc.

    Professional experience:

    • Since 2019: Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Łódź;
    • Since 2018: Member of Provincial Assembly of the Łódź Province;
    • Since 2018: Advisor to the President of Poland on environmental protection, climate policy and sustainable development;
    • 2015–2018: Secretary of State at the Ministry of Environment, Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy;
    • 2009–2015: Vice President of the Management Board, Technical and Operations Director at Radomskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej RADPEC SA of Radom;
    • 2008–2009: Chief Specialist at the National Emission Inventory Centre of the National Administration of the Emission Trading Scheme;
    • 2006–2008: Head of the National Administration of the Emission Trading Scheme;
    • 2005–2007: Advisor to the Minister of Environment Prof. Jan Szyszko;
    • 2005–2006: Acting Director of the Warsaw City Cleaning Authority;
    • 2002–2005: Deputy Head of the Public Utilities and Environmental Protection Department of the Skierniewice Municipal Office;
    • 2002–2005: Member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Spółdzielczy cooperative bank in Skierniewice;

    Completed courses and training:

    • Training: PRINCE2 Foundation Project Management Methodology (certificate) – CRM SA – DEVOTEAM;
    • ‘ISO 9001:2008 requirements’ workshop (certificate) – Doradca Consultants Ltd. Sp. z o. o;
    • Preparatory course for candidates to supervisory boards of state-owned companies (certificate).

    Organisations and associations

    • League of Nature Conservation – President of the Board.

    Mr Paweł Sałek has submitted a statement to the effect that apart from the above-mentioned activities:

    • he is not engaged in any activity that is in competition with the Company,
    • he is not a partner or shareholder in any competing partnership or company,
    • he is not a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity,
    • he is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act of August 20th 1997 on the National Court Register.
  • Education:

    • 2011−2012: Warsaw School of Economics – postgraduate course in Risk Management at Financial Institutions
    • 2007–2008: Warsaw School of Economics – postgraduate course in Executive Management and Management Accounting and Control
    • 2000–2002: Centre for Management Training – Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme run jointly by the University of Warsaw, Free University of Brussels, University of Antwerp, and University of Wuppertal.
    • 1975−1979: received Master’s Degree in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics (formerly the Central School of Planning and Statistics), Faculty of Domestic Trade.

    Professional experience:

    • Since 2017: National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Warsaw – Head of Financial Analyses Department
    • 2020–2022: Member of the Supervisory Board of Dom Maklerski BOŚ S.A.
    • 2019−2020: Chair of the Supervisory Board of Polskie Domy Drewniane S.A. of Warsaw
    • 2010–2017: Korporacja Ubezpieczeniowa Kredytów Eksportowych S.A. (KUKE S.A.) – Solvency II Implementation Coordinator and Risk Management Coordinator at the Head Office in Warsaw and six Field Offices
    • 2008−2010: Military Housing Agency – Advisor to the President of the Management Board, Acting Head of the Companies Supervision Team, Head of the Economic and Finance Division
    • 2007–2008: Bumar Sp. z o.o. – Chief Specialist, Head of the Bumar Group Planning and Management Control Office
    • 2002–2007: PLL LOT S.A. – Head of the Planning and Management Control Office
    • 1979–2002: PLL LOT S.A. – trainee, senior/independent/specialist transport coordinator, sales officer at a foreign representative office, head of a foreign representative office, manager of a foreign representative office, sales officer/chief sales officer, head of department, office head.

    Mr Tadeusz Ludwik Wyrzykowski has submitted a statement to the effect that apart from the above-mentioned activities:

    • he is not engaged in any activity that is in competition with the Company,
    • he is not a partner or shareholder in any competing partnership or company,
    • he is not a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity,
    • he is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act of August 20th 1997 on the National Court Register.
  • Education:

    • 2018−2019: a post-graduate course in gas transmission and gas-fired power generation
    • 2017: obtained professional qualification as Legal Counsel
    • 2013: completed professional training as a legislative drafting officer
    • 1999–2007: University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration.

    Professional experience:

    • Since August 2020: Deputy Head of the Power Generation and Natural Gas Department of the Ministry of Climate and Environment
    • Since 2018: member of the Scientific Board of the Oil and Gas Institute of the National Research Institute in Kraków.
    • Since 2022: member of the Board of the National Centre for Research and Development in Warsaw
    • 2017–2022: Member of the Supervisory Board of GEOVITA S.A.
    • Since 2022: Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Poznań Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
    • 2009–2020: served at Ministry of Energy (formerly Ministry of Economy), including from 2017 as Head of the Natural Gas Market Unit of the Oil and Gas Department.

    Ms Aleksandra Świderska has submitted a statement to the effect that apart from the above-mentioned activities:

    • she is not engaged in any activity that is in competition with the Company,
    • she is not a partner or shareholder in any competing partnership or company,
    • she is not a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity,
    • she is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act of August 20th 1997 on the National Court Register.
  • The Supervisory Board of Bank Ochrony Środowiska has determined that the independence criteria are met by the following Members of the Supervisory Board:

    • Mr Emil Stanisław Ślązak – Chair of the Supervisory Board
    • Ms Janina Goss – Member of the Supervisory Board
    • Mr Piotr Sadownik – Member of the Supervisory Board
    • Mr Paweł Sałek – Member of the Supervisory Board
    • Ms Aleksandra Świderska – Member of the Supervisory Board

    The Supervisory Board has determined that the independence criteria are not met by the following Members of the Supervisory Board:

    • Ms Iwona Maria Marciniak – Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board
    • Mr Andrzej Grzegorz Matysiak – Secretary of the Supervisory Board
    • Mr Piotr Wojciech Bielarczyk – Member of the Supervisory Board
    • Mr Tadeusz Ludwik Wyrzykowski – Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Members of the Supervisory Board and Management Board of Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. meet the requirements stipulated in Art. 22aa of the Banking Law.