Responsible business is not only the desire to increase profits, but also care and real commitments to the environment, society, economy, customers, shareholders, employees, as well as compliance with the highest standards of corporate governance.
Bank Ochrony Środowiska attaches particular importance to the implementation of sustainable development goals adopted by the United Nations member states in the AGENDA 2030 resolution. We believe that all change must start with ourselves. That is why we have developed and are implementing the ESG Strategy.
The objectives of our ESG Strategy are measurable and allow us to monitor progress. This is why we prepare the ESG Report to assess this progress. We also undergo independent audits and try to obtain an ESG Rating, which shows our place on the path to sustainable development. We obtained our first ESG rating in 2021. Our ambition is to improve it every year.
The ESG Strategy of Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. is a comprehensive document regulating the bank's approach to sustainable development. It is in line with the business strategy for 2021-2023 published in June this year. It presents a set of actions taken from the point of view of the impact of BOŚ on environmental protection, care for society and the highest standards of corporate governance. The objectives of the strategy - measurable and allowing to monitor progress over time - are in line with ESG criteria. They are also in line with the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" prepared by the United Nations, of which the Bank is one of the signatories.
We assessed the ESG Strategy project as part of social dialogue with stakeholders. The representatives of the Bank's Management Board consulted the project with representatives of public administration, international organisations and key clients. The participants of the meetings positively assessed the goals indicated in the ESG Strategy as well as the activities and actions planned by the bank. They emphasised the high value of specific commitments, indicators and deadlines. We have agreed on joint actions in line with the implementation of the assumptions of the ESG Strategy
ESG Report 2021
The latest ESG Report is a summary of the bank's overall involvement in environmental, pro-social and corporate governance activities, as well as actions in the implementation of the ESG Strategy.
The current ESG Report of Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. presents the bank's activities for 2021 (January 1st 2021-December 31 st 2021), unless indicated otherwise. The report presents the activities of Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A., which is the parent company of the BOŚ Group, and to a limited extent the other companies comprising the Group as of December 31, 2021, viz: Dom Maklerski BOŚ S.A., BOŚ Leasing - EKO Profit S.A., indirect subsidiary MS Wind Sp. z o.o. The report also shows the activities of the BOŚ Foundation.
The report was prepared in accordance with the international reporting standard Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standards): Core version. The report has not been externally verified.
ESG Report 2020
The 2020 report "Green power bank" of Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. is the first publication in the history of our bank, which comprehensively presents the approach of BOŚ to the issue of sustainable development.
The report summarises our ESG activities to date, and at the same time it is the starting point to which we will refer while implementing new solutions and initiatives to measure the effectiveness of our efforts to achieve climate neutrality, show the bank's social responsibility and care for our employees, as well as about the transparency of our management structures and mechanisms.
The ESG report of the Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. Capital Group presents the Group's activities for 2020, unless the content states otherwise. The report presents the activities of the Bank Ochrony Środowiska Group comprising Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A. as the parent company and the companies comprising the Bank Ochrony Środowiska Group as at December 31, 2020, i.e.: Dom Maklerski BOŚ S.A., BOŚ Leasing - EKO Profit S.A. and BOŚ Foundation. The report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standards) international standard for non-financial reporting in its Core version. The report has not been subject to external verification.