The “Copper Heart” employee volunteerism program has been operating in KGHM POLSKA MIEDŹ S.A. since 2014. The support is provided by the employer to employees for their personal development and pursuit of their passions, and joint engagement in socially significant actions enhances integration and job satisfaction. Volunteering activities reinforce the values guiding KGHM employees on a day-to-day basis: responsibility, safety, performance orientation, courage, and collaboration. Employees engaging in organizing and participating in charity actions become ambassadors of the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. brand and they are the best evidence of the effectiveness and appropriate implementation of the corporate social responsibility policy.
The year 2020 showed that nothing is certain. It taught us how to deal with unexpected situations. It also showed that one can always count on the noble hearts of KGHM employees involved in the “Copper Heart” employee volunteerism project. In 2020, the volunteers, while complying with the sanitary requirements, supported senior citizens, prepared food parcels and collected money for those in need. This required exceptional commitment. Marcin Chludziński, President of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. expressed his gratitude to all volunteers and each one individually.
The activities of KGHM’s employees were recognised by the County Starost’s Office in Lubin. KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. won the award in the CORPORATE VOLUNTEERISM PROGRAM 2020 category. The officials honoured the Company for promoting various forms of social engagement and for pro-community attitudes.
On 27 March 2019, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. inaugurated the “Copper Competition” scholarship program. The second edition of the program was held in 2020. The basis for granting the scholarship by the President of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. is exemplary sporting achievements and orientation towards increasingly better results. The program supports the athletes who have already achieved considerable success. In 2020, in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports, scholarships were awarded to 24 athletes, of which 7 originated from the Copper Basin. The support allows them to focus on training and achieving the best possible performance.
Unique on the Polish scale, the “Leaders” KGHM Leadership School Project is an action that consists in training the future leaders of the business and social sphere and preparing them for fulfilling a significant role in the dynamically changing world. Course participants will acquire the knowledge and skills that are necessary for contemporary managers. The lecturers and trainers who educate the future “Leaders” place a special emphasis on the practical aspect of management of organisations, whose environment imposes continual adaptation, innovation and creativity. The “Leaders” KGHM Leadership School Project is addressed to students of the final year of Master’s studies (or equivalent second cycle studies) and to recent graduates (up to 3 years after graduation). Additionally, doctoral students can be candidates for the program until they finish their studies.
The “Leaders” KGHM Leadership School Project entailed: lectures, training sessions and workshops in the field of politics and economy, analysis and formulation of conclusions, rules of free market economy and basic phenomena related to its operation, financial mechanisms of enterprises and institutions, strategic management, project management and work organisation, communication, discussion and public speeches, innovation and creativity, as well as leadership. The classes at the School are delivered by the leading managers of KGHM, professional trainers and advisers, as well as retired generals and admirals of the US Armed Forces, who are currently working for the renowned consulting firm, The Spectrum Group.
In 2020, 30 students and graduates began classes in the second edition of the “Leaders” Leadership School of KGHM. More information about the project can be found at projects website.