Integrated Report of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.
and the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Group
for 2020

Support of the public by the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Group during the COVID-19 pandemic

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. as well as all foreign mines of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Group and Sierra Gorda S.C.M. took a number of measures in connection with the announced state of epidemic.

We care, we act, we protect effectively fighting the spread of the coronavirus

& procedures

  • COVID-19 unit at the hospital MCZ
  • Two temporary hospitals in Legnica and Wałbrzych
  • Help for seniors
  • Home office and restricted contacts
  •  Protective procedures


  • Thermal cameras
  • NITROSEPT disinfectant liquid
  • Disinfection and masks in common-use areas and during transport
  • Personal safety measures when travelling into/out of the mines

& education

  • Numerous communication channels
  • Continuous announcements on internal procedures and sanitary services guidelines
  • Billboards, educational films, handouts, newspapers and company TV
  • Special Infolines for employees

As part of the measures, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. together with the companies of the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Group became involved, among others, in the production of disinfectants (a special production line was launched by NITROERG S.A. to produce NITROSEPT liquid) or the production of protective masks and aprons (KGHM ZANAM S.A. and MERCUS Logistyka Sp. z o.o.).

In 2020, the KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation donated 20 thousand litres of Nitrosept disinfectant to hospitals, hospices and other medical facilities throughout Poland. The first donations of the liquid produced by a company from the KGHM Group were made to the staffs of medical institutions.

The KGHM Foundation also donated over PLN 1.2 million for the purchase of equipment necessary to save health and life in connection with the sudden increase in infected people, including ventilators, testing kits and oxygen dispensers. Assistance was provided to the Copper Health Centre Hospital in Lubin and the Regional Specialised Hospital in Legnica.

Batches of sterilised protective masks sewn by KGHM ZANAM S.A. and MERCUS Logistyka Sp. z o.o. were provided to those in need, including the RCZ Hospital. PHU Lubinpex Sp. z o.o., a KGHM Group company, supplied lunches to the staff of the hospital in Legnica – up to 200 lunches per day were served to the medical personnel. The KGHM Group also donated FFP2 masks to the Lower Silesian Voivode, who coordinates activities in the region aiming to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Group also provided the Poviat Starost’s Office in Głogów with a building that can be used for quarantine purposes.

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., together with regional Social Assistance Centres, Caritas and local organisations, planned measures to increase the safety and comfort of the elderly in Lower Silesia. The total involvement of KGHM in Solidarity Senior Support Service has so far amounted to over PLN 400 thousand. Over 28 thousand older people in the region received assistance. The KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation provides funds for social assistance centres in the region, among others, to purchase food products. These activities are supported by the Company’s volunteers, who are actively involved in the preparation and distribution of the individual gifts. In November 2020, the KGHM Foundation provided support to four Caritas units: the Archdiocese of Wrocław, the Diocese of Legnica, the Diocese of Świdnica and the Diocese of Zielona Góra and Gorzów. In this way, nearly 400 food packets were delivered among others to senior citizens in Wrocław and the surrounding area. The packages contained the most needed products, mainly food with long expiry dates. This is crucial as during the pandemic it is quite difficult to do shopping and may be also risky for one’s health.

In late November/early December 2020, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., in observance of the government instructions, opened a temporary ward for COVID-19 patients in Wałbrzych in a building complex on Batorego Street. The ward has 50 beds for sick residents of the region.

At Miedziowe Centrum Zdrowia (Copper Health Centre) in Lubin, which belongs to the KGHM Group, a ward for patients with COVID-19 and suspected infection has been operating since November 2020. The hospital can take more than 50 patients.

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