We have internal policies and a number of different codes of conduct that integrate ethical, social, environmental and risk management considerations into our everyday operations. We have implemented procedures and mechanisms to address these issues, so that we can protect ROBYG’s brand and reputation, as well as build long-term value for all stakeholders and ensure strong financial performance.
We conduct our business in a transparent manner. We publish our results and financial statements on a regular basis and undergo external audits. Comprehensive information about our operations are available on our website. We are an issuer of bonds with a total value of more than 500 million PLN, listed on the Catalyst market – we also operate in line with all its requirements.
We are one of the few developers in Poland to declare reporting our Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon footprint in line with the standards set by the GHG Protocol, starting in 2021. We have also launched preparations to start Scope 3 reporting. This is a voluntary declaration, which – like the commitment to use 100% green energy on our construction sites by the end of 2024 – confirms ROBYG’s care for the environment.
In 2021, we signed the Diversity Charter. This international initiative, which has been active in 26 European countries, aims to promote diversity and equal opportunities in employment. Signing the Charter confirms ROBYG’s efforts to ensure diversity and serves as a commitment to improve further in this area. One of the key aspects in the continuous process of fostering diversity is the position of women in the company. In the ROBYG Capital Group, women account for 50% of employees and 43% of management.
on society and economy
ROBYG only works with Polish companies as its subcontractors. More than 3500 people work with and for ROBYG every day. The taxes that ROBYG paid to the state budget in 2020 could pay for 40 rehabilitation and physiotherapy clinics.
What is more, we are the only real estate developer in Poland to publish an impact report, which outlines changes that have occurred in our immediate social and economic environment as a result of our operations.
The European Climate Pact is the EU’s largest initiative, part of the European Green Deal, which aims to build a green Europe and transform the EU into a just, healthy, sustainable and prosperous society.
ROBYG is the first real estate developer in Poland to have a representative in the European Climate Pact. Anna Wojciechowska, Head of ESG at ROBYG, has been chosen by the European Commission as one of 17 Climate Pact Ambassadors in Poland.
ROBYG is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest initiative that brings together sustainable businesses, which confirms the company's commitment to sustainable development. UNGC's mission is to promote the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and work with governments, international organizations, companies and institutions to achieve them.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a comprehensive development plan for the world. ROBYG has identified 10 key objectives for its business and will report its activities in the respective areas.
The Polish Association of Developers (Polski Związek Firm Deweloperskich) is a national industry organisation, which has been active for more than 19 years and brought together more than 200 real estate developers from all over Poland, becoming the most recognised and respected developer association. ROBYG has been a member of the PZFD for more than a decade, and the President of the Management Board of ROBYG S.A., Zbigniew Wojciech Okoński, was the President of the PZFD from 2011 to 2013 and currently remains an Honorary President of the Association.
Being one of the largest residential real estate developers in Poland entails responsibility and obliges us to conduct our business in a reliable and sustainable manner. The fact that our work is recognised is evidenced by the awards, certifications and titles we have received over the years. Some of the most important ones include Real Estate Developer of the Year 2012, 1st and 3rd place in Joint Stock Company of the Year competition in 2013 and 2014, Transparent Company of the Year 2016, 1st Place in the Book of Lists 2017/2018 in Construction and Real Estate category, Friendly Developer 2020, Best Employer 2021, 2022 and Well Regarded Company.
In November 2021, we published our first ESG Strategy – a document that highlights three main areas of focus for our company – ROBYG for Planet, ROBYG for People and ROBYG for Responsible Business. These pillars comprise 10 sustainable development goals that we are going to pursue – for the environment and climate, for the society and for corporate governance. All 3 areas are accompanied by specific and measurable actions.
As many as 9 examples of best practices of ROBYG were included in the latest, 20th report "Responsible Business in Poland. Good Practices". The publication is the largest Polish review of CSR initiatives and sustainable development. The jubilee edition presents 1677 actions taken by 283 companies.