2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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Awards and recognitions

The assess the achievement of our business strategy in conformance with the principles of sustainability and corporate social responsibility mainly on the basis of the feedback from our customers, employees, suppliers, social partners and other stakeholders. But we also take pride in the awards and recognitions granted to our bank by experts.

  • Best Bank in Poland

    The title of the Best Bank in Poland awarded bin the international competition Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016 in recognition of outstanding effectiveness and excellent financial performance (July 2016).

  • CSR Reports Competition

    Two awards in the tenth anniversary edition of the CSR Reports competition – from Internet users and journalists. The bank’s report was the only awarded publication representing the financial services industry.

  • Institution of the Year 2016

    Top position in the second edition of the Institution of the Year 2016 ranking by Mojebankowanie.pl (June 2016), for the best remote customer services.

  • Luminatus 2016

    An accolade from Bloomberg Businessweek Poland monthly for the Export Development Programme under which the bank implements a range of initiatives facilitating the international expansion of Polish businesses (June 2016).

  • 2016 Wprost Portfolio Award

    The best account in the “account for the young” category voted by the jury of the 2016 Wprost Portfolio Awards. (June 2016).

  • WSE Award

    An award granted by the WSE to BZ WBK Brokerage Office in recognition of the highest share in options trading without market-making in 2015. The jury panel appreciated not only the performance (39% share in the options market) but also the impact on the Polish capital market.

  • Analyst ranking

    In the annual analyst ranking published by Parkiet daily, BZ WBK Brokerage Office Stock Market Analysis Team was rated high by institutional investors. Nearly all the analysts from the Brokerage Office were ranked in the top ten in their respective categories, and three analysts made it to the top three in Poland.

  • Bank Team of the Year

    BZ WBK Property Finance Department was selected the Bank Team of the Year in the latest edition of the international CIJ Awards 2016 (November 2016). The awards are granted in recognition of the achievements on the property market by Roberts Publishing Media Group, the publisher of CIJ – an English language industry magazine about commercial properties in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Silver Laurel for Barrier-Free Banking

    An award in the competition organised by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Poland in the category of social and organisational projects aimed at creating solutions for persons with different disabilities (November 2016).

  • Entrepreneur-Friendly Bank

    The title of Banking Quality Leader 2016 in the 17th edition of the Entrepreneur-Friendly Bank competition (November 2016) awarded by the judging panel in recognition of the exceptionally active approach towards SMEs, a wide array of products and services and top service quality.

  • Golden Clip 2016

    Four awards in the prestigious Golden Clip competition organised by the Association of Public Relations Companies. The #12player project received one gold and one silver statuette and the Export Development Programme – two silver statuettes.

  • Golden CSR Leaf

    The Golden CSR Leaf is awarded by the Polityka weekly and Deloitte consultancy to organisations which make the highest contribution to sustainable social and economic development. The assessment criteria are based on the social responsibility guidance of the international ISO 26000 standard.

  • Ranking of Socially Responsible Companies

    Bank Zachodni WBK made it to the Top Ten (#7) in the ranking of the largest companies in Poland assessed in terms of the quality of the CSR management. The ranking is prepared every year by the Responsible Business Forum. Additionally, the bank was ranked third in the “Banking, finance and insurance” category. In the 11th edition of the Ranking of Socially Responsible Companies, Bank Zachodni WBK climbed two place up from 2016 and was ranked fifth. Bank Zachodni WBK was the only financial sector institution in the so called ”diamond” category of companies which tackle the most important challenges by implementing responsible innovations.

  • Golden Banker

    Number two in the survey published by Puls Biznesu, Bankier.pl, TNS Polska and Obserwatorium.biz in the mortgage loan category (April 2016) in recognition of the comprehensiveness of the mortgage loan proposition, its accessibility to customers with a lower down payment, a competitive margin and attractive early repayment terms.

  • Top Brand 2016

    The title of a Positive Brand in the Top Brand 2016 ranking organised by the Press magazine (November 2016). The award was granted in recognition of the highest rate of positive publicity among all bank brands. The bank was also ranked second in terms of the overall number, scope and tone of publications.