Responsible Business Forum celebrates its 10th anniversary – Press release

14 lutego 2012

Responsible Business Forum has been celebrating its 10-years of existence during the year of 2010. On December 16th during a formal Gala, it has rewarded companies that have been supporting organisation for a number of years.

The idea to establish Responsible Business Forum has emerged in 1995 in Zurich, during a conference organized by Social Venture NetworkMirella Panek-Owsiańska, Chairman and General Director of Responsible Business Forum recalls. – The beginnings were tough: ten years ago not many people knew what corporate social responsibility is and it was very hard to convince companies to the idea. ABB and BP have trusted us which helped to persuade other companies to cooperate.

At the Gala, companies from the Partnership Programme at Responsible Business Forum were given statuettes for a long-term cooperation: ABB (for 10-years of partnership), PwC (9 years), Shell (8 years), Danone (7 years), PKN ORLEN (7 years), Provident (7 years), Microsoft (6 years), Nestlé (6 years), BAT (5 years), Grupa TP (5 years), Polkomtel (5 years), and Servier (5 years).

During the event, research results of the „Managers 500/CSR Leader” study were presented. The study was conducted by Responsible Business Forum and GoodBrand & Company Polska on the biggest companies in Poland. Report (in Polish) is available online at

Main partners of the Gala: Grupa TP, PGNiG, Nestlé.

Partners of the Gala: GlaxoSmithKline, Procter & Gamble.