Statement from the Responsible Business Forum on the War in Ukraine

24 lutego 2022

As the Responsible Business Forum Association, the largest NGO in Poland which addresses the concept of corporate social responsibility in a comprehensive manner and coordinates the Diversity Charter in the country, we would like to express our solidarity with and support for the people of Ukraine.

Many of you, who reside in Poland, are our friends, colleagues and neighbors – people who we meet every day. We often work together, which enriches us as human beings. Your work and experience benefits many companies and the entire Polish economy.

The Preamble to the United Nations Charter opens with the statement that all UN Member States have determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Promoting peace and inclusive societies is the essence of the 16th UN Sustainable Development Goal. As it turns out, in the past it was not addressed frequently enough. It has now become the key one.

In these extremely difficult times, we would like to support our friends from Ukraine and everyone who has been affected by the war. We wish to express our support for the right of the Ukrainian people to sovereignty and freedom. At the same time, we wish to assure you that our support also means that we will be exploring possible avenues for concrete assistance, which Ukrainians so urgently need today. You can count on us.

Сьогодні ми хочемо виразити нашу щиру солідарність з усіма українцями та українками, які опинилися в ситуації безпрецедентної війни. Бракує нам слів, щоб висловити весь той біль і смуток. Пам’ятайте, що Ми з Вами!

The RBF Management Board:

Marzena Strzelczak – President, General Director

Joanna Gorczyca – board member

Monika Kulik – board member

Irena Pichola – board member

Izabela Rakuć-Kochaniak – board member

Patrycja Rogowska–Tomaszycka – board member

Katarzyna Teter – board member

The RBF Team:

Marta Górska

Patrycja Kamionek

dr Daniel Kiewra

Magda Klimczyk

Agnieszka Kłopotowska

Agata Korba

Karol Krzyczkowski

Adrianna Lepka

Miłosz Marchlewicz

Katarzyna Mróz

Sergiej Podus

Leszek Stefaniak

Ewa Wojciechowicz

Izabela Zielińska

Responsible Business Forum member companies – in alphabetical order (the list is updated on an ongoing basis):

BNP Paribas Bank Polska, DB Cargo Polska, Deloitte Polska, Jeronimo Martins Polska, Kompania Piwowarska, Kontekst, Orange Polska, Pepco Poland, Provident Polska, PZU, Santander Bank Polska

Diversity Charter signatories – in alphabetical order (the list is updated on an ongoing basis):

AGORA, better – Goodbrand & Company, CCS Cleaning, CD PROJEKT, Centrum Lokalizacji CM, DNB Bank Polska, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka, Egis Polska, Emitel, Francusko-Polska Izba Gospodarcza CCIFP, Fundacja Diversity Polska, Fundacja Inicjowania Rozwoju UP FOUNDATION, Fundacja Integracja, Fundacja Instytut Badań i Rozwoju Lokalnego, InterKadra, Lidex, NatWest Group, P.P.H. WObit E.K.J. Ober, Restart Kariery, Solski Communications, Truvant Europe, VGD, XTB, Żabka Polska

Diversity Charter and Responsible Business Forum partner organizations – in alphabetical order (the list is updated on an ongoing basis):

Centrum Praw Kobiet, Centrum UNEP/GRID-Warszawa, Fundacja Replika, Fundacja Share the Care, Fundacja TAKpełnosprawni, Kampania Przeciwko Homofobii, Ponad Słowami