Corporate Social Responsibility
For many years the Mint of Poland has been supporting projects in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. A significant part of our endeavors are long-term projects, what confirms our thorough understanding of the CSR policy.
Competitive edge is one of the keystones of our business activity. It also helps us achieve our non-business goals.
Supporting important social and cultural initiatives is of utmost importance to us. We also pay great attention to respond to the needs of our stakeholders.
So far, we have engaged in numerous events devoted to children and young people staying at risk of social exclusion. We do understand how vital it is to protect the historical and cultural legacy of our country. The ideas of supporting our employees and protecting the natural environment are of no less importance to us.
"All the Change is Happiness"
Since 2014, the Mint of Poland has been cooperating with the TVN Foundation “You Are Not Alone”. The social project “All the Change is Happiness” is a campaign aimed to help children in need. During each edition, we collect funds for treatment and rehabilitation of the young beneficiaries of the TVN Foundation. In 2014, the first edition of the campaign attracted several thousand retail shops in Poland. Total amount of 1,219,434.25 zloty (gathered from January to March 2014) was transferred to the TVN Foundation “You Are Not Alone”.
“Lucky Ducats” – commemorative numismatic products struck by the Mint of Poland exclusively on this occasion, were designed by Bożena Walter, President of the Foundation, and journalists of the TVN Television: Magda Mołek, Anna Maruszeczko, Kinga Rusin, Dorota Wellman and Marcin Prokop. In 2015, the campaign was reactivated. This time Małgorzata Rozenek, Martyna Wojciechowska, Agnieszka Szulim, Jakub Wesołowski and Małgorzata Socha acted as goodwill ambassadors promoting the project.
Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity
From the very beginning of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, the Mint of Poland strikes gold hearts auctioned via phone and via the Internet during the annual Grand Final. Total number of gold hearts stuck by the Mint of Poland has already exceeded 9,000 pcs. In 2014, the heart bearing number “1” was auctioned for a record sum of 100,000 zloty.
Everyone can support the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity by visiting the Grand Final stall of the Mint of Poland at the Parade Square, next to the Palace of Culture and Science. On this special day, our minter strikes commemorative tokens for all people, who failed to buy one of our gold hearts during the Grand Final auction.
"The Change in Your Hands"
„The Change is in Your Hands” is a joint charitable action by The Mint of Poland and UNICEF Polska. The campaign is aimed at children in need living in developing countries and lacking basic living conditions, e.g. vaccines. You can support the action while doing your shopping. At the checkout, just ask for your change be given in Good Ducats – a symbol of the initiative. One Good Ducat is the equivalent of 5 Polish zloty.
So far during all 4 editions of the campaign „The Change is in Your Hands” the Mint of Poland and UNICEF Polska, in cooperation with their business partners, has gathered almost 1.5 million zloty. The funds have been devoted to the construction of new schools in Georgia and Madagascar to enhance educational perspectives of the poorest children from these regions. The donations also fuelled the UNICEF vaccination campaign. In 2015, the joint action was organized for the fifth time.
The Mint of Poland – patron of the Royal Łazienki Musem in Warsaw
We are a patron of the Royal Łazienki Musem in Warsaw and a partner of the first Polish edition of the “Memoirs of King Stanislaus Augustus”. The publication was issued by the Royal Łazienki Musem in collaboration with the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University (under the National Programme for the Development of Humanities).
"Fascinating “Memoirs of King Stanislaus Augustus”, set in the times of the Enlightenment in Europe and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, vividly reflect turbulent life of their author. We understand how imperative it is to protect the historical and cultural heritage of our country. This was the main reason for our participation in this undertaking.
The Mint of Poland for its employees
In the light of the dynamic growth of the Company, we offer to our employees attractive working conditions and opportunities for self-development and training. All employees of the Mint of Poland receive a medical cover insurance. Our Company’s Employee Benefit Fund offers help in satisfying housing needs, subsidizes holidays and free-time activities of our employees and their children, and responds to their entertainment needs. We do not forget about those of us, who, after many years of work for the Company, reach the retirement age. They can always rely on our support and assistance.
Strengthening interpersonal relations among our employees is one of our internal goals. In 2013, during the football tournament organized on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Czech Mint, our team made it to the podium. Employees of the Mint of Poland competed with players from Czech and Slovak mints, as well as from the National Bank of Czech and other institutions from the sector of coinage and numismatics (Graebener, Amera). As a result, the team of the Mint of Poland conquered the second place in the group, and the third place in the entire tournament. Additionally, our goalkeeper Dariusz Potopowicz was acclaimed as the best goalkeeper of the event.
"Green" Mint of Poland
Environmental protection has a special place in the management of a modern company for which social responsibility is one of the pillars of its business strategy. The Mint of Poland, meeting the standards and requirements of the law, strives to constantly improve its processes and products.
In cooperation with our subcontractors and partners, we make every effort to reduce the negative impact of the Company's operations on the environment. Our achievements in the area of environmental protection are reviewed every year and confirm that we are able to meet the high standards.
Karate World Championship
In 2012, the Mint of Poland supported the organization of the 16th ITKF Traditional Karate World Championship and the 2nd Traditional Karate Children's European Cup. Both events were held at the Atlas Arena in Łódź.
In 2014 we were involved in the 17th ITKF Traditional Karate World Championship and World Children’s Traditional Cup "Children for Peace") held in Geneva, Switzerland. Within the framework of this initiative, the artists of the Mint of Poland made original medals for the winners of the tournament.
The Mint of Poland supporting economic education of the youth
Since 2008, the Mint of Poland has been funding the awards in the form of numismatic sets for the finalists of the Economic Knowledge Contest organized by the Polish Economic Society. The Company's involvement in this event is motivated primarily by the desire to support valuable initiatives which help systematically broaden young people’s knowledge of modern economy, and give support to the development of gifted students.
The nationwide "Economic Knowledge Contest" has been organized annually since 1987 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. Its main objective is to strive to develop students’ interest in economics. Each edition of the Contest has a different motto associated with current socio-economic problems of Poland and the entire world. Every year, the initiative is supported by numerous state institutions and NGOs. Apart from the Mint of Poland, among all recognized partners of the Contest are: the Ministry of Economy, Narodowy Bank Polski (the National Bank of Poland) and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
The Mint of Poland supported the fashion show of Gosia Baczyńska
In 2014, the Mint of Poland supported the catwalk show of a high-profile Polish fashion designer Gosia Baczyńska. “Our partnership has proven how two seemingly distant worlds can interfuse and create a coherent whole through passion and willingness to implement new, creative and innovative ideas”, said Gosia Baczyńska. The Company’s involvement reflects its commitment in supporting Polish identity and customs, present in the policy of the Mint of Poland.
The leitmotif of this unique fashion show was the history and culture of Poland. The entire collection was adorned with medals and badges designed and struck by the Mint of Poland. Acting as accessorizes, they were key-elements of each outfit. Some of them featured the reproductions and images of famous works of art, i.e. “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli, “David” by Michelangelo, “Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress” by Velázquez. Each and every medal bore an inscription “Liberté pour tous”, meaning „Freedom for all”.
Photo WBF Agencja Fotograficzna.
The Mint of Poland supports young talents
The Mint of Poland, as a patron of culture and heritage, attaches particular significance to supporting initiatives which in a special way help not only promote the memory of different extraordinary artists, but also encourage young generations to continue the traditions and develop their interests. In 2014, the Mint of Poland supported the 6th edition of the "International Art Competition" organized by the Catholic Association "Civitas Christiana".
During the "International Art Competition", children and young people being from 5 to 20 years old, compete in three categories: photography, plastic arts and recitation of poems written by Włodzimierz Pietrzak. During five years, the competition was attended by more than 7,000 participants from Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy and Lebanon.