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THE FOUNDATION FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS A NETWORK OF INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS ACTIVELY WORKING IN POLAND TO AFFECT POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. WE FEED, EDUCATE AND EMPOWER POOR CHILDREN IN POLAND. COLLECTIVELY, WE HAVE FED OVER 7 MILLION HOT MEALS TO SOME OF POLAND’S MOST NEEDY CHILDREN. OUR MISSION IS TO LEAD THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN RAISING THE LEVEL AND QUALITY OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

September 8, 2014, Vol. 11, No.27

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

PROMISEKIDS NEED AND GET NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES

We are often asked what individuals or small groups can do to help our PromiseKids. Some even say that we place a big premium on gifts and donations made by some of our largest FCSR member companies, while small gifts from the heart often go unrecognized. If this is true, it is completely accidental.

Last week we reported on the special summer sports camp provided to Nielep School PromiseKids by member company Ghelamco. It was a magnanimous gesture on the part of Corporate Ghelamco. This week, we want you to know what the Ghelamco staff did on their own to make the new school year very special. This was the third year in a row that the Ghelamco staff used their own personal resources to provide school supplies to the 20 Nielep school kids who attended the Ghelamco Sports Camp.

In addition, the staff prepared clothing/school supplies boxes for one of our poorest families. They bought tracksuits, sport blouses, schoolbags, pencil cases, shoes, and a variety of school supplies. We thought you would like to see the faces on these kids as they opened and tried on their great new school gifts and supplies.

To personalize the photos below, there are 4 children in the recipient family: Ola, Danusia, Patrycja and Adam.

NESTLE COMMITS TO ANIMAL WELFARE ACROSS SUPPLY CHAIN

With social networks giving animal rights activists unprecedented exposure, the issue of animal welfare has gone mainstream, with undercover videos often revealing to the general public serious breaches of welfare standards on animal farms. As a consequence, the public is much savvyer about the workings of those operations and the opportunities for abusive practices that can be found there.

For companies that source materials from animal farms, tracking those practices across a supply chain spread across the globe is a complex issue and one that needs to be addressed within strict frameworks of social responsibility.

POLES BUY MORE TOYS

The amount of toys Poles buy has increased, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported on Wednesday. The increase was 4.9 percent in value and 7.9 percent in terms of quantity. Polish toy producers such as Wader, Trefl, Cobi and Epee are concerned about foreign competition from Lego, Mattel and Hasbro, producers of Lego bricks and Barbie dolls, but they plan to significantly increase their sales and income in the current and forthcoming year.

According to analysts, the value of toys sold on the Polish market in 2014 will be near PLN 2 billion (3.5 percent of EU toy sale). The value of exports amounted to PLN 1.2 billion, as of 2013.Many toy producers introduce innovations to encourage the consumers to buy their products.

Several businesses have entered into contracts with well-known firms, such as BP or The Walt Disney Company to additionally increase the income. On the Polish market, most prevalent imported toys come from China. In 2013 the value of the Chinese toys on the Polish market was PLN 1.67 billion. Second place is taken by Indonesia, which exports toys worth PLN 61.6 million to Poland.

NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS UP IN AUGUST

The number of new passenger cars and vans registered in Poland in August amounted to 23,348 and was 6.5 percent higher than in August 2013, according to data from sector research firm Samar, quoted by the Polish Press Agency.

In month-on-month terms, the figure grew by 21.2 percent. In January-August 2013 the number of new cars and vans registered in Poland was 249,528. It grew by 14.8 percent compared with the corresponding period of 2013.The figure may signal an upcoming rebound after a period of smaller sales.

BANK PROFITS UP IN JANUARY – JULY

The aggregated net profit of the Polish banking sector grew by 9.6 percent year-on- year and amounted to PLN 10.45 billion in January-July 2014, according to data published by the National Bank of Poland on Wednesday. Banking activity income amounted to PLN 34.5 billion and grew by 34.5 percent y/y. The aggregated net interest income stood at PLN 21.95 billion and grew by 15.2 percent y/y. Operating income grew by 10 percent y/y and stood at PLN 12.9 billion in January-July.

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

Corporate citizenship is not only a department in your company; it is more importantly the combination of how your company exercises its rights, privileges, obligations, and responsibilities.

SOCIAL ACTIVISM BECOMES A THING FOR BRANDS, THANKS TO THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Corporate activism reached a tipping point this summer with the ALS Association’s unstoppable Ice Bucket Challenge, which to date has raised nearly $100 million while soaking millions more.

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP OUR PROMISEKIDS

Our Dollar a Day program may be just what you have been looking for and the PayPal method of delivering your money makes it so easy. We pay just about $1.00 to feed one hungry Polish child a hot-meal per school day, $20.00 per month, $200.00 per year. Click PayPal below to contribute.

DATES TO REMEMBER

July - August, 2014 - Sports camp for promiskieds sponsored by Ghelamco.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

-- Johnny Cash

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