About the report

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The Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego Sustainable Development Report 2021 covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2021. The previous report was published in September 2021. The Bank intends to issue an integrated report for 2022.

This report has been drawn up in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option, which constitute an international and recognised non-financial reporting standard. The report does not include a correction of information included in the previous report. The report was not subject to voluntary external review, and its compliance with the GRI Standards and market standards was ensured by Go Responsible, a consultancy firm.

Representatives of BGK contributed to the preparation of this report by holding meetings, writing its content and preparing data used in the report. Key areas were addressed based on previous research results and discussions with stakeholders.

Key areas identified as significant for BGK and its stakeholders

Area Importance for BGK Importance for stakeholders
Financial performance, value of investment Very high Very high
Expenditure on eliminating the gender pay gap, number of employees from the local labour market Very high Moderate
The Bank’s contribution to the provision of services for the benefit of the society, infrastructure development, activities on a pro bono basis, local market development Very high Very high
Compliance with environmental laws, prevention of misconduct, breach of environmental laws and regulations Średnio istotne Very high
Headcount at the Bank: number of employees, gender, origin, terms applicable to pregnant women and young parents Very high Very high
Relations between employees and the management, minimum time for notification of significant operational changes Very high Średnio istotne
Training and education of employees, support for career development Very high Very high
Diversity and equal opportunities in access to positions, including managerial positions, number of employees belonging to different minority groups (ethnic origin, religion etc.) Very high Średnio istotne
Measures taken by the Bank to eliminate the risk of unethical behaviour, for example corruption, in its operations. Organisation of training courses on ethics and corruption prevention for employees. Identification and resolution of any incidents Very high Very high

Indicators used for the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions:

Emission source Indicator Indicator source
Gasoline 2.19352 kg CO2e/l Defra 2021
Diesel oil 2.51233 kg CO2e/l Defra 2021
R407C refrigerant 1774 kg CO2e/kg Defra 2021
R410A refrigerant 2088 kg CO2e/kg Defra 2021
Natural gas 2.02135 kg CO2e/m3 Defra 2021
Electricity (Poland) 0.698 kg CO2e/kWh KOBIZE
Heat (Poland) 98.6 t CO2/TJ Energy Regulatory Office
Business trips – stay in a hotel* 33.2 kg CO2e/night Defra 2021
Business trips – railway 0.03549 kg CO2e/passenger/km Defra 2021
Business trips – flights 285 g CO2e/passenger/km Defra 2021
Wybrane zakupione surowce i usługi:
  • Coffee
  • 10.1 kg CO2e/kg
  • healabel.com
  • Tea
  • 1.9 kg CO2e/kg
  • healabel.com
  • Paper
  • 0.000919396 t CO2e/kg
  • Defra 2021
  • Cardboard
  • 0.000821234 t CO2e/kg
  • Defra 2021
  • Napkin
  • 10 g CO2e/szt.
  • sciencedirect
  • Paper cup
  • 0.11 kg CO2e/szt.
  • sciencedirect
  • Milk
  • 1.9 kg CO2e/kg
  • healabel.com
  • Condensed milk
  • 2.52 kg CO2e/kg
  • healabel.com
  • Alkaline battery
  • 0.0724 kg CO2e/szt.
  • sciencedirect
  • Toner
  • 0.0048 Mg CO2e/szt.
  • sciencedirect
  • Group 15 waste**
  • 21.294 kg CO2e/t
  • Defra 2021

* Due to unavailability of detailed information, an averaged indicator was used.
** Group 15 includes packaging waste, such as paper and cardboard packaging, plastic packaging and multi-material packaging.