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Development of local communities

Development of local communities

Initiatives pursued for the benefit and development of local communities are very important to the Group. We are committed to ensuring that the residents of the regions, in which our investment projects are executed, benefit from our presence in their neighborhoods. We communicate clearly that our investments are long-term and that we care for good bilateral relations.

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Our cooperation with the inhabitants is based on continuous dialog and mutual engagement. Such initiatives are pursued mainly by the Group’s project companies, for example in the areas of development, construction, and operation

Map of charity activities

In its everyday activities, the Group focuses its attention on communities that live in the vicinity of its projects and, above all, on their needs. A particular emphasis is placed on establishing partnership relations and providing assistance. The ongoing cooperation and commitment are intended to maintain good relations and improve the quality of everyday life for local communities.

The Group’s Development Strategy for 2020-2024 as well as the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for 2019-2022 envisage our engagement in activities that create added value for all stakeholders.

  • the objectives and methods of implementation of the Group’s corporate social responsibility activities
  • sponsorship and charitable activity areas.

The purpose of the Charity Policy is, among others, to define the activities targeting Polenergia’s external stakeholders – mainly residents of the towns, in which the Group’s projects are implemented and operated.

Among the various initiatives supported by the Group are educational, cultural, artistic, recreational and sports endeavors. Aid is provided also in order to counteract various dimensions of social exclusion and support the execution of infrastructural projects. Additionally, as we implement our investment projects, we try to influence economic development and the labor market of the individual regions, among others by contracting with local businesses.

Total number of the organization’s branches/divisions in Poland.
Total number of the organization’s branches/divisions in Poland. 23
Percentage of branches/divisions in which local community engagement programs have been implemented 100%

In 2022, we launched the educational project Graj z nami w zielone!®, to which we invited primary schools and kindergartens located in the same area as Polenergia. 68 units are already working with us in the area of climate education. Some of these institutions have received financial support from us in the form of prizes for environmental competitions. We have also financed children’s and youth sports teams, holidays and rehabilitation camps wherever the Group’s projects are located, both those already in operation and the ones yet to be developed. We have supported local initiatives integrating communities, such as harvest festivals or local celebrations. We have also initiated cooperation with a number of Country Housewives’ Associations and Clubs for Senior Citizens and people with disabilities, which aim to activate local communities.

The section below contains detailed descriptions of the individual activities undertaken in this respect.

Polenergia’s Suleszek sculpture in Sulechów

Polenergia has its little knight Suleszek in Sulechów. This is the fourth knight created in this city. This figurine helps build local identity and mobilizes the local community to learn about legends and history.


Nearly 3000 students from Pomerania in the educational project of Equinor and Polenergia

Nearly 3000 pupils from 11 primary schools took part in an educational project run by Equinor and Polenergia in the Słupsk region. The aim of the investors’ campaign is to spread knowledge about offshore wind energy and the resulting benefits for the climate and the region among the youngest. Equinor and Polenergia jointly develop three wind farms in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of up to 3,000 MW.


Omnibus Eco-logical Olympiad

The Pelplin Town and Commune Office, in cooperation with primary schools in the Pelplin Commune and the Polenergia Group, organized an ecological Olympiad for primary school students from the Pelplin Commune.


The Hydrogen Class from Nowa Sarzyna Attended the H2Poland Hydrogen Fair

From April 14th to 16th, the largest hydrogen fair in Poland, H2Poland, took place in Poznań.


We can watch the stork nest live!

From May 2024, we can watch the stork nest near the Primary School in Bierkowo live! This school is located in Słupsk County, where the Strzelino Photovoltaic Farm project is situated.


Polenergia supports educational and cultural activities for children, adults, and seniors

From September 2023 to April 2024, three cultural and educational projects were implemented in Lignowy Szlacheckie: ‘Senior Cafe,’ ‘Shine, Little Star, Shine,’ and ‘Kitchen Connecting Generations.’ They were organized by the Kociewskie Women’s Forum Association in collaboration with partners: the Senior Club and the Rural Housewives’ Circle. The funds for the events were provided by Polenergia, in accordance with the Group’s Social Engagement Policy.


The grand finale of the offshore wind energy competition

Almost 120 works on offshore wind energy were created as part of an art competition organized by Equinor and Polenergia. The competition was the culmination of the education campaign “One sea, many benefits. Offshore wind energy in my region”, which was attended by almost 1500 students from six primary schools in the Słupsk region. The final of the competition with prizes took place in the Lądowisko Kultury in Redzikowo near Słupsk.


Equinor and Polenergia build and educate together

Almost one and a half thousand children from six primary schools in the Słupsk region take part in the educational project “One sea, many benefits. Offshore wind energy in my region”. The organizers – Equinor and Polenergia – have planned interactive classes and an art competition with attractive prizes in schools.


Activities for diversity and equal opportunities undertaken in 2023

Diversity and equal opportunities represent one of the key areas of Polenergia Group’s social engagement in 2023. This domain encompasses initiatives aimed at countering social exclusion, promoting equal opportunities, particularly among the elderly and the sick. Projects also involve the activation of women from rural environments, senior clubs, and support for sports activities among women and girls.


Activities for sports and health undertaken in 2023

Taking into account the need for physical activation, especially among children and youth, the Polenergia Group supports initiatives that encourage active lifestyles and promote healthy living. Priorities include projects targeting marginalized communities, children and youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, and children from dysfunctional families.


Polenergia has taken patronage over a Hydrogen Technology Class at the General Education Lyceum No 1 in Nowa Sarzyna

Activities for climate education are part of the Polenergia Group’s Sustainable Development Strategy. We take all environmental activities very seriously, including those carried out as part of school or pre-school education. That is why we are committed to support those educational institutions that operate in communities where Polenergia projects are located and engage in our ‘Green Game’ project. In line with this commitment, we have partnered with the General Education Lyceum No 1 in Nowa Sarzyna to take patronage over their Hydrogen Technology Class.


Polenergia’s Day of Volunteering in the Otwarte Drzwi Association

Actions aimed at local communities play an incredibly important role in the activities of the Polenergia Group. Our responsibility goes beyond just business; it extends to caring for the community and the environment. As part of our employee volunteering program, on October 7th, over 30 employees, along with their families, gathered in the Praga district of Warsaw to support the Otwarte Drzwi Association.


Nature classes in schools

As part of the “Graj z nami w zielone!” initiative, a series of 12 nature lessons were conducted to familiarize children with the importance of biodiversity conservation. The classes took place in the vicinity of the Polenergia Wind Farms in Kostomłoty and Dębsk.


Local cooperation for the reception of refugees from Ukraine

In the territory of Kostomłoty Commune, where the Kostomłoty Wind Farm is being built, two places have been designated to organize accommodation for refugees. A total of 55 places will be prepared: 30 in the Senior Home in Kostomłoty and 25 in the building of the local common room in Mietków.


Local cooperation

In its efforts to help local communities, Polenergia does not act alone but has been cooperating with other companies in the region for a number of years.


Support of sports clubs and cultural centers

NSCP supports a number of sports clubs, cultural centers, and specific non-recurring initiatives that are important for its local community, which translates into excellent relations with local residents who also happen to be the Plant’s customers and employees.


Local activities of the Nowa Sarzyna Cogeneration Plant

For many years the Nowa Sarzyna Cogeneration Plant has been supporting initiatives that are important for the local community, which translates into excellent relations with local residents.


Activities benefiting local community – NSCP

Polenergia supports Nowa Sarzyna in environmental protection and sports activity of the young ones.


Support of a folk event

Dipol Sp. z o.o. Company (Puck Wind Farm) for a number of years has been supporting the organization of the folklore festival “Gnieżdżewo Boors’ Mischiefs”.


Books for the Climate

The World Wind Day, which falls on 15 June, is a great opportunity to launch Polenergia’s new educational campaign “Books for the Climate”. 750 books which will help readers care for clean air and stop climate changes, will be donated to 17 township and school libraries in the locations where Polenergia executes its green projects.


Training for Charity Leaders

After the charitable activity plan was adopted in 2020, in an effort to make the work of Facility Managers and Project Managers easier and help them identify local needs, the Charity Leaders Workshop was held in February 2021 entitled “How to act locally. Social programs in practice.”


Our local involvement at Szymankowo Wind Farm

As part of our community involvement, we implemented a number of activities in the Miłoradz commune, where we are building our Szymankowo Wind Farm.


Support for WOŚP – Mycielin Wind Farm

In 2019 Polenergia decided to support WOŚP, putting up for auction a trip up the wind turbine in the Mycielin wind farm.


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