The PZU Group Employee Volunteering Program has been in place since 2012. The current Strategy contains goals and directions of activity, including the definition of nationwide volunteering programs conducted by the PZU Foundations. It is important for the PZU Group for this activity to develop at regional and local levels. That is why the Employee Volunteering Coordinator cooperates with the Regional Volunteering Leaders and Local Volunteering Coordinators. Employee Volunteering fits into hitherto activities of the PZU Foundation and creates a new quality through innovative programs of major social and image impact. In 2017, there was an increasing number of family volunteering initiatives, involving people related to PZU and PZU Życie along with their families.
LINK4 encourages employees to be active in this area on the occasion of other events organized by the company. The company pursues a flexible policy of paid days off which can be spent on community activities. Employees are motivated to engage in community activities by providing services who use their professional skills and expertise for the benefit of the communities in which they function. LINK4 engages in selected money collection initiatives organized by employees, especially when they are linked to one of the priority volunteering areas.
However, volunteering is not limited only to the companies in Poland. Also employees of AAS BALTA willingly act as volunteers. On average, approximately 10% employees are engaged in pro-social activities, with approximately 700 hours dedicated to such work. The Company has implemented a program under which the employees are invited to help one of the non-governmental organizations in Latvia.
Also employees from Lithuania work for the benefit of local communities. The employees of Lietuvos Draudimas organize money collections for children from worse off families, people living on their own or for animals.
Bank Pekao embraced the employee volunteering as an element of building the company’s organizational culture in 2017 and the first volunteering action was held in December.
The employees of the Alior Bank Group also act as volunteers and the companies are willing to help in the organization of volunteering actions. The underlying principle of employee volunteering is to help people in need – mainly that involves organizing collections of objects for people threatened with social exclusions and in need.