The most important initiatives implemented in 2021 included activities aimed at building the image of an attractive employer, including expansion of the ongoing trainee programmes, implementation of an ambassador programme, social media presence and building partnerships with the academic community.
In recognition of its best practices in HR solutions and processes, for a decade PKN ORLEN has been awarded the TOP Employer certificate, placing it among the best employers in the country.
PKN ORLEN is committed to offering employment opportunities to people with disabilities. In 2021, PKN ORLEN and a few other ORLEN Group companies continued to participate in the Work – Integration programme of the State Fund for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (PFRON), whose aim was to employ people with disabilities. The ORLEN Group companies joined the programme in 2019, while recruitment of employees (people with disabilities) was conducted in 2020 and 2021. What is more, PKN ORLEN deems it necessary to raise the awareness of its employees around disabilities, and to this end it organises special information and consultation meetings. Consisting of regular training sessions and one-on-one consultations on disability-related issues, the programme is intended for all PKN ORLEN employees. Its purpose is to raise employee awareness of disability-related issues and to build the image of PKN ORLEN as an inclusive employer, providing equal opportunities to all employees, in keeping with its core values and standards of conduct. Six meetings were held in 2021, including workshops and one-on-one meetings (the meetings were mostly conducted online due to the ongoing pandemic).
PKN ORLEN’s activities targeting people with disabilities were noticed and appreciated. In 2021, PKN ORLEN was awarded the Employer with Heart title. The title is awarded by a panel of five representatives of disability confident employers to honour businesses and public entities for their outstanding achievements, pro-active attitudes and selfless service to people with disabilities. PKN ORLEN was distinguished for its activities following an assessment of its commitment to corporate social responsibility and raising awareness of the mutual benefits of hiring people with disabilities. The aim of the campaign is to break stereotypes and social barriers created by discrimination against people with disabilities and artificial divisions in society, and to improve job opportunities for the disabled.