Information on our ESG performance is reported based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and is externally assured. An interactive list of GRI indicators described in the ORLEN Group Integrated Report for 2021 is available in the ‘Our report’ section.
The scope of information contained in this Report takes into account the expectations resulting from international ESG ratings. PKN ORLEN also takes steps to consistently improve its compliance with the non-mandatory recommendations of the European Commission (EC Communication 2019/C 209/01) and of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) regarding information on climate issues.
This document presents activities aimed at achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
In September 2020, PKN ORLEN announced a decarbonisation strategy, including specific commitments to reduce emissions and achieve climate neutrality. Sustainable development plays an important role in the process of building a multi-utility group and implementing the ambitious agenda under the ORLEN Group’s business strategy until 2030, published in November 2020. The new business strategy is a response to the changes in our environment driven by the global climate crisis. It enhances resilience of our business models to climate change and its consequences across the value chain. Over the next decade, PKN ORLEN will allocate PLN 30bn to sustainability projects, including new business models.
The new business strategy of the ORLEN Group is driven by sustainable development. Decarbonisation, development of renewables, biofuels and recycling, and sustainable and green bond issues pave the way to achieving carbon neutrality in line with the Paris Agreement scenarios. The ORLEN Group perceives ESG as strong foundations in the transformation of a multi-utility conglomerate.
A solid base for the ambitious agenda under the ORLEN Group’s business strategy until 2030 and decarbonisation strategy is provided by the sustainable development directions defined by PKN ORLEN in its Green Finance Framework which the Company has committed to pursuing. Closely linked to the new business objectives, the Group’s sustainability management directions set ambitious ESG and CSR goals.
In 2021, the Management Board of PKN ORLEN adopted the ORLEN Group Sustainable Development Strategy for 2021–2023.