Nine of our good practices covered in the ‘Responsible Business in Poland. Good Practices’ report!

  • As many as nine of our good practices have been recognised in the Responsible Business Forum report!

Published annually by the Responsible Business Forum, the Responsible Business in Poland Good Practices report is the biggest review of national CSR and sustainable development initiatives.  
This year's edition includes as many as nine of Nowy Styl’s good practices! Each practice contributes to at least one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Aid in the face of the war in Ukraine. Goal 2 - Zero hunger, Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities
The war in Ukraine is one of the most important tests for corporate social responsibility in recent years. As a gesture of solidarity with Ukraine, Nowy Styl took an instantaneous decision to withdraw from the Russian market. We have established a special fund for the Ukrainian employees and their families, managed by our local structures to best meet their needs. Thanks to the commitment and generosity of Nowy Styl's employees we have also been able to supply some necessities to the city of Kharkiv. 

Janusz Korczak Foundation Scholarship Programme. Goal 4 - Quality education, Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities. Goal 17 - Partnership for the goals
The Foundation, started 20 years ago and active ever since, was established by Adam and Jerzy Krzanowski, the founders of Nowy Styl. Its main goal is to support the development of gifted children and young people from the region of Podkarpacie. Every year, several dozen people benefit from the scholarship programme. 

New Year's Charity Ball. Goal 1 - No poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities
Nowy Styl has come up with the original initiative and organised the event for over 20 years. Every winter, we invite children from children’s homes, school and education centres, care centres, organisations working with the disabled and foster families to celebrate together. Science was the theme of this year’s event, with the children getting to meet young scientists and take part in spectacular chemistry and physics demonstrations. During the Ball, Santa Claus would visit to hand out gifts that our guests had asked for in their letters. These often included financial support for the organisations’ statutory work, field trips or equipment for their facilities.

Young Arts Festival in Krosno Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities, Goal 17 - Partnership for the Goals
Young Arts Festival, an important event on the cultural map of Krosno and the region, promoting classical music, is part of the Emanacje festival organised by the European Centre for Music in Lusławice. From the very beginning of the event the organisers could rely on Nowy Styl’s support, which has enabled the festival to consistently offer free entrance for the public. The first edition took place in the summer of 2016, to continue in the following years after a very warm welcome and huge turnout. In 2022, the Young Arts Festival stage hosted the following artists: Kinga Głyk, Leszek Możdżer with the AUKSO chamber orchestra of the city of Tychy and the Symphony Orchestra of the Lviv Philharmonic conducted by Volodymyr Syvokhip.

Co2 emissions reduction programme. Goal 9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production
Genuine reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most important challenges of the modern world. Since 2019, Nowy Styl has been working with CO2 Performance Ladder, the Dutch sustainable development support system organisations can use to manage their carbon footprint and reduce CO2 emissions. As part of that system we collect data, set goals and have a programme in place to ensure they are achieved, and supervision audits are performed by an external certification body annually to verify if these goals are met. We have set ourselves an ambitious goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 30% in 2025 compared to 2018.

Ecodesign Goal 9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production, Goal 13 - Climate action
A product designed and manufactured responsibly across its life cycle, with respect for the environment, is the best we can give the world as a company. Ecodesign has expanded the scope of environmental management consistent with the ISO 14001 standard in our organisation. We have developed procedures and trained our employees to create new products that are environmentally friendly 'from cradle to cradle'. As part of our procedures, sustainability requirements are now parameterized and defined on several levels, consistently with legal requirements and leading certifications for office furniture and management systems, such as designing for future recycling, extending product life cycle, reducing energy and water consumption in the production process, efficient use of materials, increasing the share of raw materials that are recycled and come from sustainable sources, reducing packaging and eliminating chemicals and substances that pose a threat to humans and the environment.

Reunion Report. A new reality in the office. Goal 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure 
The recent years and the Covid-19 restrictions they brought have accelerated change in the approach to work environment strategy. We have prepared office arrangement suggestions for our clients who have or are looking to change the work model in their organisations. Thanks to input provided by our experts from the Workspace Research and Consulting Department and the Marketing Department, the report covers topics such as the post-pandemic situation of offices, office arrangement under the Reunion model and suggestions for team integration, inspiration and concentration areas in an office space.

Integrated communication at Nowy Styl. Goal 9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Goal 8 - Decent work and economic growth, Goal 13 - Climate action
We have implemented the Avaya videoconferencing system which includes a portal for setting up video meetings, both for internal purposes and for meetings with external companies. Videoconferences, teleconferences and online presentations can be joined by all our employees and anyone from outside the company with appropriate authorization. You can take part in a meeting from your computer or a mobile or landline phone. Nowy Styl’s offices and showrooms are provided with special videoconferencing rooms that can be booked from a business calendar. Because we were familiar with the tool and knew how to use it, it was easier for us to switch to remote work during the pandemic.

Employee Suggestion Programme Goal 8 - Decent work and economic growth
A project developed to help the employees of our factories to submit their improvement suggestions in areas such as technology and design, maintenance and safety at the production plants. Employees can track the status of their submissions to be sure they are fairly assessed and, once they pass an evaluation stage, implemented. Each submission is rewarded with a bonus. The best ideas and the most active participants receive extra recognition in the form of an annual prize.