In 2013 at International Paper’s Global Business Services Center in Krakow a new Corporate Social Responsibility program was established. CSR activities are comprising employee volunteer opportunities, various community support initiatives and a grant program.
We focus our support around three core areas:
- Environmental Education – environmental education programs, environmentally responsible behavior, sustainable development, recycling initiatives and environmental protection
- Literacy – programs that assist communities in enhancing children’s development and education with a particular focus on literacy
- Health and Human Services – providing support for short-term, critical initiatives in our local community
Our activities are based on the belief that being a good neighbor includes encouraging our employees to share their expertise to help others and providing opportunities to devote their time, energy and talent to supporting causes that matter in our community.
Among our colleagues, our community support program is known under the name of “Branches of Giving”. Some of our recent activities include our “Earth Day Tree Planting Event”, “Back to School” supplies collection, “Bake a Cake for Charity” baking days and “Share Your Shirt” clothes drive. In our Grant Program, employees have the opportunity to nominate charitable organizations from their own community that they feel would most benefit from a grant.
Under the umbrella of “Delivering the Green Economy”, we aim to promote environmental education, address environmental challenges and support projects to help sustain our world for generations to come. Its mission is to advance understanding and awareness of our role in interaction with our environment.
At International Paper’s GBSC we are proud to promote social responsibility in the workplace and the positive environment it creates for our employees. If you feel good about the company you work for, enthusiasm and engagement shows in your work. Our CSR program builds a sense of community and teamwork which brings everyone together and leads to happier, more productive employees.