ESG Report of the
ENEA Capital Group for 2020

Contribution to the society

Our contribution to the lives of Poles significantly exceeds the services provided by us.

We are a large employer, a significant payer of taxes and charges to the state budget and local budgets as well as the creator of technological innovations.
Through the ENEA Foundation and employee volunteerism programs, we undertake initiatives responsible for important social problems. We provide financial support for Polish sport and national culture.

In 2020, we actively supported governmental and non-governmental endeavors to combat the coronavirus, and also we launched our proprietary projects involving local communities and employees in order to mitigate the adverse social and economic effects of the pandemic.

Significance of the ENEA Group for the economy

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Our contribution to the Polish economy is multi-dimensional:

we deliver electricity and heat and provide innovative services,

we employ people,

we generate jobs in the value chain,

we pay taxes and charges,

we expand regional and local infrastructure,

we develop new technologies,

we support education of future staff, especially engineers.

In March 2020, Fitch Ratings affirmed ENEA S.A.’s long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings at ‘BBB’ with a stable outlook. The affirmation reflects ENEA’s business profile as an integrated utility with large electricity generation and distribution businesses, and moderate financial leverage.

Creating innovation

Our strategy provides for numerous initiatives aimed at developing new technologies. The structure of our ecosystem of innovation is based on the ENEA Group Innovation Policy.

In 2020, the management board of ENEA Innowacje adopted a resolution introducing the Procedure for Evaluating Innovative Projects and a submission form  was placed on the company’s website, which may be used by innovators to propose their projects online. The Company also cooperated closely with the Poznań Science and Technology Park. During the process, which lasted several months, 14 innovation projects were selected, which qualified for additional evaluation with the company’s support.

Ecosystem of innovation in the ENEA Group

  • Before launching projects, initiatives are selected and assessed, among others, from a technical and economic perspective.
  • Those involved in the management of the ecosystem of innovation are employees of the ENEA S.A. Development Management Department, employees of ENEA Innowacje, research and development sections and innovation offices of the other companies, engineers, constructors and technologists.
  • Developing innovation, we cooperate, among others, with the government of the Republic of Poland (especially the Ministry of State Assets), its agencies (e.g. the Polish Development Fund), industry associations, higher education institutions and technical high schools, local self-government, accelerators, start-ups and inventors.
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In 2020, we performed or started the following research and development programs potentially significant for the economy:

Nowe projekty zaznaczono kolorem granatowym

  • Innovative system services of energy storage increasing the quality and efficiency of electricity usage,
  • System of power and energy balancing and monitoring quality of electricity supply of dispersed energy sources and storage facilities (MoBiSys) – performed in cooperation with the AGH University of Science and Technology,
  • A flexible system of increasing competences of employees of technical services using virtual reality technology – performed jointly with the Poznań University of Technology and the Poznań University of Economics and Business.
  • P94: Energy Storage and Distributed Generation – implemented on the basis of an agreement signed with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI),
  • DRES2Market – the main goal of this European program is to facilitate active participation of distributed generation based on renewable energy in the electricity market,
  • eNeuron – this European program is aimed at developing innovative tools for optimizing the design and operation of local energy systems integrating dispersed energy resources and multiple energy carriers,
  • Development of a smart unmanned system for stabilizing the operation of distribution power grids based on modular installations for electrolytic conversion of electricity into hydrogen with prospects for commercial use of hydrogen – implemented in a consortium with the University of Szczecin and the West Pomeranian University of Technology,
  • Concept of Distributed Energy Production in a Circular Economy from local biomass and waste,
  • Concept of a scalable wind turbine system generating low-cost and environmentally-friendly electricity.

Significance of the ENEA Group for regional and local development

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Increasing connection capacity by us makes it possible for regions and local communities to develop, among others, facilitating the acquisition of investors by local governments. Expansion and modernization of electrical grids makes it possible to improve the spatial development of cities, towns, townships and regions, allows for connecting RES installations and develop energy clusters. We also exert influence on the life of local communities by creating jobs (as an example, ENEA Połaniec Power Plant is the key employer in the Staszów region) and paying taxes and charges to local government’s budgets. On the other hand, connecting new clients to our CHP plants improves the living conditions of local communities by improving the microclimate.

ENEA S.A. is an operator of publicly available electric car charging stations and provides the charging service. The stations are located in Poznań and in Szczecin and during the pilot (until revoked) charging is free. More on this topic is available here.

In 2020, ENEA Badania i Rozwój executed the pre-investment phase of the approx. 550 MW integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) unit construction project located in Stara Wieś in the Łęczna township. Simultaneously, in consultation with the township’s authorities, the company executed the preparation phase of the railway line construction project on the route from LW Bogdanka to Łęczna. In the future, the railway line may become an element of a broader program of fighting communication exclusion.

In 2020, Lubelski Węgiel “Bogdanka” received an innovation award granted by the Polish Mining Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the innovative longwall management technology.

Several years of the company’s efforts produced the first “smart” longwall in the coal mining sector in Poland. It features:

  • load management systems selecting optimum operational parameters for the longwall shearer and conveyor,
  • a cutting memory system,
  • an Internet of Things platform for real-time monitoring of the operational parameters of machines in the longwall shearer and longwall haulage system,
  • predictive machine learning algorithms to assess the condition of machines and their parts,
  • haulage control room and unmanned haulage of winnings,
  • systems for monitoring lengthwise failures and joints of conveyor belts
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We are cooperating with local vocational and technical schools, including schools preparing for work in power industry, in our endorsed schools program, as well as ensure practical education to students in cooperation with their universities (dual studies). We conduct paid traineeships and unpaid or paid apprenticeships for students under the “Get Installed at ENEA” program,

Within the framework of cooperation with endorsed schools, the company funds scholarships for the most talented students, co-finances equipment for classrooms and organizes trips and contests. The students are obliged to have mandatory apprenticeships in Group companies.

Industry schools with which the ENEA Group cooperates:

  • Power Engineering Technical School in Poznań
  • Technical School Complex – Vocational and Adult Education Center in Leszno
  • Electrical and Power Engineering Technical School in Bydgoszcz
  • Electrical School Complex in Gorzów Wielkopolski
  • Electrician Vocational and Adult Education Center in Nowa Sól
  • School Complex in Chodzież
  • Secondary and Vocational School Complex in Sulęcin
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering School Complex in Szczecin
  • Vocational and Adult Education Center in Złotów
  • Technical School in Połaniec
  • 1st Degree Industry School in Połaniec
  • School Complex No. 4 in Szczecin
  • Technical School Complex in Gniezno
  • Electrical Engineering School Complex No. 2 in Poznań
  • School Complex No. 1 in Kozienice
  • Mining School Complex in Łęczna
  • School Complex in Ostrów Lubelski
  • Power Engineering and Transportation School Complex in Chełm

Tertiary education institutions collaborating with the ENEA Group in the field of vocational training:

  • University of Lodz,
  • Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin,
  • University of Warsaw,
  • Warsaw University of Life Sciences,
  • Wrocław University of Science and Technology,
  • University of Technology and Humanities in Radom,
  • War Studies University,
  • Kielce University of Technology,
  • Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz,
  • AGH University of Science and Technology,
  • Military University of Technology,
  • Warsaw University of Technology,
  • Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw,
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań,
  • West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin,
  • Białystok University of Technology.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, apprenticeships and traineeships were suspended in some Group companies.

Our contribution to fighting the epidemic and its consequences

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In 2020, we earmarked a total of over PLN 5.3 million for support to other organizations, chiefly public health care institutions, in their fight against COVID-19.

ENEA Group’s support for the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic [PLN]
including funds transferred:
through the ENEA Foundation
through the “Solidarni Górnicy” Foundation
directly by the companies

Activities for the benefit of the healthcare system

We provided financial and material assistance (including over 40,000 protective masks) chiefly to healthcare centers operating in the area covered by our business, and directed it in the first place to hospitals transformed into infectious units, as suggested by the Ministry of Health. These earmarked funds were allocated, among other causes, to purchases of specialized medical equipment, including ventilators, and hygiene and protection products. The whole process was coordinated by the Ministry of State Assets. We also joined the Health Ministry’s information campaigns concerning safety principles, collection of plasma or vaccinations.

Moreover, we supported our employees in joining campaigns to help health care institutions. Under the “Mission: Prevention” program, they sewed almost 10,000 face masks for hospitals and hospices.

ENEA Centrum seconded 10 employees of the Contact Center to help the National Health Care Fund in handling the hotline set up to provide information on the coronavirus. In turn, since October, 15 employees of the company have been supporting the hotline of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate.

ENEA Elektrownia Połaniec donated over 5,000 protective masks and disinfectants to hospitals in Kielce, Opatów and Staszów, Borowa township and the Sandomierz military unit. Also, owing to the company’s financial support, a coronavirus testing laboratory was established in the Sanitary Inspectorate in Kielce.

ENEA Wytwarzanie funded a modern fumigation device for rescuers from Kozienice, enabling them to disinfect their ambulances effectively.

ENEA Operator lent 8 cars to medical institutions for the purpose of transporting personnel and medicines.

Activities for the benefit of local communities

In August 2020, we launched the #DoZobaczenia [#SeeYou] campaign aimed at minimizing the economic consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic for the hospitality sector in the region by promoting regional tourism and popularizing electromobility. For the purposes of the campaign, we developed an online platform, on which we held a contest: participants sent photos of their favorite tourist attractions in Poland, encouraging other Web users to visit and vote for the most beautiful ones. Over 150 photos were submitted for the contest, and over 7,000 votes were cast. Based on the suggested attractions, we developed a travel guide for the Group’s employees and Internet users.

We became involved in the #CONTRA19 campaign organized by the Exempt from Theory Foundation, encouraging ENEA Group employees to support the acquisition of knowledge and experience among young people facing the consequences of the epidemic in the form of quick challenges, including the provision of assistance to senior citizens and local entrepreneurs and counteracting fake news.

ENEA S.A. provided financial support to the “naGranie nad Rusałką” project, a series of outdoor concerts broadcast on the Internet by youth bands from Poznań in response to the needs of the local community during the lockdown period.

MEC Piła in collaboration with social activists donated face shields, aprons, masks and disinfectants to residents and employees of social welfare homes in Wieleń and Trzcianka.

ENEA Wytwarzanie donated personal protection equipment to educators and children from care and educational institutions in the Mazowsze region.

Group companies also supported the following initiatives pursued by their employees for the benefit of local communities:

  • ENEA S.A. sent over 17,000 text messages to customers in Poznań county, informing them about the possibility of participating in the Enea for Generations campaign, i.e. availability of the Group’s volunteers to assist seniors with grocery shopping,
  • ENEA Pomiary sp. z o.o. coordinated the organization of employee collections of cleaning products and gifts for orphanages in Bydgoszcz and Szamotuły and a hospice in Licheń.

Social projects and employee volunteerism

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The ENEA Group pursues various initiatives in response to the needs and expectations of its stakeholders, locally, regionally and nationally.

The key documents regulating the rules of the Group’s social involvement include:

  • Rules for handling applications for support in the social involvement area in the ENEA Group,
  • Rules for conducting public relations activities and social partnership activities in the ENEA Group,
  • Rules and Regulations of Employee Volunteerism in the ENEA Group,
  • LWB Social Engagement Policy.

Social involvement is coordinated by the Corporate Social Responsibility Office, which is part of the PR and Communication Department at ENEA S.A. The ENEA Foundation, which is a public benefit organization, is the competence center for the Group’s social initiatives; it provides financial support for social objectives using donations received from Group companies. Its goals and principles of operation are defined by:

  • Charter of the ENEA Foundation,
  • Organizational Rules and Regulations of the ENEA Foundation,
  • Rules and Regulations on granting support by the ENEA Foundation.

The ENEA Foundation, implementing the policy of corporate social responsibility of the ENEA Group, becomes involved primarily in activities that have lasting social effects. For this purpose, it carries out well thought-out and innovative projects in areas such as safety, education for children and youth, protection of the environment, assistance for the needy and sports, culture and art. In emergency situations, such as epidemics or natural disasters, the Foundation provides direct aid to the victims and to the health care units.

Piotr Ludwiczak

Management Board Member at the ENEA Foundation

Further information on the Foundation can be found here .


Another entity conducting active social involvement activities is the “Solidarni Górnicy” [Solidary Miners] Foundation established by Lubelski Węgiel “Bogdanka” S.A. Its objective is to support financially company employees and their families, victims of accidents, people suffering from illnesses or those in a difficult financial situation. The organization also supports talents, cultural, environmental and health promotion initiatives. In 2020, the concept of and introduction to the Foundation’s growth strategy were developed.

Group companies hold various charitable campaigns and educational projects in areas that include the promotion of a healthy lifestyle or the dissemination of knowledge about the nature. Our employees are also involved in the life of local communities. The Group supports their activities, including those pursued within the framework of charitable campaigns and employee volunteerism undertakings.

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Social involvement and volunteerism in the ENEA Group
Funds donated by companies27 for socially beneficial purposes other than counteracting COVID-1928
PLN 2,701,526
Number of beneficiaries of competence volunteerism29
Number of volunteers under voluntary work contracts as at 31 December 2020
Total number of hours spent on voluntary work by employees
27. Through the ENEA Foundation, the “Solidarni Górnicy” Foundation or directly (in the form of donations and own social programs).
28. For more information on this subject, refer to the section entitled Responsibility of the ENEA Group in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic in the Statement.
29. Without the “Socially Involved Bogdanka” program.

Including aid provided to counteract the COVID-19 epidemic, the ENEA Group earmarked PLN 8,040,797 for socially beneficial purposes, up by 146% compared to 2019.

Examples of the ENEA Group’s social involvement

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an educational program on safety and consumer awareness rolled out by the ENEA Foundation. A new initiative launched in 2020 was TeleAdvice (TeleRada) – a free-of-charge helpline with on-duty experts in various fields (physician, lawyer, dietitian, social worker, representative of the consumer ombudsman).

a grant contest addressed to employees of the ENEA Group involving submission of ideas for activities benefiting local communities. Volunteering employees make repairs, renew gardens, organize festivals or sports competitions, fulfill dreams of children from orphanages, support the elderly, sick and needy and also help animals. In 2020, 7 projects were selected for PLN 25,000 in financial support from the ENEA Foundation. The completed initiatives included hortitherapy workshops for children threatened with social exclusion and renovation of a school day-room.

a charitable campaign carried out by the ENEA Foundation and ENEA Group employees. The kilometers covered during running, cycling and Nordic walking competitions and during charitable competitions and sports events sponsored by the Group are converted into Polish zloty and the resulting amount is used to organize activities and events for local communities to support sports development among children and youths.

in 2020, within the framework of this project, coordinated by the ENEA Foundation, Group employees continued educational activities for children by explaining how electricity is generated and how to save it (“Electricity is not so scary” campaign) and carried out social education on appropriate responses to accidents (“First aid – pre-medical rescue” campaign).

under this program, the ENEA Foundation invites Group employees to participate in its various initiatives aiming to support local communities. In 2020, volunteers devoted their time to provide help to children and people in need, including by making purchases for senior citizens from Poznań county under the “ENEA for generations” campaign, through participation in charity fundraisers and sharing their knowledge under the #CONTRA19 project.

during the pre-Christmas period, the ENEA Group organized a traditional charity fair, which in 2020 was held online. It enabled the Group’s employees to purchase Christmas gifts and decorations made by participants of occupational therapy workshops for people with intellectual disabilities in Poznań, Piła and Police, while encouraging responsible shopping habits. Proceeds from the fair were used to support medical treatment of individuals taken care of by these institutions.

Apart from conducting its own activities, the ENEA Foundation supports socially beneficial initiatives pursued by other parties. In 2020, due to the epidemic, most funds in this area were earmarked for projects related to the protection and promotion of health. The remaining funds were spent on supporting smaller projects, including charitable endeavors aimed at supporting professional and social integration and reintegration of people at risk of social exclusion, physical exercise, amateur sports and rescue and civil protection undertakings (including Volunteer Fire Brigades).

Actions taken with a view to counteracting the pandemic and its consequences are described in the section entitled Responsibility of the ENEA Group in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic  in the Statement. In turn, selected environmental projects addressed to local communities are described in this report in the section entitled Selected environmental activities in the ENEA Group in 2020.


An important element of building relationships with our present and potential customers is sponsorship activity. As a socially-responsible company, we engage in sponsorship projects in the area of professional and amateur sports, culture and corporate social responsibility locally, regionally and nationally. For a large majority of our cooperating entities, our sponsorship in 2020 ensured their survival.

Sponsorship activity of the ENEA Group is regulated by:

  • Rules for conducting sponsorship activities in the ENEA Group,
  • Best practices for conducting sponsorship activities in State Treasury-owned companies.

In 2020, 

  • we continued the sponsorship of the Polish national team in rowing and we sponsored the most important rowing event in the world – the European championship held in Poznań,
  • we became a sponsor of the Polish Olympic Committee,
  • we were a title sponsor of the biggest triathlon contests in Poland – Enea Ironman 70.3 Gdynia,
  • we supported men’s and women’s sport teams appearing in various classes of games, including basketball (Enea AZS Poznań, Enea Zastal BC Zielona Góra, Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz, PolskaStrefaInwestycji Enea Gorzów Wielkopolski, Podlaski Klub Koszykówki Żubry Białystok), volleyball (Cerrad Enea Czarni Radom, Enea Energetyk Poznań, Enea PTPS Piła, BKS Visła Bydgoszcz), football (Górnik Łęczna, Radomiak Radom), handball (MKS Lublin), speedway (Motor Lublin) and table tennis (Enea Siarka Tarnobrzeg),
  • we continued the Enea Sports Academy project, in which we financed the projects: Enea Handball Szczecin, Enea Liga Mini Siatkówki, Enea Basket Piła, Akademia Warty Poznań, Enea Junior Poznań Triathlon,
  • we sponsored sports activities for children from the lubelskie voivodship, Regional Youth League Enea Cup, a round of chess tournaments named Enea Operator Międzyszkolna Liga Szachowa and an intergenerational project named “Football Training with Enea”.
  • musical festivals: Enter Enea Festival and Enea Edison Festival,
  • biggest historic show in Poland – “Eagle and Cross” in Murowana Goślina,
  • “1920. Grateful to Heroes” event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw and celebration of the 81st anniversary of the Battles of Tomaszów Lubelski,
  • patriotic project entitled “Hero of the November Night” executed by the Kościuszko Society in Połaniec,
  • publication of the “Polska Lubelska” audiobook devoted to the history of the Lublin region,
  • high culture institutions: Grand Theatre in Poznań, Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz, H. Ch. Andersen Puppet Theatre and the Music Theatre in Lublin (cooperation with the two latter started in 2020).

In 2020:

ENEA S.A. received the title of the Wielkopolskie Sports Patron in the plebiscite of “Głos Wielkopolski” and the DEMES Sports Business award for its cooperation with the Polish Federation of Rowing Societies

Lubelski Węgiel “Bogdanka” received the title of the 2019 Sports Patron in the Lublin region

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