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Green organization

Our ways to reduce negative environmental impact include:

  • use of new technologies,

  • systematic replacement of traditional light sources with LED lighting,

  • replacement of AC units with more energy-efficient models (to reduce CO2 emissions),

  • change of the cooling agent used in AC systems for a more environment-friendly substance.

Energy and emissions

In 2018, the bank changed the technology of all advertising neon signs on the buildings in favour of LED light sources. During the rebranding process, the neon lights were replaced in all branches, head offices and ATMs, altogether in more than 1,400 locations in Poland.

  • 100%

    of the bank’s neon signs are LED-powered.

  • [302-1] Energy consumption within the organization Energy consumption within the organization

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Electric energy consumption in 2018 (MWh) 
Total electric energy consumption 36,144.076
Total consumption of energy from non-renewable sources, of which: 16,407.62
natural gas  11,854.05
fuel oil  1,925.08
diesel oil 2,628.49
Percentage of green energy purchased by the bank in 2018 15% – according to the law in force, each seller in 2018 had to sell energy with a minimum 15% share of energy from renewable sources.

In 2020, we are planning to acquire 100% energy from renewable sources.


Source: Electric energy consumption based on reports from the seller. Consumption in large buildings in which energy costs are charged back to the bank based on invoice values. Assumptions adopted to convert energy media into MWh: 1 l of oil is 10 kWh, 1 m3 of gas is 10.65 kWh

  • [305-2] Indirect greenhouse gas emissions Indirect greenhouse gas emissions

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Greenhouse gas emissions

Total indirect greenhouse gas emissions in 2018 (Mg/year)
CO2 emissions attributable to electric energy purchased for the bank: 28 ,20.09
CO2 emissions related to heat generation 2,745.88
CO2 emissions related to transport of materials, products and waste 7,316.163

Źródło: Wyliczenia własne na podst. opracowania KOBiZE  “Wskaźniki emisyjności CO2, SO2, NOx, CO i TSP dla energii elektrycznej na podst. informacji zawartych w Krajowej bazie o emisjach gazów cieplarnianych i innych substancji za 2015 rok”, Warszawa, luty 2017


All printers in the bank are automatically set to double-sided printing. More and more processes are handled electronically via email.. Since 2017, the bank has used an electronic invoice management system and its suppliers have a possibility to send e-invoices directly to the system.

  • [301-1] Materials used by weight and volume Materials used by weight and volume

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Consumption of materials in 2018
Consumption of paper (tonnes) 358.92
Paper sent for recycling (tonnes) 1,957.645
Petrol (m3) 2,852.93
Natural gas (m3) 1,113 055.91
Fuel oil (tonnes) 160.77
Diesel oil (m3) 262,849.357

The increased consumption of paper and volume of paper sent for recycling compared to 2017 is mainly a result of the merger and rebranding. Both processes required revision of all printed materials by the bank to reflect the new legal situation and new visual identification. It is also an effect of the closing of some branches and major relocations in 2018 during which all redundant documents were destroyed.