Standards of sponsorship and charity activities

Attaching great weight to the transparency of our charitable activities, we adhere to the principles of the 'PKN ORLEN Charitable Giving Policy', which describes in detail the procedures for granting and accounting for donations.

PKN ORLEN's sponsorship activities are undertaken in accordance with the principles set out in the 'Core Values and Standards of Conduct of PKN ORLEN' and the Company's marketing plans. Evaluation of sponsorship offers and the purchase and delivery of sponsorship services are governed by the 'Instruction for the Purchase of Sponsorship Services'. As a rule, our cooperation with a sponsored partner is always based on an agreement or order for sponsorship services, which sets out in detail the scope of collaboration on a given project and all rights and obligations of the parties, also with regard to the rules of fair cooperation and CSR standards.

PKN ORLEN never supports projects associated with illegal activities or 'sensitive' issues. All sponsorship agreements and orders must contain a declaration to the effect that the sponsored entity has not engaged in, financed or otherwise supported any activities contrary to the Sponsor's standards of ethics in the past 10 years, and currently does not engage in, finance or support such activities and has no plans for doing so in the period of our cooperation.

Attaching great weight to the transparency of our charitable activities, we adhere to the principles set forth in the 'PKN ORLEN Charitable Giving Policy', which describes in detail the procedures for granting, using, and accounting for donations. Two priorities of our charitable projects are to improve the quality of life and health and promote education and youth development. The Company has appointed the Donations Team as a consultative and opinion-making body to support the decision-making process for the grant of financial support. In implementing the 'PKN ORLEN Charitable Giving Policy', the Company seeks to do its best as a responsible employer, community member, and a good neighbour. PKN ORLEN also coordinates and inspires charitable activities across the Group. It provides support both directly and through the ORLEN – GIFT FROM THE HEART Foundation as its sole sponsor, with the Foundation's activities and programmes being part of PKN ORLEN's charitable giving policy.

For PKN ORLEN, the transparency of charitable activities is an essential part of corporate social responsibility. To meet the expectations of its beneficiaries, as part of good market practices the Company makes public the criteria and principles of its charitable and sponsorship activities by posting them on its website.