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expect from their employer to be actively involved in the fight for clean air*
negatively assesses the quality of the education system in the field of counteracting smog*
The “Business vs smog” program was initiated by PwC in cooperation with the Krakow Smog Alert and the ASPIRE Association in 2018. Eleven companies were involved in the first edition of the program: Akamai, Amway, Aon, CANPACK Group, Cisco, Hitachi Vantara, Herbalife Nutrition, Jacobs, PwC, Wilson HCG, and Zurich Insurance Company LTD. The aim of the program is to educate the children and youth about smog and air purity.
Volunteers - employees of all involved companies, conduct free workshops in schools and kindergartens. The meetings are held in two thematic paths: smog / air quality and climate change. During classes about smog, we explain, among others: what is the smog, where does it come from and how can it be prevented. The second workshop enables children and youth to learn about the main causes of climate change and to shape ecological attitudes in everyday life.
Our impact to date:
Interactive map showing the scale of the programme.
The “Business vs smog” program is one of the first in Poland representing such a broad cooperation and community involvement. The program won the TOP CSR Initiative in Poland award during the CEE Business Services Awards Conference in 2019.
The program was also a winner of the title: "Benefactor of the Year 2020", in the Ecology category. The jury of the competition appreciated our long-term cooperation with the Krakow Smog Alert for the improvement of air quality.
30 organizations have joined the V edition in the 2022/23 school year. There are: ABB BS, Airly, Akamai Technologies, Amer Sports, Amway GBS, Aon, Stowarzyszenie ASPIRE, Bolarus, Grupa CANPACK, Cisco Systems, Credit Suisse, Dyson, Ecolab, EPAM Systems, Euroclear, Herbalife, Hitachi Vantara, HSBC, IAG GBS, Jacobs, Krakowski Alarm Smogowy, Knowable, Maxima Consulting, Motorola, Ocado Polska, PwC, PwC SDC, SIG, State Street Bank Polska, UBS, UNICEF Polska.
The program is under the Patronage of Marshals of Małopolskie & Mazovian Voivodships.
Thanks to all educational units that participated in this year's competition. Congratulations to the winning institutions! The prizes in the competition were:
3 meetings with Agnieszka Radwańska, UNICEF Poland ambassador, for the Primary School no. 5 in Piaseczno, the Private Primary School Leonardo da Vinci in Sułkowice and Cheeky Monkeys Kindergarten in Szyce.
Airly air sensors with a 12-month service subscription for the Public Primary School (Dobre) and Public Kindergarten No. 6 (Jastrzębie Zdrój)
Books "Climate. What adults don't tell you" for all educational units participating in the competition
The task was to design and produce an original banner, appealing for the observance of the child's right to live in a healthy environment.
More information about the competition https://unicef.pl/biznes-kontra-smog.
*Study conducted in October 2022 on a sample of 1 800 employees from companies involved in the ‘Business vs smog’ initiative.