Sustainable growth is the responsibility of the production and retail industries in regard to products, employees, the environment and the community.

By implementing the strategy of supporting sustainable development, producers and retailers take such activities as investing in new technologies, establishing cooperation with reliable suppliers and looking for better and better solutions.

The focus on sustainable growth helps not only achieve ethical benefits, but also tangible results such as improving efficiency, reducing operational risk or increasing competitive advantage by the retailers.

Sustainability FMCG Award and Sustainability Solution Provider Award have been given out!

The winners of the Sustainability FMCG Award were: Procter & Gamble in the category of Innovative Packaging, Stella Pack for Sustainable Production and Wawel for Supply Chain Transformation.

Stella Pack and Procter & Gamble, decided to use recycled plastics. Procter & Gamble partly uses the secondary raw material for the production of Head & Shoulders shampoo bottles. Stella Pack produces garbage bags only from recycled plastic, and heat and water in the production process are used in a closed loop. The Wawel company, obtains cocoa and palm oil only from certified sources, and has also eliminated artificial dyes, flavours and preservatives from its recipes.

In turn, the Sustainability Solution Provider Award statuettes went to the companies: Klöckner Pentaplast in the Innovative Packaging category for the only fully recycled packaging dedicated to meat producers, CertyNergia in the Sustainable Production category for the presented projects: trigeneration applications, optimization of the power supply system and practical application of trace calculation methods; XBS Group in the Supply Chain Transformation category for the idea of marketing materials supply chain management.

Congratulations to the winners!

Awards received:

Sustainability FMCG Award

Sustainability Solution Provider Award


Karolina Zajdel-Pawlak, Managing Director, Nielsen,
Tiago Costa, Country Manager, LPR


Robert Krzak

Robert Krzak
Expert Consumer Goods
EY Poland

Marek Borowski

Marek Borowski
Federation of Polish Food Banks

Andrzej Gantner

Andrzej Gantner
General Manager
Polish Federation of Food Manufacturers

Marek Rudek

Marek Rudek
Innovation Business Partner


The winner of the first edition of the Sustainability in Retail Award for the retail industry in Poland was Ikea in the non Food Retailer category and Kaufland in the Food Retailer category.



„Dziękujemy za to wyróżnienie. Jesteśmy niezwykle dumni, że doceniono nasze działania w obszarze zrównoważonego rozwoju i dbania o środowisko. Mamy świadomość, jak wielka odpowiedzialność spoczywa na naszej organizacji w tym zakresie. Ta nagroda dowodzi skuteczności naszych projektów oraz kierunku, w jakim zmierzamy. Potwierdza ona również słuszność naszej strategii CSR, która mówi, że to działanie robi różnicę.”

Marcin Łojewski, Członek Zarządu, KAUFLAND POLSKA MARKETY

„I feel very proud to receive in the name of all IKEA Poland team the “Sustainability Award” at the Poland & CEE Retail Summit 2019 for our activities around climate change and renewable energy.
I would like to thank all co-workers for their daily contributions, work, energy and motivation to create together a better, balanced life. Our activities, not only in the context of renewable energy, allow us to build a climate-friendly future, and this recognition give us even more energy to take the next steps on enable and inspiring many more poles to live a better everyday life within the limits of the planet.🌎”

Carolina Garcia Gomez, CEO, IKEA RETAIL POLAND