Implementing the idea of corporate social responsibility, the PGE Capital Group organises educational activities in local communities, popularising knowledge about safe use of electricity with its educational programme "Safer with Electricity".
The programme was initiated by the Polish Society for the Transmission and Distribution of Electricity and power companies. In 2010 the sixth edition takes place, supported by the PGE Capital Group companies as well as by PSE Operator SA, Enea Operator Sp. z o.o., EnergiaPro SA, Energa SA in cooperation with Energa - Operator SA, Enion SA, Tauron Polska Energia SA.
The "Safer with Electricty" programme is a series of educational activities involving primary and junior secondary school children and their teachers. There are special movie shows and lectures at schools to increase the awareness of proper usage of electrical devices and equipment as well as to promote safe and rational electricity use. The power companies participating in the campaign also organise related competitions. This year's edition features the following events:
a painting and drawing competition for primary school children (years 1 to 3) entitled "A visit to the land of friendly energy",a writing competition for primary school children (years 4 to 6) entitled "My adventure in the world of future energy",a photography competition for teenagers "The energy around us".
The competitions in the area of PGE CG's activity are held on two levels i.e. on a regional level and a national one. The regional stage is coordinated by the PGE CG's distribution companies. PGE SA is in charge of the national level. The prizes are granted both to the winning children and the schools they attend . The deadline for sending the competition submissions is 20 April 2010. Persons interested in participating may contact PGE SA's CSR coordinator Mr Łukasz Makuch (e-mail: email@example.com, tel. +48 22 340 17 31).
The "Safer with Electricity" programme has been taken under the honorary patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, the Minister of National Education, the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, the Ombudsman for Children. The State Fire Service is also an important partner in the programme. The previous editions showed how such campaigns positively influence an increase in safety with electricity use.
PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna follows in its activities the idea of sustainable development, which is reflected, among others, in the consequent engagement in activities related to the local communities at the major locations of the Company's business activities. The aim of social and charitable activities of the PGE Capital Group is to go beyond social expectations, building long-lasting relations in the local communities, simultaneously searching opportunities for combining social and economic benefits.