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KGHM is a “good neighbour and trustworthy investor”. We support local communities, social organizations and institutions related to science, culture and sport. We promote an active lifestyle and help people in need.

KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation

One of the pillars of our efforts in the area of corporate social responsibility is the KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation which is engaged in conducting pro publico bono and charitable activities. It helps in carrying out socially useful projects, and it supports the people who are experiencing hardships. The KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation was established in 2003 to continue long traditions of pro publico bono activities conducted by its Founder – KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., and to implement local and regional initiatives and projects of national and global reach. 

The Foundation supports important social initiatives and interesting projects in the following four areas: health and safety, science and education, sports and recreation, and culture and tradition. In 2017, the KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation made every effort to identify various social needs, in line with the assumptions of its Articles of Association and within its capabilities. In order to make it possible, in 2017, the scope of the Foundation’s objectives set out in its Articles of Association was expanded. Support was granted in the form of cash donations in a total amount of PLN 15,622,546.95, including PLN 14,641,850.96 for the performance of 432 projects and PLN 980,695.99 for 161 private individuals. In addition, in 2017, the KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation funded winter and summer holidays and “Green School” program trips for more than 270 children from the Jerzmanowa, Kotla and Żukowice municipalities and from villages located next to the future Southern Quarter of the Żelazny Most Tailings Storage Facility. The Foundation earmarked the total amount of PLN 475,900.00 for that purpose.  

In 2017, the key area of the KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation’s operations was the promotion of health and safety. As part of those activities, the Foundation provided financial support to several healthcare institutions and private individuals. Most of the funds were earmarked for the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and specialist medical apparatuses for hospitals, rehabilitation centres and other healthcare facilities. This resulted in significant improvement of the quality and effectiveness of pro-health prophylactics.

More information on the activity and projects of the KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation can be found at:

Innovation and Cultural Heritage Foundation - Revimine

The Revimine Foundation was established in 2014 by KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. to perform the activities related to the protection of cultural heritage as well as mining and metallurgy traditions of the Copper Basin. The Foundation supports the undertakings and initiatives aiming at the technological, environmental and social revitalization of post-industrial areas that are no longer used for industrial purposes, and other areas that are significant from that standpoint, and restoration of the environment.

On 28 April 2017, during the festivities related to the Metallurgy Worker’s Day in the Copper Basin, in the Head Office of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., the process of building the Center for Science and Preservation of the Polish Copper Industry Heritage was symbolically launched.

Polish National Foundation

Since 2016, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. along with a dozen or so other largest Polish enterprises from key sectors of the economy is one of the founders of the Polish National Foundation. The Company is to support the Polish National Foundation in the years 2016-2026.

More information on the activity and projects of the Polish National Foundation can be found at:

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KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. is a patron of culture and science. It supports both local and nationwide initiatives. We regularly support a number of sports initiatives addressed to both children and adults. We provide financing for professional and amateur sports activities. In 2017, we cooperated with tennis player Łukasz Kubot and swimmer Radosław Kawęcki. KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. is also the main sponsor and owner of Zagłębie Lubin - a Polish premier league football team. We also support handball or volleyball clubs (teams playing in top league games in Poland). For years, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. has been one of the sponsors of “Bieg Piastów”, a cross-country skiing marathon, in Jakuszyce. KGHM also supports other running events – “Cross Straceńców” (Cross-Country Race of Desperados), the New Year running and walking event in Głogów, the Wolf’s Trail Run to commemorate Polish “cursed soldiers”, as well as local sports organizations whose members include employees of the KGHM Group. 

To ensure transparent rules of taking decisions to support a given project, of ers are analyzed by the Sponsorship Commission. Decisions issued by the Commission are recorded in a report, which is approved each time by the President of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. The sponsorship activity of the KGHM Group is subject to regulations given in the Sponsorship Policy of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. and the procedure of obtaining an opinion from the Sponsorship Commission. In 2017, the Company performed programs under the first operational objective of the Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy – forging collaboration with local communities and internal organizations

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EKO-zdrowie [ECO-Health] - a KGHM program launched 4 years ago under corporate social responsibility. The health-promoting activities of the program include cyclic Nordic Walking activities for adults and swimming lessons for children from the Copper Basin. The Nordic Walking project is addressed to people over 40 years of age. It assumes cyclic activities with the participation of qualified and experienced instructors in various cities and towns of the Copper Basin. The most recent training cycle that took place in the fall of 2017 lasted for more than 2 months and included ten sessions of 1.5 hour each, with about 150 participants. The participants acquire or improve the basic skills of walking with the poles and take part in lectures on Nordic Walking techniques and principles of healthy nutrition. So far, 6 editions of the project have been held in which more than 1,000 people participated. On the other hand, the swimming teaching program assumes cyclic basic swimming classes for children aged 5-10. The classes are held in indoor swimming pools in several cities and towns of the Copper Basin (Lubin, Legnica, Głogów, Polkowice and Rudna). In 2017, 300 children participated in the classes (60 children from each city or town) to learn basic skills of moving in water under the supervision of qualified instructors from swimming clubs of the region, holding licenses of the Polish Swimming Association. Children’s participation in swimming pool activities organized by KGHM Polska Miedź not only about learning, playing and getting used to water, but also provides many people with the opportunity to have their children learn with experienced professionals, where such classes would otherwise exceed the family budget. So far, 6 editions of the swimming learning activities have been held in which over 1,300 children participated

MEASURES: 150 adult participants in 2017 300 children participants in 2017.

[Innovation Zone] - KGHM’s success today depends on the innovativeness, involvement and collaboration of thousands of employees with diverse knowledge and experience. Identifying talented people and building their individual career paths adjusted to the possibilities and needs of the organization is the key for a further development of the company as a whole. Of particular significance here is the Innovation Zone, or a tool for creating leaders to meet the challenges of efficient management of the company at the international level. The objective of the program is to build an innovation culture at KGHM. We encourage our employees effectively to seek new technological solutions. Due to this, many of them are inventors who determine the company’s innovative character. In 2017, under the Innovation Zone, support was granted to a nationwide project “Safe Hospital of Tomorrow” aiming to raise the awareness and increase the frequency of application of antimicrobial copper on touch surfaces, marked with the sign Cu+, in healthcare facilities.

List of donations from the KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation to natural persons by area:

Purpose of the donation
Number of donations
Location of donations
Granted gross amount in PLN
%Copper Basin
Dolnośląskie Voivodship (without the Copper Basin)
Other voivodships (without the Copper Basin and the Dolnośląskie Voivodship)
Ochrona zdrowia911,295.9993155972137
Pomoc społeczna64,400.0076501

A comprehensive summary of donations granted by the Foundation in a given year is presented in the Annual Report on the Foundation’s activities, which is available at:

List of donations from the KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation to institutions in 2017, by areas:

Granted gross amount in PLN
Number of projects
1Health and safety
2Science and education
3Sports and recreation
4Culture and tradition

A detailed list of donations granted to institutions is presented ate

A list of sponsorship activities taken by KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. by area:

AreasGranted amount in PLN

The KGHM Group (net of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.) spent the following amount on sponsorship in 2017: PLN 6,526,617.00.

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Mining and smelting industry holidays

We are proud to cultivate mining industry traditions at KGHM. Every year, we organize the celebrations of the mining industry’s holiday - Saint Barbara’s Day. The celebrations of the name day of Saint Barbara, the patron of miners, started on 4 December 2017 with miners’ reveilles in Lubin, Głogów and Polkowice. Miners’ bands woke the Company’s management already at 6.00 a.m., reminding the residents of the Copper Basin about the miners’ holiday. Central celebrations started with the conferment of state awards, including miner’s epees, miner’s dirks or long service distinctions – more than 70 employees of Polska Miedź received them in 2017.


In 2017, 1,600 runners completed the 32th Saint Barbara’s Miner’s Day Run, of which 360 were KGHM employees. The main 10 kilometres run was accompanied by, among others, the steiger’s mile run, the 4x400 meters inter-company relay and directors’ 4x100 meters relay. As every year, also youth runs were held, in which nearly 200 children from Lubin’s schools took part. Our Volunteers also marked their presence in the Saint Barbara’s Run. They conducted a collection for a sick boy – son of an employee of the Lubin Mine Division.

A number of other celebrations and events were held at KGHM as part of the Saint Barbara’s Day. They included ceremonies of conferring awards and miner’s epees in individual company’s branches, church services, meetings with miners’ mothers, trips down the mine and traditional feasts and banquets. Over 80 special meetings were held as part of the Miner’s Day festivities in 2017.


A few days before the Saint Barbara’s Day, we honoured the memory of 8 employees of the Company who died tragically in November 2016 in a rock burst accident. On the first anniversary of the accident, a plaque commemorating all employees of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. who died in accidents at work was unveiled in the Rudna Mine in Polkowice. To honour their memory, the Management Board set 29 November as the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Accidents at Work at KGHM.

The ceremony was held in the presence of the families of employees who died in accidents at KGHM. The ceremony was also attended the management and employees of KGHM, members of the parliament, representatives of local authorities, trade unions and the KGHM Group companies.

Every year we celebrate the Metallurgy Worker’s Day falling in May, on the day of Saint Florian who is the patron of metallurgy workers and firefighters. It is traditionally celebrated by the Legnica, Głogów and Cedynia smelters. In 2017, the central celebrations of the Metallurgy Worker’s Day were hosted by the Legnica Copper Smelter and Refinery. In the morning on that day, the Management Board was greeted by workers’ brass band and in the afternoon several dozen metallurgy workers from our plants were conferred state awards and long service distinctions. The celebrations of the Metallurgy Worker’s Day included accompanying events, such as Bridge Tournaments, Festivals, Fishing Competitions and the Kaczawskie Mountains Rally of Metallurgy Workers. Workers also took part in inter-branch table tennis and bowling competitions.


We have been organizing New Year’s Concerts for over ten years. In 2017, another New Year’s Gala was organized by KGHM. It included two concerts – in Lubin and in Legnica – at which artists from the Song and Dance Ensemble “Śląsk” sang. The concert program included the most beautiful Polish Christmas carols and patriotic songs.

The “Śląsk” Ensemble was accompanied by a duet of singers: Katarzyna Moś, a talented young generation artist who was among the finalists of the Eurovision Song Contest last year, and Paweł Skałuba, an outstanding opera tenor.

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