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At the helm of Central and Eastern Europe’s energy and fuel sector, operating the largest chain of service stations in the region, and a leading producer of petrochemicals.

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Microsoft is a leader of the new technologies industry and a supplier of devices and services that help consumers, institutions, and business realize their full potential.
Microsoft’s flagship products include the Windows operating system. With the launch of Windows 8—now available in its latest, Windows 8.1, version—the company introduced the first Windows touch-enabled OS that runs on traditional PCs and touchscreen devices, including tablets.
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Accompanying the Windows 8 premiere was the launch of the first Microsoft-branded computer, Microsoft Surface. The Windows operating system is also available for mobile (Windows Phone) and server (Windows Server) platforms.

A key element of the company’s portfolio is Microsoft Office—the widely used suite of communication and productivity applications. Microsoft Office 2013 is available as traditional software installed on devices while Office 365 is a suite of applications available online or installed on devices, accompanied by additional cloud services that fully support mobile working styles. The company offering also includes Microsoft Dynamics management solutions.

Microsoft is also a leader of cloud computing solutions and is the only vendor with an end-to-end offering that spans infrastructure, a programming platform, and cloud applications. The entire environment forms Cloud OS—a consistent platform based on technologies like Windows Azure. The Microsoft cloud portfolio includes the public and private delivery models as well as hybrid clouds that combine both models according to customers’ needs.

Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 in the U.S., and the Polish subsidiary has been operating since 1992. Microsoft employs some 100 thousand experts in various fields worldwide, including approximately 350 in Poland.

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The PZU Group is one of the largest financial institutions in Poland and Central Eastern Europe. It is a Polish company which has foreign branches in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine. The PZU Group offers the widest range of products on the Polish insurance market. Every second person in Poland with insurance has bought their policy through PZU.

In addition to the dynamically developing insurance business, the PZU Group also manages pension funds, investment funds and savings plan programmes. It secures the financial future of more than 12 million Poles. The PZU Group meets the highest standards of corporate responsibility and sustainability management.

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This has been acknowledged by the PZU Group’s presence in the RESPECT Index – the first CSR index in Central and Eastern Europe on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. PZU runs a wide range of social engagement activities in four main areas: safety, education, health and culture. In 2012, PZU was awarded first prize in the “Philanthropy Leaders” contest, confirming its position as the most generous and socially engaged company in Poland.

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SYNTHOS S.A. is one of the largest manufacturers of chemical raw materials in Poland, as well as being Europe’s No. 1 manufacturer of emulsion synthetic rubbers and leading manufacturer of polystyrene for foaming applications.

Rapid expansion in recent years has turned the company into an enterprise that is competitive, safe and environment-friendly. SYNTHOS S.A. makes sure that buyers are satisfied with the scope of raw materials, semi-finished products and chemical finished products.

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SYNTHOS S.A. grew out of the companies Firma Chemiczna Dwory S.A. and Kaucuk a.s. The current name “SYNTHOS” (introduced in 2007), derives from a fusion of two words of Greek origin: synthesis (join) and orthos (proper, right). The name replicates the Company’s mission which is to manufacture and supply its clients with chemical products for further processing, contributing to the development of each client’s business. The name also reflects the nature of the Company’s operation in chemical synthesis.

SYNTHOS S.A. manages two production companies: Synthos Dwory 7 Sp. z o.o. S.K.A based in Oświęcim and Synthos Kralupy a.s. based in Kralupy (Czech Republic)
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Grupa Azoty is one of the European key chemical groups active in the sectors of engineering plastics, nitrogen and compound fertilizers, OXO alcohols and plasticizers.

The mother company – Azoty Tarnów (currently Grupa Azoty S.A.) – has gathered complementary companies, including Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe „Puławy” S.A., Grupa Azoty ZCh „Police” S.A., Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. and Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers GmbH with different traditions and expertise to take advantage of their potential to implement the common strategy, and has created the Azoty Group.
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Grupa Azoty S.A. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 30th June 2008, in the Respect Index since 19th November 2009 and in MSCI Emerging Markets Index since 19th February 2013. Since 23rd September 2013 the company has been listed in the WIG30 Index covering the largest and most valuable companies of the WSE.

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PayU is the largest provider of online payment services for e-businesses and the leader on the Polish e-payments market. Cooperation with PayU means a guarantee of top transaction security. In November 2012, the company was the first one in Poland to receive the licence to act as a payment institution and has been monitored by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) since then. PayU is part of Naspers, an international corporation, that associates companies processing online payments in 18 countries across the globe, including 7 CEE countries.
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Since November 2011, PayU offers a unique service for buyers – PayU Account – that enables saving of preferred payment methods, e.g. a quick e-transfer called PayU Express or a payment card, and hence payment for Internet shopping with a single click, whether on a computer or from a phone. PayU Account is also available as a mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Another unique and breakthrough product developed by PayU are first Polish fully online instalments. PayU is proud to be the most recognisable and trusted brand, with every third online buyer in Poland shopping with its payments.
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Pfizer Inc. is the biggest worldwide private organization that applies science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We collaborate with numerous partners in science and industry, giving access to innovative research and technologies, spending approx. USD 7 bln a year for R&D. Since 1958 present in Poland, we offer vaccines and innovative medicines in cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, rheumatology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, urology, oncology, infectious and respiratory tract disease. We also conduct lots of clinical trials.

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AREVA is a world leader in nuclear power. The group’s offer to utilities covers every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, reactor design and construction, and operating services. Its expertise and uncompromising dedication to safety make it a leading industry player. AREVA also invests in renewable energies to develop, via partnerships, high technology solutions.
Through the complementary nature of nuclear and renewables, AREVA’s 45,000 employees contribute to building tomorrow’s energy model: supplying the greatest number of people with energy that is safer and with less CO2.

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Auchan was established over 50 years ago in France, operating in Poland since 1996. It is a private company, not listed on the Stock Exchange.

The owners are the Mulliez family (88%) and the employees of the company (12%) through employee shareholding program. In Poland Auchan currently manages 28 hypermarkets. In March 2014 the company will open its 29th supermarket in Lublin. Auchan Poland employs 11,000 associates
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Budimex has been operating for over 40 years now, and examples of its work may be seen in several dozen countries across three continents. Currently, as an infrastructure and service company, Budimex focuses on the Polish market.

The company operates as a general contractor in the following sectors of infrastructure: road, railway, airport; residential, energy, industrial and environmental construction. The company is gradually increasing its involvement in the sector of facility management (real estate and infrastructure facilities) and waste management.

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It has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1995 and since 2011 has been included in RESPECT Index – the most responsible companies listed on Warsaw Sotock Exchange. The company’s strategic investor is Ferrovial – a Spanish company with a global impact. Budimex Group employs above 5 thousand people and annually cooperates with 11 thousand counterparties. Budimex Group comprises: Budimex Nieruchomości and Mostostal Kraków.[/toggle]

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Ciech is one of the largest Polish companies operating continuously since 1945. Currently, Ciech is one of the leaders of the European chemical market with a global range of operations. It consists of seven production companies, as well as trading companies and service providers.

The main business segments developed by the Ciech Chemical Group are: soda segment (production facilities in Poland, Germany and Romania); organic segment (Organika – Sarzyna Chemical Plant and Ciech Pianki); as well as silicate and glass segment (Vitrosilicon).
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The main products of the Group are: soda ash and baking soda; salt; polyester and epoxy resins; plant protection chemicals; glass products and other chemicals used in the following industries: glass, furniture, food and construction industries, and agriculture.

Since February 2005, Ciech has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

The largest shareholder of the company is KI Chemistry (51.14%).

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Elavon — the payment services provider delivers powerful payment solutions for all payment types and processing environments. Elavon 1.3m customers from all over the world range from large enterprises to locally-owned small businesses, including over 20 000 Polish companies. The company is rated among the top 5 global payment providers and has the best robust and secure international processing platform. Backed by the strength and stability of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, Elavon sets new standards in payment processing convenience, reliability and innovation. Choosing Elavon as your payment processor, you are getting a partner you can count on and a team of professionals dedicated to helping your business grow.

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EmiTel is a leading terrestrial TV and radio broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland. EmiTel is leading the efforts to digitize TV and radio broadcast in Poland as well as develop services based on state-of-the-art wireless communication systems. The company has successfully implemented DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial) in Poland and is working on DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcasting). EmiTel is also actively involved in developing IP- and Ethernet-based services such as Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Internet access, multimedia content delivery solutions, digital signage, and managed transfer of FiDex files.

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The company’s offer also includes designing and deploying radio diffusion and radio communications systems with related technical consulting, as well as leasing infrastructure to broadcasters and operators. Top quality, innovative solutions and state-of-the-art technologies are the company’s defining features.

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ENEA Capital Group is a modern generator, seller and distributor of electricity. Its Customers count almost 2.4 million and it has 12.5% share in sales on the retail market of electricity in Poland.

Total sales within trading in energy amounts to 17,3 GWh, of which retail sales to: 16,4 TWh. Number of Customers: 2,364,000 including: Business clients: 229,000, households: 2,135,000) Its distribution network covers 1/5 of the area of Poland, mainly the following provinces: Wielkopolskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Lubuskie and Zachodniopomorskie.

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Almost 8% of energy generated in Poland comes from the Group’s power plants. ENEA Wytwarzanie S.A. in Kozienice is the largest producer of power from bituminous coal in Poland. 10 units operating in the power plant have a total generating capacity of 2,913 MW.

ENEA CG is presently implementing the most important investment in the Polish energy sector: in Kozienice power plant the most modern 1,075 MW unit is being developed, which complies with all, even the most rigours European ecology norms. The Group invests in energy renewable sources: hydroelectric plants, wind farms and biogas plants.

The Group companies offer also a full range of services connected with power engineering. The Company engages in lives of small and large communities, supports sports, culture, conducts educational and charity activities.

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MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com,is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.

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MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Cashless Pioneers Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

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Nowy Styl Group is a European leader in comprehensive furniture solutions for office and public spaces. Thanks to its unique business model, the Group offers an excellent interior furnishing service based on in-depth analysis of customers’ needs, efficiency, work organisation, ergonomics and acoustics. Nowy Styl Group’s experience as well as technological and production facilities ensure that every offer is ‘tailor-made’.

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It is the flexible approach to a customer, innovation and the exceptional organisational culture that make the Group one of the biggest and the most dynamically developing furniture companies in Europe. Its annual revenue amounts to almost 300 mln Euro. The company has its own international distribution network comprising of 19 local sales structures all over the world (existing in the most important European markets, as well as in the USA and the Middle East). Employing local managers and employees, it is successful in adjusting the offer to the needs of customers and providing them with a professional service.

Every day the company equips new office buildings, conference centres, cinemas, stadiums, music halls, sports and multifunctional facilities. The Group’s reference list includes among others big international corporations, cultural institutions such as: the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Opera house in Munch as well as all the Polish stadiums where the UEFA EURO 2012 was held. It was the Group’s chairs that heads of government were sitting on during the NATO Lisbon Summit; the Group’s chairs can also be found in the German Chancellery and in the Leicester Square Theatre in London. In the foreseeable future, the Olympique stadium in Lyon will be fitted with the Group’s chairs as well.

To meet the tastes and needs of customers all over the world, the Group’s portfolio consists of 6 product brands: Nowy Styl, BN Office Solution, Grammer Office, Rohde & Grahl, Forum Seating and Baltic Wood. The range of office solutions offered by Nowy Styl Group is presented in 15 showrooms located in Warsaw, London, Paris, Dusseldorf, Munich, Prague, Bratislava, and Moscow. Nowy Styl Group manufactures its products in more a dozen production plants equipped with the state-of-the- art technologies that are located in Poland, Germany, Ukraine, and Russia.

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The PGE Capital Group is Poland’s largest energy sector company with respect to sales revenues and net profit. Thanks to the combination of its own fuel resources, power generation and distribution networks, PGE guarantees a safe and reliable power supply to over 5 million households, businesses and institutions. PGE Group activities include lignite mining, electricity and heat generation, wholesale electricity trade, distribution and retail sales.

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Philips Lighting is a global leader in lighting currently employing nearly 5,000 employees in Poland grouped in four manufacturing plants and sales organization .The company is one of the largest foreign investors in the Polish market. Philips brand is recognized by customers, partners and employees thanks to its 90 – year history of presence in our country.
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When setting trends and creating innovation that matters we keep in mind the challenges the world and our partners face. We support our stakeholders by providing them with integrated lighting solutions in all market segments. We have developed intelligent lighting systems for offices, shops, municipalities and houses that you can easily manage. Further integration of software allows you to create new features, solutions and services.
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Press Glass operates in the area of processing flat glass for construction. The company’s products exist on the markets of the majority of European countries, as well as outside of Europe, in North America and Asia. The main recipients are the producers of window frames and doors, and companies producing glass facades and indoor glazings of various types.

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The company also makes glass panes for the producers of solar and photovoltaic panels, as well as companies which use toughened, single glazing glass in large expanses. The enterprise is constantly introducing new individual systems of service and is enhancing its performance abilities.

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At PwC, we measure our success by yours. Every day over 195,000 people in 157 countries go to work to help our clients succeed. From Dublin to Durban, from Minneapolis to Manila, our job is channelling knowledge and value through our lines of service and industry-specialised practices.

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Sound governance and transparency form the bedrock of leadership. We are committed to serving as a force for integrity, good sense and wise solutions to the problems facing businesses and the capital markets today.

Transparency and good standards of corporate governance – both in our clients’ businesses and in our own – are central to our ability to achieve those objectives. And we aim to continue to achieve them from our position of strength and professional leadership.

PwC in Poland employs over 2000 specialists and support staff in seven cities: in Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow, Lodz, Poznan, Wroclaw and Warsaw.

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As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. [toggle title=”Read more ” on=”0″]

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Totalizator Sportowy, owner of the LOTTO brand, is one of the most recognizable Polish companies. For the past 60-plus years, we have been working in numbers games and lotteries. We have a network of more than 14,000 points of sale as part of an online system that uses the latest technology, allowing for real-time betting, among other things.

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We are pleased that, thanks to Totalizator Sportowy, many Poles have been able, and are still able, to enjoy their winnings. Hundreds, if not thousands, have been able to fulfil their wildest dreams, while millions have benefited from the sports facilities established with funding from the company.

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Bank Zachodni WBK is the third power of the banking sector in Poland. It owes the ever-growing robustness of its position to the dynamic development, excellent products, innovation, consistent brand development and relentless pursuit of perfection in the relationship with customers.

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In 2011 Bank Zachodni WBK has joined the international Santander Group which serves over 100 million customers in 14 thousand branches in 30 countries. It is present in Spain, Poland, Great Britain, Germany, Portugal, the USA, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Peru and Mexico. Thanks to the diversity of markets it is one of the world’s largest financial groups and the largest financial institution of the euro zone.

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ERBUD was founded in 1990 and since 2007 has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
The Erbud Group is one of the leading construction companies in Poland.
It operates as general contractor and subcontractor in the commercial sector, public utility, energy industry, housing and road-engineering in Poland and other European countries, mainly Germany and Belgium.
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The ERBUD Group includes companies: PBDI, Budlex, ERBUD Industry, GWI and Erbud International.The highest standards of projects carried out by Erbud are confirmed by certificates held: ISO, AQAP and BS OHSAS. ERBUD is distinguished by the completion of many prestigious projects, both at home and abroad.
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T-Mobile Polska is one of the largest mobile operators in Poland, serving nearly 15.7 million customers. We provide a full range of telecommunications services to both private and business customers. Thanks to the integration with GTS Poland started in 2014, we can now offer a full range of ICT services as part of our portfolio, in addition to mobile and fixed-line services.

[toggle title=”Read more” on=”0″]T-Mobile Polska has now grown from a mobile operator into an integrated operator. T-Mobile customers also have the option to take advantage of a full range of financial services as part of T-Mobile banking services – the most advanced and innovative example of synergy between a bank and a telecom company. The co-founder and currently the sole owner of T-Mobile Polska is the Deutsche Telekom Group, a global telecommunications concern, which includes, among others: T-Mobile and T-Systems.

Thanks to the most modern, completely upgraded network infrastructure, T-Mobile Polska covers nearly 100% of Poland’s population with its 3G network and more than half of the population with the 4G LTE network. Its high quality has been confirmed by an independent network quality study.
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Qumak is a Polish listed company operating on a market of modern ICT. It designs, implements and provides service of innovative solutions for a private and public sector, among others, creates advanced systems of managing big organizations, constructs intelligent and environmentally friendly facilities, works on improving communication in municipal agglomerations by creating intelligent transportation systems, performs aviation infrastructure in airports and helicopter landings.
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The Company offers comprehensive implementations in twelve technology areas within which provides service covering: consulting and advising, designing and implementing of solutions, service and technical support, as well as expanding solutions adjusting to altering client’s needs.
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SIEMACHA Association is one of the largest social organizations in Poland, which is distinguished by the original support system, network specificity of action and a strong institutional identity. Association is developing a network of modern facilities that provide young people with conditions of the dynamic development in personal and social dimensions. SIEMACHA combines education, sports and therapy in a coherent pedagogical system. Education, thanks to the completion of sports and therapy, increases capacity and efficiency. Sport, in the context of education and therapy, recovers its educational function. Therapy, by the proximity of education and sport, becomes more accessible and free of stigmatizing stereotypes. More than 2,000 pupils make use of the free SIEMACHA’s offer every day, nearly 150 children find 24/7 care and over 500 young athletes regularly train at the Progress Sports Academy by Jerzy Dudek.

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With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

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In 2014, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.118 million cars and 123,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2014 was approximately € 8.71 billion on revenues amounting to € 80.40 billion. As of 31 December 2014, the BMW Group had a workforce of 116,324 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

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