The UN Global Compact was established in 2000 by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He conducts activities for the environment, human rights, counteracting corruption and decent and legal work. It currently has over 10,000 members from all over the world.
From October 15, 2021, Grupa MTP is also a member.
By joining the Global Compact, Grupa MTP undertakes to follow ten principles. This includes: respecting and supporting the protection of human rights, eliminating all cases of violations, counteracting discrimination in the field of employment and corruption, supporting the development and dissemination of environmentally friendly technologies and undertaking initiatives promoting greater environmental responsibility.
All CSR activities carried out by the MTP Group are a response to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
In our daily activities, we focus on the following areas:
3 - good health and quality of life,
4 - good quality of education,
5 - gender equality,
8 - economic growth and decent work,
9 - innovation, industry and infrastructure,
12 - responsible consumption and production,
13 - climate action,
17 - partnerships for the goals,
We run our business responsibly
Corporate social responsibility is an important element of building the activity strategy of the MTP Group, which has been consciously involved in activities for the local community and the natural environment for years. Activities aimed at sustainable development and corporate social responsibility are of priority importance to the MTP Group. We feel responsible towards people and the environment.
Tomasz Kobierski, Chairman of the board of directors of Grupa MTP
MTP Group for sustainable business
So far, the exhibition industry has not been very well represented within the Global Compact, especially when it comes to the Polish market. We want to change this and, as a result, change ourselves. Today, a company's success does not depend solely on what it produces and how effectively it sells it. The success of a company also depends on whether there is a force for good behind the company. Good understood as caring for common matters.
Elżbieta Roeske, Vice-prezes of the board of directors of Grupa MTP
We refer the MTP Group's CSR activities to the 4 pillars of our business, and the areas of influence are: employees, contractors, the environment and the local community.
How do we fulfill our commitments?
I. EMPLOYEES AREA
• We focus on employee integration and sport
• We activate cyclical pro-ecological activities for employees and their relatives
• We pursue a rational pro-ecological policy of using available office resources
II. CONTRACTORS AREA
• We provide professional services and protect the business of contractors
• We support ecological solutions for designing exhibition stands
• We educate about the recycling of materials used in the construction of stands, giving them a second life
III. ENVIRONMENT AREA
• We implement ecological maintenance systems for exhibition facilities and neighboring areas
• We focus on education as part of sustainable development and proactive environmental
• We optimize server room operations at the fair site
IV. AREA LOCAL COMMUNITY
• We support initiatives that serve residents and those in need
• We cooperate with the world of science
• We promote young talents
Find out about selected initiatives in the field of:
The "Get ready for a bike" campaign with competition as part of the Cycling Capital of Poland was addressed to our employees. From June 1 to June 30, 2023, every bicycle activity on the way to/from work or weekend trips counted. It is important that they are registered at the right time and via the "Active Cities" application. Together we covered 19,815.20 km with 46 people. As a Grupa MTP team, we took 6th place. Relatives of employees also joined the campaign. Ultimately, the City of Poznań took 34th place out of 62 competing cities.
As the first in Poland, we introduced the innovative IP Friendly initiative, which responds to the real business needs of the exhibition industry. We offer flexible and effective tools for the protection of intellectual property rights, contributing to building awareness of their essence among entrepreneurs. The procedure is intended primarily for exhibitors. We have created a flexible, fast, most informal and transparent procedure for resolving this type of dispute. As a result, the expert will decide whether there has been an infringement of intellectual property rights and will be able, for example, to order the removal of a given exhibit from the stand.
We implement a modern exhibition system focused on recovery or an LED system that completely eliminates the formation of exhibition waste. It is important in the process to give a second life to the fabrics used to create the stand. Thanks to the new system, we can significantly reduce the number of boards, which until now were the basic material for building stands. We also avoid time-consuming processing, and therefore we shorten the assembly time and the amount of materials used. Thanks to signing a contract for the collection of recyclable waste, raw chipboards, MFP and OSB boards, as well as other wooden waste (e.g. square timber) will go to a special container and be used for the production of new boards. Additionally, we are testing a latex-free floor covering that is 100% recyclable. In the second half of 2021, it will become a permanent part of our offer.
"Pass it on" - we don't waste food at fairs
The project was launched in March 2022. To sum up, at the beginning of October 2023, we donated over 700 kg of food to the beneficiaries of Caritas Poznań and the Wielkopolski Food Bank. Currently, this support is used by refugees from Ukraine, but of course also by people struggling with homelessness. This number includes, among others: sandwiches, cookies. The technological operator of the "Pass it on" project is the zio food application, which gives organizations the opportunity to choose and order food for free. Due to the current calendar of fair events, the autumn season will also include responsible management of surplus food and passing it on to those most in need.
The "Pass it on" project is part of the MTP Group's CSR strategy and supports the Sustainable Development Goals under the UN 2030 Agenda. Details: https://przekazdalej.ziofood.pl/
"Poznań in form" is a series of health-promoting, pro-ecological and intergenerational picnics touching on the topic of healthy life in the city. In total, in 2023, we organized 10 events, the program of which included attractions dedicated to entire families promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and ecological education.
More about the project: https://www.facebook.com/PoznanWFormie/
Grupa MTP is not only trade fairs, we also provide other solutions that take corporate social responsibility into account in their service.
I design fair exposition, but also small garden architecture, taking into account the needs of flora and fauna.
Through the designed solutions, it introduces biodiversity and cares for insects, incl. bees.
This is an entity operating in the outdoor advertising market. In 2020, he launched a pilot eco-district in Poznań. It is the first system of green roofs on canopies in Poland. The stops are made of aluminum, glass and wood.
Sedum grows on the roofs to collect rainwater, increasing water retention in the city and relieving sewerage. It also absorbs dust and small impurities etc.
This is a gastronomic concept that prepares meals according to the seasonality and purchases from local suppliers. It is an atmospheric place on the premises of Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie, which also provides take-away catering.
It works with the mission of not wasting food, and in conducting its activities, it takes care of the environmental aspects. A solar collector has been installed on the building, which is designed to heat water, which is then used in the cooking process.
This is a new application for ordering food to go in Poznań. It is an alternative to other "food delivery" platforms. It combines a business dimension, but also a social and educational dimension. The local perspective in which he works is to make you reflect that each of us has an impact on shaping the immediate environment in which he lives and works. If we want to include small companies offering our favorite products and services, and above all, a unique atmosphere, we must support them through fully informed purchasing decisions.
The eastern hall in a social setting
MTP Group provides representative parts of its infrastructure when needed to help others. Including The eastern hall of the Fair was made available for the campaign supporting Dzieciaki Chojraki. When the war in Ukraine broke out, we supported all Ukrainians in solidarity.
#TogetherforMedics during the pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we organized three editions of the social campaign # RazemdlaMedyków. As part of the activities in 2020 and 2021, together with 80 nationwide companies, Grupa MTP donated to 14 medical facilities (Poznań, Warsaw), a total of as many as 75,000 two-course, wholesome and healthy meals.