Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Being one of the largest residential developers in Poland carries responsibilities. For nearly 20 years, we have been creating living spaces for thousands of people – we design, build and develop integrated housing estates. Therefore we have to conduct our business in a responsible and sustainable manner.
We put the people and their needs at the center of our interests, while respecting the natural environment.
Our operations and projects influence the environment which is why we focus on designing housing estates in line with the 15-minute cities concept, offering innovative ecological solutions, caring for biodiversity, protecting the environment and reducing our carbon footprint.
We are a transparent and supportive employer. We focus on diversity in the work environment and we believe that the people who create it are the driving force behind our innovation.
We work with local communities and we are committed to creating a better, more sustainable world for us and for future generations.
1 bln PLN
OF REVENUES IN 2020
APARTAMETS UNDER CONSTRUCTION*
OF MANAGERS ARE WOMEN*
* As of December 31st, 2020
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
President of the Board
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of the Board, Director of the Legal Department
Vice President of the Board, Business Development
Vice President of the Board, Chief Financial Officer
Our goal at ROBYG is to build homes and suitable surroundings for our clients. We don’t only create individual buildings, but friendly housing estates for quality living for whole communities, which are integrated with their surrounding.
We aim to build for the benefit of our clients, with consideration for the already existing natural resources and communities.
We lead a sustainable development process while fully respecting the natural environment. For ROBYG, construction is part of a new community shaping process, which combines such elements as building construction, developing infrastructure and shaping green areas, as well as recreational, integration and relaxation areas. We truly believe that not only are we laying foundations for new residential areas, but also communities for people, who will be more than simply neighbors, to each other.
The protection of natural resources and care for the environment are very important to us, hence we implement ecological solutions in our housing estates.
We provide support for foundations, communities and for those in need within our communities, we cooperate with local businesses and we take part in local cultural and sporting events.
We act responsibly, choosing to cooperate with local businesses, caring for the environment, and adopting best corporate governance practices.
We build safe and secure buildings, using modern technologies and proven solutions and materials.
Our leading role is clearly visible in the adaptation of new trends and technologies, which we implement as standard to the Polish market. We cooperate with local companies, subcontractors and suppliers.
Our aim is to show and deliver products – apartments and residential areas – made to a higher standard than other comparable market products with regard to price and location.
We offer higher quality at affordable prices while applying modern, innovative and eco-friendly solutions, which allow our Clients to save time and money.
The award granted by the Business Center Club
Distinction in the ranking of Gazeta Finansowa
Distinction in the ranking of Gazeta Finansowa
Title awarded by Otodom.pl in the Tricity market
Award from rynekpierwotny.pl
Award granted by the Institute of European Business
Title awarded by rynekpierwotny.pl in the Tricity market
Award from rynekpierwotny.pl
Sustainable development is deeply rooted in the strategy and business model of ROBYG. Residential property development is a sector, where responsible behavior is essential for the environment, the community, for our employees and business partners. At ROBYG, we believe that property development is more than just construction of a building, because by running our business we change the existing environment or create completely new urban areas, an important part of which are green areas and recreational areas for residents, which at the same time support biodiversity in the city.
Construction is a process in which not only buildings but also communities are built. Therefore, at ROBYG Group, we make every effort to ensure that both our residents and neighbors live in a healthy, friendly and ecological environment. We act responsibly, choosing to cooperate with local businesses, taking care of the environment and managing our company responsibly.
ROBYG’s strategy for sustainable development is structured around 3 pillars of impact: environment, society and corporate governance.
Areas of influence
ROBYG for Planet
ROBYG for People
ROBYG for Responsible Businesses
ROBYG for the Planet means that we lead a sustainable development process, while fully respecting the natural environment in all our projects.
The protection and care of natural resources, increasing the popularity of a sustainable lifestyle and promotion of biodiversity are very important to us, hence we implement ecological solutions on all our housing estates.
For us, construction is part of a new community shaping process, which combines such elements as building housing estates, developing infrastructure, shaping green areas, as well as recreational, integration and relaxation places. We truly believe that we are not only laying foundations for new residential areas, but also for communities.
We also take our social footprint into consideration by having the ambition to be an employer that attracts, retains and develops people.
ROBYG for People is also about building a community of ROBYG satisfied customers.
We act responsibly, choosing to cooperate with local businesses, caring for the environment, and managing the company responsibly while delivering strong financial performance.
Sustainable governance also means that we communicate about our business in a clear and transparent manner.
GREEN STANDARD: SUCCESSFULLY INCORPORATING ECO-FRIENDLY AND LOW-CARBON SOLUTIONS
100% of renewable energy during the construction process in ROBYG by the end of 2024.
MAKING THE 15-MINUTE CITY CONCEPT A REALITY
For over 70% of ROBYG housing concepts to be in line with the 15-minute city concept and increase to over 80% by end of 2025.
WATER AND BIODIVERSITY
ROBYG as the leader in incorporating biodiversity & water policy in all its housing development projects.
BUILDING NEW INTEGRATED COMMUNITIES
Be the housing developer that local communities & neighbors welcome and value the most.
EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING: BE THE EMPLOYER THAT ATTRACTS, RETAINS AND DEVELOPS PEOPLE
Be the employer of first choice within the housing development sector in Poland.
Balanced Gender Diversity in governance bodies & managerial positions: at least 30% representation of women on the company board by the end of 2025.
ROBYG Zero Accidents: the ultimate goal is to have no accidents.
Maintain a ratio of over 80% satisfied clients after hand overs and increase to 90% by the end of 2025.
ESG IN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Launch the ROBYG ESG Website in early autumn 2021.
ANNUAL ESG DISCLOSURE & TRANSPARENT BUSINESS
Announce the ROBYG ESG Strategy in autumn 2021 (and be regarded as the leader in ESG on the Polish housing development market).
Before the end of April 2022, publish the 1st ROBYG ESG Report in GRI Standards (Core).
Become a signatory of the UNGC and report on the 10 principles.
Our approach to the environment and climate change
In ROBYG, we care about the natural environment. We strive for respect, protection and restoration of the natural environment by switching to renewable sustainable energy sources, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, implementing low-emission solutions and reducing the consumption of natural resources on our housing estates. In addition, we protect water resources and introduce elements of biodiversity that absorb carbon dioxide.
What makes our housing estates unique?
Electric car chargers
On our housing estates we install chargers for electric cars, thus supporting the development of electromobility in Poland.
On the roofs of our buildings we install systems to obtain energy from renewable sources. Photovoltaics significantly reduces the consumption of carbon-intensive energy in common areas.
In the common areas of the buildings we use energy-efficient and environmentally friendly LED lighting.
Environmentally friendly exterior insulation
We reduce primary energy consumption by using appropriate building materials, bright facade colors, roller shutters and green vines on the exterior walls.
Inverted roofs of buildings with gravel surface technology allow for water retention and reduce overheating.
Smart House System by Keemple
We offer the environmentally friendly Smart House by Keemple system as standard, which reduces the consumption of utilities by up to 30%.
We will set up solar benches on our estates to charge mobile devices thanks to solar energy.
Walkways made of anti-smog cube
For construction of walkways we use anti-smog cube, which helps to reduce the amount of harmful substances in the air.
Triple-glazed windows and anti-smog ventilators
For the sake of air quality and energy saving, we install triple-pane windows with anti-smog ventilators.
Birdhouses and insect houses
By erecting insect houses and birdhouses we create safe living places for animals in the city.
Micromobility Friendly Estates
Our estates are equipped with bike racks, bike stations, and bike repair stations that allow residents to safely store and service their bikes on their own.
Green and recreational areas on the estate
We create friendly, green places for recreation and sport, thus promoting active and healthy lifestyle.
We reduce our carbon footprint by building neighborhoods according to the idea of 15-minute cities, providing residents with most of their living needs close to where they live.
Rain gardens and green walls
By creating rain gardens, we help to retain water and protect water resources. Green walls help to fight against air pollution and urban heat islands.
We plant flower meadows, which provide habitat for birds and insects, increasing biodiversity.
Weather systems and motion detectors
We reduce heat and power consumption by installing weather management systems and motion sensors.
We build new, integrated communities of satisfied clients. We care about the safety of our employees and associates, and their satisfaction from cooperating with us. Our activities are guided by a social principle based on mutual respect and trust, and the creation of friendly conditions which support the development of person’s potential. Additionally, social well-being means that we take into consideration our impact on local communities we feel obliged to support them.
Our approach to human capital management is regulated by the following documents:
We provide safe and comfortable working conditions to all ROBYG employees, associates, and people working on construction sites. We monitor regulations and guidelines related to health and safety as well as Polish and European legislation on an ongoing basis.
We have implemented Occupational Safety and Health procedures to meet legal requirements, including the identification of hazards on construction sites, instructions for employees and subcontractors, and standardization of safety processes on construction sites. Our OHS documents are standardized and enable:
Contractors and subcontractors are our business partners committed to adhering to relevant standards, therefore we provide them with the following policies and procedures:
We have been working for many months in accordance with the General Sanitary Inspector guidelines, applying protective measures for employees, customers and suppliers. We conduct periodic disinfection and ozonation of our offices. We have introduced systematic tests of employees at construction sites, sales offices and all other publicly access points for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus antibodies. In all of our offices we utilise innovative disinfection technology with the use of modern Keemple Aura Air devices.
We have also introduced special measures to protect our clients: we have launched new contact channels and improved other previously available channels, including the possibility to chat on the website with an Advisor instead of a computer bot, or ordering a real-time video chat, without prior call ordering. We have improved the client panel used in after-sales service, thus reducing the need for in-person meetings. We have launched newsletters informing our clients about safety, health, the market and the life of the company, as well as the construction progress. We have introduced a construction log on the website to remotely track construction progress and we have applied special security measures for clients and ROBYG employees in meeting places in addition to standard safety measures such as personal protective masks for customers and employees: hand disinfection, plexiglass wall, daily disinfection of the office and body temperature measurement of everyone entering the office to avoid spreading the disease.
In 2021, we joined the group of signatories of the Diversity Charter. The aim of this international initiative, present in 26 European countries, is to undertake activities related to the promotion of diversity and equal opportunities in employment. The signing of the Charter by ROBYG confirms its activities to date and a commitment to further improvement in this area.
The Diversity Charter is an international project supported by the European Commission aimed at promoting diversity and implementing solutions for equal treatment in the workplace. By signing the Charter, the employer declares the company’s readiness to involve all its employees, as well as business and social partners in anti-discrimination activities.
One important aspect in promoting diversity is the position of women in the company. Nearly 500 people work in the ROBYG Capital Group. Women represent over 50% of all ROBYG employees and 43% of the management staff.
We focus on simple and transparent communication with potential and existing clients. For people who buy an apartment for the first time, we have provided a practical step by step guide named “My Apartment” where we guide them through the entire process.
In addition, we regularly conduct client satisfaction surveys. Currently, 80% of our clients are very satisfied after apartment hand over. We want to improve this ratio to 90% by 2025.
For many years, we have been involved in local initiatives. We support art, culture, education, sport, and helped sick children and their families. The Sponsoring Policy of ROBYG Group is a document that regulates and outlines areas in which we want to provide assistance.
Helping those most in need during a pandemic.
We also undertook numerous activities related to helping in the face of the coronavirus epidemic – we actively supported the needy, seniors and Warsaw Uprising insurgents, as well as medical institutions. In 2020, ROBYG donated over PLN 250,000 in total for support and co-financing.
We have implemented appropriate policies, procedures, and mechanisms that integrate ethical, social, environmental, and risk management issues in our business, protect the brand and reputation of ROBYG SA, build long-term value for all stakeholders, and ensure good financial results.
Our organizational culture as well as ethics and compliance are regulated at the operational level by the following documents:
POLICY ON THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA (GDPR)
1. Preparation and implementation of the required corporate document policy, including a code of conduct for suppliers and subcontractors
2. Focus on educating employees and managerial staff in the field of ESG strategy and ESG activities at ROBYG
3. Regular training for employees on the Code of Conduct, including anti-corruption training at least once-a-year
4. Suppliers, contractors and other cooperating entities are required to be acquainted with the ROBYG Code of Conduct
100% of Robyg S.A. shares are owned by TAG Beteiligungs- und Immobilienverwaltungs GmbH from TAG Immobilien
AG Group with its headquarters in Hamburg
Since 2021, ROBYG has been committed to the United Nations Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and it’s principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
United Nations Global Compact
ROBYG is the only home builder in Poland that published Impact Report. The Impact Report shows the changes and influence on that occurred as a result of the company’s operations in the social and economic field.
Our Impact Report will summarize for you what is the total economic impact of ROBYG. Our total economic impact is the sum of direct, indirect and induced impact. The multiplier effect shows the impact of our activities on the Polish economy.
The total economic effect of ROBYG’s operations in 2020 is approximately
PLN 523 million. The value generated by ROBYG circulates through the economy stimulating various sectors and spurring it up their production.
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by ROBYG creates almost another
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The impact of the ROBYG group
Gross added value [PLN million]
We plan and build our estates so that they are as useful for the residents as possible, our influence is not limited to the closest vicinity of our investments. We implement infrastructure projects that contribute to the development of entire cities and increase their functionality.
The investments include Road construction, bridges, parks, recreational and sports facilities and green areas, sewage and heating networks and even kindergartens and sports fields.
In 2020 we spend around 79 mln zł for infrastructure investment. In addition, to complete investments which we started or continued during 2020, we will incur additional expenses of in the amount of 293 million PLN.
is the number of subcontractors that we works with us every day in Poland
are polish companies majority are small and medium-sized family businesses.
work on our construction sites every day and carry out additional orders and work for us (people not employed at ROBYG)
work for and with ROBYG
of production value was generated by of our suppliers and subcontractors in terms of products and services during 2020 thanks to our activities
are jobs in the construction industry
suppliers of products and services for ROBYG, comes from Poland
the proportion of the added value generated by the ROBYG Group that goes toward the reinvestment and further growth
Additional influence resulting from our activity is the so-called fiscal effect, which consists of taxes and contributions paid to the state budget and local government units. By Paying taxes and other official fees in Poland, we contribute to the state budget and the budgets of the communes in which we operate.
is the amount we paid to the government budget and local government units in 2020
The amount of taxes and official fees ROBYG paid in 2020 could fund the construction of almost 40 rehabilitation and physiotherapy centers.
The European Climate Pact, initiated by the European Commission, is part of the European Green Deal and will enable the EU to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050, as the first continent in the world. The aim of the Green Deal is to balance the EU’s economy through converting climate and environmental challenges into opportunities and ensuring fair transformation.
By connecting systemic approaches – at the level of Green Deal policy with support for individual and institutional activities within the framework of the Climate Pact, together we have the chance to limit our negative impact on the climate.
Activities within the framework of the European Climate Pact, led by the Ambassadors, concentrate, in the first phase, on key areas from the point of view of benefits for citizens and the environment, i.e., in the area of green land, green mobility, energy saving buildings and ecological skills. The work of the Ambassador is therefore the co-creation of climate policy, conveying scientifically checked information and promoting pro-ecological activities as well as shaping a healthy and happy society, connecting local initiatives on a national and international level.
– was chosen by the European Commission as the Climate Pact Ambassador in Poland. Thanks to her nomination Anna Wojciechowska has joined the group of 19 such Ambassadors in Poland.