The 25-year history of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa has taught us much. Today, we are one of the most modern enterprises. We are counting on people because they are the foundation for our successes and they are building a strong organisation. We are also counting on development and innovations – implementing ambitious plans, wanting to strengthen our position as leading producer of coking coal and coke on the European market. We are striving to become a leader of innovativeness in the mining industry. We are also emphasising social dialogue – with a responsible approach to our activities, we respond to the needs of local communities and take action to protect the natural environment. Thanks to initiatives and activities undertaken by our employees, including in the areas of health, occupational safety improvements, raising ecological awareness and creating equal opportunities, the Company once again was selected as constituent of the RESPECT Index for companies that are managed in a sustainable and responsible manner.
I would like to thank here, most of all, our employees for their unwavering spirit, every-day work and dedication as well as the trade unions, local governments, our customers, partners and shareholders for their commitment.
With a view towards meeting the expectations of our stakeholders and the growing interest in non-financial information, we are drawing on the best practices and standards, emphasising openness and transparency in communication, which constitute one of the more important elements having an impact on the effective and efficient operation of our Group. This is why, with a concern for full transparency, we decided to publish financial and non-financial information in an integrated format. I hope that you will find this report to be of interest and that it will help you in better understanding the specific nature and the potential of our Group’s operations and that it will present a true depiction of our business.