On April 26th 2017, for a sixth time, the Polityka weekly awarded its CSR Leaves to the most socially responsible companies in 2016. Pelion is one of the few healthcare sector companies to have received the Silver CSR Leaf award, which confirms its adherence to the highest standards of responsible and sustainable business conduct. In 2016, in the w fifth edition of this prestigious ranking, Pelion was awarded the White CSR Leaf in recognition of its CSR initiatives in 2015.
Pelion has been awarded the Polski Kompas 2016 statuette by the editorial team of the Gazeta Bankowa monthly. As stated in the grounds for the decision, the award is in recognition of Pelion's innovative projects, going off the beaten track, consistent involvement in promoting healthcare in Poland, and becoming the industry leader.
Pelion was distinguished in the 11th national edition of the Icebreakers 2016 competition. The Company took the second place and was awarded silver medal in the 'Open market' category by the competition Board. Earlier, Pelion won the first place in the 'Open market' category of the local edition of Icebreakers 2016 in the province of Łódź. The competition Board distinguished Pelion for creating jobs for people with disabilities across Poland and for its active involvement in the organisation and celebration of the Global Dignity Day, teaching dignity and respect for the disabled, elderly and the sick. The competition is organised by the Polish Association of Employers of the Disabled (POPON) to honour companies, institutions and private individuals that are sensitive to the problems of people with disabilities and open to their needs, are aware of the importance and necessity of their social and professional inclusion, and create new jobs and better workplaces adapted to the needs of this group of employees. Icebreakers 2016 received the honorary patronage of the First Lady of the Republic of Poland, Agata Kornhauser-Duda.
For a fifth consecutive time, Pelion secured a place in the RESPECT Index, again confirming its adherence to the highest standards of responsible and sustainable business. The official announcement of the Index review results and presentation of membership certificates took place at the offices of the Warsaw Stock Exchange on December 14th 2016. The companies had passed a multi-stage qualification process, involving a thorough assessment of the extent and comprehensiveness of their stakeholder-focused activities. Among the evaluated areas were business management strategies and techniques, HR and environmental policies, as well as market- and customer-oriented initiatives. Pelion's inclusion in the RESPECT Index for the fifth time proves that the company runs its business in a responsible and sustainable manner, and that it meets the expectations of its stakeholders, creating partnership based on trust and transparency. Another inclusion in the RESPECT Index also confirms the soundness of the Company's core values, which have been the foundation of its everyday activity for 26 years. In accordance with its mission of ‘Long and quality life’, Pelion focuses on Patients and their needs, providing them with innovative and comprehensive healthcare solutions. Pelion also aims to serve patients with support throughout the process of pharmacotherapy, as well as with expert knowledge, modern solutions in disease prevention and treatment and access to a wide range of affordable medicines. RESPECT Index is the first index of socially responsible companies (SRI) in Central and Eastern Europe. It includes companies with highest liquidity, which are market leaders in corporate governance, quality reporting and investor relations, and which stand out for their pro-environmental, social and employee-oriented activities.
Pelion ranked 33rd on the ‘500 Largest Companies List in 2015’, published by Rzeczpospolita in May 2016. The companies were ranked by their 2015 revenues.
Pelion ranked 73rd in the list of the 500 largest companies in Central Europe and Ukraine, compiled by Deloitte in partnership with the Rzeczpospolita daily, moving up 6 ranks vs. 2015.
The Responsible Business Forum's ‘Best Practices’ report, highlighting the best practices of Polish companies in 2016, presents 14 practices followed by Pelion and its subsidiaries, including all five long-term practices (the voluntary blood donation campaign, pay-roll, Dignity Day, the PULS Programme, and the DOZ Marathon). The new nine practices featured in the report include: Academy of Business, Charity Heart, Car-Free Day, the ‘Farmakoekonomika Szpitalna’ quarterly, the Charity Evening with Santa, post-holiday cancer check-up – malignant skin cancer, Mikołaj's Heart, ‘Urtica for Children’ Camp, Welcome Day. Their inclusion in the report confirms Pelion's well-established position among the best companies which pursue interesting and socially responsible initiatives that can inspire other businesses. The ‘Responsible Business in Poland: Best Practices’ report is the most comprehensive review of socially responsible business activities in Poland.