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Industry Mining
Founded 1961
Headquarters Lubin, Poland
Area Served Worldwide
President Herbert Wirth
Products Gold, Silver, Copper
Market Value 7.208,5 m$
Employees 18 629 (2012)

About KGHM[edit]

KGHM Polska Miedź (KGHM Kombinat Górniczo-Hutniczy Miedzi Polish Copper) is among the largest producers of copper and silver in the world. The company is traded on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. KGHM is one of the largest Polish exporters and the largest employer in Lower Silesia.

Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy[edit]

KGHM was founded as the Polish Copper Foundation, through which they made the strategic partnership agreement with the National Music Forum in Wrocław to help to the institution financially. Polish Copper Foundation made a financial donation to a copper dome for the Providence Church of God which will also serve as the Museum of the Pope John Paul II and Stefan Wyszyński, Primate and Cardinal of Poland.

Employment policy[edit]

KGHM’s strategic objective is to develop a culture based on ethical values and strategic vision. It aims to implement a transparent employment policy established on open discussion and the rules of corporate governance and business ethics. The company is very strict with its work safety standards to protect its employees welfare.

Cultural Exchange Programs[edit]

International Internship Program[edit]

KGHM Group is promoting and offering employment worldwide, since they say this is the only way global synergy can be achieved. They have been implementing a global recruitment system in order to attract the best candidates from all varieties of markets.

Notable activities[edit]

Promoting Human- and Civil Rights[edit]

KGHM supports a lot of important social initiatives, such as the Information Centre for Senior Citizens.

Supporting Music and Visual Arts[edit]

KGHM, in cooperation with the Polish Copper Foundation, supports various cultural events and scientific, educational and medical institutions. The company makes efforts to save historical memorials and maintain relationships with Polish communities abroad. They have been financing lot of art and cultural events, including art exhibitions, theatrical plays, music and film festivals. KGHM has also supported music and video recordings, film productions and art workshops. The company has been purchasing equipment for cultural institutions staging theatre plays as well.

External links[edit]

CSR Report 2012 KGHM official website