Bogdanka presented awards in the rECOnstructor competition
The presentation of awards in the rECOnstructor environmental competition took place at the headquarters of LW Bogdanka S.A. on 9 March. The main goal of the project was to educate children and young people to take action based on the idea of zero waste and to introduce habits that protect the natural environment.
The project was open to all secondary schools in the county, as well as primary schools that actively undertake environmental activities on a daily basis. The inter-school environmental project “I GET INSPIRED! ZERO WASTE IN SCHOOLS” was implemented from November 2022 under a cooperation agreement between LW Bogdanka S.A. and the County Office in Łęczna. The prize in the contest is a trip for the whole class to the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw.
The first part of the project was a workshop attended by 600 students during 40 hours of classes. The organization of the educational workshops was aimed at preparing them to carry out activities promoting segregation and waste reduction within the framework of the concept of circular economy.
The second part of the project was the rECOnstructor competition, which provided an opportunity to use old, unnecessary objects and construct something new and surprising. The main idea of the contest was to give a “second” life to no-longer-needed items, using them to build, for example, an everyday object, recycle them and use them as an element of an outfit, interior design, decoration or machine.
In the voting, the first place was awarded to the project of class III of the IT Technical High School in the King Casimir Jagiellonian School Complex in Łęczna titled “The Precursor Lamp.” A group of 15 students from the winning class came to the meeting in Bogdanka, along with their chaperones: Ewa Stefańska, deputy school director, and Klaudia Szewczuk-Grymuza, technical school teacher.
The students were also accompanied by Ms. Wioleta Olender, head of the Department of Promotion, Culture and Tourism of the County Office in Łęczna. The main prize was handed over to the winning class by the President of the LW Bogdanka SA Management Board Kasjan Wyligała.
The technical school students also listened to two lectures given by Artur Kuter, Director of IT, and Seweryn Szwarocki, Director of Strategy and Sustainable Development at LW Bogdanka. They talked about innovations and changes at the mine, as well as flexible adaptation of the career paths to meet the changing demands of the labor market.
“The focus on zero waste or less waste is a response to the generation of waste we encounter in our daily lives. Our mine's Community Commitment Policy prioritizes educational issues, including environmental matters. The implementation of the project in primary and secondary schools is a continuation of our long-standing cooperation with educational institutions in the county. I am glad that we have such talented and creative young people in the Łęczna county, who will soon take the reins of our planet into their own hands.”
- concluded Kasjan Wyligała, President of the LW Bogdanka Management Board.
The meeting was chaired by Agata Kostarz, Deputy Director for Strategy and Sustainable Development, head of the ESG Department, responsible for the implementation of the project on the part of LW Bogdanka.
Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A. is a leading hard coal producer in Poland that stands apart from its peers in terms of its modern and efficient mining. It is one of the largest Polish hard coal mines. Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A. chiefly conducts mining operations in terms of hard coal extraction, enrichment and sales. It supplies this raw material mainly to industrial offtakers. Supply contracts are long-term, and the product is sold to the commercial power sector and the industrial power sector.
The company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since June of 2009. In August 2022, Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A. returned to listing on the WIG-ESG Index.
Since October of 2015 Bogdanka has been a member of the Enea Group, the second largest player on Poland’s electrical power market in terms of the generation of electricity, which manages the entire value chain on the electricity market ranging from fuel to the generation of electricity, distribution, sales (supply) and customer service.