Volkswagen Motor Polska has been named a “Worker-Friendly Employer” for the second time since 2010. The prestige of this honor is reflected by the fact that President Andrzej Duda made an official presentation of the award to HR Director Joanna Kaniewska at a ceremony held at the presidential palace in Warsaw in late March.
“This is a very valuable award to have received from our employees,” said Kaniewska. “Being nominated once again to the circle of winners is our reward for consistently pursuing our aims, especially in health and safety.”
The title “Worker-Friendly Employer” is awarded to companies in Poland who distinguish themselves in a number of areas. These include observing labor law and health and safety regulations, ensuring stable working conditions, and giving their employees the opportunity to join trade unions. Candidates are nominated by company organizations in the Solidarność trade union. The award was given to 22 companies from around the country, and the winners may hold on to their titles for three years.
Volkswagen Motor Polska employs 1,272 people at its site in the town of Polkowice in southwestern Poland. The plant builds four-cylinder diesel engines and engine components such as cylinder heads and camshafts, which are supplied to other Volkswagen plants around the world.