Social responsibility

The strategy of the Ecol group activities is consistent with corporate social responsibility, combines activities for the benefit of people, the environment and society with the business goals of the company and the values that drive us.

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IWA Specialist Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control

Ecol Group sponsors the IWA Specialist Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control: http://icws2016.org/sponsorship.

 

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This is a very important event for Ecol as, in 1991, the company created one of the first constructed wetlands in Poland in the Gdańsk zoo and the Swelina brook. For the occasion, Wojciech Falkowski prepared a presentation on constructed wetlands created by Ecol, while the company’s employees had the pleasure of showing the participants around the company’s perfectly operating facilities. http://icws2016.org/conference/technical-tours.

 

At the conference, a discussion forum on various possibilities for using wetland systems was held, with Wojciech Falkowski sharing his professional knowledge on “Restoring water retention in urban areas.”

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Films promoting environmental protection

As part of Ecol-Unicon, Ecol has produced two films promoting environmental protection. The videos were showed at schools and universities (links: part 1,part 2). Ecol-Unicon also made two other films, Kropla 1 and Kropla 2 illustrating the way a single drop of water makes through water protection devices (link).

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We are looking for talented photographers

As part of Ecol-Unicon, Ecol is looking for talented photographers. The company has already organized four editions of the competition for the most beautiful photographs of water, each year attracting many gifted people.

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McKinley and Antarctica

Ecol is present at the cleanest places on Earth, appreciating persistent people with all-consuming passions by sponsoring two mountain expeditions, McKinley Expedition 2009 and Antarctic Expedition 2011.

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Ecol supports sports events in Pomerania

In 2004, as one of the sponsors of the Motocross team, Ecol was recognized by President Adamowicz. Besides, the company keeps sponsoring the Lechia Gdańsk tennis club.

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Wojciech Falkowski as Member of the Consultative Council of the Gdańsk University of Technology

2012-2016: Wojciech Falkowski is appointed Member of the Consultative Council of the Gdańsk University of Technology, analyzing the situation of PG-WILiS, reconsidering internship programs and student scholarship schemes, and sharing his broad knowledge to help better prepare students for work. This is a consultative body which brings together leading experts from the construction industry.

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Helping children

Wojciech Falkowski has been engaged in helping children for many years. Between 2000-2010, as Member of the Lions Club, he sponsored and actively participated in organizing different forms of support for hospitals, orphanages and day-care centers.

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Between 2003-2004, he took over the presidency of the Club and, together with the authorities of Gdańsk, established “Dom NA Skraju”, a day-care center for poor children. After receiving an old garage from the local authorities, the Lions Club transformed it into a real day-care center with a toilet and a place to prepare something to eat. The initiative cost about PLN 100,000. And, it has turned out to be a very successful investment!

 

Lions is an organization which encourages understanding and compassion, meets humanitarian needs, serves communities through its volunteers, promotes social engagement and international cooperation. Every year, it organizes charity balls which are very popular in Pomerania. The funds raised during these benefits help support various foundations.

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Wojciech Falkowski awarded by President Kwaśniewski

Ecol continues to support research into new possibilities for water protection and treatment. Wojciech Falkowski was awarded by President Kwaśniewski for the implementation of UNISEP BIO, today known as BIOFIT, provided by Ecol-Unicon – the most effective wastewater treatment system for highways.

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Wojciech Falkowski and Solidarity

Wojciech Falkowski was an activist of the underground Solidarity movement. His task was to print leaflets and promote Radio Solidarity in Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot. For more information, read the interview Link or the book “IRadio Solidarność w Trójmieście” by Maciej Pawlak.

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Excerpt from the book:

“In October 1978, Wojciech Falkowski met Bogdan Borusewicz who, after 1980, offered him to cooperate on printing independent publications. He was trained how to use mimeograph machines and manual stencil machines. He was given a machine, paper and ink. “My printing house,” says Wojciech Falkowski, “was organized in the house which was at that time being built by my father at Sygietyńskiego 8 in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz. I remember that my high school buddies used to help me to do the job. I would receive ready stencils and give a specific number of copies to Bogdan. I did so until the Martial Law (…). Then, everything was like in the movies. I would drive up in front of different buildings with Rysiek Pusz, I would seat behind the steering wheel with the engine running, just to make sure we could escape from the militia at any time. Finally, we got to Oliwa at Sobolowa 3. There had been Piotr Kapczyński, the director of the Alternatywy printing house, and Zbyszek Nowek and Marek Wachnik, who studied at the University of Toruń. We started right away. They had a lot of paper and stencils in stock, but no printing machines. So I went with Rysiek to Sygietyńskiego Street to get a roller and ink. The first leaflets of the Martial Law were printed on December 13, 1981, with an old flannel shirt and a pane from the secretaire of Danka Zientarska thanks to our own efforts and the help of Danka’s daughters, Albina and Izabela. We scattered the leaflets at SKM Fast Urban Railway stations on Monday, December 14, between 6 and 7 a.m. when many people were rushing to work. The texts of the leaflets were arranged by Piotr, Zbyszek and Rysiek. Danka Zientarska would write the stencils while I, Albina, Iza, Wojtek Drozd and Bogdan Dziedziuszko (who joined us later) would print them. The leaflets carried the signature of Bogdan Borusewicz. Rysiek managed to reach him (and we knew he was also hiding out).

 

In the spring of 1982, I was asked to make radio broadcasts in Gdańsk. They showed me the first radio transmitter and the recorder, and told me how to use them. Bogdan would provide me with the cassettes with the recordings at prearranged places. At the beginning, I would broadcast programs myself together with Iza from our friends (at that time we were already a couple). It was mainly in the area of Żabianka, between the railway facilities and Grunwaldzka Street. The first program was also to teach the others how to make broadcasts so that they could do it themselves. I have very good memories of that period of the Martial Law. Uncompromisingness, openness, kindness, engagement, sharing and working in the name of the Truth. It brought me great satisfaction, and my wife, Iza.”