Social responsibility

  • Business for Climate

    Business for Climate declaration was signed during the conference Stormwater Poland 2020.


    During the debate, representatives of companies operating in the water protection industry, i.e. Ecol-Unicon Sp. z o.o., HAURATON POLSKA, Wavin Polska, Veolia Polska, SAUR Polska and experts from the Climate Manifest, presented action plans for adaptation to climate change.


    Debate including signing the declaration, taking future actions for climate protection. We are pleased that this initiative was enthusiastically received.

  • Everything in Your Hands

    The Climate Manifest was created with specific tips on what to do to stop environmental degradation.

    According to experts, its implementation will allow a low-carbon economy to develop in Poland over a 30-year perspective in a low-carbon economy. The authors of the Climate Manifest are Jacek Zalewski, Andrzej Staniszewski and Marcin Chełkowski – outstanding specialists in the field of water management, air purity and waste management, authors of scientific studies in these fields. The project is coordinated by Wojciech Falkowski.


    “Pearls in the Crown of the Earth” is a project whose purpose is to show how much ECOL is related to nature and the environment. As part of the Ecol brand promotion, he co-organized and participated in projects to occur in unique places on earth, especially those that have an impact on global climate change.


    Three places have been selected: Arctic – Alaska – with the highest peak in North America – Mt. Mc.Kinley. Denali is a very specific mountain. To get it, you must bring all your equipment on your shoulders. 8 people from Poland took part in the expedition in 2008, including Wojciech Falkowski, who was its manager. Responsibility for group safety and climbing support was secured by the famous climber Maciej Berbeka. From Talkitna the team was transported to the glacier at an altitude of 2000 m. Then, ski-touring began to hike to the base. The weather conditions were truly arctic. Frequent changes of weather, heavy snowfall, wind and sun made the trek extremely hard and unique. An important element of the trip was to care for cleanliness. All garbage, including manure, was collected in special containers so as not to contaminate this wonderful area. The goal of the trip – reaching the summit – was not achieved due to very bad weather conditions. Nevertheless, contact with nature, interesting conversations with park guards and real, two-week survival on the glacier outside the Arctic Circle left an unforgettable experience. The Ecol logo was a permanent element of each camp and members of other expeditions could learn about the scope of Ecol’s activities.


    Antarctica – with the highest peak – Mt. Vinson – is a very important natural element of the continent located at the very end of the Earth. The thickness of the Antarctic ice sheet is a great source of drinking water for the inhabitants of the earth. It is also an indicator of the planet’s global warming. Unfortunately, every year the ice cover of this continent decreases. What is very important, while we can observe many animals (birds, seals, sea lions) by the ocean, in the center of the continent there are practically no traces of fauna or flora. The area around Mt Vinson is a beautiful white desert. For this reason, just like in Alaska, there is a great deal of care about maintaining immaculate purity. The point is that local conditions should be kept unchanged. The climatic conditions that prevail here are really extreme. Winds with a force of 100 km / h and temperatures below minus 20 degrees are commonplace. Our international expedition [including 4 members from Poland] experienced frost minus 45 degrees Celsius. Despite such climatic conditions, on February 11, 2011, the flag of Ecol flapped at Antarctica’s highest point. The expedition was organized by Antarctic Logistic Expedition and ended with full success.


    Asia – with the highest peak of Mt. Everest. The purpose of this trip was to enter the “Roof of the World” and promote environmental care practices. The Himalayas are the main source of drinking water for much of Asia, including China and India. Initially, the expedition was to take place in 2018, but for operational reasons, the expedition was moved to 2019. The international expedition was organized by the American company Madisson Mountaineering under the leadership of Garrett Madisson. The summit of Mt Everest was reached on May 23, 2019.


    The “Pearls in the Crown of the Earth” project is planned for 2008-2019 to mark the development of Ecol in the next decade of its activity. The presence of Ecol people in such spectacular places builds the company’s image and really marks the company’s business activity on foreign markets. The dynamic development of brands from the Ecol Group is a success supported by the effort of many people, but also by real actions building the image of companies involved in environmental protection. We believe that the project’s success has further strengthened this image.


    Supporting initiatives promoting activities for the protection of the environment and water resources is a key direction of the corporate social responsibility strategy implemented by Ecol and the Ecol Group companies. By engaging in expeditions such as “Pearls in the Crown” we show the brand’s attachment to nature, in its purest release, appreciating the passion and perseverance of the people involved in this project.



  • IWA Specialist Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control

    Ecol Group sponsors the IWA Specialist Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control:

    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.

    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.”

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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.”

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