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The presented Integrated Report for 2022 contains data and indicators on the TAURON Capital Group (hereinafter interchangeably referred to as the Group, TAURON Group and TAURON), as well as the parent company of the TAURON Capital Group, TAURON Polska Energia S.A. (hereinafter TAURON Polska Energia, the Company). The Company, headquartered in Katowice at Ks. P. Ściegiennego 3, was registered in the National Court Register on January 8, 2007 under the name Energetyka Południe S.A. The change of the Company’s name to the current one, i.e. TAURON Polska Energia S.A., was registered on November 16, 2007. Since 2010, TAURON Polska Energia shares have been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. TAURON operates as a joint stock company, with share capital of PLN 8,762,746,970.00 divided into 1,752,549,394 shares. The main shareholders are: State Treasury 30.06%, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. 10.39%, Nationale-Nederlanden Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny 5.06%. Other shareholders hold 54.49% of the shares. The TAURON Group operates in Poland and to a small extent in the Czech Republic.

The report was prepared in accordance with:

  • International Financial Reporting Standards („IFRS”) as approved by the European Union („EU”). IFRS include standards and interpretations accepted by the International Accounting Standards Board („IASB”) and the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee.
  • Article 49b, clause 1-8 and art. 55, clause 2b-e of the Accounting Act of September 29, 1994, as subsequently amended, which implements the guidelines of the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 2014/95 / EU of October 22, 2014, as regards disclosure of non-financial information.
  • Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2020/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 18, 2020, on establishing a framework to facilitate sustainable investment, amending Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 and its delegated acts, i.e.:
    • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2139 of June 4, 2021, supplementing Regulation (EU) 2020/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing technical qualification criteria for determining the conditions under which the given economic activity qualifies as making a significant contribution to climate change mitigation or adaptation, as well as for determining whether such an economic activity does not cause serious damage to any other environmental objective.
    • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2178 of July 6, 2021, supplementing Regulation (EU) 2020/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council by clarifying the content and presentation of the information on environmentally sustainable business activities to be disclosed by companies subject to 29a of Directive 2013/34/EU, and specifying the method for fulfilling this disclosure obligation.
  • Communication from the European Commission dated 20.06.2019. „Guidelines for reporting non-financial information: Supplement on reporting climate-related information” (2019/C 209/01).
  • GRI Standards.
  • WSE guidelines for ESG reporting,
  • Guidelines <IR> Framework – the most globally known standard for integrated reporting.

Non-financial data was compiled on the basis of a dialogue with the stakeholders carried out according to the AA1000SES standard.

The business model, key non-financial performance indicators, policies and the due diligence procedures applied, as well as the potential risks and the risk management system, are presented in this Report from the point of view of the entire TAURON Group and are provided on a consolidated basis.

The subject matter scope of the Report has not changed significantly as compared to 2021. The Report covers the following subsidiaries: TAURON Polska Energia, TAURON Wydobycie, TAURON Wytwarzanie, Nowe Jaworzno Grupa TAURON, TAURON Ciepło, TAURON Ekoenergia, TAURON Dystrybucja, TAURON Nowe Technologie, TAURON Dystrybucja Pomiary, Bioeko Grupa TAURON, TAURON Sprzedaż, TAURON Sprzedaż GZE, TAURON Obsługa Klienta, Kopalnia Wapienia “Czatkowice”, Spółka Usług Górniczych, TAURON Serwis, Energetyka “Cieszyńska”, TAURON Inwestycje, Usługi Grupa TAURON,  the special purpose vehicles set up to manage the wind assets, TAURON Ubezpieczenia and Wsparcie Grupa TAURON. This set of companies, also included in the Financial Statements, is representative for all of the Group’s lines of business. This approach enables understanding the way they are operated, but also their impact on the environment. The Report does not include entities over which TAURON Group does not have control.

TAURON Capital Group’s non-financial reporting process takes place on an annual basis, and the publication date coincides with the publication of the financial statements. The Non-financial Report of TAURON Capital Group for 2022 was published on March 29, 2023. Contact details for the stakeholders is available on the website at the address:

Due to the growing importance of the non-financial data, the Non-Financial Report has been prepared for the fourth time in the history of TAURON Group, constituting an independent, autonomous document. The Report for 2022 does not introduce any material adjustments or additions to the data for previous reporting periods.

As part of the process of drawing up the Report, documents, policies, due diligence procedures, risk management principles and other information materials related to the operations of TAURON Group were analyzed.

The ESG content is largely based on the 2022 Report on Non-Financial Information. Data was collected in the following stages:

  • conducting a strategic stakeholder mapping process and determining material aspects of reporting,
  • conducting a materiality analysis of the issues to be reported in the Report,
  • collecting data depicting the implementation of policies in terms of the business model, Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility objectives, as well as due diligence and risk management and their conduct in the TAURON Capital Group,
  • Preparation of content based on data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and guidelines for reporting non-financial information (GRI Standards, WSE Guidelines for ESG Reporting).

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