My Company – Infor – ESG as a key to sustainable business

My Company – Infor – ESG as a key to sustainable business

At a time when sustainability and social responsibility are becoming key determinants of corporate success, Beata Drzazga founder of BetaMed SA and initiator of many projects both at home and abroad, shares her experience and thoughts on implementing ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles in business practice.
Ms. Beata, you are known for your commitment to ESG ideas, which have become not only part of your business activities, but also your personal philosophy. Could you elaborate on what led you to this approach and why you think ESG is so important for modern business?

Beata Drzazga: My journey with ESG began well before it became a widely discussed topic. In my opinion, every entrepreneur has a moral obligation not only to his employees and customers, but also to the environment and society. Implementing ESG principles allows for a holistic view of business, where financial profit goes hand in hand with social well-being and environmental protection. This approach has led me to promote sustainable development, which I believe is the only path to long-term success.

What specific measures have you taken at your companies to put ESG principles into practice?

Over the years, I have introduced many initiatives that fit into the ESG framework. In the environmental area, I focused on sustainable resource management, investing in technologies that reduce negative environmental impacts. I have also replaced lighting systems with energy-efficient ones, reduced water consumption and introduced recycling programs.

In the social sphere, I paid special attention to the issue of employee welfare. Introducing additional days off, flexible working hours or health programs are just some of the measures. But I went further – I organized a number of initiatives aimed at local communities, such as open days, educational workshops and charity events, which helped build strong relationships with local residents and highlight the company’s role as a responsible member of the community.

ESG also requires proper governance and transparency. How does your approach to management fit into these requirements?

Managing in the spirit of ESG means, for me, above all, transparency and honesty with all stakeholders. This means open communication with employees, customers and business partners, as well as honest reporting of our activities and their impact on the environment. In my companies, I have put in place a series of procedures and standards that ensure that all decisions are made with a view to their long-term effects on people and the planet.

What challenges have you encountered in implementing the ESG principles and how have you dealt with them?

One of the main challenges was to convince both internal and external stakeholders of the long-term value of these activities. It took time, education and patience. The key here was to show concrete examples of how sustainable actions translate into real benefits – not only ethical, but also economic. Building an organizational culture in which every team member understands and identifies with ESG values was equally important.

Finally, what advice would you have for other business leaders who want to start their ESG adventure?

My main advice is not to be afraid of the first step. ESG may seem like a huge and complicated task, but every journey begins with a single step. Start by defining what ESG means for your company, and setting small, realistic goals. Engage your employees and stakeholders in the process to build a shared vision of sustainability. Remember that every change for the better, no matter how small, makes a difference. By implementing ESG principles, you not only contribute to building a better world, but also strengthen your position in the market and build lasting value for your company.