2019 Financial
and Social Report

Friendly workplace

[GRI 103-1] In addition to providing attractive working conditions, development and social support, Bank Millennium offers programs for working parents, opportunities to take part in charitable activities, employee volunteerism and Millennium Active Zone events promoting a healthy lifestyle. The Bank also supports the cultivation of employees’ passions by co-funding MilleClub sporting, cultural and recreational projects.

YES to Parenting is a program addressed to parents and their children. Its objective is to advance the cause of maintaining balance between employees’ work lives and private lives, disseminate information about parental rights and guarantee their widespread observance. Under this program employees and their families are invited to participate in contests, excursions co-funded by the Bank and cultural and sporting events promoting spending time together as families. In 2019, Bank employees along with their families took part in domestic trips and also longer trips to Paris and Disneyland, Barcelona and London, where children were able to, in addition to seeing the city, also visit the Harry Potter Film Studio.

As part of another campaign – Millewidziani, a meeting was organized at the Bank’s Head Office for the employees’ children. During the visit, the children were able to, among others, find out what the work in the bank involves, see it in practice, see a test branch and find out how to safely use an ATM. The children also met with one of the Bank’s Management Board members, who told them about his work.

The internal social platform and Intranet are actively used for ongoing communication within the project, sharing opinions and listening to ideas from the parent-employees.

[GRI 401-3] Returning after a maternity/parental leave*

Bank Millennium Group Men Women Total 2019 Total 2018
Employees who took leave 2 270 272 259
Returned to work after leave 2 233 235 226
Employed 12 months after returning from the leave 4 218 222 208
Percentage returning after leave 100% 86% 86% 87%
Percentage of employees retained by the Group who returned from the leave 80% 83% 83% 79%
Bank Millennium Men Women Total 2019 Total 2018
Employees who took leave 2 263 265 252
Returned to work after leave 2 229 231 222
Employed 12 months after returning from the leave 2 177 179 202
Percentage returning after leave 100% 87% 87% 88%
Percentage of employees retained by the Group who returned from the leave 67% 81% 81% 79%
*data for Euro Bank not available

The employees of the Bank Millennium Group are subject to one of the following working hour schedules: fixed (the main one), shift-based, task-based or balanced. The selection of a system depends on the type, organization and place of work and the business requirements in a specific area.

In response to an employee’s written request, his or her superior may set an individual work time schedule within the framework of the work time system applicable to that employee. Working remotely is also possible through individual arrangements. Employees may work part-time insofar as the conditions for the Group to operate in a given area facilitate that. Many employees with parental rights are taking advantage of this solution.

Every year Bank Group employees participate in charitable races in which the Bank co-funds participation. A Charitable Auction has also been held every year for the last 7 years. During this auction employees may purchase the handiwork created by their colleagues from work. The amount collected during the auction is matched by the bank and transferred for treatment of disabled children of the Bank’s employees.

Employees have the opportunity to pursue their own volunteer campaigns under the Millantrop program. This program is run by the Bank Millennium Foundation, which awards grants through a contest to Bank employees to conduct social campaigns. Bank volunteers also conduct financial education classes within two programs: “Bakcyl” (basic finance and finance management classes in schools) and “Financial ABCs” (financial education program for preschoolers).

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