In 2021 we have been awarded a silver medal by EcoVadis the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. NCDC received good results in all four criteria including the environment, labor, and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.
Social responsibility is the part of NCDC’s DNA since the beginning of the company. We do our best to create a friendly workplace and we care about our local community by prioritizing partnerships with local firms.
Heating, cooling, and ventilation is a huge challenge, but by challenging contractors and ourselves we managed to get all heating build into the floors to avoid visible radiators, and the need for cooling is minimized by using all the right materials and a focus on airflow.
On Wednesday we invite a local supplier “Dżus Wóz” to prepare a freshly pressed juice, but otherwise, we encourage drinking plain water. We have installed water filters and the tap water in our lunch halls is chilled and carbonated by choice at the tap. We have local restaurants delivering our lunch buffet, with a wide choice of salads and a meat-free dishes.
Limiting waste is a focus, and we eliminated all paper towels, so in all bathrooms, we have hand towels. Washing them and rolling them into small tubes, is a triple win. It saves paper, it is cheaper and it gives a great luxurious feeling to grab a fresh towel, use it, and throw it in the wash basket.
Parking in the city center is always a problem and we would never be able to make enough parking spots for everyone. So we have just a few for the visitors, and then we made a lot of room for bicycles. Even if Szczecin is not traditionally a bike-friendly city, bike lanes are popping up, and the number of people arriving on a bike is increasing.We encourage people to move around on foot, by bike or by public transport, which has a positive influence on health and wellbeing.
One time a year we invite a local bike mechanic, and that is a great time for people to get the bike tuned in.