EWL Group is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings. As part of this commitment, we continue to develop and implement robust systems and controls to mitigate the risk of modern slavery anywhere within our business operations or supply chain.
After the very hard years of 2019-2021 marked by a global pandemic, in 2022 we all oppose Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the effects that the war caused.
Mother and Child Point conducted by EWL Migration Platform and EWL Foundation EWL
The Mother and Child Point dedicated to Ukrainian refugee women and their children was launched on February 24, 2022 at Warsaw West Railway Station by EWL Migration Platform and Foundation for Support of Migrants on the Labour Market ‘EWL’. The priority was to provide women fleeing Ukraine with a safe space for rest, recreation and play for the youngest ones. To this end, necessary items for personal use, hygiene products and warm meals were provided, and children’s playrooms were organized with coordinators and volunteers assigned to care for them.
No less important was the provision of psychological support to Ukrainian citizens and assistance in finding work in Poland. The continuation of the above aid activities in the long term was made possible by the support provided by the funds of the Mazovian Voivodship Office in Warsaw.
The efficient coordination of the work of the 350m2 Mother and Child Point was supervised by employees of the EWL Migration Platform and nearly 350 volunteers, as well as employees of UNICEF Poland. They provided psychological assistance and animation for children.
Since the beginning of the war, more than 70,000 women with children from Ukraine have benefited from the assistance offered by EWL Migration Platform and Foundation for Support of Migrants on the Labour Market ‘EWL’ at the Mother and Child Point. Despite the passing of a year since the beginning of the Russian aggression, the activity of the Mother and Child Point is continued. In the last quarter, it managed to take care of nearly 6,000 refugees and their children.
Exposition to modern slavery and our response
Refugees from Ukraine who have come to Poland and whom we help through our activities are exposed to modern slavery and our response to it through our operations, employees and supply chain. We used our ongoing collaboration with the Polish government, the European Institute for Work Mobility, to assess new impacts and appropriate actions. At the same time, we support and apply for membership in the Slave-Free Alliance and the Help for Justice organization, provides the knowledge and resources to provide us with the tools we need to identify the risks of modern slavery and then implement appropriate control measures. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Slave-Free Alliance and further developing our existing internal processes.
Everyone with whom we do business is expected to adhere to the highest ethical principles. At EWL, we expect all our business partners, agents and suppliers to implement robust processes to eliminate the risk of modern slavery in their organizations. This has led to the strengthening of internal due diligence and other processes.
EWL’s commitment to combating modern slavery is supported by its core values:- being fair, cooperation and empowerment, openness, customer focus, challenging the status quo.
Chief Executive Officer