June 29th. 16 member companies of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland (AmCham) have been awarded Honorary Medals of Merit for Economic Development of the Republic of Poland. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Janusz Piechociński, granted State decorations for outstanding achievements in the field of innovation, industry promotion, research, development and introduction of effective methods of management.
Among the awarded companies were global corporations such as 3M, P&G, McDonald's, CH2M, Coca-Cola, Enterprise Investors, GE, General Motors, Google, IBM, International Paper, Lynka, Marriott, Mars, Motorola Solutions and UPC Poland. These 16 companies had a major impact on Polish economic transformation and invested over 26 billion zlotys and employ more than 48 thousand employees.
Granting Medals of Merit for the Development of the Economy by the Minister of Economy emphasizes the large impact of American investors on Polish development. Investors from the other side of the Atlantic were among the first to transform the Polish market after 1989.
Most of the honored companies have been operating and developing on the Polish market for over 25 years. During this time, they have invested billions of dollars in the Polish economy – said Tony Housh, Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce in Poland. As companies, they represent a wide range of sectors that show the diversity of American investment.What they share in common is a commitment to this market, their employees, best practices and making a positive impact on Polish society.
During the event, in addition to the 16 representatives of AmCham member companies, also present were the US Ambassador to Poland, Stephen D. Mull; Chairman of AmCham, Tony Housh, and representatives of government and numerous guests. They emphasized the importance of Polish – American relations and partnership in the field of economy and investment. Americans are one of the most dynamic groups of foreign investors in Poland. They brought to Poland not only capital, but also knowledge which enables the development of commerce in the country.
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Janusz Piechocinski stressed that Poland is grateful to those who participated in the economic transformation. - The presence of American investors in Poland contributed to the economic development of our country and contributes to stability and economic security - he added.
The Medals have been awarded since December 2014. Distinction awarded by the Minister of Economy honors individuals, companies and institutions active in the field of economy, making significant contributions to its development.
The new medal is intended to highlight the outstanding achievements in the area of innovation, promotion of Polish industry, implementation of new technologies, research, development and introduction of effective methods of management. In February this year, among honored institutions was the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland.
The companies that will be recognized are,
4) Enterprise Investors
9) International Paper
11) Marriott Hotel