Approved Partner Programme was launched in the Wielkopolska province in 1995 by the Promotion Centre for Enterprise and Regional Information in Poznań (at present the European Education and Consulting Centre). In that time, this was the only programme functioning in Poland that was certifying business reliability. To date, the various editions of the Programme have selected more than 1100 award winners from throughout Poland, among whom there were many companies of high rank operating in our economy.
In 1999, the Programme initiators, representatives of the public and the award-winning companies created the Reliable Business Association (Good Business Practice) that together with the European Education and Consulting Centre (until end of 2004 – Business Promotion Centre) promotes the new version of the Programme.
Systematic support started in 2001. It aimed to popularize knowledge and help in the implementation of the UN “Global Compact” initiative and the European Business Campaign for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) announced by the European Commission.
Our actions were endorsed by The President of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) and The President of the European Parliament – prof. Jerzy Buzek.