From the very beginning of the business, i.e. from 1944, ŚWIT employs people with disabilities. At that time, their rehabilitation was not the main problem. In such extremely tough times, in a war devastated country, it was necessary to give people the possibility to work and have money to live on. The dynamic development of the Cooperative made its management pay attention to other aspects of the operation of similar enterprises.

The Cooperative also provided financial support for people with disabilities in respect of: housing adaptation, removal of architectural barriers, equipping their apartments with different household appliances. We organized various sports events, including the organization of sea voyages and international tournaments in various sports disciplines practiced by people with disabilities. Unfortunately, after the economic collapse in the early 90s, the Cooperative was forced to reduce both its business and rehabilitation activities. We could not avoid taking difficult decisions when restructuring our business and introducing necessary changes. After that difficult period of time, the situation returned to normal, and there was a significant increase in the employment of persons with disabilities. Currently, the rehabilitation outpatient clinic provides primary medical care and rehabilitation treatment, including physical therapy, and prevention tests in the field of occupational medicine. We  have patients’ clubs, the center for inclusion of the disabled, we organize rehabilitation camps, individual rehabilitation programs, and provide individual assistance for people with disabilities.

Currently, our Cooperative employs nearly 800 people, including about 90% of them are persons with disabilities.

Currently, our Cooperative employs nearly 800 people, including about 90% of them are persons with disabilities.

According to the Act of 27 August 1997 on Vocational and Social Rehabilitation and the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, employers with more than 24 employees on a full-time basis are required to make monthly contributions to PFRON. Since August 1992, we have owned the status of a sheltered workshop (ZPCHR). We provide private label, contract manufacturing and our own branded product with the added advantage of being able to offer Polish Registered company deductions of up to 50% via the PEFRON system.

If your organization has companies registered in Poland and would like to find out how you could save up to 50% on your private label production then please contact us to find out more about this opportunity.