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Dear stakeholders,

I am thrilled to share with you our latest achievements and progress at ASEE Group. As the CEO, it is my pleasure to provide you with an update on our non-financial report for 2022. It was a year of unprecedented success for us, as we achieved our best financial performance ever. We owe this success to the collective efforts of our dedicated employees, our strong business conduct, and our unwavering commitment to respecting all our stakeholders, including employees, the societies in which we operate, clients, and partners.

At ASEE Group, we are proud to conduct our business based on our core values of Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Efficiency, Professionalism, and Commitment. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, and in 2022, we focused on improving our Environmental Policy awareness, which includes climate crisis issues. We are proud of the work done by our Sustainability Team, which has been instrumental in supporting continuous improvement to reduce our GHG emissions.

In 2022, we also refreshed our Corporate Responsibility Framework to enhance our understanding of how our business influences the planet and societies. Our commitment to being a 'green' company required a framework that supports the delivery of our sustainability-oriented plans. We have enhanced our Anti-Corruption policy, Code of Ethics, Conflict of Interest policy, and implemented Whistleblower Procedures to strengthen our corporate culture, core values, and expected ethical behavior.

When preparing the non-financial report, we considered many of the recommendations within the sustainability area, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, EU Directive 2014/95/EU regarding disclosure of non-financial and diversity information, Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), Recommendations of TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures), Best Practice of GPW Listed Companies 2021, The Regulation (EU) 2020/852 on Taxonomy, and EU Delegated Regulation 2021/2139.

We know that monitoring all relevant data and preparing a report is a challenge for every company, and we have some small companies within the ASEE Group with limited resources to support the reporting process. To address this, we have considered two standards in our reporting framework, the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) and SIN (non-Financial Information Standard). We have selected SIN, developed by FSR (Foundation for Reporting Standards), to provide a simpler reporting framework.

At ASEE Group, we remain committed to continuing our sustainability journey, and we have selected key-performance indicators that are important to monitor and report on. While we were unable to establish a baseline year for our non-financial KPIs due to operational changes, such as exploring opportunities for remote work, replacement of in-person meetings within the ASEE Group and with our clients, and other operational improvements, we have defined specific measures we want to use as KPIs and will report on these measures. However, setting specific targets based on such an exceptional year would be impractical.

In conclusion, I believe that our third non-financial report comprises comprehensive information on how we approached managerial, internal control, ethical, environmental, product safety, employee, social, and anti-corruption issues, as well as marketing communication in 2022, and the results we achieved in these areas. As a company employing 3874 people in 23 countries and generating over PLN 1.5 billion in sales revenues in 2022, we have implemented 74 certified management systems, consumed 10,524 MWh of energy, with 12% coming from renewable energy sources, emitted 2.76 MgCO2e per 1 million revenues of Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, emitted 152 kg of waste per 1 million PLN revenues, drove 8,830,793 km with company vehicles, and provided 13 training hours per employee.

We remain committed to our sustainability journey and look forward to the next phase of this journey. Thank you for your continued support and trust in our company.

Sincerely,

Piotr Jeleński, CEO of ASEE and Payten