Together with the ‘Polish Confederation of private employers and companies’ Orange Poland has created the coalition ‘I choose e-invoicing’ (Wybieram e-fakture), encouraging the country’s companies to move away from the ‘traditional’ paper-based method of sending invoices.
Orange calculated that if all invoices in Poland were sent electronically, the country would save 340,000 trees from being cut per year. Among the estimated 4 billion invoices sent every year in Poland, at most only 11% are sent electronically.
Poland is among the last countries in Europe to adopt e-invoicing, highlighting the surge in companies embracing the modern method and its benefits. Although Poland had a slow take-up because of initial reluctance exhibited by some stakeholders, the initiative has set a clear example of how to achieve e-invoicing, even in the face of adversity.
It will be interesting to see if other countries follow suit and deploy this coalition approach, to encourage wider adoption of e-invoicing for the benefit of all.