Ocena Wpływu Inwestora Zagranicznego (OWIZ) is an analysis of the influence made by a foreign investor on Polish economy and society. After the assessment is completed, the investor is issued a certificate with the number of points received by them in each of the four main categories assessed.
Issuing of a OWIZ certificate confirms the beneficial influence of the foreign investor on Polish economy, credibility before central and local administration, and is a tool to increase the trust of local business partners and end clients.
The first stage of the process of certification is the anlysis of six critical areas (Corruption, Creating monopoles, Penality, Cash transfers, Extraction of raw materials, Environmental damage). The positive outcome of this part of the audit enables the carrying out of the anlysis in four target areas, which are: “Economy and Rooting”, “Innovativeness”, “Human Capital”, and “Environmental Protection and Local Community”.