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Awards and Recognitions

These distinctions reflect the regular scrutiny made by independent entities that evaluate the Group's performance in the context of the best business practices.
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Awards and Recognitions


  • We are ranked 49th in the “Global Powers of Retailing 2021”, the best position ever obtained by the Group in Deloitte’s annual study;
  • We are present in more than 100 international sustainability indices, which recognise our commitment towards implementing good environmental, social and governance practices
  • We were classified with double A by CDP – Disclosure Insight Action – in the programmes “Climate change” and “Management of water as a critical resource”. As for fighting deforestation, the Group is the only food retailer in the world classified with a leadership level (A-) in the commodities palm oil, beef and soya, associated with the risk of deforestation.
  • We were included in the Financial Times European Climate Leaders 2021 list;
  • With the project ” Fighting Food Waste on all fronts”, we were awarded the National Sustainability Award 2021, in the Circular Economy category (an initiative of Jornal de Negócios newspaper);
  • We are the “Best Employer in the Retail Sector”, awarded by Universum, as a result of a study involving over 11 thousand students from 40 Portuguese universities
  • We were considered the 2nd best company to work for in the Distribution sector, by Randstad Employer Brand Research;
  • The inclusion policies of the Jerónimo Martins Group were recognised by the Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional (IEFP), which awarded the Group’s holding company and Recheio the Marca Entidade Empregadora Inclusiva 2021 distinction.
  • We were honoured with a Golden Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, for the animation video “Plastic: From Use to Abuse” – in the “Environmental Issues and Concerns” category.

Jerónimo Martins Polska / Biedronka

  • Considered the biggest Polish brand by the Brand Finance Europe 500 ranking, moving up three positions in the European ranking when compared to last year;
  • Awarded with the ” CRS Golden Leaf” attributed by the magazine “Polityka”, together with Deloitte and the Responsible Business Forum, for the social impact of the company;
  • Awarded the Food & Retail Awards, in the Retail category, in an initiative of the publications Rynek Spożywczy,, and;
  • Winner of the 14th edition of the Top Brand ranking, in the food retailer category;
  • Distinguished by the Central National Certification Office with the Best Quality Employer 2021 award;
  •  Considered a Responsible Employer Brand in the HR Leader awards;
  • Won four awards in the biggest Communications competition in Poland, the Golden Clips, in the categories of Corporate PR, Social Event, Corporate Publications and Food Sector.


Pingo Doce

  • Eleven Private Brand wines won 17 medals in national and international competitions in 2021. A special mention for the Pingo Doce’s Tejo Merlot & Touriga Nacional red wine gold medal in the Sakura Japan Women Wine Awards;
  • Seven Private Brand cheeses distinguished in the World Cheese Awards 2021, with special mention for the Super Gold won by the Serra da Estrela DOP Pingo Doce
  • Creme Be Beauty Protection Blue Light is the winner in its category in the European Private Label Awards 2021;



  • Awarded the “Professionals’ Choice” label for the eighth consecutive year in the “Wholesale Distribution” category, by Consumer Choice – Centro de Avaliação da Satisfação do Consumidor (Consumer Satisfaction Assessment Centre). The criteria used in this evaluation include the quality of the fresh products, the service provided, the organisation of the shop space, its location and the friendliness of customer service, among others.
  • Recognised as Marca Entidade Empregadora Inclusiva, according to Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional (IEFP).


  • Considered the 3rd best company to work for in Colombia in the Retail category (Best WorkPlaces 2021), based on the reviews of more than 1.6 million users on the employment portal CompuTrabajo;


  • Was awarded at the 13th edition of EuropaProperty CEE – Retail & Marketplace, the most important event of the commercial real estate market in Central and Eastern Europe region in two categories: Retailer of the Year and Specialized Retailer
  • Its app was the winner of the Mobile Trends Awards 2020 in the category Commerce, for its usability in terms of shopping process;
  • The app was also awarded at the “E-commerce Polska Awards 2021”, organised by the Chamber of Digital Economy, an initiative that recognises the biggest and most innovative brands operating in Poland;