Promoting a diverse and cohesive workforce, where equal opportunities and talent recognition are ensured at all levels.
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Living Diversity

As an international Group with more than 131,000 people, we embrace diversity as an intrinsic part of our way of being and a guiding principle for our actions. We believe that respecting and valuing employees’ differences lead to collective benefits, allowing us to achieve sustainable and lasting success.

different nationalities
generations in the workforce

As at 31/12/2022


Gender equality is encouraged through the establishment of policies, implementation of internal improvements and active participation in promoting gender equality, reinforcing the meritocracy in the professional development.

Gender Equality

See our 2022/2023 Gender Equality Plan.

management positions held by women
gender pay ratio

As at 31/12/2022

Our approach to gender equality

  1. Formalising it in people management policies and procedures.
  2. Monitoring gender indicators.
  3. Facilitating a work, personal and family life integration.
  4. Empowering and raising awareness within and outside the organisation.

How are we closing the gap?

In order to eliminate possible imbalances and promote equal opportunity, in 2022 we performed a comprehensive review of the eligibility criteria for the award of annual bonuses, eliminating absenteeism associated with parental leave as an exclusion criterion.

Recognitions and Forums

In 2023 we were once again included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. We also participate in external initiatives to promote gender equality, such as a dedicated working group at GRACE (a business association focused in the social responsibility area) or iGen – Business Forum for Equality in Portugal.


We promote generational diversity in our workforce, recruiting people of different ages, skills and professional backgrounds. We have five generations working together and have several programmes that encourage the sharing of knowledge and experience about the business.

Campus Ambassador

It assigns young university students the role of ambassadors for the Group, while providing them with a view of the food retail reality and useful skills for their professional future.

Summer Internship

It gives students or recent graduates the opportunity to work in a real business environment, build networks of professional contacts and improve their skills.


Designed for those who want to make a difference, it is a two-year training and development programme. The trainee programme provides access to career opportunities and helps prepare future leaders.

Easter at Pingo Doce

With a focus on bringing generations closer together and ensuring job opportunities for all, the Easter at Pingo Doce initiative was launched in Portugal, giving family members of employees over the age of 55 the opportunity to embrace a new professional experience for a short period of time. The participants were assigned, namely, in replenishment, storefront assistance, among others.