In 2016, we gave direct support to over a thousand institutions amounting to 18 million euros. This value represents an increase of 3% compared to 2015.
Institutionally, we have supported over 40 organizations by donating over 1.5 million euros. Of this amount, 71% went to the education area and 27% to the social area.
Pingo Doce supported over 440 institutions that have a social mission in surrounding communities, by donating food products or offering monetary support. These amounted to over 15.4 million euros, an increase of over 5% when compared to 2015.
Recheio, Jerónimo Martins Distribuição de Produtos de Consumo (JMDPC), Jerónimo Martins Restauração e Serviços (JMRS) and Hussel companies gave 451 thousand euros to charities, mostly in food products.
In Poland, the support to institutions and initiatives that help fight hunger and malnutrition, which sought to raise the awareness of society to social causes such as the importance of healthy eating, the welfare of institutionalised children and the centrality of the family, amounted to over 385 thousand euros.
In 2016, Ara donated food products equivalent to over 81 thousand euros.