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For a better society

We believe we can involve our employees in promoting programmes that have an impact on society.
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Volunteering

In partnership with civil society institutions, the Group encourages its employees to get involved in various volunteering programmes. Everyone’s contribution to social causes, civic consciousness and emergencies is essential to build more cohesive and charitable societies.

Internal Volunteering

244
EMPLOYEES INVOLVED
386
HOURS OF VOLUNTEERING
Over 9,100
STUDENTS IMPACTED SINCE 2005 THROUGH JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT PORTUGAL

As of 31/12/2020

In 2020, we promoted four volunteer initiatives at Associação Padre Amadeu Pinto, where employees helped put together food baskets to be donated to more than 100 socially and economically vulnerable families and helped transform a storage room at the Youth Centre into a new study area for children and young people.

For several years, our employees have participated in the programmes of the Junior Achievement Portugal Association, which aims at fostering entrepreneurship among children and adolescents by teaching subjects such as family and community relations, economics, the European Union and entrepreneurship. The Group’s collaboration with the association dates back to 2005 and has already involved 589 volunteers who offered a total of 5,041 training hours.

The partnership with Associação Girl Move, in place since 2016, aims at training and empowering Mozambican girls and women so that they can become agents for social, economic and political development in their communities, fighting and reversing cycles of poverty through education. During the month they spend in the Group, each “Girl Mover” is assigned a mentor, so that each young woman is given the right tools to return to Mozambique with a different vision of the future and more prepared to contribute with the knowledge acquired for the development of their country.

Internal Campaigns

Every year, during the Christmas season, the Group actively promotes a charitable campaign targeting the head offices’ employees to offer presents requested by children who live throughout the year in foster homes supported by Jerónimo Martins.

In addition, and during the Group’s Christmas party, which brings together over 1,000 managers and senior executives, a fundraising campaign is always held among employees. The matching donation rationale is followed, so the Group matches the amount donated by employees.

The Group and its Companies in Portugal believe that it is very important to contribute to raising awareness among people for the need for prevention in the hottest and driest months of the year. To this end, and since 2019, we have joined the Portugal Chama (Portugal is Calling) campaign led by AGIF, the Ministry of the Economy’s Agency for the Integrated Management of Forest Fires.