We encourage our employees to engage in promoting projects with a positive impact on society.
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Volunteering and internal campaigns

We regularly promote volunteer programmes among our employees, in partnership with civil society institutions. Everybody’s contribution to social causes, citizenship and situations of emergency is vital to building more cohesive, aware and caring societies.


World Youth Day – Lisbon 2023

Pingo Doce was the official food partner of World Youth Day, an international celebration held in Lisbon at the beginning of August 2023. More than 300 volunteers from the Group’s head offices in Portugal took part in supporting the event, where Pingo Doce served its fresh food and helped prepare the kits for the pilgrims, as well as serving other meal kits.

Girl Move

The partnership with the Girl Move Academy, 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. Each Girl Mover spends a month at the Group, monitored by a mentor. During this time, each participant is given the tools they need to return to Mozambique better prepared to help develop their country by using the knowledge they gained. We have already welcomed 28 Girl Movers in the Academy’s eight editions.

70+ Customer

This is an internal volunteer programme created in 2020 as a result of the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic, through which office employees assist senior citizens in shopping for essential goods. Besides food, older customers are also given time, attention and hope. Since the launch of the project, 233 volunteers have done shopping for about 370 customers.

Portugal Chama

The Group and its Companies in Portugal believe that it is very important to help raise awareness among people of the need to prevent forest fires, particularly during the most critical times of the year, when days are hotter and drier. That’s why we, since 2019, have participated in the Portugal Chama (Portugal is Calling) campaign led by the Agency for the Integrated Management of Forest Fires (AGIF).