Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2018/04/11
Time period
  • January 2017  –  December 2017
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • No answer provided.
Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • Compliance with the law of the Portuguese Republic and compliance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
    We value: work contracts, weekly rest, support health and social security, adequate facilities, provided protection material.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • We hold annual management meetings with all employees.
    Direct contact between employee and manager every week whenever requested.
    We have a company lawyer to clarify all the rights and duties of the employer and employees.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • Suggestions to improve the company's facilities, by employees,
    Solicited the support of the lawyer for clarifications.
      Annual meeting passed normally. (verified with signature of those present)
    External audits PRETRAB (hygiene and safety at work)

Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • We make new job offers annually, given to IEFP.
    We have in the company, mostly women (65%)
    We do not have child labor, it is expressly prohibited in Portugal
      We have internal company rules for the respect and dignity of the human person.
    Annual vacation and weekly rest schedule.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • We have lawyers available so that all workers know their rights and duties.
    We are an agricultural company and we work for 12 months a year, avoiding layoffs and dismissals.
      We do medical examinations every year to each worker.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • Registration of all the processes that occurred in the company (medical examinations, disciplinary processes, internal company rules)
    We have workers of Thai, Romanian and Moldova nationality

Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • We aim to have 100% renewable energy sources
    Owning "NATURE"
    Own all the irrigation water from the rain.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement environmental policies, address environmental risks and respond to environmental incidents.

  • We have 110 photovoltaic panels producing electrical energy,
    We have about 95% of irrigation water from the rain.
    We have irrigation systems with solar radiation management
    We have GLOBAL G.A.P.
    We hold annual meetings with all workers on recycling of materials (paper, cardboard, plastic, iron, glass)
    We have collection systems for recycling all materials.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates environmental performance.

  • We own about 80% of the agricultural area in a natural park, with its own highly restrictive rules.
    We have increased fallow areas and the development of native flora and fauna.

Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • All commercialization of vegetables is made to Portugal, Spain and France without any kind of corruption or bribery.
    The law of the Portuguese state prohibits and severely condemns any type of corruption.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • Existence of invoices and accounting system for all the product produced in the company.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • It is impossible to market with corrupt or bribery companies and we condemn and denounce any situation that seems fraudulent to us.