Success is the result of working together

Wherever we are present, we want to know who surrounds us. Close relationships with surrounding communities are essential for sustainable development.At Sonae MC we design specific programs that respond to social needs. We seek to challenge our local partners and involve our employees in bringing about positive changes in society.

Institutional support, event sponsorship, volunteering and social responsibility programs or birth support campaigns are some of the projects that materialize the commitment to our context and society.

Local Support and Sponsorship

Fighting food waste and supporting communitiesAll Continente, Modelo Continente and Continente Bom Dia stores have, at least, 1 local social solidarity or animal support institution to whom they donate their food surpluses. In the regions where they are, the stores contribute to the prevention of food waste while helping the population as well as animal welfare institutions to care for their four pawed friends.

~€12m in direct support to the community+1,100  social solidarity and animal support institutions supported

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Missão Continente Donation

Collected donation through the sale of Christmas solidarity gifts - mugs and bonbons. For each solidarity gift sold, Missão Continente donates € 1 to local social projects in the field of healthy food, fighting food waste and social inclusion.

€240,000 collected and distributed in 201912 social institutions supported in 2019

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Missão Continente School

Promoting healthy lifestylesMissão Continente School is an educational programme to help raise awareness amongst primary school students (aged circa 6 to 9 years old) on topics such as healthy nutrition habits and conscientious consumption. It covers modules such as healthy diets, food waste, and the excessive use of plastic.

437 schools in 2020/2021 edition+40,000 students in 2020/2021 edition

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Baby Well's

For a future with more babiesThe Baby Well's initiative, under the motto "For a future with more babies", was born in 2018 with the aim of bringing the birth issue to prominence in Portugal. In 2020, the banner Well’s donated more than 40,000 “Baby Well's Kits” nationwide. This means that more than 50% of babies born in Portugal benefited from the initiative during the period. Well’s also granted assistance to circa 50 babies from underprivileged families, covering all their hygiene, food, and childcare product requirements from birth until their first birthday.

40,000 Baby Well's kits delivered50 babies from families in need received support

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