World Environment Day is celebrated on the 5th June
Sonae and Sonae MC will support the organisation of the "Climate Change Leadership Porto 2018” summit, dedicated to climate change, which will receive in Porto some of the world’s main experts on the subject: Barack Obama, one of the most acknowledged and celebrated leaders of our time, Mohan Munasinghe, former vice-president of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and Nobel Prize for Peace Laureate, Irina Bokova, former Diretor-General of UNESCO, and Juan Verde, President of the Advanced Leadership Foundation.
This initiative, which will take place on the 6th July, fits in the companies’ talent management policy, as it allows the employees to access enriching training opportunities, which will contribute to strengthen their leadership skills and make them aware of one of the most important subjects of our time. On the other hand, it is in line with one of Sonae’s central values, sustainability.
Due to their environmental policy, Sonae companies have been working to continually improve their environmental footprint and reach an excellent environmental behaviour, which isn’t only a distinguishing factor, but also a fundamental condition for the sustainable development of Sonae’s businesses. A concerted action in which the fight against climate change is a reason for great concern and led to the subscription of the Paris Pledge for Action, in the end of 2015.
Sonae has a strong commitment to sustainability and has been promoting and adopting the best practices worldwide, as shown by the projects presented in Sonae’s 2017 Sustainability Report, available here