Milestones

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1995
Launch of the Horizon project, for strengthening environmental management
1995
Joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
1996
Creation of the Environment Forum, to share experiences and disseminate good practice
1999
Launch of the Eco2 XXI programme, for the effective implementation of ecoefficiency measures
2000
Approval of Sonae’s Environmental Policy and Environmental Management System
2001
Creation of BCSD Portugal with Sonae as founding member
2001
Publication of Sonae’s first Environmental Report
2004
Joined the Global Compact of the United Nations
2005
Signed the World Safety Declaration
2005
Creation of the Sustainability Forum, which developed from the Environment Forum
2007
Joined the "Porto de Futuro" Programme
2008
Publication of “Sonae, much more than numbers”
2008
Subscribed to the Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS
2008
Subscribed to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
2009
Adoption of the Sustainable Fishing Policy
2009
Publication of “A commitment 50 years ahead”
2010
Joined the Global Business Oath of the World Economic Forum
2010
The 1st Sustainability Forum open to all stakeholders took place under the theme “Sonae for the Better”
2011
Joined the GEP - Global Enterprise Project
2011
Joined the Retail Forum for Sustainability (European Comission)
2012
Creation of the Sonae Sustainability Award
2012
Joined the European initiative to combat waste in retail
2013
Joined the European Commission’s Forum for Relations between Production and Distribution
2013
Endorsement of the European Code of Conduct for the Food Supply Chain
2014
Joined the High Level Group on the Competitiveness of the European Retail Sector, a new advisory group of the European Commission.
2014
Release of the new Code of Ethics and Conduct
2014
Release of the Supplier’s Code of Ethics and Conduct
2015
Sonae was distinguished in the fight against climate change by the non-governmental organisation the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
2015
Sonae signs the Paris Pledge for Action
2017
Endorsement of the Letter of Principles of BCSD Portugal
2018
Creation of the Sustainability Consulting Group
2019
Sonae subscribed to the CEO Guide for Human Rights, of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
2019
Approval of the Plan for Gender Equality
2020
Sonae joined the National Pact for Plastic
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