Within their social responsibility policy, the company is concerned with internally implementing various actions and collaborate on projects for the local community and region.
Its main concerns are to ensure better working conditions; invest in children and young people; environment; culture; sport; technical-scientific activities; and support health institutions and social solidarity.
EFFECTIVE SOCIAL ACTION
A key priority is to help those in need. This year they donated food to Oficinas de S. José, Braga, an institution of social solidarity that supports disadvantaged children and youth.
The blood donations for the Portuguese Red Cross are also common practice throughout the year. Employees and management are committed to helping those in need, helping to address the general lack of donors.
Soguima has implemented the policy of the 3 R'S - reduce; reuse; recycle. In the acquisition of new vehicles, Soguima has always factors the consumption values and CO2 emissions to reduce their environmental footprint.
Environmental awareness at Soguima is such that it began to take fish skin – a production surplus - for use in the footwear, furniture or accessories industry.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Soguima bets on the latest technological and scientific advances. It is equipped with a laboratory which comprehensively controls the entire production process, following the strictest quality parameters.
It developed partnerships with universities and welcomes students of various educational units to share all the new knowledge generated. It believes that this is one of the best ways to create a better future.
To be remembered that Soguima was one of the first companies in the industry to adopt a food safety management system based on HACCP methodology. This concern attitude and pioneering spirit in relation to all that surrounds it is something grown since its inception.