Innovation is a core value in Sonae, present in our daily mission and conduct. This priority has reflected into a serious and permanent investment, on a financial and on a human level, so we can be able to guarantee that all our clients’ needs and preferences are swiftly met. A cornerstone in our strategy, Innovation is contemplated in the mission of our several business units.
The "Retail Book of Innovation 2016”, published this March, presents a selection of 71 innovations that are proof of our daily endeavor to stimulate the creativity of our employees, the leading actors of innovation across the entire organisation. More and more, this Innovation culture is crossing over company boundaries, positioning Sonae as a leading company in an open, interchanging, multinational and intercultural innovation, with partners in four continents.
Our Innovation Book is the reflection of these values and of our openness to the world. Last year alone, Sonae’s commitment to innovation, research and development involved over 300 partners in 25 countries, in a total accumulated investment of more than 600 million euros over the course of the past ten years.
This year, in addition to the digital and published version of the Innovation Book (which you can find here), we took important steps in the digital context. We prepared a summary of the most relevant innovation projects of past years and made them available in a dedicated area of Sonae’s corporate website, along with a simplified search and look up (see here). Likewise, we created a showcase area on LinkedIn, which I invite you all to follow (see here) in order to keep up with what is done in terms of Innovation at Sonae. Do you accept our challenge?
Nuno Lopes Gama,
Head of Innovation and Future Tech at Sonae