The Carbon Disclosure Project has distinguished, for the 3rd consecutive year, Sonae’s environmental commitment to the Environmental Performance and Leadership Index (CDLI), which demonstrated our environmental performance and the quality of the disclosed information reported.

Sonae (corporate level)

National Museology Award in the category of Patronage within the framework of the partnership with MNAC – Museu Chiado.

Sonae’s Labour Relations Team was recognised as the best team at an international level in the category of Employment at the ILO European Counsel Awards 2015.

Sonae MC

Reader’s Digest "Brands of Trust 2015” recognised Continente as a Brand of trust for the 13th consecutive year in the category of hyper/supermarkets. Continente was also distinguished as an Environmental Brand of Trust 2015 in the same category, for the 6th consecutive year. Well’s was also distinguished, for the 2nd consecutive year, in the category of parapharmacy stores.

The project ‘Missão Sorriso/Missão Continente’ was awarded at the Retail Awards HS 2015 with an award in the category of best social and corporate responsibility campaign in the food retail sector.

At the Consumer Choice Awards 2015, promoted by Consumer Choice, Sonae MC was awarded in the following categories:
  • Yämmi, in the food processing category;
  • Continente, in the Hyper and Supermarket categories and as the Best Distribution Brand;
  • Continente Magazine, in the category of Cookery Magazine;
  • Meu Super, in the category of Supermarkets in Franchising;
  • Well’s, in the category of Health and Wellbeing stores.

The following Continente products were awarded in the international Vertex Awards in the category of package design:
  • Continente Meats 100% National (gold medal)
  • Continente Potatoes (silver medal)
  • Cured Ham Taste of Portugal – Continente (bronze medal)

Continente Potatoes were honoured with a silver medal in the category of package design in the international Pentawards 2015.

Sonae SR

Reader’s Digest "Brands of Trust 2015” recognised Sport Zone (for the 2nd consecutive year – in the category of sport and sport fashion stores), Worten (for the 6th consecutive year – in the category of non-food retail distribution and chain stores), and Zippy (for the 3rd consecutive year – in the category of children’s clothing and childcare stores) as a Brand of Trust.

The project Código Dá Vinte, developed by Worten, won the Retail Award of Hypersuper Newspaper in the category of Social and Corporate Responsibility Campaign, as well as winning the bronze medal in the Social Responsibility category under the Efficiency prize.

Sport Zone, Worten and Zippy were with the Consumer Choice 2015 award, promoted by Consumer Choice.

Zippy was acknowledged in the 24th edition of the Masters of Distribution prize, promoted by the magazine Distribution Today, in the category of Social Responsibility, due to the solidarity project "Love in a Box”.

The initiative "Kilos of Help”, developed within the Worten Team project, was distinguished with an Honourable Mention in the 7th edition of the Green Project Awards.

Worten was the winner in the "Excellence in Quality” category, for its sales force management project awarded by the Kaizen Institute and the Portuguese Association for Quality (APQ).

Sonae Sierra

Norte Shopping was awarded with the honour of Best Shopping Centre in the category of Quality-Price Relation at the Best Buy Award Portugal.

Sonae Sierra was distinguished at the Forbes Green Awards for their environmental strategy developed in shopping centres under development and for the ParkLake and River Plaza Mall operations, in Romania.

The shopping centres Freccia Rossa and Le Terazze, in Italy, were honoured at the CNCC Italy Awards with a Certificate of Merit in the category of Cause-Related Marketing. 

Sonae Sierra was recognised in 2015 by GRESB – Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark with the following distinctions:
  • 2nd place in the retail sector at the European level (unlisted companies)
  • 7th place in the global retail ranking
  • 12th place among European companies considering all of the activity sub-sectors

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