Having fled from their war-torn hometowns in Syria, Abdul and Safa found an opportunity for a fresh start in Portugal, with Jerónimo Martins. First, they had to learn the language. Then, it was all about not wasting this chance at a brand new life.
In the last three years, Jerónimo Martins has welcomed 90 migrants and refugees. Susana Correia de Campos, Head of Employee Relations and Internal Social Responsibility, believes attracting diverse talent encourages innovation within the Group.
Jerónimo Martins and Caritas Polska have been working together for 12 years supporting the neediest. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence, they launched a shopping card to help those affected by social exclusion buy their basic goods in the Biedronka stores.
At Casa de Santo António, in Lisbon, young mothers seek refuge and find a future. Most have never been daughters. Most have never been adult women. But, before they have time to call this house their home, they are taught how to build their own.
In Lisbon, a social inclusion project is putting its own twist on an old saying. At Semear (“sow”, in English), “waste makes haste” when it comes to attracting the talent of people with intellectual disabilities while providing them with tools to find their place in the job market.
More and more foreigners are looking for a new start in Poland. Most are migrants who were forced to leave their countries. Mazovia, one of the most dynamically developing regions in the country, is helping them build a second life, a second home.