For Sovena, Reconciliation is a fundamental element to continue feeding the future, starting with what inspires us most, our people and their families, but also the communities where we operate.
We believe that an efficient management of Reconciliation improves the lives of all Sovena's people and their families, balancing its various dimensions with the inherent aspects of our business, always based on a deep sense of responsibility and rigor.
As proof of this commitment it was understood that the way forward would be to move towards the efr Certification.
Thus, since December 2022, the Másfamilia Foundation, in partnership with ACEGE, has granted the Sovena Group's companies in Portugal the certificate of being a Family Responsible Company.View Certification Pdf
"After pandemic years, in 2022 we have restarted routines, promoted meetings and talked face-to-face. The efr certification is an open communication channel with each employee and will help us on our journey. With the efr certification, we believe we are on the right track, with people at the centre of our attention!”
“efr certification has centralised all the added value that we can use. All the information is available on the site with easy access. The certification came to prove the reality of the company, proximity and ease in the relationship between work and family.”
“It's good to feel that I work in a company that cares about the well-being of its employees. I really enjoyed being present this last year in several events with my work colleagues. It was good to be all together in friendship. Work always goes better if we are all together rowing in the same direction, and all these actions organised by People & Culture contribute to this. It's a pride to work in a company like this."
“In these last few years, with the pandemic, the war in Europe, all the inflation crisis, the world has been constantly changing, boosting our mind set to change as well. Nowadays, our wellbeing, our health, and mainly our family are the core our lifes.
In order, to balance these changes, organizations need to engage not only with their “people”, but also with their “families”.
Being an efr certified company, shows the commitment that Sovena has, with one of our main stakeholders, our people. It’s a way of bringing our families to the purpose, a way of balancing our lives and from a business perspective, guarantee retention and sustainability in terms of talent, the actives that make the company go. And the trip has just began.”
“Being efr reinforces Sovena's commitment to its people, allowing a good balance between professional, family and personal life. Nowadays, it is increasingly important to work in a company that cares about its people and that is what we feel at Sovena. This is a certification that translates its continuous work.”
“Reconciling employees' personal and professional lives is a key factor for the success of any company. As such, the numerous conciliation measures adopted by the group in the scope of efr certification, have helped me to grow professionally and personally, through the incentive and
support to continuous training, as well as in personal and family well-being, from health support to the promotion of family activities that integrate the family in the professional activity."
“I’ve worked at Sovena for over 30 years, and I feel we've come a long way in bringing work and our personal life closer together. We all know how difficult it is to work shifts and reconcile work with our family dynamics. With the implementation of the efr certification measures, I feel that the company is showing more concern for the family life of each employee. This is a positive point that we must continue to work on.”
“Over the years, Sovena has demonstrated its commitment to its people, both professionally and personally. This path culminated in the efr certification, which, with the various conciliation measures, allows us to progress professionally, to feel more heard and respected in our day-to-day work.
Sovena's path must continue so that together we can fully achieve a balance between professional and personal life, so we can keep feeding futures.”