ISS Portugal awarded for CSR initiatives
ISS has been awarded by the Portuguese Employment and Training Institute with the first Category of the Merit Prize for Large Companies and Entities of the Public Entrepreneurial Sector and by EDP – Energias de Portugal S.A.
ISS Portugal recently received a prestigious CSR award. With the goal of being the best Integrated Facility Services organisation in the world ISS is focused on adding positively both to the surrounding communities and to the many ISS employees.
In 2002, ISS Portugal launched the ISS Value Program and later the ISS VIDA Project (VIDA = LIFE, V- Value, I – Integration, D- Dynamism A- Autonomy) which targets several actions:
- Hiring and employ people with integration difficulties particularly related to entering the labour market
- Partnerships with entities, associations, institutions, whether local or international to improve job opportunities for people in need
- Providing training opportunities for people lacking the skills to get a foothold on the labour market
The EDP Group is present in 13 countries and is among the major European operators in the energy sector, and one of the largest energy operators in the Iberian Peninsula and the third largest producer of wind energy in the world. The EDP Group believes that organisations can only operate efficiently when all stakeholders are involved and share the essential elements of the same vision and objectives. Therefore, they decided to create the EDPartners Awards to distinguish their suppliers and business partners that are ‘primus inter pares’ (first among equals), in other words to identify the best among the best.
ISS Portugal has been awarded as the best supplier in the Corporate Social Responsibility category among a significant number of suppliers and partners of EDP Group. EDPartners Awards has the central objective not only of recognizing what is best made in these areas but also to promote and extend this philosophy to partners and suppliers of EDP.
This is the 5th time, ISS Portugal has been awarded with government recognition for taking Corporate Social Responsibility seriously.