The Environment

Planet Sierra

Protecting the environment for current and future generations is one of Sonae Sierra’s main concerns, and we focus on the following four main areas of impact:

  • Climate Change
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Land Use


We strongly believe that innovative and committed Environmental Management can improve our proposal for added market value, by reducing costs and risks associated with incorrect environmental practices.

Sonae Sierra’s approach to the environment is based on the implementation of our Environmental Management System (EMS), that adheres to the ISO 14001 regulation. Our EMS includes all business activities we participate in and is enforced in all countries where we operate. Its objective is to increase ecological efficiency and to promote adequate control of significant environmental impact that may occur due to our business activity. Thus, we maintain our commitment to all points outlined in our Environmental Policy.

As part of Sonae Sierra’s Corporate Responsibility policy, Continente de Portimão Shopping Centre is committed to sustainably improving parameters related to its environmental performance, through increasingly effective resource management. We believe that in order to achieve a sustainable future, we must maintain and improve awareness of environmental issues.

Nélio Gonçalves, Director of Continente de Portimão Shopping Centre, invites you to enjoy the shopping centre in a safe, comfortable and environmentally responsible manner.

For additional information regarding this subject and/or for more details regarding the steps we take in order to reduce our environmental impact, call +351 289 490 840 or email

You can also access our environmental tips on the website.

The Results of our Environment Policy:

We have saved enough water for 101 718 baths! How much water can you save, to save our planet?

We have reduced CO2 emissions equivalent to 2712 trips to the North Pole. How much CO2 can you cut back on, to save our planet?

We have saved enough energy to light 342 football stadiums. How much energy can you save, to save our planet?

We have recycled waste equivalent to the weight of 2189 Sumo wrestlers. How much waste can you recycle, to save our planet?

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For more information regarding our Health, Safety and Environment Policy, click here.