Carta de Princípios e Jornada 2030

A Carta de Princípios do BCSD Portugal (Carta), publicada em 2017, é o documento que reúne as empresas portuguesas em torno de compromissos comuns de desenvolvimento sustentável para Portugal.

A Carta estabelece os princípios que constituem as linhas orientadoras para uma boa gestão empresarial e pretende criar um referencial voluntário adaptado a empresas de várias dimensões e setores. O seu objetivo é o reforço de práticas de gestão sustentável baseadas em seis princípios: Conformidade Legal & Conduta Ética; Direitos Humanos; Direitos Laborais; Prevenção, Saúde e Segurança; Ambiente; e Gestão.

O BCSD Portugal pretende, com esta iniciativa, incentivar as boas práticas de gestão e os princípios de sustentabilidade junto de todas as empresas e das suas cadeias de valor. A Carta está aberta a todas as empresas que partilham a ambição de um futuro sustentável.

Journey 2030

A Carta de Princípios é implementada pela Jornada 2030 – a agenda comum das empresas pela sustentabilidade em Portugal que pretende apoiar as empresas a converter a sustentabilidade em ações concretas. Ao subscreverem a Carta, as empresas comprometem-se com a realização da Jornada 2030.

A Jornada 2030, lançada em 2021, é composta por 20 objetivos, 20 metas e 20 indicadores transversais de âmbito ambiental, social e de governo corporativo (ESG, sigla inglesa), demonstrando a contribuição das empresas para os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS). Desenvolve-se ao longo de 5 etapas – Conhecer, Construir, Comunicar, Consolidar e Coliderar.

Resources

Ferramenta de gestão dos indicadores da Jornada 2030

O BCSD Portugal, em parceria com a C-MORE, encontra-se a desenvolver uma ferramenta de análise e monitorização do grau de maturidade das empresas em sustentabilidade e de gestão de indicadores.

 

Plataforma da Jornada 2030

O BCSD Portugal, em parceria com a NTT DATA, desenvolveu uma plataforma online que permite consultar referências e conteúdos para cada objetivo da Jornada 2030, assim como acompanhar a progressão da empresa nas etapas da Jornada 2030.

Maturidade das empresas em sustentabilidade – Retrato agregado 2022

No âmbito da Jornada 2030, foi desenvolvido um questionário online (disponível na plataforma da Jornada 2030) para apuramento da maturidade das empresas em termos de sustentabilidade. Este questionário pretende proporcionar uma visão holística das atuais práticas de gestão da sustentabilidade implementadas pelas empresas, assim como alinhar o grau de maturidade das empresas com as 5 etapas da Jornada 2030.

Entre junho e outubro de 2022, 67 empresas (30 grandes empresas, 31 PMEs e 6 microempresas) signatárias da Carta de Princípios responderam ao questionário. Da análise destas respostas resultou uma infografia que sistematiza os principais resultados obtidos.

How to Subscribe

Joining the Charter is free of charge and is formalized by the company sending the following documents to the email [email protected] or through the contact form:

  • Subscription Statement duly completed and signed by the company's management, along with information about the officer appointed to represent the company in the Charter proceedings (name, position, email address, and cell phone number);
  • Company logo.

 

After receiving the Declaration of Subscription and the information indicated above, BCSD Portugal sends the company the following elements:

  • Charter Signatory Company Diploma;
  • Seal of the Charter of Principles of BCSD Portugal, which the company can use on its website and other communication supports;
  • Template for the invitation to subscribe to the Letter to be addressed by the Company to its suppliers and other partners;
  • Press release template for dissemination of the news by the company, internally and externally.

 

After this process, BCSD Portugal will include the name of the company in the list of companies subscribing to the Charter of Principles.

FAQ

What companies can subscribe to the Charter?

The subscription to the Charter of Principles is voluntary and free of charge. Any company (member or non-member of BCSD Portugal) can subscribe to the Charter

The Charter has been designed to be compatible with any sector or scale of activity. Any company, regardless of its sector of activity and size, can subscribe to the Charter.

The Charter is especially appropriate for companies that may allocate resources and management responsibilities to sustainability issues (environmental, social and governance)

What is the relationship between the Charter and the SDGs and other benchmarks?

The Charter covers all UN goals applicable to companies. Subscribing to the Charter means that a company declares its commitment to the SDGs and to the UN Global Compact.

The Card is compatible with:

  • the subscription of other sustainability benchmarks, namely those developed at the sectorial scale or at the individual scale of the company and its business;
  • ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certifications and reporting methodologies such as GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) or SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board);
  • the objectives of the European Union and Portugal within the scope of sustainability issues (environmental, social and governance).
What are the obligations of subscribing to the Charter of Principles?

The subscribing companies commit to:

  • comply with the Principles established in the Charter;
  • appoint the person responsible for implementing the Charter in the company;
  • establish sustainability goals and targets in line with the United Nations' objectives and those of the European Union and Portugal;
  • report publicly, on an annual basis, on its performance against the Charter Principles;
  • act on behalf of the Charter by publicizing its status as a Charter signatory (e.g. by using the Charter logo in its media) and encouraging other companies to sign up, in particular within its sphere of influence (e.g. with its suppliers).
What rights do companies subscribing to the Charter have?
  • Make reference to the Charter in its means of communication, namely on the website and in reports, mentioning its status as a signatory company and using the Charter logo.
  • Use the Charter as a demonstration that the company has a code of conduct that applies to its activities, including its suppliers.
  • Use the Charter as a demonstration of the company's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and to the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
  • Participate in the processes of updating the text and developing the guiding documents relating to the implementation of the Charter.
  • To have specialized training in the implementation of sustainability objectives by their companies, through BCSD Portugal's training offer.
  • Have access to an analysis of your sustainability implementation strategy and a map of development opportunities, through BCSD Portugal.
  • Integrate the initiatives of the network of companies that subscribe to the Charter.
How do companies implement the Charter?

Subscribing companies can implement the Charter following a roadmap and continuous improvement approach, with the following steps:

  1. Assign responsibilities and perform a diagnosis of its performance against the principles of the Charter, identifying the company's material issues;
  2. Define and establish sustainability goals and targets, having 2030 as a horizon, in order to meet the Charter Principles, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the objectives of the European Union and Portugal;
  3. Define action plans in order to achieve the established objectives and goals;
  4. Publicly report its performance and annual progress against objectives and targets;
  5. Taking stock, reviewing and adapting action plans, aiming for improved performance.

 

To support companies in this roadmap, the Jornada 2030 - The common agenda of companies for sustainability in Portugal was developed. Jornada 2030 is the instrument that operationalizes the Charter and is composed of 20 objectives, 20 goals and 20 transversal indicators of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) scope, demonstrating the companies' contribution to the SDGs. It is developed through 5 stages - Know, Build, Communicate, Consolidate and Collide.

To subscribe to the Charter is also to subscribe to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Target 12.6 of SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, encourages companies, especially large and multinational ones, to adopt sustainable practices and publish a sustainability report (learn more here).

Companies subscribing to the Charter

Mais de 180 empresas já subscrevem a Carta: