Efacec is an example of sustainability itself. Efacec, which originated from a small company (A Moderna) created in 1905, is today the largest Portuguese group of companies from the power sector and employs more than 4500 employees worldwide, carrying out operations in more than 65 countries in areas such as Energy, Transport and Logistics, Engineering and Services.
Efacec uses 90% of its own technology, developing its own products, services and solutions, constantly introducing innovating characteristics and cooperating with a large number of technological institutions. Efacec’s activities are extremely relevant for society, being present in areas that will represent larger challenges in the future, such as Environment, Energy and Transport. On the other hand, Efacec has developed actions for protecting the environment and other social aspects for several decades, maintaining very close relations with its employees, a fact that is obvious in the dynamism of Employee Associations. With its management system, Efacec has also established a Code of Ethics and a Sustainability Policy, including a wide set of principles that cover several of its activities.
In 2004, with the purpose of making its sustainability initiatives official, Efacec launched its Sustainable Development program, establishing it as an implementation of long/medium term integral management in a balanced manner (including human and social values), strategies (assumes the return of respective management options) and operational (progress is followed up continuously). In the same year, Efacec became a member of BCSD Portugal, a Portuguese subsidiary of the Business Council for Sustainable Development. From here on, information on social responsibility activities began to play a larger role on Efacec’s communication, culminating with the regular publication of Sustainability Reports and the availability of an internal portal exclusively dedicated to this subject.