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RFF Lawyers, as a reference office for Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries in the area of Tax, Customs and Business Law, enshrines Social Responsibility as an integral and fundamental part of management, assuming the commitment to aim for a balance between its commercial and value creation objectives and respect for the individual (Customers, Employees, Suppliers and Partners).

The Social Responsibility policy of RFF Lawyers integrates the following principles

  • ensure compliance with the requirements of the SA 8000 Standard;
  • ensure compliance with Portuguese and EU legislation, standards, regulations and good international practices in the areas of safety and health at work;
  • ensure full compliance with the principles/guidelines of the United Nations, internally and in all interactions with stakeholders, namely:
    • not allowing child labour
    • no forced or compulsory labour allowed
    • non-discrimination,
    • ensuring the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining, and
    • implementing disciplinary practices, when applicable, complying with the Code of Conduct
  • ensuring compliance with Portuguese labour legislation;
  • promoting work opportunities and personal and professional development based on a fair remuneration policy and without excessive working hours;
  • guarantee equal remuneration for men and women for work of equal value;
  • establish Social Responsibility objectives and promote the implementation of the actions necessary for their fulfilment;
  • to guarantee a continuous improvement of the implemented Social Responsibility Management System;
  • to promote an ethical behaviour based on the values of honesty, transparency and integrity, demonstrating a permanent concern for the economy, people and the environment;
  • implement procedures aimed at preventing corruption in all its aspects;
  • respect and promote human rights, fundamental labour rights and the voluntary principles on safety and human rights; and
  • promote the development of the community through social investment and/or philanthropic actions.

RFF Lawyers takes a proactive attitude and contributes to responsible citizenship and ethics. On a day-to-day basis, it involves its partners, associates, employees, local correspondents, consultants, partners, suppliers and customers in providing support to various institutions, entities and organisations linked to projects that it previously identifies as socially relevant.

RFF & Associados Creates Running Club

Rogério Fernandes Ferreira & Associados is committed to working for an active and responsible citizenship and, in order to boost physical activity and cooperation between all employees, customers and suppliers, supported the creation of a Running Club. Led by João Assis Cabeleira, ultramarathonist and Law firm's CEO, the new Running Club's main objective is to raise funds for different social causes chosen by the runners themselves. The creation of RFF Running Club is performed by Sportslab - whom the RFF & Associados has provided service in probono regime. The members of the new club will have access through the Sportslab and Running Club, the essential contents of the running activity, such as training, nutrition, hydration, injury, reviews, events, news and events.

Blood Donation Campaign

At a time when the Portuguese Institute of Blood has made several callings for blood donation to increase their reserves, RFF & Associados took the initiative of promoting a blood donation involving, not only their collaborators, but as well enterprises such as Aguirre Newman Portugal, BNI and Actelion. Owing to the success of this campaign, the relationship with the IPST will become regular, becoming RFF & Associados responsible of organizing two blood collecting campaigns per year. The IPST, I. P has to guarantee and regulate, in a national level, the transfusion and transplants medicine’s activity and make sure of the donation, collection, analysis, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of human blood, and other blood components, organ transplants, tissues and cells. It also has the mission of maintaining the National Center of Bone Marrow Peripheral Blood or Umbilical Cord Staminal Cells Donors (CEDACE).

Ajuda de Berço - Social Solidarity Association

The Association “Ajuda de Berço” was born of a lucid conscience of social responsibility and responsible charity, with the entrepreneurship and faith of some citizens, in 1988. The maximum priority for the organization is the defence and guarantee of the Fundamental Rights for the children who were exposed to several distresses. It has 18 founders, and 2 houses opened for the service of 40 children, and live due to all the business and social partners. RFF & Associados support this cause, involving all their collaborators, partners and suppliers, and assembled, and has a large amount of goods for these children.

A RFF & Associados no Jantar de Natal da Comunidade Vida e Paz

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Hope4Moza Association

Currently, RFF & Associados provides a pro bono legal advice to the Hope4Moza Association, an association that supports children, youth and vulnerable families in Mozambique. Through this sponsorship, this organization allows children to attend support centers, to have access to food and access to education