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

RFF & Associados' Social Responsibility policy is governed by the following principles:

  • compliance with the Requirements of Standard SA 8000;
  • compliance with Portuguese and Community 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, internment and in all interactions with stakeholders, namely:
    - prohibition of child labour,
    - prohibition of forced or compulsory labor,
    - no discrimination,
    - ensuring the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining, and
    - implementation of disciplinary practices, where applicable, complying with the provisions of the Code of Conduct.
  • compliance with Portuguese labour legislation;
  • to promote work opportunities and personal and professional development based on a fair remuneration policy and without excessive working hours;
  • ensure equal pay for men and women for work of equal value;
  • to establish Social Responsibility objectives and promote the implementation of the actions necessary to achieve them;
  • ensure a continuous improvement of the implemented Social Responsibility Management System;
  • promote ethical behavior based on the values of honesty, transparency and integrity, demonstrating a permanent concern for the economy, the people and the environment;
  • to implement procedures aimed at preventing corruption in all its aspects;
  • respect and promote human rights, fundamental labour rights, and voluntary principles on security and human rights; and
  • promote community development through social investment and/or philanthropic actions.

RFF & Associados undertakes a proactive attitude and contributes to a responsible citizenship and ethics. On a daily basis, it involves its partners, associates, employees, correspondents, consultants, partners, suppliers and clients in providing support to various institutions, entities and organizations linked to projects it previously identified 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


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