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BEL GROUP AND GASP SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

The document was signed by Marco Galinha, Founder and CEO of BEL Group, and Satya Tripathi, Secretary General of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet (GASP), during a visit to Portugal organised by BEL Group and Planetiers.

The memorandum foresees that the two organisations will collaborate to enable communities to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations; connect the scientific and development community, support high-quality scientific research based on ethical research practices in a variety of fields, promote the incorporation of consultation and involvement of indigenous populations and vulnerable communities in relevant research, and integrate relevant local knowledge into the development of investment opportunities and policy innovations; collaborate on transformative environmental and social impact opportunities by supporting projects for marginalised communities to bridge the gap between government, the private sector and communities, coordinating cross-functions for large-scale social impact and positive change.

GRUPO BEL MARKS WOMEN'S DAY WITH MURAL CELEBRATING GENDER EQUALITY

The Grupo BEL unveiled the mural “Feminist Flamingo, 2023” by the artist Bordalo II, a work created to mark Women’s Day and celebrate Gender Equality, which combines pieces from the Small Trash Animals series with the artist’s most interventive series, Provocative.

Marco Galinha, CEO of the Grupo BEL opened the inauguration session, welcoming all those present, addressing a special greeting to all women, in which he highlighted that “International Women’s Day makes us reflect on values that are structural to any society and any organisation: equality and freedom”.

WE CREATE SOCIAL VALUE, WE ARE PRESENT

May newsletter with lots of news

The May edition of E.BEL, the monthly newsletter that brings you the best of the month from the Group’s companies, is now available. This month, of course, the highlight is the inauguration of Poupança in Leiria, with an on-the-spot report and an editorial by Amaral & Filhos director Hernâni Fernandes and Tu Fazes Parte featuring Nuno Silva, the shop’s manager.

May was also the month in which the merger between two of the Group’s distributors, SDT and ADR, was consolidated. Manuel Aguiar, BEL Group Logistics Manager, talks about this process. In social responsibility, we support a judo team and, with the European Football Championship just around the corner, we bring you a complete guide so you don’t miss a thing about the big competition where the Portuguese team will try to win the trophy and repeat the feat of 2016. You can read this and much more here (link para newsletter).

The largest Poupança in the country has opened

In a ceremony blessed by the Administrator of the Sanctuary of Fatima, Father Miguel Sottomayor, and attended by the founder and CEO of the BEL Group, Marco Galinha, and the Mayor of Leiria, Gonçalo Lopes, the Poupança shop in Leiria opened its doors on 27 May. With an area of 3,000 square metres, this is the largest of the 12 shops in the Amaral & Filhos wholesale chain and features a bakery, vegetables and fresh produce area among the more than 10,000 references on the shelves at competitive prices.

Marco Galinha explained that ‘we invest a lot to bring value to our customers, because it’s increasingly important that we try to maintain a balance in this environment of inflation and difficulties’. The opening day was also used to hold a small festival to welcome all those who made a point of travelling to Zicofa’s industrial area to see the new shop firsthand.

WE CREATE SOCIAL VALUE, WE ARE PRESENT

VASP and Tribuna da História at the Book Fair

VASP is present at the 93rd edition of the Book Fair, that takes place from May 25th to June 11th, at Parque Eduardo VII, in Lisbon, with 2 stands of its own (B30 and B31).
Here you will be able to find a wide literary offer of the nearly 50 publishers represented by VASP, as well as the Tribuna da História, publisher recently acquired by the BEL Group and that will have on display its most recent releases.
“The Republicanization of the Monarchy”, by Fátima Bonifácio, “The War and Changes”, by António Telo and “The End of the Portuguese State of India”, by Francisco Cabral Couto, are three of the publisher’s highlights.

Marco Galinha opens the last day of the Sustainability and Society Forum

Marco Galinha was present at the opening of the second and last day of the Sustainability and Society Forum, an initiative of the Global Media Group (GMG) in partnership with Galp, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, INATEL Foundation, BEL Group and Matosinhos City Hall. This International Summit had a remarkable panel of participants and was an important stage for the debate of ideas and where ways to build a more sustainable and inclusive future were presented.

Active Space Technologies develops technology for JUICE probe

Active Space Technologies, a Grupo BEL universe company, has collaborated on the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission, a European Space Agency (ESA) project that aims to study Jupiter’s space system. The probe, which will be launched from French Guiana on April 13 towards Jupiter is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including a mean gain antenna (MGA) guidance and adjustment mechanism, produced by Active Space’s team.

Active Space Technologies was responsible for the delivery of JUICE’s medium gain antenna (MGA) pointing mechanism, ensuring the co-engineering, manufacturing, assembly, verification and testing of all models (validation and flight).

Bel Group, Bronze Sponsor of the 2nd edition of ESG WEEK

The second edition of ESG WEEK, an initiative of the APEE – Portuguese Association for Business Ethics, will take place between April 17 and 21, with the Grupo BEL as Bronze Sponsor. The aim of the initiative is to debate the issue of Sustainability and how one can invest and protect the environment and build a more sustainable world, guided by solid ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) policies.

Follow all the information on the website – https://esgportugal.pt/

Participation is free of charge, but subject to registration: https://lnkd.in/eAVDfY6G

CASH & CARRY BUSINESS EXPANDS THE GROUP'S AREA OF OPERATION

The BEL Group has just acquired exclusive control of the company Amaral & Filhos Distribuição, S.A., a company that distributes and wholesales food products, as authorised by the Competition Authority, in an operation carried out through the vehicle company EDA – Empresa de Distribuição Alimentar.

ARCHIVE OF THE DAILY NEWSPAPER "DIARIO DE NOTÍCIAS" ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM OF THE NAVY

The BEL Group is the main sponsor of the exhibition “DN Tesouro Nacional” (National Treasure), an initiative that aims to show society a century-old view of the most important moments in the history of Portugal and the world. The exhibition will be on display at the Museu da Marinha from 17 December until 28 February 2023 (from 10am to 5pm).

The BEL Group is the main sponsor of the exhibition “DN Tesouro Nacional” (National Treasure), an initiative that aims to show society a century-old view of the most important moments in the history of Portugal and the world. The exhibition will be on display at the Museu da Marinha from 17 December until 28 February 2023 (from 10am to 5pm).

Boas Festas!

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