FOOD distributor Jerónimo Martins’ CSR action plan prioritises health through environmental responsibility, sustainable supply chains and community support. The group has 4,500 stores across Portugal, Poland and Colombia and prioritises safety while protecting the supply chain. It invested €16m in PPE for its team and €1.2m in healthcare programmes for employees and their families. It favours domestic suppliers: 80 percent in Portugal, 90 and 95 percent in Poland and Colombia. In 2020, Jerónimo Martins onboarded new personnel, promoted 13,500 employees and paid out 38 percent more in bonuses. The BV judging panel presents repeat programme winner Jerónimo Martins with the 2021 award for Best Corporate Responsibility (Portugal).