RDI Policy

We recognise Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) as a potential factor for competitiveness and sustainability, bearing in mind the needs and expectations of stakeholders, market trends and environmental, social and cultural responsibilities.

It is the top management's intention to develop innovative processes, products and services within the scope of glass moulds, promoting continuous improvement and the development of innovative solutions to meet the needs and expectations of the market, as well as improving organisational practices. Thereby it assumes the commitment to carry out,

- Valuing the knowledge derived from the effective management of the company's interfaces with its surroundings, namely through partnerships with Knowledge Centres, Universities, Suppliers and Clients, with a view to collaboration and the exchange of knowledge for the development of innovative solutions,

- Valuing the knowledge derived from the creativity of its employees,

- Providing the necessary resources for the development of actions arising from RDI goals,

- Seeking financial compensation for RDI actions, in order to minimise the impact of the investment, which most of the time has no guaranteed return,

- Seeking the technical and economic optimisation of all processes, products, innovative services, marketing or organisational methods under study or development, with a view to increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of the group's companies,

- Promoting sustainability and socio-environmental responsibility in RDI activities, considering aspects such as the efficient use of resources, waste reduction and reuse, as well as the adoption of sustainable practices.

The RDI Management System is maintained, organised, documented, managed, audited, reviewed and continuously improved in accordance with Portuguese Standard NP 4457:2021.