Corporate Social Responsibility

Patinter believes that citizenship and social responsibility are an important asset for the company. Its activities in this area are oriented towards the promotion of activities that cover the surrounding community, stakeholders and employees, transmitting them the importance of the sense of freedom, justice, dignity and solidarity, which are also part of the company's values. 

Patinter attaches a high importance to all activities within its corporate social responsibility policy and as an organization aims to make a positive contribution to Society, Economy and Environment. An example of this is the Patinter Cares programme, which consists of a set of welfare, education, culture, sports, volunteer work and social solidarity actions with target audiences.
Patinter invests in sports projects that stand out for their organisation and innovation features. From hockey to football, Patinter collaborates with and encourages the sports practice all over the country.
A play, a circus show, a film, a work of art, there are countless cultural manifestations that mark Patinter's support to culture. As promoters of culture, we work with different areas of cultural expression, through the support of projects that value artistic production, the broad access of the community to culture and the emergence of new talents.

In 2015, Patinter in partnership with Teatro Viriato, of which it is a benefactor, and Teatro do Vestido, brought to stage the play "Viajantes Solit√°rios".  Built from an extensive collection of life and 'road' stories of truckers, the show explores the poetic possibilities of these lives of permanent displacement, lives also of miles of loneliness, of physical distance from families, of passages, of fleeting nights, of a geographical knowledge of highways, national roads, roadside restaurants, hotels.

A show that is a kind of manual of a singular traveller, at the same time speaking of that Portuguese restlessness that we know well - that of leaving; and, being outside, the will to return, to leave again, impelled by that thing that pulls us to travel kilometres, after kilometres, after kilometres, continuously. 

It is currently touring the best venues in the country. 
project Viver Mais - Living More
project Viver Mais - Living More

The project Viver Mais - Living More is a quality of life project created and designed by Patinter and aims to give employees a sense of well being, health, balance, satisfaction, pleasant and safe working environment.

The project Living More has a global view of the employee, based on the philosophy of the concept of WHO - World Health Organization, which is concerned to promote the full ' physical well-being, mental and social and not only the absence of disease and infirmity '.

This project guides employees to a growing process of valuing life, by acquiring healthy habits and customs, functional behaviours and consistent attitudes with the potential of each one.

The project is divided into four lines of action, Health, Wellness, Ergonomics and Labor Gymnastics.


Patinter takes part of several charity projects, taking up a dynamic role in Banco Alimentar contra a Fome [Food bank], Portuguese Red Cross, Foster care and child support institutions and retirement homes. We also cooperate with Fire Brigades and local associations that promote community support and assistance projects.



At Patinter, we are daily committed to inclusion as a way of working, as well as to the promotion of a fairer and more equitable society. As an employer, we assume equal opportunities and welcome all employees, regardless of their nationality, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. For us, each person is unique and should be respected for their individuality, because we believe that it is based on the defence of diversity that we trace a more assertive route towards a better world, free of prejudices and stereotypes.

Road safety is at the base of Patinter's DNA.

As one of the main European players, Patinter sees road safety not as a measure, but as a culture and a way of being on a daily basis. Constantly evaluating and searching for actions to reduce the number and severity of road accidents, the company gathers all available means to protect what it considers essential: the life and health of its employees and all those who cross paths with them on the road. This bet has demonstrated for several years that it is a winning policy, since the number of accidents and their associated costs have been decreasing, attesting to the credibility of the service provided and transmitting confidence to its clients, partners and all those who travel on the road.

"We believe that the implementation of the Road Safety Management System and its certification by ISO 39001 helps us to formalise and systematise this commitment, serving as an example for other companies in the sector. We seek to contribute positively to the image of the transport sector, promoting the culture of safety and valuing the driver's profession."
Measures and actions:
1) Development of a diagnosis to verify the existing practices and procedures in the company (e.g. timely preventive maintenance, purchase of vehicles with driving support systems, etc.) and preparation of the respective report;

2) Revision of the system documentation in accordance with ISO 39001;

3) Creation of a Safety Committee to monitor, analyse and discuss road accidents and hold meetings;

4) Adoption of a detailed investigation procedure for road accidents and the drafting of a model Accident Investigation Report (including an Action Plan)

5) Initial and continuous training in Road Accidents and Safety, Defensive Driving, Cargo Securing, Safety and Health at Work;

6) Establishment of a Road Emergency Plan to guarantee response in the event of a road accident - holding a road accident drill to test emergency response;

7) Measures to increase the field of vision while driving and reduce and signpost blind spots - placing of angle film to widen the field of vision, placing of blind spot signposting stickers (French legislation), creation of mirror adjustment guide;

8) Revision of the practical initial training procedure (test drive) and assessment of the learner driver's driving style - analysis of the learner's profile according to defined criteria;

9) Reduction in the maximum speed limitation of vehicles - setting the speed limiter at 88km/h instead of 90km/h

10) Information campaigns

11) Recognition of drivers with zero accidents.