Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...
We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.
Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.
There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.
Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...
Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.
Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.
Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.
Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.
Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.
Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...
Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.
Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…
Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.
Good Taste. (from the lat. gustu) n. 1. ability to appreciate aesthetic value or standards of something; 2. elegance, refinement, aesthetic sense; 5. particular touch given by an artist to his works.
We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.
Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.
We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.
On May 9th CERCI Braga is promoting the Magic Walk, an initiative that marks the start-up of the Magic Glow-worm Campaign’15, organised every year by FENACERCI in partnership with RDP - Antena 1.
Presentation of the campaign was attended by the Mayor of Braga, Ricardo Rio and the Chairman of the Braga Commercial Association, Macedo Barbosa, expressing the involvement of the community in fund-raising to pursue the aims of the cooperatives as well as to meet a greater objective which is that of raising awareness to accept difference.
The night-time walk starts at Avenida Central in Braga at 20h30 on a route stretching around five kilometres which ends at Parque da Ponte during which there will be various activities and lots of entertainment. Enrolment costs five Euros and includes a glow-worm, a pin, a t-shirt and a snack.
Sponsored by the dst group, the walk also boasts partnerships and supports from Braga Municipality, HMDesign, Uselabel, Plano Minho, McDonald’s Braga, Lar S. Salvador, Dulcesol, RUM, Revista SIM, Braga Eventos, Braga Dança, Equipa Espiral, Synergia and WAPA, amongst other institutions and companies, thereby enabling the staging of this major event.
In Braga the initiative is part of the fund-raising campaign to put into effect works on the Occupational Activities' Centre in the parish of Navarra which will allow the needs to be met of around three dozen young people and adults in the Braga region who suffer from intellectual disability and multidisability and who are at present without any support or back-up.
“O Nosso Pirilampo” (Our Glow-worm) challenges schools in Braga
Concurrently, at the schools of Braga the “Our Glow-worm” competition is ongoing, inviting schools to build an illuminated, coloured glow-worm, preferably using reused material and boasting large dimensions.
More than a dozen works are expected which will be carried out as part of a group or in classes (maximum of 30 people per group) and exhibited during the route of the Magic Walk. The glow-worms will be voted on at our Facebook page (http://facebook/CERCIBraga.pt) until May 31st. The three most voted for will be assessed by a jury which will select the main winner.
The group or classroom that has built the Glow-worm selected will win an Inclusive Experience with the support of KIB: an afternoon at Braga Karting Track, to take place in June.
The Magic Glow-worm
Remember that the Magic Glow-worm is today one of the major symbols of social welfare in Portugal. Its mission is to support people suffering from mental disability and multidisability, backed up by the work undertaken by the national network of CERCI’s. The familiarity and emotional ties established with Portuguese citizens more than two decades ago lend this icon status of great credibility and media impact which has made a major contribution, through fund-raising, to the success of the interventions that have been developed alongside the population.