We believe reflection and awareness of the social, environmental and cultural impact that each of our projects have in their location are part of our duty and we look for a balance between business initiatives and sustainable development.
Part of this process is to conduct an assessment of the surrounding area, which means listening to the community and establishing touch points with local associations before carefully evaluating and gauging the social and economic impact of a project in a specific project area. The idea is to not only mitigate the negative elements but also add value to the area in which we operate by making them safer, more accommodating and contemporary, as well as developing the areas economically, which also translates into more jobs and a better quality of life.
Direct contact with local associations allows us to understand local challenges and together develop several measures which, in the context of our business area, enable us to contribute by reducing existing problems and negative impacts.
Some of the campaigns carried out:
Fundação Gil was established in 1999 and is a pioneer in paediatric healthcare and rehabilitation.
Stone: Financial support for the construction of a multipurpose pavilion
CASA’s mission is to help the homeless, vulnerable families or families in need through social aid campaigns, by providing close contact, food, clothes and social rehabilitation programs. It acts through collective solidarity, regardless of social status, ethnicity, religion or gender.
Stone: Financial support, donation of office supplies, organizing and collecting of food items and clothing.
Its purpose is to promote culture and gastronomy by using cookery as a universal language. With its strong component of social intervention, the centre has become a true centre for learning.
Stone: Donation of a new location for the installation of the new Cozinha Popular.
Café Joyeux is a café in Paris where the majority of workers are professionals with mental and cognitive disabilities.
Stone: For Christmas 2018, we offered packs of coffee made by the magic hands of Café Joyeux’ employees.
Just a Change is a non-profit association that rehabilitates people’s homes with the main objective of fighting housing poverty in Portugal.
Stone: A team of 21 people from Stone stepped in to help at Campo Grande’s Social and Parish Centre, where rooms needed repainting.
Horticultural therapy was invented to promote activities for young and old, creating moments for a conversation about “farming life”, activities that encourage the sharing of experiences, feelings and knowledge amongst different generations.
Stone: Financial support for the creation of an orchard and the acquisition of modules to clad with cork.
After the fires in Pedrogão Grande during the summer of 2017, A partnership between Quercus and CTT launched the campaign “A Tree for the Forest”, which consisted in buying trees to plant in the afflicted forest areas.
Stone: Took advantage of the festive season to offer each client and supplier a tree planted in their name.
A health brand, as the name suggests, dedicated to developing different species of plants pesticide-free.
Stone: Investor in the project.
Cercica was created to respond to the educational needs of a group of children and youngsters with learning difficulties and disabilities.
CERCICA has continued to meet the increasing demand through many activities which foster social inclusion in areas such as education, training, employment and occupational activities.
Stone: All envelopes used by Stone Capital are made by Cercica Gráfica.
An innovative school that promotes creativity, a love of learning, and openness to an international community through a dynamic, challenging and multilingual educational path where children feel happy, valued and safe.
Stone: Partner, investor and developer responsible for the project’s construction and coordination.
In 1959, the book “Lisboa Cidade Triste e Alegre” was launched by the photographic duo Victor Palla and Costa Martins. It became the city of Lisbon’s rarified cult book.
Founded in 1998, Sports dans la Ville, is dedicated to supporting the social integration of disadvantaged people through sports and professional training
Quentin Moreno (the younger brother of Arthur and Geoffroy) is the regional head of Sports dans la Ville at Ile de France.
Stone: Sponsors Sports dans la Ville and contributes to the development of initiatives.
Founded in May 2012, Surfaddict is the first adapted surfing association in Europe.
Created by a group of friends who are committed to making the sport accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities and in wheelchairs.
Every year, Surfaddict organises events around the country to promote disabled people’s enjoyment of the sea.
Stone: Official Sponsor of 2020 events.
The Lisbon Project´s mission is to integrate and protect the lives of migrants and refugees in the city of Lisbon through the following programs: inter-community action; legal support; education; health and well-being; housing; a community shop and employment, as well as various activities it promotes at its headquarters.
Stone: Financial support for the purchase of food and essential goods.
In 20/21 Season the Gulbenkian Orchestra remains at the centre of a programme with a strong emphasis on song.
Stone: Stone is among the patrons of the concerts for piano and orchestra.
As an aid to distance learning, the School Group of Patrício Prazeres requested the support of the community to obtain IT equipment.
Stone: Financial support for the purchase of IT equipment.
Every 15 days, a dinner is served where everyone is welcome. Some 130 volunteers and 170 people in a situation of social vulnerability are waited on at the same table as in a restaurant, sharing a meal and their lives.
Stone: Sponsored and served dinner.
NHR Compassion will support the Portuguese charity Banco Alimentar (Food Bank) fighting the effects of the pandemic on the front line.
More information: https://www.nhrcompassion.com/#mission
Stone: Financial support.
A distinct group of companies and individual entrepreneurs have joined forces with the primary goal of assisting the Portuguese Nacional Health System in the fight against the global Covid 19 pandemic by purchasing together 140 ventilators for the total amount of €2.100.000.00
Stone: Stone is proud to have joined the cause, contributing 0,7% of the total amount.
On April 29th, Portugal was chosen for the premier of the documentary that portrays the life and work of the world-winning surfer and big wave rider Justine Dupont. A chilling feature film screened at the prestigious São Jorge cinema, featuring the French surfer and the director Antoine Chicoye.
See the trailer HERE
The Marvão International Music Festival unites an array of musical styles in the quaint medieval town of Marvão. The intention is to go beyond entertainment and aim at uniting various styles of music, such as the Portuguese Fado, classical music, dance, virtual arts, and other interesting art forms.
The Festival took place this summer and Stone supported the concert that was held at Marvão Castle:
Marvão Castle, Courtyard
BPI Fundação ”la Caixa” – BEETHOVEN: COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS VII
JORDAN VICTORIA, VIOLIN
ALEXANDRE VU, VIOLIN
TANGUY PARISOT, VIOLA
JÉRÉMY GARBARG, CELLO
L. v. BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 59 n. 2
GYÖRGY KURTÁG 12 Microludes Op. 13
v. BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 59 n. 3
Over the years we have witnessed the elimination of some typical and traditional jobs in our country, such as cabinet makers and cobblestone pavers.
One of our chief concerns in the rehabilitation of a development is the preservation of the original architecture and as many of the period features as possible, so supporting this type of work is central to what we do. We actively seek to preserve and value Portugal’s best traditions and always prioritise national craftsmanship
For each development, we work with 20 different companies, which implies 70 people involved in a single project.
We value all of the components that make up sustainable management and respect the environment without compromising the future of generations to come.
We use natural resources intelligently, ensuring a better quality of life.
We are aware of the environmental impact that construction brings, and we strive to make sure that everyone involved takes the necessary corrective or mitigating actions.
We seek to create sustainable construction which uses better and more durable materials and reduces the consumption of water and electric power.