Ethical Behaviour

Our Tradition

Strictly No Child Labour

Portugal defines the minimum age of admission to work at 16. GT Portugal and our suppliers do not employ young workers under that age, or in conditions which compromise their health, their safety or their moral integrity, and/or which harm their physical, psychological, moral, intellectual and cultural development.

We work closely with our partners (suppliers and subcontractors) to ensure that all international standards for fair labor conditions and fundamental labor rights are met throughout our business endeavors.

All our suppliers are audited regularly to warrant that there is no form of child labor nor exploitation of children in their practices, requiring working conditions that put the best interests of young workers first.

Building Long-Term Relationships

is the best way to support our focus on traceability of production, working conditions and quality. We want to safeguard our success with integrity and mutual esteem. At GT Portugal we are committed to working with our partners to raise awareness and sustainable solutions to prevent any form of child labor in our supply chain.

Free from

Discrimination, Harassment

And Violence

As a company with a strong tradition and well-established values, GT Portugal’s and its’ suppliers’ employees are entitled to work in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and violence in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. as such, GT Portugal will not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment or violence in the workplace.

We work closely with our partners to prevent any action, policy or differential treatment (either intentional or unintentional) having an adverse impact on an individual on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability or other unmeritorious consideration.

Our partners base all terms and conditions of employment on the individual’s ability to do the job, not on the basis of personal characteristics and beliefs.

At GT Portugal, bullying, harassment or any other form of abuse are not tolerated.


Health & Safety

The health and safety of those who work with GT Portugal, whether they be employees, suppliers or subcontractors, is a key value and a priority for the success of GT Portugal as a company.

The effectiveness and constant improvement of occupational health & safety performance is accomplished through the involvement of all employees, suppliers and subcontractors, with the guidance of the Portuguese Legislation on the matter and national entities of reference like DGS (Portuguese Health Authority), DGERT (Directorate-General for Employment and Labor Relations) or ACT (Working Conditions Authority).

GT Portugal’s office was carefully designed to provide our employees with a healthy and clean working space, equipped with an outdoors garden where we often gather for freshly cooked meals.

We also encourage our employees to practice all types of outdoor and sporting activities, as we value our workers’ physical and mental wellbeing.

Every year, GT Portugal works with a specialized Health and Safety at Work body that provides health check-ups and general medicine services to our employees.

GT Portugal is determined to constantly strengthen the culture of health and safety, by developing awareness, reinforcing willingness and making available the resources required for guaranteeing a safe and healthy work environment.


Benefits and

Terms of Employment

At GT Portugal, we provide all workers with written and understandable information about their employment conditions, including wages, before they enter into employment and about details of their wages for the pay period concerned each time that they are paid.



In Portugal, salary is multiplied by 14 months (the 12 months in the year, the holiday pay and the Christmas bonus, each equivalent to another salary), with the addition of 22 business vacation days.



As of 2020, the Portuguese minimum wage was set at 665,00 euros (2021), however, the vast majority of our partners´ employees that are working on the floor are paid well above that figure. The salaries of our administrative staff are also substantially higher than the officially set minimum wage.



GT Portugal is determined to establish working hours that comply with national laws and benchmark industry standards to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our workers. For that, the working week is set at 40 hours and the statutory working day is 8 hours.