Diversity and equal opportunities

We respect everyone’s rights.

We guide our actions by the respect for the rights established:

  • at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, from the United Nations Organization (UN)
  • at the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
  • at the Portuguese Republic Constitution
  • by law, namely at the Labour Legislation.

The Equity Plan approved in 2017 establishes 17 measures distributed by the following departments:

  • strategy
  • human resources management
  • coordination family/professional life
  • working hours organization
  • respect for dignity and integrity



In 2018, the Board of Directors had 4 women, 31% of the total members: 1 executive and 3 non-executive members. We comply with the legal requirements regarding the presence of both sexes in our executive and supervision bodies.

In 2018, women also represented:

  • 23,3 % of our top managers
  • 48,5 % of our deputy top managers

Employees with permanent disabilities or special needs

We have 257 employees with special needs or permanent disabilities, 112 women and 145 men.

We keep our protocol with CERCI Lisboa (disabled people rehabilitation), that promotes the professional integration of young people with disabilities. This protocol has already covered 13 young people.

Foreign people

There are 44 foreign employees at CTT, 30 men and 14 women.

Gender equity

Matters like gender, nationality, sexual harassment and disabilities are CTT’s action areas. Nevertheless, we still do not have specific policies on these issues.

Renewal of our Agreement with the Gender Equity Corporate Forum

We are one of the founding members of this body, promoted by CITE – Employment and Labour Equity Commission, and have assumed new commitments regarding different salaries.

Continued implementation of the Gender Equity Plan

We established a Good Conduct Code to Prevent and Fight Harassment at Work. We have started training on this issue through e-learning.

We are committed in the development of policies to promote equal opportunities

  • in admissions
  • professional careers
  • in training
  • in professional training.

 We continued to train our supervisors and employees on the Right to Equal Opportunities and Non-Discrimination through e-learning.


There is no difference between the basic salaries paid both to men and women, as established in the labour legislation. However, throughout the professional careers, there are some differences on the average remuneration, with women on an unfavourable position.

In 2018, we reviewed some of the basic monthly remunerations and salaries. We updated salaries between 1.1% and 1.3%, ensuring a minimum salary increase of 12€.