THE CONFEDERATION OF PORTUGUESE BUSINESS
CIP is a strong and comprehensive employer’s organization with a firm commitment to Portugal’s progress and well-being.
It represents over 114 thousand companies, employing over 1.5 million workers, with a total turnover of over €105 billion, representing more than 60 percent of GDP.
Its members are the basis of a modern economy. Their entrepreneurial and innovative drive contributes daily to the economic growth and social development of Portugal.
CIP is the portuguese representative in the most important international employer’s confederations, permanently involved in a vast worldwide network.
Pioneers in the defence of entrepreneurial drive and free initiative
CIP was created in 1974, and promptly constructed part of the history of democracy and business organizations in Portugal.
That is CIP’s legacy. CIP provides a voice to business interests and defends the market economy.
Permanently defending the national economic activity
CIP’s mission is to represent the national economic activity with autonomy and independence, in Portugal and abroad.
CIP gives voice to companies of all sizes and sectors.
CIP believes in an open economy, based on knowledge and innovation as engines of economic and social growth.
CIP stands for a new economy, supported by increased productivity and competitiveness, where opportunities, growth and prosperity are shared by everyone and to which everyone contributes.
Agents for the development of society
Sitting on both the Economic and Social Council and the Standing Commission for Social Dialogue, as well as in the European Economic and Social Committee, CIP takes part in negotiations for the implementation of economic and social policies that meet the interests of businesses, promote competitiveness and economic cohesion.
CIP gives voice to its members in the main political, economic and social Portuguese institutions, thus guaranteeing the defense of Portuguese companies’ aspirations, independently of their size or sector.
This is one of CIP’s strengths: the participation in the social dialogue in Portugal, Europe and beyond.
An organization open to the world
CIP is the voice of portuguese companies and the national economy in the main employer’s organizations.