SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT

Prioritizing sustainable development is an integral part of our mission.

We work on three sustainability pillars: Social, Environmental and Economic. In addition to preventive measures to reduce environmental impact, the company seeks to keep a dialog and transparency relationship with local communities in the regions where we operate, also supported by an Integrated Management System (IMS)

Hidrovias Institute

With the mission of contributing to the development of the communities where we operate, Hidrovias Institute signs a long-term commitment with the Brazilian society (highlighted).

Our construction begins with the support of the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS), by identifying the most important issues to contribute to the development of the regions where we operate. The result of this work led us to choose the causes of education and strengthening of local projects.

Secondly, we count on the involvement of the employees at Hidrovias do Brasil and the surrounding communities, thus promoting the mobilization and engagement of these stakeholders to choose and refine our guidelines.

Based on the UN’s sustainable development objectives and the assumption of the society involvement in the continuous improvement of the regions where we operate, we continue to rely on their support so that our projects can reach our communities and contribute to improving our Country.

Know our guidelines:

Education

We’ll work on the education topic through four fronts:

Professional training;

Complementary school education;

Training of managers and educators;

Improvement of the school infrastructure.

“Pará Profissional” Program

Education is the focus in the social programs encouraged by Hidrovias. Therefore, we associate with entities that foster education, professional qualification and employability in the communities where we operate.

As a result, we contributed by training approximately 250 people in technical training courses delivered by the Technology Education Secretariat (SECTET), and with the qualification – in a partnership with the Brazilian Navy – of 90 people from the community, who, from now on, can drive small boats and make a difference for their family income.

Local Projects

Local projects will count on our support in three ways:

Promotion of entrepreneurship

Valuing diversity

Access to culture and leisure programs

Click here  to know our Social Responsibility policy.

Know our current work:

“Na Mão Certa” Program

In order to support care programs for children and teenagers who are victims of or vulnerable to sexual exploitation, we entered into a partnership with Childhood Brasil and became a signatory to the Business Pact against the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents. In 2017, we trained 20 multipliers, among employees of Hidrovias do Brasil and people working in the communities surrounding our operation in Itaituba and Miritituba, enabling them to identify critical situations and make the necessary reports and providing the necessary guidance.

“Bem-Estar Caminhoneiro” Program

Held in the municipality of Miritituba, the program is aimed at truck drivers who transport grain. In a partnership with the Municipal Health Department, 53 BIS, Itaituba College, the local Environment and Sustainability Department (SEMAS), the Social Assistance Department, and the Pará Federal Institute of Technology (IFPA), more than 300 people benefited from the program in 2017.

Health Caravan

During October, we promoted – in a partnership with the Health Department of the State of Pará – a campaign for gynecological care and various exams. The communities of Itupanema, Vila Nova, Renascer com Cristo, Fazendinha, Laranjal, Trambioca and São Francisco were approached.

“Valorize a vida, um toque de amor” Campaign

Supporting the Pink October project, the Miritituba unit made an extensive mobilization campaign with the communities to provide preventive exams. 650 women were provided care.

Campaign to fight adolescents’ suicide

The campaign aims at encouraging preventive actions against child suicide. Our employees collected books that stimulate self-esteem and personal appreciation, which were sent to the children, and they also visited Miritituba CRAS to talk to 200+ children about the subject and offer support in activities complementing traditional teaching.

Corporate Volunteering

Our Corporate Volunteering program involves all the Company’s sites in several actions. Our employees mobilize to visit charitable institutions and have the opportunity to collect products and money intended for local entities.

Partners

Childwood do Brasil

Na mão certa

Instituto Federal Tecnológico do Pará (IFPA)

Ideia de Impacto

Marinha do Brasil – Capitania dos Portos da Amazônia Oriental

Sonia Loureiro

We hold several national and international certifications, and we have already won some awards and recognitions in recent years, such as the Chico Mendes Social-Environmental Award, Latin America Quality Award and the Brazil Quality Certificate, which validates our commitment to EHS, quality, and social responsibility.

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Integrated
Management
System

Hidrovias do Brasil operates according to the three sustainability pillars (Social, Environmental and Economic), respecting the laws in force and observing corporate responsibility and operating safety issues in our activities. In addition to preventive measures to reduce environmental impact, the company seeks to keep a dialog and transparency relationship with local communities in the regions where we operate, also supported by an Integrated Management System (IMS), also with the support of an Integrated Management System (IMS) intended to comply with external, national and international standards. Prioritizing sustainable development is an integral part of the mission of Hidrovias do Brasil.

Hidrovias do Brasil holds several national and international certifications, and we have already won several awards and recognitions in recent years, such as the Chico Mendes Social-Environmental Award, Latin America Quality Award and the Brazil Quality Certificate, which validates our commitment to EHS, quality, and social responsibility.

To view the Integrated Management System Policy, click here.

Check out our Social Responsibility Policy, click here.