InterCement presented its project for reduction of CO2 emissions during the launch of the Methodology Guide for Greenhouse Gas Inventories in Civil Construction – Buildings Sector, developed by the Union of the Civil Construction Industry in São Paulo State (SindusCon-SP). The publication proposes a methodology for construction companies and real estate developers to prepare their emissions inventory, making calculations uniform and allowing comparisons and reduction actions.
Janaína Alves de Morais, Concrete Business Development Manager at InterCement, discussed at a round table the company’s solutions in this field. They include concerns about energy efficiency at cement factories, the replacement of traditional fossil fuels for biomass or coprocessed industrial waste, and the use of alternate raw materials in the cement manufacturing process.
InterCement, holding of the cement business of Group Camargo Correa, signed a leasing contract for a crushing facility attached to the Matola plant, in Mozambique, Africa. The new unit has a production capacity of 220 thousand tons a year, increasing local production by 12%.
In addition to making InterCement more competitive in the African continent, the new crushing facility has also a symbolic meaning. "This is the first operation unit after conclusion of the integration of Cimpor, showing that, even though this is a moment of austerity to internalize all possible synergies, we have an eye on opportunities", says José Édison Barros Franco, president of InterCement.
Camargo Corrêa Institute (ICC) presented today, July 23, the results of two projects that contributed for the sustainable development of regions under social vulnerability in the state of São Paulo. Through the work of ICC, the communities that participate in the Semeando Futuros and Futuro em Nossas Mãos projects were able to increase their family income, qualify their productions and expand their activities.
The Semeando Futuros project, conducted in partnership with InterCement, Instituto Meio and BNDES, involved 42 families from the Association of Small Rural Producers from the municipality of Apiaí and offered technical qualification, in addition to the constant follow-up by an agronomist during the entire learning process of agricultural workers. The actions helped strengthen sustainable agriculture and improve productivity. With this, the total family income went from 600 reais to 1500, a 217% increase.
InterCement, through Yguazú Cementos, was honored last week with the "Companies or People that contribute to the industrial development of Paraguay" award.
The award was delivered by the country's president, Federico Franco, at "Expo Fairs 2013", an event that gathers the main industrial and agricultural companies in the country.
The contract for the Tuy IV Project, in Venezuela, where Construtora Camargo Corrêa has been carrying out sanitation works – such as water and sewerage treatment stations, and irrigation projects in the environments of Tuy River -, in the Miranda State, contemplates bringing in resources amounting to 2% of the undertaking value in social works aimed at erecting popular houses for the dwellers in that region, as required by the Venezuelan legislation. Additionally, the company is seeking, through its Sustainability and External Communication Management, to meet the community, by promoting initiatives aimed at sustainable development and poverty reduction.
The Minas-Rio Ore pipeline promoted on July 3 and 4 several confronting actions of sexual violence against children and adolescents within the Great Works for Childhood Program, sponsored by Constrictor Camargo Corrêa and Camargo Corrêa Institute.
The Social Responsibility team of the undertaking carried out a guidance work with youngsters from the Minas Gerais municipalities of Pedra Bonita and Sericita, in addition to promoting educational activities directed to students of public schools.
A partnership between Camargo Corrêa Institute, Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS) and National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) intends to expand the income of inhabitants of three riverside communities in the Amazon State - Iranduba, Novo Airão and Manacapuru.
The purpose of the Handling to Preserve project started in 2012, is to support the creation of jobs and income by technically qualifying and sustainingly exploiting timber from the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reservation. The project involves 160 families and the goal is to increase the income of each family to R$ 6 thousand in one year.
Six groups of employees from InterCement, the holding company for the cement business of Camargo Corrêa Group, and one from Alpargatas were recognized by Camargo Corrêa Institute with the Idealista Award - given to GAIVs (Ideal Volunteer Action Groups) that accrue at least 350 hours of volunteer work during the period of six consecutive months.
The winning groups reached the combined milestone of 2450 hours of volunteering. And as a prize they will receive R$ 3 thousand each to benefit the institutions they serve.
Construtora Camargo Corrêa and SESI conducted the ceremony for the literacy program known as Education for Youth and Adults (EJA) at the construction site of Jirau Hydroelectric Plant, in late June. The ceremony was attended by employees from SESI and from Camargo Corrêa, as well as friends and relatives of the 17 students who received a statement of achievement.
InterCement, a holding company for the cement business of Camargo Corrêa Group, promoted, in cooperation with Camargo Corrêa Institute, the seminar "New Frontiers of Social Investment", in Manaus, AM, on Wednesday, July 3. The event was attended by businessmen and nonprofit organizations. At the meeting, the company presented its social responsibility practices, developed in cooperation with the Institute, in communities where it operates.