The companies of CPFL Energia group allocated R$ 2,062,600.00 to Municipal Councils for Children’s and Adolescents’ Rights (CMDCA). This amount benefits 58 cities in the states of São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Goiás, and Paraíba.
In its second edition, the project "Two days in your future" aims to provide youngsters from Olavarria, Argentina, with the chance to try the profession they wish to pursue, following a full work day of specific professionals. For example, those thinking of pursing a medical doctor career have the opportunity to watch a surgery, while those dreaming of teaching follow the daily routine of a teacher, and future engineers visit work sites. The project is promoted by Fundación Loma Negra, maintained by InterCement in Argentina.
Until February 3 Havaianas hosts beach paddle ball contests on the Argentine coast: the Havaletas Tour. The tournament’s name was coined by mixing the words Havaianas and pelota paleta (beach paddle ball in Spanish). For the tournament the company also prepared a kit with two rackets in the shape of flip-flops, as well as a bag, and a ball.
The program will travel the country’s beaches, bringing the audience closer to the flip-flops. The game winners will get gift coupons to the "Havaletas" kit and a pair of the flip-flops most wanted in the summer.
Also, consumers who purchase two pairs of Havaianas at an accredited shop can, for an additional price of 40 Argentine pesos, get a "Havaletas" kit and help the Garrahan Institute, which supports children with cancer.
Timberland held another edition of "Serv-a-palooza”, an event promoted by Timberland to support communities in more than 20 countries.
In Brazil the brand focused its efforts on collaborating with people in situations of social emergency. It mobilized volunteers to participate in the construction and painting of two homes. The action took place on December 8, 9 and 15, 2012, in the Pirituba neighborhood of São Paulo city.
After going through hot summer destinations, the Farm’s Summer House came to Rio de Janeiro. And Havaianas is a strong presence at Farm’s traveling store in Rio de Janeiro city. Until February 28, visitors can take their flip-flips and customize them with pins and adornments in a room decorated with the brand’s products and elements.
Located in Ipanema, the space offers services and entertainment such as a supershower, bikes, ice cream, a library, a beauty salon, a gift shop, music, fashion workshops and skateboarding classes, slackline, stand up paddle, and surfing.
In addition to Havaianas flip-flops, customers can also customize surfboards, rollers, and skates.
Farmers of São Carlos town, in Santa Catarina state, now have the Honey House, inaugurated last Thursday, January 24. The establishment will be used by beekeepers to process and store honey produced under the requirements of the Health Surveillance Agency, which will in turn allow large-scale commercialization. The Honey House is the result of project Entrepreneurship Time - Beekeeping, an initiative from Camargo Corrêa Institute through the Ideal Future program, and from the Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES).
Havaianas held the eighth edition of Australia Day Thong Challenge to gather the largest number of people with inflatable buoys shaped as Havaianas flip-flops on a beach. The event was held for the "Australia Day", celebrated on Saturday, January 26.
Areas were used for the event in southern Australia, and thousands of people came to five cities. Each location had water toys, competitions, and people carrying their giant inflatable Havaianas flip-flops.
The brand’s stores in the country received in January a special decoration: waves formed by blue pairs of the flip-flops. The action on such a special date was a tribute to Australia’s crystalline waves and seas.
Celebrated every year on 26 January, the "Australia Day" marks the arrival of the first British fleet to Oceania in 1788. It is the most expected holiday of the Australian calendar.
CPFL Atende, a call center company part of the CPFL Energia group, has opened 50 telemarketing job positions in Ourinhos city, São Paulo state. Applicants should be at least 18 years old, high school graduate, with good oral communication and basic computer skills. The recruiting process will consist of interviews, psychological, Portuguese language, and typing tests, and group dynamic activities.
In addition to a formal contract, the company offers flat and variable compensation, profit sharing, medical and dental care, food vouchers or food stamps, transportation vouchers, life insurance, training, and growth opportunities.
Candidates should submit their résumés through the website www.cpflatende.com.br or leave them at the company’s front desk at Rua Antonio Carlos Mori, 677, Centro, Ourinhos.
Students from Santana do Paraíso (MG) used the drama language to start a discussion on local policies for children and youngsters. Teenagers aged 12 to 14 wrote a play titled “The School”, which depicted the quality of education and the community’s participation in the pursuit of better public schools. Meanwhile, youngsters aged 15 to 18 staged “The Kingdom of the Voiceless”, suggesting the creation of a local theater.
The Ideal Volunteer Action Groups (GAIVs), trained by companies of Camargo Corrêa Group, accrued over 350 hours of volunteer work in six months. The figure was announced through the Ideal Volunteer Program, by Camargo Corrêa Institute, at an event to recognize the groups' work, conducted in late December.
In 2012, distinctions went to the Ijaci Administrative GAIV (formed by InterCement's employees in Ijaci, MG); Jacareí GAIV (also InterCement's employees in Jacareí city), and Solidarity Action GAIV (Alpargatas Plant in Ingé, PB). "It's a way to encourage corporate volunteering as a permanent practice among employees of Camargo Corrêa Group", says the coordinator of Ideal Volunteer program, Flávio Seixas.
The GAIVs are in charge of planning and executing voluntary action in their respective localities.