Construtora Camargo Corrêa participated, on September 3, of the 5th Brazilian Industry Innovation Congress, the largest innovation event in the country. Promoted every two years by the National Industry Confederation (CNI), the congress gathered over 600 businessmen, executives and representatives from the public sector.
The meeting has the purpose of fostering the dialogue between the public and private sectors to raise the level of competitiveness of Brazilian companies This year, the event was marked by the launch of "Innovation on the value chain of large companies – 22 cases", a study that highlights innovative cases, including the Sustainable Wood Project by Construtora Camargo Corrêa.
Seeking the sustainable management of water in its projects, Construtora Camargo Corrêa launched the Water Plan. An unprecedented initiative in civil construction, the document has the goal of reducing by 20% the company’s water footprint by 2020.
"The goal will comprise several actions, from the development of new technologies to greater reuse and treatment of water for industrial purposes", says Dalton Avancini, the company’s president. The strategic water management plan, certified by an international audit company, foresees annual goals of reduced consumption of water at the company’s worksites. In addition, the initiative aims to promote social actions to optimize the management and use of water at communities and public and private organizations that operate around the company’s businesses.
The 2013 Doing Good Day mobilized a record number of volunteers, exceeding 19 thousand people. The same happened with the number of actions held on August 25, which were above initial forecasts. In all, 260 voluntary actions benefited over 75 thousand people in 121 municipalities in 14 countries in Latin America, Africa and Europe.
Most of the activities were focused on education, support to childhood and social assistance. Around 41% of the improvements were directed to education, while 30% were focused on activities with children.
After 20 years of stagnation of the Brazilian shipbuilding industry, the sector becomes a highlight in the national scenario again. The only shipyard in the country to be included in the select team of 4th generation shipbuilding plants, the same as the most modern Asian shipyards – considered the avant-garde of the sector -, Estaleiro Atlântico Sul now counts on foreign investments.
A Japanese corporate group, led by IHI Corporation, which comprises companies with experience in the shipbuilding market and which even used to have a shipyard in Brazil, bought a 25% stake at EAS for R$ 207 million.
Camargo Corrêa Desenvolvimento Imobiliário (CCDI) presents the Jurubatuba Empresarial corporate project, in São Bernardo do Campo, at the ABC region. The business tower is strategically located a few meters away from Anchieta Highway and the future Subway stations of Praça Lauro Gomes and Djalma Dutra, Line 18 – Bronze, a project being developed by the State Government of São Paulo.
Surrounded by most of the commerce, services and value zones of the region, the project was structured by CCDI over the past two years and is developed in partnership with four large real estate traders from São Paulo and the ABC region. In addition to location, another highlight are the common areas, which will be delivered furnished with meeting rooms, auditorium, reception and more.
The Camargo Corrêa Group increased its internationalization index in 2012 and now occupies the 16th position on the ranking of the largest Brazilian multinationals prepared annually by Dom Cabral Foundation, one of the main corporate management consultancies and business schools in the country.
The survey comprised 63 large companies or corporate groups, which together raised their internationalization indicator by 18%. The ranking, prepared based on questionnaires sent to the companies, takes into consideration, to calculate the internationalization index, the share of assets, revenues and staff abroad compared to the total assets, revenues and employees of each company or group.
In August, the first stretch of the Ethanol Pipeline, connecting Ribeirão Preto to Paulínia, in the state of São Paulo, started operating. This stretch is part of the multimodal logistics system for ethanol, developed by Logum, and was built by Camargo Corrêa and Odebrecht. The official inauguration took place on August 12, with the presence of several authorities.
The multimodal logistics system is considered the first ethanol transport project in the world. The first phase of the works connects the Ribeirão Preto Onshore Terminal to the Paulínia Refinery. When it is finished, in 2016, the Ethanol Pipeline will cross 45 cities, in five Brazilian states: Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. The pipeline will be 1.3 thousand kilometers long and will have the capacity to transport approximately 22 billion liters of ethanol a year, in addition to storing over 800 million liters of the fuel.
Construtora Camargo Corrêa signed on Wednesday, August 21, its first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contract. The company, partnered with Andrade Gutierrez, makes up the São Lourenço S.A. Production System, a specific purpose company which will increase the capacity to produce treated water in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo by 4,700 liters per second.
The work will increase the current capacity of the network by 7%, directly benefiting 1.5 million people who live in Barueri, Carapicuíba, Cotia, Itapevi, Jandira, Santana de Parnaíba and Vargem Grande.
On August 16, four trucks were delivered to Abacaxicultor and Bananicultor cooperatives, participants of the Entrepreneurship Time project, developed by Construtora Camargo Corrêa and Camargo Corrêa Institute, in partnership with the National Bank for Social and Economic Development (BNDES) and Sebrae.
The machines acquired – two trucks to transport the production to the cold chamber, and two trucks to transport from the cold chamber to customers -, are vital to improve the production logistics of the cooperatives.
Cimpor Brasil, a company part of InterCement, was elected the best company in the building material and decoration sector by the Valor 1000 annual list, published by Valor Econômico newspaper and which analyses the balance sheets of the thousand largest companies in the country, electing the champions in 25 production sectors.
The award, held annually and now in its 13th edition, is the result of an initiative by Valor newspaper in partnership with Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV – SP) and Serasa Experian. The ranking with the 1,000 largest companies acknowledges the best performances with criteria related to sustainable growth, profitability and generation of value, among others.