The Amazon Guidelines of Camargo Corrêa Group aim to deepen the knowledge about the region and to define the guidelines for implementation of more sustainable projects in the years to come. In the project’s first stage, surveys were conducted with companies, civil society organizations, public sector, and universities with operations and knowledge on the region, such as Instituto Piabirú, Imazon, Fundação Amazônia Sustentável, and University of São Paulo.
Based on perceptions and suggestions from these stakeholders, the company mapped the risks and opportunities of operation, considering particulars about cautions necessary to operate in sensible biomes, the lack of infrastructure, and the need to develop local partners. The guidelines are intended to plan the Group’s activities to secure suitable investment of time and resources to know the social, environmental, economical, political, and cultural aspects that could be affected by company operations and vice-versa.
The seven guidelines include investments in workforce qualification focused on local professional training and development, and improvement of regional suppliers; to invest in technological innovation and stimulate community initiatives of sustainable production; to support the protection of infancy and adolescence in surrounding communities; and to secure the dialogue and respect to traditional values, as well as transparent and proactive communications.
Therefore, we commit to:
- Ensure the dialogue and the respect for the values of traditional communities.
- Invest in the training of local professionals for the new projects, by strengthening schools and professional training institutions.
- Promote innovation and technological development for solutions that minimize the social and environmental impact of projects.
- Foster community initiatives turned to sustainable production and economic activities that value the living forest, the generation of jobs and income and that promote the inclusion of local suppliers.
- Promote the development and strengthening of local suppliers that may be inserted into other production chains.
- Act with transparency and proactively communicate our initiatives and results to our several stakeholders.
- Support actions to protect children and adolescents among our collaborators, suppliers and communities surrounding our projects.