In order to guide our sustainable strategy and direct our day to day operations, we elaborated the Sustainability Policy for the Company, based on environmental, social, and corporate governance standards (ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance). The result of this effort is the inclusion of shares from Santos Brasil in the debut portfolio of the S&P/B3 Brasil ESG Index, jointly elaborated by S&P Dow Jones Indexes and B3 S.A.
Led by our Director-President, we also structured and maintained a Sustainability Committee, responsible for defining socio-environmental goals and monitoring all actions we developed for the reduction of CO2 emissions, water and residue management, and strengthening of security culture. For that, we use specific indicators which allow us to evaluate the range and extent of the goals and to identify advances and opportunities for improvement.
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It is our responsibility to contribute to the conservation of the environment. Therefore, we constantly improve our environmental management standards by following and controlling greenhouse gas (GHC) emissions, water consumption, and residue generation in our units.
With that monitoring, operations are rigorously controlled and meet the applicable legislative standards, besides being audited and certified by the relevant international bodies.
In a partnership with the Iochpe Foundation, Santos Brasil maintains the Formare Aprendiz Programme, which offers a course of Administrative Assistant in the Port Area for young people in a socio-economic vulnerability situation. It is acknowledged by the Ministry of Work and Employment.
Since 2009, we have already educated more than 291 young people preparing them for the port and logistic operations market. Out of 291, 110 students were contracted to act in different sectors of Santos Brasil itself. This course has a duration of 15 months and technical and theoretical classes are administered by voluntary employees at Tecon Santos.
Since 2008, the Company has maintained the "I am Volunteer" program, through which it encourages employees to donate their time and talent to projects and volunteer actions developed and supported by Santos Brasil.
In 2023, 340 employees participated in actions and projects, totaling 1,248 hours of volunteer work.
Investment in human development, preservation of health and security of our stakeholders are some of the pillars of Santos Brasil. In order to provide our professionals and partners with healthy and secure environments, the company invests in programmes and training with an emphasis on quality of life, improvement of working conditions and prevention of accidents.
Corporate governance is one of the three pillars, which direct and guide the sustainability strategy at Santos Brasil. We continuously reinforce the culture of transparency and honesty in relation to our partners, always seeking the best solutions and practices for evaluation of impact of our policies and activities. Since 2016, our share have been listed on Novo Mercado [New Market] from B3, which makes us proud and strengthens our commitment to ethical and responsible management.
For this purpose, the company also maintains its Compliance Committee, with a proactive focus on the implementation and execution of the best practices of corporate governance. We respect the policy of disclosure of information and negotiation of mobiliary values based on the standards established by the Mobiliary Values Commission (CVM).
We develop and improve policies and mechanisms to facilitate our decision making at all levels of the company and guide how each one of our employees act, following the vision and values that we adopt, such as our Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct, and Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Policy.
Learn more on the Ethics and Transparency page.