The spirit of service never rests
“Through the expertise and the constant dissatisfaction of its members, Odebrecht since its inception in 1944 has sought to provide the communities in which it operates with innovative solutions that break established standards”
It happened in Bahia, at the São Roque do Paraguaçu shipyard, in June: for the first time in the world, a jack-up platform was launched from another floating structure, in this case, a barge. This innovation has already become a benchmark for the oil and gas industry. From the Brazilian Northeast to the US South: in New Orleans, the city where jazz was born, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the levee system is the target of an extensive restructuring project with the help of some innovative engineering solutions. There is also the pioneering use of thermoplastic resins in oil exploration and farming projects, and the installation of concrete sleeper and form factories at railway construction sites (one of those factories, located in Salgueiro, Pernambuco, Brazil, is the largest in the world). And then there is the first-ever implosion of a Brazilian soccer stadium and the technological revolution that is getting underway in that nation’s ethanol and sugar industry.
You’ll read all about these stories and more in this issue of Odebrecht Informa. Besides covering Innovation and Technology, this number of the magazine discusses creativity and how vital it is for anyone working in an entrepreneurial organization to have a constantly dissatisfied and restless spirit. Through the expertise and continued dissatisfaction of its members, Odebrecht since its inception in 1944 has sought to provide the communities in which it operates with innovative solutions that break established standards, shatter paradigms and reach new heights of productivity while moving in a very clear direction: making everything that inventiveness and the accumulation of knowledge and business experience can provide more advantageous for the community. Through the simplicity and humility of people endowed with the spirit of service, this capacity for invention and creation becomes the link between each client’s dream and its fulfillment – with expertise and passion – by this Organization’s members.
This way of seeing life and work has certainly contributed to making Odebrecht one of the 10 organizations that won the Young People’s Dream Company award, sponsored by the Cia. de Talentos recruitment and selection consultancy. This achievement means that most of the 50,000 Brazilian college graduates surveyed spontaneously stated that they would like to start their professional careers at Odebrecht.