News of a collective journey
“Odebrecht’s presence, through the work of its teams, has enabled contributions in the form of environmental, educational, health, employment and income generation programs. Initiatives planned and implemented by people for people who are all in the same boat – Planet Earth – and bound in the same direction”
Médanos, Tete, Beira, Nova Alvorada do Sul, Alcântara, Macaé, Mairinque, Limeira, Igrapiúna. Communities in Brazil and other countries that are the habitats of sustainable development projects. Places where Odebrecht’s presence, through the work of its teams, has enabled contributions to be made in the form of environmental, educational, health, employment and income generation programs. Initiatives planned and implemented by people for people who are all in the same boat – Planet Earth – and bound in the same direction.
This issue of Odebrecht Informa is dedicated to sustainability. In it, you will find stories about the revolution that is underway in the village of Médanos, Argentina, especially after the establishment of an ecoplant that sorts solid waste for recycling. And the changes underway in the Mozambican cities of Beira and Tete, through initiatives carried out in schools and orphanages. You will see how a growing professional training and education movement is taking place in the communities where Odebrecht is present, giving an economic boost that changes their social indicators. You will find out how simple ideas, such as the use of babassu palms in the construction of bridges and containment structures, can become benchmarks and role models. You will realize how productive and exciting an experience can be for rural youth at the Family Houses in the Southern Bahia Lowlands, transforming the classroom and the students’ family farms into one and the same educational environment.
You will find information about all this and more in the following pages. News about people, their dreams and accomplishments. Reports about the struggles and achievements of men and women in various parts of Brazil and the world. People and places whose daily lives the Odebrecht Organization’s teams have the privilege of sharing.
And a very happy 2012!