Sustainable Development is the theme of the Odebrecht Groupâ€™s 2007 Annual Report.
Governments, businesses, social organizations, and private citizens worldwide have
established sustainable development as a cooperative commitment to a core agenda that harmonizes economic growth with the preservation of the planet, the creation of dignified work, and income opportunity for all.
The challenge and responsibility of slowing the spread of world poverty
and reducing the risk of climate change demands commitment to a set of simple
and decisive ideas that include:
â€¢ Acknowledging the needs of future generations and their right to have
a life of opportunity;
â€¢ Balancing short-term results with long-term benefits;
â€¢ Respecting and valuing the cultural diversity of communities;
â€¢ Seeking a fair and equitable distribution of wealth, which is the path to social solidarity;
â€¢ Cooperating with governments, businesses, communities, and individuals to seek
sustainable solutions that benefit all.
The Odebrecht Group will be proactive in its commitment to shape the future.
The Odebrecht Group will be a catalyst to produce wealth for its clients, shareholders, communities, and members.
The Odebrecht Group will be a steward of our diverse cultural and environmental heritage.
Odebrecht will make a difference.
Odebrecht will shape the future.
Luanda, Angola: Students from school no. 103 in Camuxiba, rebuilt by Odebrecht
Acknowledging the needs of future generations and their right to have
a life of opportunity. Thatâ€™s sustainability. Innovative solutions and a
commitment to preserving life enable us to be productive today while
ensuring the future availability of natural resources.
MundaÃº Lagoon, in MaceiÃ³, where Braskem carries out Social-Environmental Programs
Working in the presente to ensure a sustainable future.
This is the challenge facing each and every one of us. By balancing
short-term results with long-term benefits, we preserve humankind’s
most precious asset: the continuity of life.