To support the development of businesses and communities in our surroundings, as well as maintain the social license to operate, we seek open and transparent dialogue, communicating our business growth plans clearly. Together with the Prumo Group, we hire local labor, prioritizing the Employability Network.

Encouraging open, ongoing, and transparent dialogue

We establish transparent relationships with communities near our terminal, contributing to their economic, social, and environmental development. Since 2021, we execute a Social Action Plan within the scope of the Environmental Education and Social Communication Program, with frequent dialogue with the surrounding population, strategic and monitoring actions. The ConversAction Project stands out as a permanent channel to improve dialogue and foster clear and transparent communication with strategic local stakeholders to gain and maintain the trust of nearby communities.
To preserve human health and promote well-being, we work through the Port of Açu’s Humanitarian Actions Committee, run in partnership with Porto do Açu Operações, Ferroport, and Gás Natural Açu. This committee was instrumental in defining actions against the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, we set up an independent channel whose structure is shared with Porto do Açu Operações to provide services and support relationships. Toll free 0800 729 0810 – Option 3

Training and hiring local suppliers

Whenever possible in our hiring processes, we prioritize companies located near the Port of Açu to foster regional development. We support training and professionalization of local suppliers in partnerships with organizations such as the Industrial Federation of Rio de Janeiro State (Firjan). The workshop Development of Local Suppliers for the Port of Açu presented management and market tools for micro and small enterprises based in the São João da Barra, Campos dos Goytacazes, and Quissamã municipalities. We plan to host business roundtables to keep local supplier records updated in our system.

Environmental education and social communication
program to train environmental multiplier agents

Inspired by the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we developed the Multiplier Agents project to train Terminal 1 employees as environmental education multipliers among their coworkers and external audiences, such as families and communities. We provide socio-environmental information and encourage discussions about the importance and responsibility of committing to environmental conservation

Based on the National Action Plan for the Conservation of Small Cetaceans and Porpoises, we developed the Eye on the Sea Program. The initiative includes training on the identification and recording of sightings of cetaceans such as gray dolphins, porpoises, and humpback whales. The program is grounded on our Environmental Education Plan.