In its seventh year, Doing Good Day is going to involve thousands of people among professionals, family members, friends and partners in a major volunteer event. The event is to be held next Sunday, August 23, simultaneously with 36 other cities in Brazil and in another 12 countries. Some 120 initiatives are to be adopted in the areas of health, education, infant care, sport, the environment and improvement in community spaces, among others, with the participation of more than nine thousand volunteers.
The theme chosen for Doing Good Day 2015 was "harmony", an allusion to the importance of synchronizing the performance of actions with the achieved results. "More than mustering volunteers to conduct social actions on the set date, the aim is to encourage the continuity of volunteer work after the event", declares Francisco Azevedo, executive director of the Camargo Corrêa Institute. Doing Good Day has taken place since 2009, always close to National Volunteers´ Day on August 28.
Responsible for the Camargo Correa Group’s private social investment as a whole up to June 2015, the Camargo Correa Institute (CCI) will now turn its attention specifically to Construtora Camargo Corrêa, seeking to implement socially responsible projects, which have even greater synergies with the company’s businesses, the needs of society and the clients’ socio-environmental strategies.
One of the objectives in this new phase is to improve socially responsible investments through the strengthening of organizations incorporated in high production-potential chains in communities where the company has a presence. "We must propose the improvement of a line of support for projects, strengthening the production chains as a way of adopting a proactive attitude towards social inclusion and community development", declares João Teixeira Pires, coordinator of the transition process at the Camargo Corrêa Institute.
The completion of the third longest bridge in Brazil has transformed the region, both generating employment and driving both development and technical innovation in construction
The first curved cable-stayed bridge suspended by a single stayed plane in Brazil, the Anita Garibaldi Bridge (Laguna Bridge), is being unveiled today, July 15, 2015. Located in Laguna, state of Santa Catarina, the construction is 2.8 kms long (the cable-stayed stretch is 400 meters while there is a further stretch of 2.4 kms supported on pillars) and approximately 25 meters wide. The bridge has been built by a consortium led by Construtora Camargo Corrêa and spans the Laranjeiras Channel. It is expected to have an extremely positive impact on the BR-101 highway, one of the country’s main arteries and a route linking Mercosur countries.
Bridge assembly involved the use of innovative construction techniques such as the introduction of a lifting gantry (manufactured by BERD), imported from Portugal. This equipment has allowed each bridge span to be erected in just four days rather than a week using traditional methods. The gantry has a capacity to lift a 48-meter long span, weighing about 1,211 tons, or the equivalent of 1,279 cars of the Volkswagen Gol G6 type. Using the conventional system (already available in Brazil), it would have needed 10 equipment units to do the job in the same time as the BERD. The Laguna Bridge will alleviate heavy traffic in the region, facilitate the flow of freight between the southern states and the central region of Brazil as well as serving to improve the commercial integration of the countries in the Mercosur bloc.
The Anita Garibaldi Bridge in the state of Santa Catarina was selected for the second consecutive year as “Obra Padrão” of the year by Construtora Camargo Corrêa. The award was officially presented in São Paulo on Tuesday (June 30), a day after civil engineering activities were concluded on the bridge. The team responsible for the project was also awarded the Platinum seal for excellence with respect to aspects of: Safety, Quality and Management, Sustainability, Commitment to Results, Transparency, Leadership, Strategic Thinking, Sense of Responsibility and Innovation.
The Camargo Corrêa Padrão award is in its fifth year. It was created by the company to recognize highly complex engineering projects, which generate shared value for the client and for society as a whole and are deemed as a benchmark in the civil construction sector for their quality and excellence. "We are extremely happy. This recognition is shared with the entire team. We have an engaged team, which managed and executed the project with a high degree of excellence, great responsibility and endeavor”, commemorates Luís Gustavo de Oliveira Zanin, works manager.
On the eve of its 35th anniversary in May, Bodoquena, state of Mato Grosso do Sul, celebrated the inauguration of an agro-industrial processing unit pertaining to the Morraria do Sul Small Farmers Association. Benefiting 36 farmers’ families from the association, the initiative is part of the Time to take Action project run by the Camargo Corrêa Institute (CCI), the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), InterCement, Bodoquena City Government and the Meio e Agraer Institute. The unit covering an area of 99.50 m², activities center around the peeling and subsequent vacuum packaging of manioc and pumpkin.
The purpose of the project is to increase association members’ income and foster the entrepreneurial spirit through these two activities. "The construction and installation of a vegetable processing unit has just been completed and inaugurated. And the production of organic vegetables for supplying government programs such as the National School Food Program or Conab’s (National Supply Company) Food Acquisition Program, has been up and running since February and supplied from a one hectare vegetable garden", explains Ira Helal, Projects Manager for the Meio Institute, a partner involved in the daily running of the project.
Havaianas is the only genuinely national brand in the ranking of the 10 most admired in Brazil. Placed seventh, tied with Mercedes-Benz, "the original flip flops" are recognized for adding an international flavor to the product, an aspect that according to the survey highlights visibility and market potential.
This unique study was prepared by the market research agency, Officina Sophia Retail, analyzing 48 aspects with scores from zero to ten. Aspects included themes such as brand quality, launch of new products in the market, the ability to make the consumer feel good, exceeding expectations and an active presence in the social networks.
Baby Week, an efficient social mobilization strategy of pregnant women, parents, health and social assistance professionals has a permanent place in the Camargo Corrêa Institute (ICC) calendar. The ICC the social investment arm of the Camargo Corrêa Group based on the objective of making the right to survival and development of children of up to six years of age (early childhood) a priority hold Baby Week in May and June in 17 municipalities where the company has manufacturing plants.
From May 25 to 31, activities will be concentrated in Brumado, Campo Formoso (BA), Cabo de Santo Agostinho (PE), João Pessoa (PB) and São Miguel dos Campos (AL). And from June 8 to 14, actions will be held in the cities of Bodoquena (MS), Cezarina (GO), Ijaci, Pedro Leopold and, Santana do Paraíso (MG). The Project was already held in the states of São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul from May 11 to 17.
The Great Works for Infancy Program (PGOI) began 5 years ago and has since been responsible for more than 50 projects for combating infantile sexual abuse and exploitation in Brazil. According to the Childhood Brasil organization’s data, in 2014, more than 91 thousand accusations of infringements to children’s and adolescent’s rights were received, sexual violence occupying fourth place in the ranking. PGOI was conceived by Construtora Camargo Corrêa, the Camargo Corrêa Institute and Childhood, an international institution created to protect and ensure that children have a right to enjoy their infancy.
The National Day to Combat Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children and Adolescents on May 18 was chosen as a symbol of this cause to remember the kidnapping of Araceli Cabrera Sanches, raped and murdered at the age of 8 on May 18, 1973 in Vitória, state of Espírito Santo.
The shipbuilder, Estaleiro Atlântico Sul delivered on May 14 to Transpetro, the ship, Suezmax André Rebouças. The ceremony took place in the Suape Port Complex in Pernambuco State where the ship Marcílio Dias was also baptized and is now in the finishing stage.
During the event the president of EAS, Harro Burmann, highlighted the reduced production time of the vessels. "The ship we delivered today was built in half the time as the prior vessels without any loss in quality". The André Rebouças took four million man hours. It is expected that the next ships will shave this number by half as well.
Pioneer in the manufacture of professional textiles and leader in Latin America, Santista Work Solution presents new and innovative products focused on solutions for the defense and security environment and brings special attractions to the 10th Edition of IAAD – Feira Internacional de Segurança Pública e Corporativa (International Public and Corporate Security Fair).
Santista brings to the Riocenter pavilion 4 a 78 m² stand that will simulate a military camp.