Harnessing the strength in diversity
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For Alstom, achieving economic equity is a business imperative – not only by ensuring the demographics of its employees reflect that of the country but also by reducing economic inequalities and promoting job creation in its industry.
The future starts now
People, sustainability and the environment are at the heart of Alstom's business. We have pledged our commitment to limiting the impact our activities have on resources, promoting sustainable development and improving the lives of those who come into direct contact with our business.
Everywhere Alstom is located, we work with local communities and collaborate with local partners on sustainable development projects focused on tomorrow's technologies, training, job creation and environmental preservation.
Our corporate and social responsibilities are guided by an understanding that the decisions we make today, will define tomorrow.
In Brazil, Alstom Foundation is supporting two projects this year:
- Pedala Zezinho: the project encourages children and young people in the outskirts of São Paulo to use bicycle as transportation. Pedaling, and is a healthy practice, does not generate environmentally harmful emissions and can be a source of income, through the maintenance and repair of the same, for young people beginning their careers. The Aromeiazero Institute, responsible for the project is a non-profit, organization that develops socio-educational and cultural projects that, by bike, generating more quality of life for people.
- Construindo sonhos: the project of Odebrecht Foundation aims to train teenagers to be multipliers of the best practices compatible with sustainable demands. Plan the local growth in a sustainable manner, identifying new techniques to optimize existing natural resources to improve the living conditions of the population.
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Education for work
Financed with local resources
Pescar Project: The Pescar Project is an initiative that aims to qualify youth in situation of social vulnerability for the first job. It also counts on the important contribution of employees who, as volunteers, collaborate with several activities for the students along the course. At Alstom, the project have already qualified 200 youngsters, with an average inclusion on the labour market above 96%. Year: from 2004 to 2013 (Canoas) / since 2008 (Itajubá). Partner: Projeto Pescar Foundation.
Formare School: Installed at Taubaté (SP) unit, the Formare School offers professional qualification courses for youngsters between 16 and 18 years of age from neighbouring communities. The work is conducted with the support of a group of voluntary employees who contribute for the coordination of the project and the conduction of theoretical and practical classes. In six years, the school has already qualified over 90 people, 34 of them hired by Alstom and the other by local companies. Year: since 2008. Partner: Ioschpe Foundation.
Guaporé Project: Conceived by IMMA, a joint venture between Alstom and Bardella, to offer people from the region of Porto Velho (RO), for free, an opportunity to qualify for new professions in the metallurgy industrial market. In five years, the project qualified over 700 participants as boiler operators, welders, painting operators, machine tools and blasting machine operators. Of these, 450 people were hired by IMMA. Year: 2008 to 2012. Partner: SENAI/Rondônia.
Supported by Alstom Foundation
Atlantic Forest Restoration: A project turned to the recovery of ecological corridors of the Atlantic Forest in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. It also promotes the strengthening of the Pact for the Restoration of the Atlantic Forest, a network of agencies and companies for the preservation of this important Brazilian biome, whose goal is to recover 15 million hectares by 2050. Year: since 2009. Partner: Conservation International.
Alternative sewage treatment system: Project to make feasible the construction of sewage treatment systems at Vale do Paraíba region, state of São Paulo, from alternative and low-cost technology. Year: 2009 and 2010. Partners: University of Taubaté (UNITAU), Rotary Club Taubaté Jacques Felix and local governments of Taubaté and Redenção da Serra.
Deputado Augusto do Amaral Eco-School: Dedicated to environmental education, the project turned a public school in the city of São Paulo into a sustainable school model. The work included several activities, such as: hands-on workshops for intervention at the school’s installations and theoretical classes turned to environmental themes. Year: 2009 and 2010.
Supported through the tax incentive of Rouanet Law (clause 18)*
Na Trilha da Energia: Sponsoring of the “Na Trilha da Energia” documentary series, turned to the theme of electric power in Brazil. The five episodes, in roadmovie format, compose the itinerary of the long trip of Luciano Gatti, who crosses the country to present power generation, transmission and distribution processes. Along the way, he answers questions of the population on the theme and interacts with people linked to each of the steps. Directed and written by Malu Tavares and Larissa Prado, the show is produced by Canal Azul and will be aired by Cultura TV, in 26-minute episodes.
Brazilian Symphony Orchestra - OSB: For two years, Alstom supported the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in the conduction of the Safira and Ônix series, with presentations at Sala São Paulo and the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro. OSB became a pioneer in the national music scene for the being the first one to do tour, outdoor presentations, educational concerts and international shows. Year: 2010 and 2012.
Ophélie Gaillard et Pulcinella: Sponsoring of the Baroque music concert series, with renowned French-Swiss violoncellist Ophélie Gaillard and French group Pulcinella in several Brazilian cities. The project was promoted by Aliança Francesa and the Ministry of Culture. Year: 2012.
Academia Jovem Concertante: Sponsoring of the first tour of Academia Jovem Concertante for seven Brazilian cities. The project, conceived by pianist Simone Leitão, is made up of 21 youngsters between 16 and 26 years old, coming from music schools and social inclusion projects. It gives young musicians the opportunity to develop their musical career through the experience in an orchestra. Year: 2012.
Itajubense Culture and Art Festival: Sponsoring of the second edition of the Itajubense Culture and Art Festival (FICA), in Itajubá (MG). The event, held by the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), has the participation of artists from the region and other places of Brazil in music, theater, dance and artistic performances and workshops. Year: 2012.
O trem, o vagão e a moça de luvas: Sponsoring of the play “O trem, o vagão e a moça de luvas”, showing in São Paulo. Directed by Renato Rocha and written by Xico Abreu, staged by actors Flávia Pyramo and Babú Santana, who tell the story of lonely Ana and weird Ernesto, who embark on the same train car. Year: 2012.
Alternative Power Documentary: Sponsoring for the conduction of Brazilian documentary Alternative Power, made by producer Canal Azul. Directed by Pierre-Olivier François and Lygia Barbosa, it focuses on the production of ethanol fuel in Brazil since the 70s. Year: 2012.
Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival (LABRFF): Sponsoring of the Brazilian film festival in Los Angeles, California (USA). Created in 2007, LABRFF was the first event dedicated to national films on the United States west coast, and dedicates to showing national movies, as well as to the development of relations between Brazilian producers and members of the US movie industry. Year: 2012.
Filhos do Vento Project: Sponsoring of the production of the iconographic survey of the daily life of the Brotas de Macaúbas community, at Chapada Diamantina, municipality chosen for the installation, by Desenvix, of the first wind farm of the state of Bahia. The results were recorded on book “Filhos do Vento”, with 90 black-and-white photos made by photographer Fabio Cabral, and a digigravure catalogue by plastic artist Beth Kok. Year: 2011.
Rio Folle Journée: Created by René Martin in 1995, the Folle Journée classical music festival debuted in the French city of Nantes and is considered one of the most important in Europe. It features short concerts with tickets at accessible prices. It takes place annually in its home town and also in Bilbao (Spain), Tokyo (Japan), Lisbon (Portugal) and, since 2007, in Rio de Janeiro, where it is called Rio Folle Journée. Year: 2007 to 2010.
Dr. Plástico: Sponsoring of presentations of play “Dr. Plástico: Batucando com os Polímeros” for middle school students from the public network of the State of São Paulo. On the play, produced by Cia. Tugudum, children find out the importance of recycling and reusing plastic in a fun way, through music and theater. In all, eleven schools participate in the project, totaling over 4,500 viewers.Year: 2009.
Supported through Fundo para a Infância e Adolescência (FIA)**
Presidente Tancredo Neves Rural Family House (BA): Project conducted by Odebrecht Foundation and supported by tax incentive from the Fund for Children and Adolescents (FIA). The Rural Family House offers professional qualification to youngsters from the rural area of southern Bahia, stimulating them to continue to work on family agriculture. The project has already qualified 116 people, and 136 are currently being qualified. Year: 2012.
Trilhando Caminhos: Project supported by tax incentive from the Fund for Children and Adolescents (FIA). The Trilhando Caminhos project promotes social and educational actions for teenagers from the municipality of Tancredo Neves, in southern Bahia, offering participants personal, social and professional education in an integrated way. The initiative is part of the Tributo ao Futuro program, by Odebrecht Foundation. Year: 2011.
*The Federal Law of Culture Incentive (Law No. 8.313, of December 23, 1991), also known as Rouanet Law, is an incentive law to companies and individuals interested in financing cultural projects. Among other benefits, it allows for income tax deductions of up to 100% of the sum invested in projects.
** Fundos de solidariedade para a Infância e Adolescência - FIA (Law No. 8.069/1990), are technical bodies whose function is to standardize, deploy and implement the policies of guarantees of rights of children and adolescents, and that aims to capture and apply resources for the actions of attending this public. The main source of income of the Funds are allocated from income tax.