Santos Brasil is constantly striving to improve its
relationships with the communities in which it is involved by
contributing to their sustainable development. As a result, the
company structures and supports social inclusion initiatives, with
special focus on education, citizenship and social development.
Escola Santos Brasil Formare
In a partnership with the Iochpe Foundation, Santos Brasil
maintains Escola Santos Brasil Formare, which offers
professional training courses for low-income young adults
recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC). The
classes aretaught by around 140 employees who volunteered for the
program.Every year two classes complete the program, each with 20
students from the cities of Guaruj√° and Santos, in S√£o Paulo state.
The students are between 17 and 18 years old, and, in addition to a
uniform and meals, receive a scholarship worth half the minimum
wage. The project began in 2008, and since then 136 young adults
have already graduated, 60% of whom are currently employed, and all
of them continued their education by attending technical or
university programs. The average entry-level salary of these young
adults is approximately 30% above regular entry-level salaries.
This initiative aims to promote social inclusion and prepare
professionals to work in the port and logistics markets, as well as
encouraging volunteer work.
Na M√£o Certa Program
The Company is a signatory of the Na M√£o Certa program,
developed by Childhood Brasil, the representative of the World
Childhood Foundation in Brazil.The purpose of the program is
raising truck drivers' awareness of the issue of sexual
exploitation of children on Brazilian highways, preparing these
drivers to act as protection agents.
Conducted since August 2012 in a partnership with Associa√ß√£o
Palavra de Vida, the institution responsible for developing
the Nostra Aldeia social project in the Aldeia community, located
near the Vehicle Terminal (TEV).The project offers jiu-jitsu
classes and social inclusion for around 100 children and teenagers
from the community and involves volunteers who are employees of the
Company.This partnership also includes other initiatives, such as
sociocultural outings, guidance on oral hygiene, sponsoring the
project's students in regional jiu-jitsu championships, and income
generation workshops for the students' mothers.
Guerreiros Sem Armas (Warriors
The 6th Brazilian edition of the project, developed
by the Elos Institute, brought together young adults from 19
countries to work with the population of three communities of
Baixada Santista in July 2012.The goal of this social
entrepreneurship program is to prepare young adults to transform
realities anywhere in the world.
In 2012, 59 young adults conducted a four-day task force with
the population of the communities Aldeia, in Guaruj√°, and Morro S√£o
Bento and Vila Santa Maria, in Santos.As well as from Brazil, they
came from the following countries:Argentina, Peru, Colombia,
Guinea-Bissau, Egypt, India, Kenya, Curacao, Mexico, Rwanda, South
Africa, Switzerland, the Netherland, Slovenia, Canada, Ghana,
Turkey and Zimbabwe.
I Am a Volunteer
Santos Brasil encourages its employees to do volunteer work and
believes that dedicating time and talent to help others produces
positive results and transformations in the world we live in. In
addition to engaging employees in its role as a socially
responsible company, this initiative strengthens the link between
the employees and the social responsibility projects developed by
the Company and the communities in which the Company is
involved.Currently,approximately 300 employees are engaged in
volunteer projects and actions conducted by the Company.
Estaleiro Musical (Guaruj√° Musical
Enabled by the Federal Cultural Incentive Law of the Ministry of
Culture and supported by Santos Brasil, this social inclusion
through music program, created by Groove Allegro, is being
developed in Vicente de Carvalho with students from the marching
band of the State School Professor Walter Scheppis.This initiative
aims to build a musical center within the community where renowned
classical musicians teach percussion instrument classes.
With the purpose of encouraging solidarity among its employees,
the Company implements campaigns throughout the year, such as
collecting winter clothing, toys and food, among others.
O Porto de Santos e a Hist√≥ria do Brasil (The
Port of Santos and the History of Brazil) Project
Developed by Santos Brasil in a partnership with Neotropica
Editora Multim√≠dia, the project was designed to assist primary and
secondary school teachers in the classroom,with the help of the
following materials:an interactive (documentary) DVD, a teacher's
manual and a map with historical references.All these materials
provide historical and cultural information and use the port and
the estuary as the common thread to tell the story. It was
distributed among the entire public (both municipal and state)
school network of the metropolitan area and the baixada
Settaport Educational Sports Project - Guaruj√° and
Developed by The Settaport Foundation, this project has been
sponsored by the Company since 2012 and is conducted in the cities
of Guaruj√° and Santos.The main purpose of the program is to make
the access to educational sports more democratic and promote the
social inclusion of around 190 of the region's children and
teenagers, between the ages of 6 and 13, who are offered free
soccer and judo classes. This partnership also includes other
initiatives, such as participation in events, sports competitions,
guidance on oral hygiene, visits to educational partners, family
integration actions and income generation workshops for the mothers
of the students participating in the program.