Last year, the Odebrecht Foundation consolidated important accomplishments and held discussions with different actors for increasingly sustainable practices. Take a look at the challenges and accomplishments achieved!
Mission: “Educate for Life, through Work,
on the basis of Values and surpassing Limits”.
A private, non-profit institution, the Odebrecht Foundation has coordinated the Development and Integrated Growth Program with Sustainability (PDCIS), focused on the population of the Southern Bahia Lowlands.
Areas of Activity:
Innovation and Technology
Citizenship and Governance
By prioritizing these areas of activity, the Odebrecht Foundation is contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the world agenda that aims, among other items, to eradicate poverty and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.
Odebrecht Foundation Policies
The Odebrecht Foundation’s activities are anchored in its Bylaws and Policies, based on the pillars of responsibility, ethics, integrity, transparency, equity and accountability.
As highlights of 2018 Compliance and Governance, the institution now has a new Board of Trustees, comprising three independent and three internal (Odebrecht Group) members. Four policies and six guidelines have also been approved and introduced, in order to strengthen internal controls.
Since 2003, the Odebrecht Foundation has coordinated the Development and Integrated Growth Program with Sustainability (PDCIS), whose objective is: to transform socially, economically and environmentally the living conditions of the people of the Southern Bahia Lowlands.
Area of activity: Southern Bahia Lowlands –
territory with approximately
with more than 50% of these living in rural areas.
benefited and 19 municipalities were assisted in 2018.
Undergoing training in 2018 (Family Houses).
4,600 Class hours
Each Family House provides.
440 Farmers and Cooperative
members assisted technically for sustainable farming.
of food produced by
is the PDCIS beneficiaries’
average monthly income.
Educational-Productive in progress.
* According to IBGE (2018): the average per capita income in Bahia is BRL 841.00 and BRL 1,373 nationally.
27,350 Trees Planted
Accumulated since 2012: 240,300.
30 Springs Restored
Accumulated since 2012:
245 recovered and being recovered.
of Areas Conserved
Accumulated since 2012: 11,103.
held by Family House students and farmers benefiting from OCT.
joined local associations
13 Scientific Articles
published citing PDCIS, its practices and the participating institutions’ activities.
17 Research Scholarships
made available to Family House students.
active on the Boards.
that have received support for the State Forest Register of Rural Properties.
Alisson Costa, age 20. A former Rural Family House of Presidente Tancredo Neves (CFRPTN) student, he became president of the Bom Jesus do Putumuju Community Farmers Association (Abonje), in the municipality of Teolândia (Bahia) in 2016.
Carolaine dos Santos, 2nd year student at CFR-I, was one of the students selected to go to the Festival. The young people taken to the region where she lives – Varjão, in the municipality of Camamu (Bahia) – knowledge about cocoa.
Jailton Rodrigues, a cooperative farmer since 2015. He grows bananas and sweet cassava, which are both sold by Coopatan, and also soursop, cocoa and corn, which are used for his own consumption.
Jairo de Souza from Igrapiúna (Bahia), a farmer who benefited from OCT who takes part in the Sustainable Rural project, executed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Klécia Santos, age 17, an Agroforestry Family House (CFAF) student. At the educational institution, she takes part in the Agroforestry Garden Project, which encourages farming with food safety and conserving the environment through agro-ecology.
Performed in 2018, the Impacts Evaluation validated, with statistical security, that the PDCIS generates a transformation in the economic, social and environmental contexts for the young people, supported farmers and their families.
Various social partners and investors, such as Braskem and the Mitsubishi Corporation, believe in education as the path to building a more sustainable future.
BRL 16 million
has been invested in PDCIS.
The initiative strengthens the culture of donation, through engaging Odebrecht members and society in general, in favor of educating teenagers. Participation takes place via spontaneous donations or allocating part of income tax contributions, supported in the Law to Encourage the Rights of Children and Adolescents.
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Image and Network Activities
Exchange of experiences
In 2018, the Odebrecht Foundation intensified its communication with stakeholders, working in a network and following changes in society.
Highlights of the Year
Recognitions - PDCIS
Brazil SDG Award:
The Agroforestry Family House (CFAF) came in 2nd place in the “Educational, Research and Extension Institutions” category.
Rural Development Award:
The Land Conservation Organization (OCT) was considered in three sub-categories of the Sustainable Rural – Sustainability, granted by the Sustainable Rural Project.
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto:
The Presidente Tancredo Neves Rural Producers Cooperative (Coopatan) presented its experience in family farming in Turin, Italy.