2018 Annual Report

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!

Institutional Profile

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:




Education for

Sustainable Development

Economic Development

Environmental Conservation

Innovation and Technology

Cohesion and

Social Mobilization

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.


Compliance Policy

Odebrecht Foundation Policies

Sustainability Policy

People Policy

Governance Policy

Best Practices


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.

Social Program

Transforming actions


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

285,000 inhabitants

with more than 50% of these living in rural areas.


260 communities

benefited and 19 municipalities were assisted in 2018.

Five Institutions Executing PDCIS:

Education for

Sustainable Development

318 Students

Undergoing training in 2018 (Family Houses).

4,600 Class hours

Each Family House provides.

440 Farmers and Cooperative

members assisted technically for sustainable farming.

Economic Development

5,687 Tons

of food produced by

PDCIS beneficiaries.

BRL 1,661.37*

is the PDCIS beneficiaries’

average monthly income.

329 Projects

Educational-Productive in progress.


* According to IBGE (2018): the average per capita income in Bahia is BRL 841.00 and BRL 1,373 nationally.

Environmental Conservation

27,350 Trees Planted

Accumulated since 2012: 240,300.

30 Springs Restored

Accumulated since 2012:

245 recovered and being recovered.

373 Hectares

of Areas Conserved

Accumulated since 2012: 11,103.

Cohesion and Social Mobilization

1,192 Multiplying Actions

held by Family House students and farmers benefiting from OCT.

389 Families

joined local associations

in 2018.

Innovation and Technology

13 Scientific Articles

published citing PDCIS, its practices and the participating institutions’ activities.

17 Research Scholarships

made available to Family House students.

Citizenship and Governance

45% Women

active on the Boards.

65 Properties

that have received support for the State Forest Register of Rural Properties.


PDCIS Impacts Evaluation

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.


More than

BRL 16 million

has been invested in PDCIS.

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


  • Participation at national meetings, such as the 10th GIFE Congress and the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) National Meeting, and international meetings, such as the 6th Brazil Africa Forum.

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.

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