Since 1994, the Algar Group has been investing ?in social programs in the community, in order to contribute to the quality's improvement of Brazilian education. This decision of Algar has been operational since 2002, through the Algar Institute, the entity responsible for coordinating and providing guidelines for all educational, environmental and cultural programs of the Algar Group. The decision to create the Algar Institute strengthened the company and enables the identification of opportunities that create value for society, always centered on a common cause: sustainability.
The principle of sustainability is simple: we believe that when using the resources available, we need to ensure that the future generations also enjoy these resources.
This way, the Institute currently operates in three dimensions: educational, environmental and cultural.
Our educational activities are focused on training students and teachers in public schools located at the cities where we operate. The Algar Institute develops four social programs (Future Talents Program, Volunteer Program, Algar Reads Program and Transform Program) in order to improve the quality of education and contribute to the human development, complementing formal education, never replacing the role of the educational system or the role of teachers.
In the Volunteer Program, affiliates of the Algar Group are encouraged to participate in various activities, in person or at distance, donating their time, work and talent in activities guided by the Algar Institute. This is a way for the affiliates to contribute to improve the quality of education and also with the environment of our businesses.
In environmental activities, the Institute is responsible for the Algar Sustainable Program, mobilizing people to have sustainable practices. It also consolidates the shares of companies, giving guidelines for practices and processes. The focus of our program is Climate Governance, and one of our main activities is monitoring and proposing actions to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in our companies. The Algar Institute coordinates this program, but it is the responsibility of all companies' affiliates. We have a sustainability committee in each company, which is led by a sustainability leader, focusing on the environment.
In the cultural dimension, the Algar Institute is responsible for managing the tax incentives in the municipal, state and federal levels, promoting the projects' sponsorship. We have a corporate tax incentives committee that ensures the best use of resources coming from the government. We use almost 100% of the potential of the Algar Group.
Our founder believed in and practiced sustainability. He used to say: "We work to serve the community." This is a sustainable vision. It is a vision that the environment needs to grow with the company. We cannot have a thriving company with an environment that does not grow and does not develop. This is the integrated vision of sustainability. That's when the company integrates ?to its planning, to their day to day, all stakeholders who live for growth and development.
Social programs directed toward the community were developed by the Algar Group - with the goal of contributing to improve the quality of Brazilian education - and are now operated by the Algar Institute, the entity responsible for coordinating and providing guidelines for all educational, environmental and cultural actions. A decision that strengthened the companies and enables the identification of opportunities that create value for society, always centered on a common cause: sustainability.
The Algar Institute founded the Volunteer Program and the resource utilization of incentive laws.
The budget criteria is adopted, which defines the percentage of apportionment of net income projected for the following year.
The Advisory Council is created.
The Algar Institute receives the title of OSCIP (Civil Society Organizations of Public Interest).
The Environment Program becomes part of the projects of the Institute Algar.
Deployment of the inventory of greenhouse gases, the results of which stimulated actions to minimize the environmental impact of the activities of the Algar companies. This year, it also created the Alexandrino Garcia Award, in order to recognize and disseminate successful curricular educational experiences.
The Algar Group adopts the international guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The Corporate Committee of Culture is created.
Sustainability fronts are consolidated as a strategic guideline.
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