World Environment Day - Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level

UN Global Compact Companies in Brazil Renew Commitment to Go Green

Global Compact Brazilian Network organizations showed their commitment to sustainability as they commemorated WED 2014.

In Sao Paulo (SP), BM&FBOVESPA held its 4th Sustainability Week, to engage its employees and interns. Clowns from the NGO “Doutores da Alegria” took part in the action, motivating people to donate clothes and blankets and to keep their working environment clean. Two talks were also held for the employees. One focused on the company’s greenhouse gas emission in 2013 and another talked about trends and perspectives on global climate change.

The publisher Abril, through the initiative Planeta Sustentável, promoted its 7th edition from “Planeta no Parque”, to reconnect adults and children to nature in the city and help them to discover the river flowing underneath the asphalt.

Participants also enjoyed concerts, theater exhibitions, walks and yoga. An online guide for the responsible use of water was also launched.

In Curitiba (PR), the educational institution ISAE / FGV held two presentations for its students and guests on the topics of the water issue in Curitiba and the municipality law regarding the Environment.

Faculdades Integradas Santa Cruz de Curitiba held a workshop for its employees about vertical gardening as a way to recycle plastic bottles.

Consultoria FH distributed on its offices a sustainable souvenir, with seeds of a native tree that can be planted in urban areas. The same activity was chosen by Frango Seva, in the city of Pato Branco (PR).

About the Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour,environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. Brazil is the 4ht biggest local network, with more than 600 participants.

Contributed by Julia Tavares, Global Compact - Brazil Network