• Categories
  • Archives

Social Activism Makes Brazil’s Petrobras Member of UN Committee

Petrobras, the first and only Latin American company that is a member of the United Nation’s Global Pact Committee, participated yesterday, June 28, in New York, in the committee’s first meeting, presided by UN secretary-general, Kofi Annan.

The Brazilian state enterprise was represented by its president, José Sérgio Gabrielli. In a note, Petrobras says that it was chosen for "its initiatives committed to social responsibility, foremost among them activities to preserve the environment and respect for human rights and working conditions."

The Global Pact is composed of companies committed to nine principles referring to human rights, working conditions, and the environment.

The committee has 25 members and includes representatives of companies, business and workers’ associations, and other civil society organizations.

According to Petrobras, the company adhered voluntarily to the Global Pact in 2003, and its election as a member of the council is in recognition of its application of the committee’s principles in the various spheres in which it acts.

The company also informs that in 2005 it spent US$ 232 million on projects in the areas of social and environmental responsibility.

ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • Guest

    guaciara oliveira
    I really appreciate the work of petrobás, and this social activism shuold bring us more security about envoriroment……….and the human rigts……..it’s a good job………congratulatios!!!!!!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Buries Carlos, 11. Another Victim of a Killer Police

At noon, beside a putrid canal in Rio’s Vila do João shantytown, half a ...

2009 Brazil GDP Grows 0.01% and Industry Contracts 7.5%, Say Markets

Brazilian financial markets expect the economy of Brazil to grow 0.01% this year, according ...

Ecologists Condemn Venezuela-Brazil Gas Pipeline as Risky and Eco- Unfriendly

Experts and ministers from Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina met Wednesday and Thursday, March 1st ...

Down in Black Bahia

By Brazzil Magazine My mental journey into Brazil began on Christmas Eve 1999 when ...

Neither FTAA Nor EU. WTO Is Brazil’s Only Hope.

Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, met with other South American Foreign Ministers ...

Arabs Seek Trade Agreements with Minas Gerais, Brazil

The president of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (CCAB), Antonio Sarkis Jr., and ...

Brazil Entrepreneurs Ask For Less Red Tape and Flexible Labor Laws

Brazilian entrepreneurs participating in a meeting, last week, with the presidential candidates, organized by ...

Brazil Clogs and Sandals Tap Their Way Into the Arab World

Clogs and sandals made by Brazilian brand Bottero, from the southernmost Brazilian state of ...

Brazil: The Shame of Being the World’s 7th Largest Economy

In the 19th century, Victor Hugo refused to shake hands with Pedro II, the ...

Brazilian 7-year-old Girl Will Be Carnaval Queen After All

After all the international furor the news stirred Brazilian 7-year-old Júlia Lira will be ...