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Brazil’s Petrobras Teaches Social Responsibility in London

Brazil Petrobras The Brazilian Petroleum Institute, Pro-Natura International hosted the first Brazilian workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which is part of a 3-year program sponsored by the UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The program aims to create an environment of Responsible Business Practice along the Atlantic Rainforest Corridor, from Espí­rito Santo to São Paulo, linked to the presence of the Extractive Industries.

During the August 9 workshop in Rio do Janeiro participants from the Extractive Industries, including CVRD, MMX, Samarco, Rio Tinto, Shell, Chevron, Statoil, Devon and Sub Sea 7, exchanged their experiences and reported on the challenges and successes of CSR programs in Brazil.

The group endorsed the key CSR themes on which Pro-Natura intends to focus; including stakeholder participation, human rights and transparent use of royalties. The majority of Companies present cited capacity-building to improve stakeholder engagement as the key challenge faced by the Industry in implementing CSR guidelines.

Considerable interest was expressed in the Pro-Natura model for participatory sustainable development, based on the creation of community-led Local Development Agencies.

A local community proposal to create a model agency in the South of Espí­rito Santo state, resulting from a Pro-Natura pilot sustainable development project, was well-received.

A second workshop, involving the headquarters of a range of Extractive Industries, will take place in London on September 5.

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  • ch.c.

    It all depends……
    – of who is organizing the workshop and who is paying for it !

    And the answer is…….: which is part of a 3-year program sponsored by the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  • João da Silva

    Brazil’s Petrobras Teaches Social Responsibility in London
    Could anyone explain to me why Petrobras chose London Town to teach CSR,instead of holding this workshop in Brazil? Who are the participants,Brazilian Corporate bosses?

    It appears that another “Trem da Alegria” is in London enjoying the English Summer.

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