Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR
Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR
Porto Central will be an important driver of the social and economic development of the Municipality of Presidente Kennedy and surroundings. Aware of its social responsibility, Porto Central has been developing an integrated, consistent and transparent port management, based on the principles and values of the sustainable social responsibility.
There is no doubt that the development of this industrial port complex will generate opportunities not only for the industry and trade, but also for the local population. Therefore, Porto Central has been working with public and private stakeholders a number of programs to mitigate impacts and maximize opportunities and the quality of life.
The objective is that the implementation of Porto Central will boost the growth and development of the Municipality of President Kennedy and its areas of influence, such as Itapemirim, Marataízes and Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in the State of Espírito Santo, and in nearby Barra de São Francisco Municipality, in the State of Rio de Janeiro.
Porto Central strives to build a harmonious, reliable and long-lasting relationship with all parties directly and indirectly involved with the project.
Nossa Senhora das Neves Church
Nossa Senhora das Neves Church was originally built by wood by the Jesuits in the mid-seventeenth century and rebuilt in brick in 1694, with the help of catechized Indians and slaves. In 1750, the Church received the statue of the patroness Nossa Senhora das Neves.
The Church has historical significance and marks the birth of the Municipality of President Kennedy. Walls, doors, windows, altar, holiest, the threshing-floors on the edge of the roof and the pulpits remain with the original architecture.
Nossa Senhora das Neves Church hosts annually a traditional religious ceremony between August 1 to 5, attracting about 50 thousand visitors and devotees from all over the country.
Nossa Senhora das Neves Church is located near the port. And for Porto Central, support the local culture is to ensure the preservation of the Brazilian identity and the history of the region. For this reason, Porto Central supports the implementation of landscape project around the church and improvements in their access infrastructure.
Porto Central has been developing the Professional Training Program – PCP, which has the objective to establish strategies to professionally prepare and qualify the existing workforce in the direct area of influence of the port and, complementarily, in the indirect area of influence.
The direct area of influence of Porto Central is constituted by the Municipalities of Presidente Kennedy and Marataízes, in Espírito Santo State, and São Francisco de Itabapoana, in Rio de Janeiro State. The indirect area of influence is constituted by the Municipalities of Itapemirim and Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo State, and Campos dos Goytacazes, in Rio de Janeiro State.
The implementation of Porto Central will be an important driver of economic growth for the entire south region of Espírito Santo State, as well as it will be responsible for many direct and indirect job creation.
The workforce expected for the implementation of Porto Central will be specific, covering areas of civil construction (soil moving, concreting, brickwork, among others), assembly of metal structures, assembly of equipment, assembly of piping systems, application of isolation, application of industrial painting, electrical assembly and instrumentation, dredging, administration, planning, support, environment, safety, risk prevention and control, among others.
This scenario reinforces the importance of professional training and improvement of the qualification of local workforce to ensure the hiring of workers and graduates from these professional training courses, as well as to modernize the entire local service chain.
The actions adopted in the PCP will provide conditions for the training and technical improvement of the local workforce and, especially, for the proper absorption of the workers in the job vacancies that will arise with the implementation of this new port.
The vacancies of the professional training courses not filled by residents of the direct area of influence of the port and, complementarily, of the indirect area of influence, will be made available to professionals from other regions. In addition, Porto Central will prioritize the hiring of local qualified workers and also the graduates of the training courses.
Porto Central has been in contact with the main players of the municipalities in the direct and indirect area of influence, with the purpose to inform them about the project and strengthening relations with the region. In 2013, a diagnosis was made in Presidente Kennedy to verify the situation of the local workforce entitled “Strategies for the Development of Employment Opportunities”. This diagnosis subsidized the definition of actions and strategies for the preparation of the local workforce, initiating actions for the profession training in partnership with the State Government, Municipal Government and System S.
Within the “Progredir Program” of Presidente Kennedy, several courses were made available between 2013 and 2015, focused on the supply chain that is being formed from the positive indication of the implementation of the port. In that period, 1.641 vacancies were offered and about 70% of them were used, which resulted in more than 1.000 graduates.
Currently, Porto Central is promoting a process of dialogue with the municipal and state entities to further detail the planning and execution of the program with the partner education institutions. Once the project investment decision is taken, which depends on the conclusion of the commercial agreements, the professional training opportunities will be widely communicated.
Job opportunities will be given on equal terms to all interest parties in order to promote diversity and inclusion, as well as ensure future prospects and opportunities for professional growth for the workers.