Sustainability

Tecnosulfur proudly invests and participates in initiatives towards building a better, fairer, more dignified society.

Established by Decree-Law 8622 of January 10, 1946, and updated by Law 5598 of December 1, 2005, the Commercial Learning Act (Young Apprentice Program) has as its purpose to lead to social and professional inclusion by offering technical/professional education to students from 14 to 24 years old, in compliance with the law.

Tecnosulfur takes part in this program and has five apprentices who attend regular classes at SENAI and receive a monthly allowance, transportation stipend, and every labor right under the rules of the Ministry of Labor.

Our participation and support to the community are not limited to generating jobs and paying taxes. We conduct, promote, and partner in projects with social, educational, and environmental significance for the community of which we are part.

We invest in the continuity of projects developed by APAE in Sete Lagoas. The Association of Parents and Friends of the Disabled – APAE, founded on September 11, 1970, is a philanthropic, nonprofit entity specializing in the rehabilitation and special education of persons with developmental challenges. It serves students of all ages and offers the following fields of expertise in rehabilitation: Neurology- Pediatrics – Orthopedics – Otorhinolaryngology – Gastroenterology – Endocrinology, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Speech & Hearing Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pedagogy, and Social Work.

We sponsor the “Young Journalists” workshop of SERPAF in Sete Lagoas. The Service for Support of the Minor and Families – SERPAF is an institution established in 1968 in Sete Lagoas/MG by Helena Rodrigues Branco. A person with a great strategy and a progressive vision, Helena advocated as early as in the 1970s the idea of social intervention for socially, morally weakened families. Involving the family as a whole continues to be the SERPAF cornerstone since the work must assist children and their mothers, fathers, and relatives. That is how SERPAF believes it can effectively contribute to benefit the life of the entire community and, accordingly, the life of our city.

Within the concept of social responsibility, volunteer programs are increasingly popular among companies, turning isolated actions of corporate monetary donations into permanent practices involving employees.

With that in mind, Tecnosulfur created the “Kindness Project,” a volunteer program formed by employees to increase the well-being of the old and young in Sete Lagoas. We chose this name because we believe kindness is much more than saying “thank you very much,” “excuse me,” “please,” and following etiquette rules. We all have to be polite, but kindness is a trait related to character, values, and ethics. Above all, it has to do with the desire to contribute to a more humane world. In other words, to become kinder, everyone must reflect on how they have been treating themselves, other persons, and the world.

With the support of CIPA (Internal Committee on Accident Prevention), in-house assistance campaigns recruit our employees to donate blood and bone marrow and adopt Christmas letters from low-income children.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS

Tecnosulfur guarantees its commitment to high-quality manufacturing operations with environmental preservation.

  • Waste resulting from our processes are fully recycled, reused, and/or disposed of as set forth by law
  • Special packages and vehicles allow for our products to reach customers without causing environmental risks during transportation and handling
  • Installation of efficient dedusting systems
  • Implementation of tree-planting projects in our industrial park
  • Installation of a sewage treatment system via biodigestor with reuse of the water at the manufacturing process
  • Installation of separation boxes of water and oil for the pressure washer and fueling of mobile machines, respectively
  • Building of a cascade (a waterfall system to hold residual debris dragged by rainwater)
  • Support of the environmental education program
  • Ecological treks involving all employees with the purpose of enhancing environmental consciousness
  • Periodical analysis of the emission of particulates
  • Periodical analysis of sanitary effluents and water/oil separation boxes
  • Analysis of the sound perception around the plant and in nearby neighborhoods
  • Legal reservation: Tecnosulfur has a 20,000-square-mile area in the Paraopeba River basin intended for biodiversity preservation