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  1. 1. corporate socialresponsibility All ou r en ergy fo r Br azil
  2. 2. CONTENTS 3 All our energy for Brazil 4 io+20: our commitment for a greener economy R and sustainable energy access for all 6 GDF SUEZ in Brazil GDF SUEZ: partnering Brazilians in their daily lives 10 Beyond Business 13 ractebel Energia, GDF SUEZ Group, an ecologically social T responsible company 16 Leme Engenharia: helping needy populations 17 egrémont, with Arca do Saber in the heart D of a Brazilian favela GDF SUEZ Foundation in Brazil 20 The 2011 projects 22 estival Encantado, a showcase for commitments F made by the GDF Suez Corporate Foundation in Brazil 23 wo Brazilian employees rewarded T in GDF SUEZ Foundation’s first call for projects All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 2
  3. 3. All our energy for Brazil   Twenty years after the first “Earth Summit” organized at Rio de Janeiro in 1992, once again Brazil is hosting the “Rio+20” Conference, which brings together top national authorities around environmental issues. This summit is an opportunity to renew the global political commitment to sustainable development and to draw up an inventory of measures already in place up to the present. The focus of discussions is on the deployment of a green economy fostering sustainable development and the eradication of poverty. These topics are fully incorporated into GDF SUEZ development strategy – its presence at the Rio+20 Conference provides the chance to promote its activities in favor of green economy, access to energy, the The Group optimization of natural resources, and urban development. always aims to As the leading global utility, GDF SUEZ is actively act in a socially participating in the mobilization taking place around this responsible summit, which deals with all topics related to its activity. This is also an opportunity for the Group to reaffirm its manner as a intention to support that country dear to its heart, in its corporate citizen economic, social and environmental expansion. actively involved Brazil is particularly illustrative of the industrial, human in the life of local and civic commitment made by GDF SUEZ and its communities. subsidiaries, which follow an active policy of corporate Gérard Mestrallet patronage and partnerships on the ground in all countries chairman chief where they operate, consistent with their corporate values. executive officer Whether it concerns social initiatives, environmental projects, cultural sponsorship or partnerships with the world of sport, the Group’s goal is always to act as a corporate citizen that is socially responsible and firmly integrated in local communities. From Ceará to Piauí, Goiás, São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul, GDF SUEZ and its energy and environment subsidiaries are present in a large part of the Brazilian territory. At every facility, a social and environmental action plan is carried out in partnership with local associations and structures. Rio+20 is the opportunity to recall the importance of Brazil to the Group and promote the activities it is carrying out in the country in the fields of corporate patronage and civic involvement. All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 3
  4. 4. Cana Brava hydro power plantRio+20: our commitment for a greenereconomy and sustainable energy access for all environmental and economic sustainability promoted by its operations worldwide. 2012 has been called the year for sustainable energy access for all by the United Nations. It is also the anniversary year of the Earth Summit at Rio, twenty years ago, when  GDF SUEZ develops its businesses sustainable development was put on top around a model based on responsible of the international agenda. We have made growth to take up today’s major energy and significant progress since then, but much environmental challenges: meeting energy remains to be done, both in greening our needs, ensuring the security of supply, fighting economies and pursuing efforts in reducing against climate change and maximizing poverty. GDF SUEZ is deeply involved in these the use of resources. The Group provides challenges and is aligned with the major goals highly efficient and innovative solutions to of the forthcoming United Nations sustainable individuals, cities and businesses by using development conference, Rio+20, of building cutting-edge technology and relying a greener and more responsible economy on diversified gas supply sources, flexible and achieving better access to sustainable and low‐emission power generation as well energy for poor populations, while satisfying its as unique expertise in four key sectors: shareholders as a sustainable company from liquefied natural gas, energy efficiency an economic standpoint. services, independent power production and environmental services. Innovative solutions GDF SUEZ operates in over 150 countries, for energy efficiency employing 219,000 people worldwide. The Group is listed on the Brussels, Luxembourg   GDF SUEZ, we have been active At and Paris stock exchanges and in the main as a sustainable group for many years. international stock markets. GDF SUEZ We have developed a substantial renewable is the No. 1 independent power producer energy capacity, both in Europe and abroad. in the world, with an installed capacity of Additionally, energy efficiency is the main 117.3 GW and 14.8 GW under construction, market of one of our six business lines and is the second global supplier of and is also on top of the agenda for the environmental services. other five. Our research and development In a world where about one billion people teams work on the deployment of concrete do not have access to drinking water, 2.5 solutions in smart grids, CCS and alternative billion have no access to basic sanitation energy sources. Our teams design and more than 1.5 billion to electric power, innovative solutions for the smart city and GDF SUEZ, as a leading company in these for the companies of tomorrow, integrating sectors, knows the large responsibility it has in sustainable development at the core of providing these services to millions of people, our commercial offers and our dialogue always with great concern to the social, with stakeholders. All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 4
  5. 5. Beberibe wind power plant Sustainable energy access for all the Wave Power Plant Program. The Wave100% Power Plant is already in test in the North   Group has developed a special The of Brazil and consists of floating sets able program aiming at promoting such social to generate electric energy from sea waves, of GDF SUEZ´s HPPs are the first prototype of this kind of technology business initiatives in the field of sustainable certified with ISO 9001 in Latin America. and ISO 14001. energy access for all. Named “GDF SUEZ Rassembleurs d’Energies” [Energy Gatherers], this initiative provides technical and financial GDF SUEZ sustainability support for projects that promote access principles for the development, to sustainable energy for disadvantaged implementation and operation populations throughout the world. The Group’s of hydropower plants in Brazil aim is to capitalize on this dynamic to foster economic and social development of isolated   GDF SUEZ imposes very high settlements and regions and reduce energy standards for its HPPs in Brazil. Since 2006, poverty for low-income customers. 100% of GDF SUEZ´s HPPs are certified with ISO 9001 (OM quality) and ISO 14001 Incentives to renewable resources (environmental management). Estreito and São Salvador, two HPPs of GDF SUEZ in Brazil,  GDF SUEZ has developed a were also certified in 2006 by Bureau Veritas substantial renewable energy capacity in the (BVQI), an international group specialized in countries where it is installed. For instance, in the inspection, analysis, audit and certification Brazil, 84% of our installed capacity comes of products, infrastructure and management from clean, renewable and low GHG emission systems, who officially stated the quality of sources. GDF SUEZ is the largest private the social environmental programs under power producer in the country, managing and implementation for the population affectedISE comprises companies operating 8,806 MW of installed capacity in by the reservoirs of the projects. BVQI waswith a recognized commitment 22 power plants, mostly hydro power plants. also hired to perform a series of socio-to social responsibility and Two other hydro power plants are under environmental and sustainability audits onbusiness sustainability. construction and will add 4,837 MW to the Jirau HPP and, in 2010, the hydropower plant Group’s installed capacity: Jirau HPP (3,750 was also granted with the Statement of Legal MW; 50.01% ownership of GDF SUEZ) and Compliance and Social and Environmental Estreito HPP (1,087 MW; 40.07% ownership Responsibility Certification, issued by BVQI. of GDF SUEZ). Brazil has a unique model of Additionally, GDF SUEZ has a seat at energy production, with 70% of its installed the Board of Directors of the International capacity originating from hydropower, and only Hydropower Association (IHA), created about 25% of the country’s hydro capacity under the auspices of the UNESCO in 1995, has been implemented so far. The Group is to continuously improve the standards of the therefore aligned with this energy generating development, implementation and operation complex, combining good opportunities with of hydropower plants. GDF SUEZ actively sustainable development. participated in the creation of the Hydropower Besides hydropower, GDF SUEZ also Sustainability Assessment Protocol from focuses on other renewable energy sources the IHA. This clearly demonstrates a true in Brazil. The Group has two biomass commitment to responsible development, thermoelectric plants and two wind power going far beyond the rigor of legal compliance. plants. Five wind power plants are now under Jirau HPP will start an official assessment construction, representing an increase of 145.4 using the Protocol shortly. MW of renewable energy to its generating Tractebel Energia, GDF SUEZ’s subsidiary complex. The Group also invests in Research responsible for the operation of its plants in and Development programs related to Brazil, has been part of the Brazilian Stock renewable energy, such as the Photovoltaic Exchange’s Corporate Sustainability Index Solar Energy Program, which consists of the (ISE) since 2006, which consists of companies installation of eight measuring modules with with a recognized commitment to social different technologies throughout Brazil, and responsibility and business sustainability.  All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 5
  6. 6. Machadinho and Jirau hydro power plants and Pedra do Sal wind power plantGDF SUEZ in BrazilGDF SUEZ has a strong presence in Brazil. With operations for more than50 years now, the Group is the first private energy producer in the country,responsible for 7% of its total installed capacity.  GDF SUEZ develops four main activities should develop about 4,500 MW of installed in Brazil: capacity each year. In this context, GDF SUEZ pursues a profitable and lasting development Production and Sale of Power track record in the country through new In 1998, the Brazilian government decided hydropower projects and other alternative to privatize Gerasul, its power generator renewable and clean sources such as biomass in southern Brazil. Bought by GDF SUEZ, and wind power. Gerasul was renamed Tractebel Energia. Nowadays, Tractebel Energia manages for Hydro GDF SUEZ the production and sale of energy Most of the installed capacity of GDF SUEZ in the Brazilian market. Through its 68.7% in Brazil comes from hydropower. The Group holding in Tractebel Energia, GDF SUEZ is operates in the country 11 hydropower plants today the first private energy producer in the with a total installed capacity of 6,250 MW. country, operating an installed capacity of Two other hydropower plants are under 8.806 MW with 22 plants throughout Brazil, construction and will add 4,837 MW to the of which 84% comes from renewable sources. Group’s installed capacity: The Group has more than 100 industrial • Jirau (3,750 MW): the most important customers and a staff of about 1,700 people. infrastructure project in construction in the country. In May 2008, a consortium led by A strategy of dynamic growth, notably in GDF SUEZ won a 35 years concession the green economy to build and explore the Jirau HPP, in the With an expected growth in the energy Madeira River, in the state of Rondônia. demand of 5% per year until 2015, Brazil The construction started in November 2008. All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 6
  7. 7. Osório hydro power plant The plant is expected to start operating in Water Treatment 2013 and to be in full operation in 2015. Controlled by SUEZ Environnement, • Estreito (1,087 MW): In 2002, GDF SUEZ Degrémont has among its main activities the won a 35-years concession to build the production of drinking water from groundwater Estreito HPP, in the Tocantins River, between or surface water, the desalination of seawater the states of Maranhão and Tocantins. The and the treatment of sewage and sludge. construction started in 2007. The plant is Degrémont was the first company of already in commercial operation and will be GDF SUEZ to be implemented in Brazil, officially inaugurated in the second halfof 2012. in 1957. With headquarters in São Paulo, the company is responsible for the projection, Biomass construction, financing and operation of water In partnership with Açucar Guarani, the third treatment plants, as well as the transfer largest sugar cane producer in Brazil, Tractebel of technology from abroad to Brazil. Energia owns and operates a thermal plant of 11 Electronic Security 33 MW (Andrade) using the biomass of sugar cane, in the State of São Paulo. The Company INEO is a leading actor in electrical also owns and operates a biomass plant using engineering, information and communicationshydro power plants wood waste, Lages (28 MW), in the State of systems and related services. The Companyoperated by GDF SUEZ Santa Catarina. engages in design and maintenance projectsgroup in Brazil. relating to industrial and tertiary electrical Wind installations, energy networks, public GDF SUEZ also invests in wind power lighting, transport and telecommunications plants in the Northeast of Brazil, where it has infrastructures, global security, energy two wind farm plants, Beberibe, in the State production, information systems and of Ceará (26 MW) and Pedra do Sal in Piauí outsourcing. (18 MW), and where five other plants are now INEO is part of GDF SUEZ Energy Services, under construction (145.4 MW). one of the leading energy-specialists in the world, with a staff of 76,000 people. Project Engineering and Study The Company is based in Paris, France. The Group also has an important position In Brazil, INEO concluded its acquisition in the engineering sector in Brazil. Tractebel process of the company TELCA2000 on Engineering is the third largest hydro and December 2011. With headquarters in Rio de thermal engineering company and the second Janeiro, TELCA2000 was created 10 years ago largest company in electrical equipment in the and counts today more than 80 employees. As country, where it has a staff of more than 700 an integrator of security and communications employees. The Company is systematically systems, it now makes more than half of consulted by the Group to evaluate potential its revenues in the oil gas market. With sites for project development. TELCA2000, INEO aims to position itself as In Brazil, Tractebel Engineering is the benchmark for integrating new information represented by Leme Engenharia, its and communications technologies and to subsidiary, one of the main engineering promote innovative solutions with a strong local consultancy companies in Latin America. content, particularly in the sectors of oil gas, Leme Engenharia manages and implements aeronautics, smart cities and critical sites.  engineering projects in the hydroelectricity, electricity transmission systems, thermal energy production fields and urban infrastructure studies. All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 7
  8. 8. GDF SUEZ in Brazil São Paulo Hydro power plants Hydro power plants under construction Thermal plants Thermal biomass plants Wind power plants Wind power plants under construction Environment Water treatment All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 8
  9. 9. gdf suez,partnering Braziliansin their daily lives All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 9
  10. 10. The Familiar Fish Raising Associated with Organic Agriculture ProgramBeyond BusinessGiven the impact of its major infrastructure projects on nature and localcommunity life, GDF SUEZ developed a whole area of expertise in providingsocial and environmental support around its projects.  A hallmark of GDF SUEZ is the way in which it actively engages with communities that are affected by its projects. Beyond complying with social and environmental legislation that apply to its activities, the Group provides actual material and human support to the populations with which it interacts. In Brazil, a country that currently uses only about 25% of its enormous hydroelectric resources, dam construction undeniably has an effect on the environment and on local community life. Brazil has developed regulatory and institutional systems for protecting people and nature, but new hydroelectric power plants are being built in increasingly remote areas where the local people have but very little The voluntary construction access to the government’s social infrastructures. In these unassisted of Nova Mutum Paraná regions of the country, the hydropower plants are vectors of social, environmental and economic development, with a role that goes beyond energy generation. In Jirau hydro power plant for instance, in the State of Rondônia, 33 socio-economic and physic-biotic programs determined by the Brazilian Environmental Agency IBAMA are being implemented and listed in the environmental license, with a cost of 520 million Euros. Beyond these mandatory programs, the Group also develops several voluntary social programs in the region, many with reputable All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 10
  11. 11. The voluntary construction of Nova Mutum Paraná international NGOs, such as INMED and economic and sanitary indexes below the Instituto Pro Natura. Brazilian average, were relocated to the new The voluntary construction of Nova Mutum town built by the project. Nova Mutum Paraná Paraná provides a particularly compelling is a complete city with 1,600 houses and example of this policy. The families from the all facilities: streets, housing, schools, bus very poor Mutum Paraná community, whose station, police station, town hall, stores and village was located on the perimeter of the infrastructures, enabling families to have reservoir of Jirau HPP, a poor region with a better quality of life. Programs to create economic development in the region The programs, in partnership with the French-Brazilian NGO Instituto Pro Natura, aim to identify and implement self-sustainable micro economies for the population around the reservoir of Jirau HPP. The Familiar Fish Raising Associated with Organic Agriculture Program A first project has been approved in 2010 and is now under test – “The Familiar Fish Raising Associated with Organic Agriculture Program”, already benefiting 50 families with professional qualification and economic independence. Similarly, one of the key concerns of GDF SUEZ Brasil in building the Estreito Hydro Power Plant, in the state of Tocantins is to preserve the local culture and encourage sustainable development in the region. All the social and environmental programsRural producer being carried out to manage the impact of the Estreito dam represent a total budget of 130 million Euros. These programs cover a broad range of initiatives. Support is being provided, for instance, to Palmatuba Babaçu Coconut Breakers, which use the shell of babaçu coconuts to produce craft objects such as braids, earrings, key fobs, towel hangers, and other items. All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 11
  12. 12. LIF award Healthy Children, Healthy Future  Another voluntary work developed incidence in the group also decreased by GDF SUEZ Brasil in the region is the social significantly, from 55.57% to 4.31%. program “Healthy Children, Healthy Future”, The program was recognized on May 2012 sponsored by the GDF SUEZ Foundation by the France-Brazil Chamber of Commerce and implemented by the NGO Inmed in the with the granting of the XI LIF Sustainability 12 municipalities around the reservoir of Award, which aims to encourage companies Estreito HPP. The program aims to improve to adopt responsible practices and sustainable the low health indexes of the children of these management. The award was given during municipalities, where the population doesn’t the IV Sustainability Forum of the Chamber have access to basic services. The region has, of Commerce, event organized by the French for instance, the largest malnutrition index companies in Brazil to discuss the main among children in the country, around 30%, subjects around the Rio +20 Summit. the double of the national average. The Program “Healthy Children, Healthy The program consists of treating intestinal Future” is currently being set up in the state parasites and nutritional deficiencies as well as of Rondônia, in Porto Velho, where Jirau HPP teaching the children and their family healthier is being built. More than 5,000 children from 11 habits. Its main goal is to help improve public schools are already benefiting from it.  people’s health and living standards by using children as relays for raising the consciousness of their families and communities about health care, personal hygiene, household waste collection and water management. In this way, children are becoming “agents of change”.Healthy Children, Healthy The Program also involves the production of Future is a project school gardens and a better access to drinking supported by water through a method of solar filtration of the water. Since 2009, 15 thousand children at school age were already benefiting from better health indexes. The index of anemic children fell from 53.4% to 7.9%. The parasitological Healthy Children, Healthy Future program Find more of the GDF SUEZ Foundation projects on page 20 All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 12
  13. 13. Visit to the plantsTractebel Energia, GDF SUEZ Group,an ecologically social responsible company  Tractebel Energia, a GDF SUEZ subsidiary, is the country’s leading private generator of electricity, responsible for 7% of the power generation market in Brazil. Headquartered in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Tractebel Engenharia operates 22 power plants in the country, of which more than 80% are hydropower. The Company has shown a remarkable growth in its electricity generation capacity, growing from 3,719 MW in 1998 to 6,908 MW in 2011. With approximately 1,000 employees and more than 100 industrial customers, Tractebel Energia’s HPPs are certified with ISO 9001 (OM quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental management). Additionally, Tractebel Energia has been part of the Brazilian Stock Exchange’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) since 2006, which comprises companies with a recognized commitment to social responsibility and business sustainability. Tractebel Energia creates initiatives that protect the environment and foster good relations with local governments and communities. The company’s social initiatives focus on improving the quality of life of children living in the poor neighborhoods surrounding its production facilities and headquarters. Tractebel Energia initiates and supports activities related, among other things, to the education, wellbeing and legal rights of children and teenagers. It also encourages job creation and income for families, fights child labor and promotes cultural and sports activities. By sponsoring local associations, municipal governments and public agencies, Tractebel Energia actively works to protect the environment in regions where it develops its activities, in particular restoring denuded and eroded areas through reforestation. All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 13
  14. 14. Planting of seedlingsProjects supported by Tractebel EnergiaProject of Spring Preservation Planting of seedlings  Tractebel Energia develops  Another initiative is the planting, directly oran environmental program focused on by the donation of seedlings, of more than 300environmental education, reforestation of thousand trees a year. In 2011, 386,643 units ofdegraded areas, ecological awareness and seedlings were planted through this intiative.rationalization of natural resources. In thearea around the Salto Santiago Hydro PowerPlant for instance, a program developed in Tractebel Center for Culture and Sustainabilitypartnership with the NGO Casa Familiar Rural, Energia creates Entre Rios do Sulis being implemented to preserve 300 springs,improving the water quality of the region and initiatives that  Tractebel Energia built the Centerimproving the wellbeing of the 300 families who protect the for Culture and Sustainability “Entre Rios dolive there. Programs of spring preservation are Sul”, focused on preserving the local culture. environmentalso being implemented in other regions, such Inaugurated in July 2011, the Center hasas Jorge Lacerda Thermo Power Complex and, and foster 1,075 square feet and consists of ain partnership with the Consorcium Machadinho good relations multipurpose auditorium, library andand the Alcoa Institute, in the region of classrooms. The project presents a seriesMachadinho Hydro Power Plant. with local of innovations related to the practice of governments and corporate social responsibility and has improved the access to culture in the region.Visits to the plants communities. Since the beginning of its activities, the Center received about 17 thousand people – an  Tractebel Energia also develops average of 2,420 visitors per month. Accessprograms of environmental education and to the only theater and the only public libraryvisits to the plants. In 2011, 86,500 people, of the region, professional training courses,mainly students, participated in this program. art workshops and social and digital inclusion programs are great catalysts of the success of the enterprise.Involving a community in preserving Four other cultural centers are beingnative species of the Brazilian Cerrado implemented by the Company: Alto Bela Vista Cultural Center, in Santa Catarina, near Itá  In 2009, Tractebel Energia HPP (expected to open in August 2012); Jorgecommissioned the São Salvador Hydro Lacerda Environmental Park Cultural Center,Power Plant, in Tocantins, and the company near Jorge Lacerda thermo power complexestablished 35 environmental programs for the (opening in March 2013) and Quedas doregion. One of them was the establishment Iguaçu Cultural Center, near Salto Osório HPP,of a “forest nursery” aimed to involving the in Paraná (expected to open in August 2013).local communities in preserving regional plantspecies affected by the project, and thereforehelping to protect the vast Brazilian “Cerrado”savanna, one of the most biologically diverseand threatened areas of the planet. All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 14
  15. 15. Saúde da criança program Project Guardiões  The Program “Guardiões” supports Saúde da criança and houses children and adolescents who program are victims of violence, abuse and sexual exploitation, aiming to guarantee their basic rights. The program´s main goal is to qualify women leaders of communities where the indices of domestic violence are extremely high as well as teachers from public schools, in order to enable them to identify traces of domestic violence and take possible action. Young Worker Program  This program offers to 15 to 18-year- olds from disadvantaged families the opportunity to have a 20-hour-per-week job. In addition to their wages, the young workers also receive meal vouchers and public transportation passes. They are also covered Program Saúde da Criança by personal accident insurance and receive assistance for dental care. In return, they must  “Saúde da Criança” (Child Health) do well in school. Tractebel Energia offers 49 is a social program that promotes the self- permanent positions under this program in sufficiency of families with children at social which 384 young people have participated risk, referred by public health units. The NGO since it was created in 1998. “Saúde da Criança” was elected by the Global Journal of Switzerland, as the best Brazilian Social Organization and is in 38th position among the hundred best world´s NGOs. The Program’s methodology is based on the understanding that children cannot be discharged from hospital without first ascertaining what conditions await them at home. Extreme poverty and the inabilityThe Young Workerprogram to carry on treatment are two factors that increase the risk of children relapsing and consequently returning to the hospitals. The program developed and implemented a Family Action Plan, designed to break the vicious circle of poverty-illness-hospitalization- discharge-rehospitalization-death.  All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 15
  16. 16. Centro solidário Felixlândia Leme Engenharia, helping needy populations  LEME Engenharia is the consulting association based in Belo Horizonte. and studies subsidiary of Tractebel Engineering, It designs, promotes and carries out social one of the main engineering consultancy initiatives in the state of Minas Gerais. companies in the world, with more than 100 LEME Engenharia provides the association years of expertise in energy and infrastructure with a planning and management expert projects. Its services cover the whole lifecycle who coordinates social programs devoted of these projects, from feasibility studies to to children, youth, and the fight against decommissioning. Headquartered in Brussels, malnutrition. Belgium, and with offices in 12 countries and Associação Mineira de Reabilitação projects in over 80, Tractebel Engineering (AMR), also based in Belo Horizonte, employs around 3,300 people. cares for more than 400 children suffering LEME Engenharia manages and from congenital diseases, cerebral palsy, implements engineering projects in hydro syndromes, microcephaly, mental retardation,Associação Mineira power, electricity transmission systems, brachial and obstetric paralysis, and other de Reabilitação is cerebral pathologies. LEME Engenharia thermal energy production fields anda project supported by urban infrastructure studies. LEME is also provides financial support for physical and a consultant to the nuclear sector and has neurological treatment programs for the expanded its operations into engineering children. Recently, the company also provided consultancy for the natural gas industry, AMR studies and designs to revamp the renewable energy and ports and hydroways. electrical installations and is now going In addition to its offices in Brazil (Belo to support its construction, through the Horizonte, Brasília, Florianópolis, Rio de GDF SUEZ Foundation. Janeiro and São Paulo), LEME has regional In January 2011, the state of Rio de Find more of the Janeiro was hit by severe rains that caused offices in Panama and Chile and is developing GDF SUEZ Foundation flooding and landslides, leaving thousands activities in other Latin American countries, projects on page 20 of homeless people. LEME Engenharia such as Equador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Argentina. supported the reconstruction of the most In Brazil, LEME Engenharia has been focusing affected areas providing Nova Friburgo on the contribution to major social matters. Municipality the consulting of two geologists Serviço Voluntário de Assistência Social who were responsible for the geological (SERVAS) is a nonprofit social assistance risks mapping.  All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 16
  17. 17. Arca do SaberDegrémont, with “Arca do Saber” in the heart of a Brazilian favela  Degrémont, a subsidiary of SUEZ Environnement, is involved in the production of drinking water from groundwater or surface water in industrialized countries and the developing world. Its activities also include the desalination of seawater for use either as drinking water or in irrigation. In all cases, the water it produces is expected to meet the regulatory standards in operation in the relevant country. The company is also involved in the treatment of sewage and sludge, which is a growing problem for urban areas in particular. Most wastewater is treated for use in irrigation or in industrial cooling systems. Degrémont estimates that 1 billion people are served by its 10,000 facilities around the world. These include 3,000 drinking water plants, 250 desalination plants and 2,500 sewage treatment plants with the capacity to recycle 2.4 million cubic meters per day. Degrémont is a company well known throughout the world for its technical expertise in water treatment. The company has obtained the Good Corporation Certification, a responsible business practice assessment system looking at the way an organization is managed in relation to its employees, its customers, its suppliers, its shareholders, the environment and even its contribution to the community. The Company employs over 4,600 people in 70 countries. Degrémont operates in Brazil since 1957, and most of its revenues are in the industry sector (mainly Oil, Pulp Paper) and in the municipal market. Degrémont achieved Manaus flotation station, which is a world reference in that field, and has actively participated in the PPP model definition (in the states of Bahia, Pernambuco, Espírito Santo and Rio Grande do Norte). All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 17
  18. 18. Arca do SaberIn the social field, Degrémont is 120supporting the French-Brazilianassociation “Arca do Saber”  “Arca do Saber”, a French-BrazilianNGO founded in 2001, manages an Educationaland Cultural Center in the Favela Vila Prudente, children are attended onin the city of São Paulo. Today it offers Arca do Saber facilitieseducational and social activities to more than50 children and teenagers aged 7-15. Itemploys about 13 people, most of them fromthe Favela. In 2005, the association also created ahandicraft workshop, where 20 mothers who Degrémont supports the associationhave their children in the Cultural Center, had in several ways:the chance to work. This activity offers thema source of income and social recognition. • inancial support for training women who F “Arca do Saber” is able to attend to work in the handicraft workshop.120 children and has its own facilities, with • Buying crafts to these women production.a coffee shop, a library, a computer center, • aking part in social activities promoted Tfour classrooms, a playground and two by the association.rooms reserved as the artisan’s studio. • onating computers to help with the D Recently, “Arca do Saber”, supported by organization of charity fairs, for peopleDegrémont Brazil, was rewarded by SUEZ who live in the Favela. Environnement. It benefited from a donationof €9,959, to be invested in the “Suçuarana”Project, which aims to prepare young peoplefor the market with catch-up classes, accessto library and computer room, besidedevelopment of know-be and know-howcompetences applicable to the market, avoidingthe risk of marginalization of the youngstersand social exclusion. Arca do Saber rewarded by Suez Environnement All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 18
  19. 19. gdf suez Foundation in Brazil All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 19
  20. 20. Solidariedade França- Brasil Association The 2011 projects  The GDF SUEZ Corporate The Solidariedade França-Brasil Foundation supports projects that on the (SFB) Association: Program Quality one hand cover solidarity actions in the fields education: every child’s right of health care, education and energy for the benefit of people in precarious situations,  This non-profit association was and on the other hand concern actions for founded in 1986 by expatriate French citizens the environment, protecting biodiversity and and Brazilians. It works with community ecosystems, fighting against global warming, centers to set up solidarity actions in the fields and developing the housing conditions of education and health care for the benefit of of tomorrow. children, adolescents and families in Baixada The Foundation is currently supporting three Fluminense, an extremely poor suburb of Rio projects in Brazil – two within its “Childhood de Janeiro. and Youth” Program and one within its “Living For some years now, SFB has expanded Tomorrow” Program. its scope of activity by developing a teacher training program whose goal is to improve education quality. The Foundation has been a Solidariedade França-Brasil partner for more than 10 years.Solidariedade França- Over time, it has provided assistance to SFBBrasil Association in setting up four child daycare facilities and two community child-development centers located in Baixada Fluminense. Since 2008, it has been supporting the “Quality education: every child’s right” project, which consists of setting up continuous educational courses for teachers. Today, 5,000 children and teenagers are benefiting from SFB’s actions. All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 20
  21. 21. 5,000 Pró-Natura Association: Project Super Gardens  Founded after the Earth Summitchildren and teenagers are at Rio in 1992, Pró-Natura International isbenefiting from SFB’s actions an NGO of Brazilian origin, located in Rio de Janeiro with a branch office in Paris. It specializes in innovative developments in southern hemisphere countries and has INMED Brazil / Healthy Children, developed an innovative strategy of linking up Healthy Future Program programs for fighting poverty with protecting biodiversity and fighting climate change.  The goal of this association, The “Super Gardens” project developed by founded in 1995, is to improve community Pró-Natura is an example of this commitment. living standards by promoting scientific and Funded by the Foundation since 2011, the educational activities, as well as charity work. project consists of extremely innovative out- The association is particularly involved in the of-soil micro-vegetable gardens, adapted for monitoring and prevention of intestinal parasites towns and cities, especially for high-density in children, as well as taking an active part in urban neighborhoods such as Rio’s favelas. education and preventive health care. They are designed to yield all the essential The Foundation has been supporting nutrients required to provide a more nutritious INMED Brazil since 2009, especially for its diet to families of 10 people. It enables “Healthy Children, Healthy Future” program. low-income families to cultivate, at home, vegetables and various condiments that will More information help to enhance the quality of meals, improve on the program food diversity and have a positive impact on on page 12 health by fighting malnutrition. The project is implemented in the favelas of the Tijuca National Park in Rio de Janeiro.  All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 21
  22. 22. Festival Encantado, a showcase for commitments made by the GDF Suez Corporate Foundation in Brazil “To GDF SUEZ, the Encantado Festival is a kind of societal A series of innovation laboratory, microfinance workshops standing at the crossroads of will be held during the festival and PlaNet Finance will our values, our key interests pursue its commitment to the and our skills. For our Group, community throughout the year via its financial education project which is deeply involved (funding and assistance to the P ra in Brazil, it represents an eco-tourism cooperative) ç a among the residents. M exciting, inviting challenge: a rt to write a story that is shared in s L by all those involved in eã For the Encantado o the project, to marshal the Festival, Pró Natura has plans necessary means, as well as to plant super-vegetable gardens our technical abilities and our resulting from the NGO’s innovation on the roofs of the community’s creativity, to breathe new life homes. Pró Natura also wishes into the values of solidarity to sustain its relationship with the neighboring communities by providing that inspire our teams and a space slated to become a local our entire Group.” community social innovation “laboratory”. Encantado Valérie Bernis, vice-president of gdf suez foundation executive vice-president, in charge of Festival communications and marketing In the largest urban forest on the planet, the Vale Encantado community will host a total of 5 Encantado Festivals – an eco-responsible event The before “Rio+20” Campana Brothers For the Encantado Festival, this NGO has a Since 1983, the Campana brothers project to run workshops for have been one of the leading duos of Fonds Locus is an NGO contemporary design. Their works propose children and adults on environmental whose purpose is to support issues like protecting the Tijuca forest, a new way of contemplating the objects that all activity of general interest surround us and contribute towards changing which is part of the UNESCO World pertaining to culture, society and Heritage. It also intends to develop our perspectives on daily life. The influence the environment that promotes the of the favela communities and art is strongly you are a post-festival relationship with development of architecture serving local schools to include similar reflected in their work. For the Festival, here the people within the framework of Aquassistance will Humberto and Fernando offer us a chance workshops in the school sustainable development. For the first contribute its expertise to curriculum. to better understand this influence Encantado Festival, Fonds Locus will run the Vale Encantado community through a photographic exhibit of an itinerant exhibit in the streets of the to support, advise, and assist their works. favela in order to initiate dialogue in a project to improve and with the residents on the topic strengthen water management, of the region’s architectural which is a key issue in local history. development.22
  23. 23. Marta Jakitsch Cristiane Scholz Two Brazilian employees rewarded in GDF SUEZ Foundation’s first call for projects Corporate Citizens  In 2011, the GDF SUEZ Foundation launched a call for projects Corporate Citizens 3rd prize from the Environment jury with Group employees to promote their  Cristiane Scholz Faisca Cardoso, commitments to society and voluntary for a sustainable tourism project on Capeche associations, and to support an initiative that Island off the coast of Florianopois: constructing corresponds to the Foundation’s two major a “green building”, installating a solar power areas of focus for its action: solidarity and facility, and setting up a team for raising the environment. awareness among tourists about protecting the Two of the 29 projects of employees involved environment. in voluntary associations that received awards Cristiane is President of the Acompeche were Brazilian employee projects. association, founded in 1940 to protect this site whose geology and biodiversity is exceptional. The Energy Solidarity jury’s special “Coup de Coeur” award  Marta Jakitsch of Leme Engenharia for a project to build a new electrical facility designed by volunteer workers from Leme for AMR (“Associaço Minera de Rehabilitaçao” [Minera rehabilitation association]) buildings in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. AMR is an NGO that, since 1967, has been looking after children suffering from birth defects, cerebral palsy and mental retardation. Since 2008, Leme has been a partner of AMR on a program for social and professionalFind more about integration through sport, where volunteers arethe AMR project working during their leisure time to set up anon page 16 electrical installation. All our energy for Brazil | GDF SUEZ 23
  24. 24. Our valuesDrive Degrémont archives, GDF SUEZ archives, GDF SUEZ / Interlinks Image / Buu Alain, GDF SUEZ / ABACAPRESS / SCHIFRES LUCAS, Mehdi Benyezzar. All rights reserved.Commitment Photo credits: Simon Guillemin - Shooting the World, Tractebel Energia, ESBR archives, Câmara de Comércio França Brasil archives, Leme Engenharia archives,DaringCohesionBY PEOPLE FOR PEOPLECommunications Marketing DepartmentGDF SUEZ FoundationGDF SUEZ 1,2 Place Samuel de Champlain DESIGN : BaylaucqCo The present document was produced by anFaubourg de l’Arche - 92930 Paris La Défense - France eco-responsible printer on paper of certified origin. It is available on the website gdfsuez.Phone : +33-1-4422-000 | com, where all the Group’s publications be viewed, downloaded or ordered.