The Coruripe Plant was featured in the 12th MasterCana Social Award, held on August 19 in Ribeirão Preto (SP). The company was awarded in three categories: Community, Corporate Social Responsibility (Top 3 - Company of the Year) and Communication and Relationship. The award, promoted by the Human Resources Study Group at Gerhai Agroindustry), in partnership with ProCana Brazil, aims to encourage and recognize people management practices and socio-environmental responsibility of Brazilian sugar and energy companies.
In the Community category, Coruripe was awarded for the Craft Paper Workshop (CPW) initiative. The sustainable development project is aimed at women from the municipalities of Feliz Deserto, in Alagoas, and Campo Florido, Minas Gerais. The main objective is to promote social inclusion by making handicrafts made from the mixture of sugarcane bagasse and paper from cement bags. There are 14 years of existence, 50 types of products made and 15.6 tons of reused cement sack paper. Coruripe Plant invested around R$ 600,000 in capacity building, training, material and construction of OPA headquarters.
Another highlight that earned the nomination in the Communication and Relationship category is the Safe Internet project. The company launched a campaign with the theme during February and March, in celebration of World Safe Internet Day. Employees received tips to prevent cyber attacks and protect their data in the corporate and personal environment.
To receive the award, the company was represented by sustainability manager Bertholdino Junior. “Usina Coruripe seeks to contribute to the promotion of social welfare and the sustainable development of the communities where it operates. These projects, recognized and awarded with MasterCana, benefit many families and make us proud”, says Bertholdino.