• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil’s Petrobras Spends Close to US$ 300 Million in Social Projects

Petrobras cultural sponsorship
Petrobras, Brazil's state-controlled oil and gas multinational,
provided sponsorship and support for 2,300 projects in Brazil last
year. In all, 554.8 million Brazilian reais (US$ 286 million) were
invested in the environmental, social, cultural and sports fields.

The information were culled from the company's Social and Environmental Balance, disclosed June 29. Petrobras is the leading sponsor of cultural and social projects in Brazil by means of public selection.

The projects can either be selected publicly or by invitation. In the social area, the bulk of investment from Petrobras focuses on the Development & Citizenship program, whose goal is to contribute to local, regional and national development, by promoting the insertion of people living in socially disadvantaged situations. The aim is to invest 1.3 billion reais (US$ 670 million) from 2007 to 2012.

Through public selection, the Development & Citizenship program has destined 27.5 million reais (US$ 14.1 million) to 72 different projects.

Contemplated projects included actions for generating income and job opportunities, professional training, and guaranteeing children and adolescents' rights. Petrobras provided the Fund for Childhood and Adolescence with a total of 48.5 million reais (US$ 25 million), to be distributed among 200 projects.

In the cultural field, Petrobras invested 206.8 million reais (US$ 106.6 million) and sponsored approximately 1,000 projects over the course of the year.

For the environmental field, the company selected a theme: "Water and climate: Contributions to sustainable development." In the public selection for this area in 2008, contemplating projects to be sponsored up to 2010, 47 initiatives were selected across the country, which will receive investment of 60 million reais (US$ 30.9 million).

In 2008, the company invested approximately 69 million reais (US$ 35.5 million) in sports projects, by means of the programs Petrobras High Performance Sports, which supports handball, surf, tennis, and football, and Petrobras Motor Sports, supporting competitions in categories such as rally, kart, truck, motorcycle, and prototypes.

Anba

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Forum Discusses High Price to Export, from Infrastructure to Red Tape

The National Foreign Trade Forum (Enaex), a traditional event held by the Brazilian Foreign ...

Brazil Drowning in Red Tape

Brazilian bureaucracy and legislative complexities make the country one of the worst places in ...

Brazil’s Lack of Nobels Has No Genetic Basis. Blame It On a Faulty Education

Oscar Niemeyer, Adib Domingos Jatene, Ivo Pitanguy are the exceptions. Very rare are our ...

The Malandro’s Goodbye

Atypical for a bohemian, Moreira da Silva hardly ever drank and went to bed ...

The São Paulo Election’s Winner Is a Minas Politician Who Wants to Be Brazil’s President

The leading Brazilian politician José Serra celebrated his 70th birthday on 19 March 2012. ...

Thermoelectric Plant to Generate 10% of the Energy of Manaus, Brazil

The first financing contract of the Development Fund of the Amazon (FDA), signed Monday, ...

Brazil’s High Tech Firm to Build Two Additional Factories

Brazilian high-technology EBCO Systems company announced that they will invest US$ 100 million in ...

Vegetable pizza by Brazilian Perdigão

Profits Fall 8% at Brazil’s Food Maker Giant Perdigí£o

One of the largest food companies in Latin America, Perdigão, had its 2006 financial ...

Brazil Wins Billion-Dollar WTO Cotton Dispute with US

The United States has lost its final appeal in a billion dollar trade dispute ...