Helibras promotes sustainability actions in Environment Week

Helibras promotes sustainability actions in Environment Week

5-Jun-2012 Source: Helibras

(electronic translation from original)   The Helibras actions will promote awareness and concern for the environment from the 4th of June, to celebrate Environment Week.

Practices such as recycling and saving energy and water, already deployed in units Itajubá (MG) and São Paulo (SP), will be expanded with new initiatives such as cooking oil collection and donation of seedlings, which are about made awareness actions.

For Helibras Institute, responsible for environmental and socio-cultural activities in the communities where it operates, “the ultimate goal is to educate people so that they become agents and promote sustainable environmental attitudes also outside the company,” says the coordinator Lia Maciel.

Each year, the company focuses on a theme for Environment Week. In 2012, the initiative aims to stimulate economies and lifestyles that have the concern about carbon emissions, promoting energy efficiency, alternative energy, forest conservation and responsible consumption.

Besides spreading, Helibras also gives the example. “Always strive to use natural resources in a conscious way. Even the construction of our new hangar was made from the concept of green building, with the best use of rain water, light and natural ventilation, and the reuse of scrap during construction, “says Carlos Moraes, manager company’s infrastructure.

In Environment Week this year Helibras will promote the following actions: Clean Water Project, to collect cooking oil ecopoints around the factory, distribution of seedlings ipês purple plant for employees in their homes, and speech awareness environment for students in sixth and seventh years of the agricultural school Wenceslau Bras in Itajubá, as well as the donation of drums for the selective collection and the establishment of tree seedlings for planting in the school area.

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