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Brazil – Environmental Training for Primary School Teachers


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Brazil – Environmental Training for Primary School Teachers

Imerys RCC plant, a kaolin producing factory, is located in the northern state of Para, Brazil. This region suffers from a shortage of skilled labor and qualified teachers.

In an effort to alleviate the problem, Imerys RCC’s Jacilaine Contente, together with educational and environmental authorities of the region, launched a two-year initiative to train and sensibilize teachers working in the elementary schools of Bacarena.

This project was complemented with a one-year social program that combines theory and practice. Through workshops and seminars, this environmental education program hopes that teachers and students will spread sustainable development principles in their communities.
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Our Sustainable Development policy supports the Group’s long-term strategy. Actions are guided by a three-year plan that sets goals for each of our areas of activity. The three-year plan also provides for gradual, continuous performance improvement.

Environmental focus

We work to reduce our environmental impact and use natural resources efficiently. We control our activities’ impact on the environment and set up management systems that allow us to improve our performance continuously.

Social Focus

Health and Safety, Human Resources, Ethic, and dialogue with our neighboring communities are among our main corporate social responsibility priorities.