In 2021, Neoenergia became the first company to exclusively support the Brazilian women's soccer team. The agreement, valid until 2025, also provides support for the national competition of clubs, which will be renamed Brasileirão Feminino Neoenergia. This sponsorship, the largest in the company's history, is a symbol of an attitude that extends into several areas.
The promotion of women's sport is the result of a belief in sport as an agent of social change, which promotes principles such as healthy living, respect, good examples and discipline. The initiatives are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN, especially number 5, Gender Equality.
Iberdrola Group, Neoenergia parent company, is one of the signatories of the Women's Empowerment Principles, namely: establish corporate leadership for gender equality, treat men and women fairly at work, ensure health and safety, promote education and professional development, implement practices that empower women, promote equality, and measure and publicly report the results of these initiatives.
As part of this commitment, Neoenergia is engaged in this movement. Currently, the company has 43% women in its corporate teams, and 44% of the Executive Board is female. The goal is for the percentage numbers to be even more expressive in the coming years.
How many women electricians do you know? The answer may be 'few', but that reality has been changing more and more. The Electrician School is an initiative that contributes to the promotion of gender equity in a profession that was previously dominated by men. On March 9, 74 women who completed the course joined the Neoenergia team.
The initiative won the Corresponsables Iberoamérica 2020 award, an award aimed at valuing the best initiatives and best practices in social responsibility, sustainability and communication.
To promote a work environment of inclusion, respect for diversities, empowerment and combating discrimination and in line with SDG 5 – Gender equality and 10 – Reduction of inequalities, Neoenergia, through its Junt+s Program, has been promoting Diversity actions focusing on women, black people, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities. The company is focused on creating an increasingly plural environment and strengthening the climate of respect among all of its approximately 14,000 employees throughout Brazil.
In May, Instituto Neoenergia, the company's social arm, released the Inspirar Award, which aims to strengthen practices that promote the “Decade of Action" towards the 2030 Agenda. It is exclusively aimed at women project leaders with initiatives in art and culture. In September, an online celebration will reward the best projects, voted by the public.
Impactô, carried out under a partnership with Instituto Ekloos, the largest social accelerator in Brazil, aims at boosting the development of Civil Society Organizations and Social Business. In 2021, the Program is exclusively for women.
The managers of enrolled organizations, selected by edital, will participate in qualification and mentoring programs in the areas of strategic management, business and innovation for a period of 5 months.
By the end of the Program, organizations will participate in an investment committee, and may receive a financial incentive.
The company maintains an Equal Opportunities and Reconciliation Policy which does not allow any type of discrimination based on race, color, age, sex, marital status, ideology, political opinions, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or any other personal, physical or social condition among its professionals.
The company maintains an Equal Opportunities and Reconciliation Policy that does not allow any type of discrimination based on race, color, age, sex, marital status, ideology, political opinions, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or any other personal, physical or social condition among its professionals.