Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade 2019 (Sustainability Guide 2019 from Exame magazine) released this month places Neoenergia among the electric energy sector companies with above-average results in two indicators: Ethics and Transparency and Human Rights. The magazine highlights relevant initiatives, such as School of Electricians for women and environmental actions carried out in Teles Pires Hydro Power Plant , even after the completion of the works.
School of Electricians is expected to train 2,200 electricians by 2020. Next classes, exclusively assigned for women, will be open by Celpe starting December. Electricians' training is one of the initiatives aimed at achieving gender equality by 2030.
At Teles Pires, in order to reduce impacts, a program was created to preserve the cultural, historical and archeological heritage, including several actions in Paranaíta, in Mato Grosso and Jacareacanga, in Pará. The initiatives included workshops involving the indigenous population and the rescue of amost 300 thousand archeological pieces. In addition, the revamp of the rural settlement in São Pedro was kicked off, covering a 350-km² area in Paranaíta. Started in 2016 and slated to be completed in 2020, it has received an investment 8 million Brazilian reais.
Vale Luz Project, created in 2007, and part of the Energy Efficiency Programs of Neoenergia Group's distributors, regulated by Aneel, allows the exchange of recyclable waste for discounts in the energy bill and encourages the habit of selective garbage collection. In the first half of this year, the project has collected 400 tons of waste, generating bonuses in the amount of around 124 thousand Brazilian reais in the energy bill.
These and other Neoenergia's practices reinforce the commitment with UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .