Socio-environmental actions


Environmental Communication

Its purpose is to clarify the impacts of these projects on the community, in addition to avoiding the dissemination of erroneous information about the deployment and operations. The Environmental Communication activities also help to make the population aware of the preservation efforts made on reservoir banks, the correct waste disposal methods, the danger of fires and the use of the easement strips in transmission lines.

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Environmental Education

The company holds Environmental Education Programs for employees and the population located around its operating areas. The goal is to address the implications of damages and social and environmental risks arising from the work. The programs follows the Theoretical-Methodological Guidelines for Implementation and Monitoring of Environmental Education Programs, recommended by Eletrobras and IBAMA’s IN 02/2012. They include mitigating or compensatory measures, in compliance with environmental license requirements.

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Social Communication

FURNAS develops Social Communication Programs (PCS) to create communication channels between the company and the community. The target audience suggest priority themes that should be clarified, as well as expectations, desires, satisfactions and dissatisfactions caused by the operations. Communicators are the main tool of this program.

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Public Health Programs

Agreements and partnerships are signed with local health institutions such as state and municipal health departments, universities, research institutions, among others, to prevent and control the health of the overall population.

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Communication with Indigenous People

The relationship with indigenous peoples includes the regularization of hydroelectric power plants and their transmission systems, including a commitment to social environmental practices and projects. An example is the Avá-Canoeiro do Rio Tocantins Program (PACTO). In order to monitor the actions of the Avá-Canoeiro do Rio Tocantins Program (PACTO), the Indigenous Issue Management Program was created, organized by anthropologists and integrated with the environmental programs at the Serra da Mesa HEP.

The program includes regularization of the Avá-Canoeiro indigenous land (TI), Environmental protection and Ethnodevelopment monitoring. It also includes educational activities to support healthier lifestyles. The Support Program backs construction and infrastructure, as well as technical, operational and administrative activities, in order to ensure the necessary operation and logistics for achieving these goals.

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Guarani Villages in São Paulo

Cultural Exchange and Social Interactions have provided conditions for lasting social alliances, such as marriage between members of the Avá and Tapirapé ethnic groups. As a result, another family nucleus was created among the Avá-Canoeiro, composed of a couple and three children, born in 2012, 2015 and 2016.

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In addition to complying with legal norms, archeology contributes to further knowledge about the ways of life of older populations, with archeological research developed in the company’s operating areas.

Archaeological sites, material reports of past human occupation, are an integral part of the Brazilian Cultural Heritage, recognized by the Constitution of 1988 on Article 216. Material assets of an archaeological nature are established and protected by Law nº 3.924 dated July 26, 1961, which gives them the status of National property.

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