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With such a large staff and a presence in several regions of the world, we take care to always promote health, quality of life, and professional and personal balance for our employees.
One of our supporting tools is the Estar Bem Program, which brings together the various initiatives aimed at providing physical and psychological support to our professionals and their families.
The program includes different actions that work on theory, practice, and creativity. These include: Ergonomic activities, functional gymnastics, meditation, yoga, as well as medical, psychological, and therapeutic support, manager follow-up, coaching, and motivational talks.
We believe that the company of the future goes beyond its business, with an eye on its people
We have already started a contingency plan in the first quarter of 2020 to guarantee the integrity of our employees and, at the same time, ensure the continuity of our production - essential for the feeding of society.
As a result, many processes, activities, and routines in all plants had to be reformulated in order to fully meet the health safety requirements oriented by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Since then, we have been operating with a series of preventive measures in order to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus. These initiatives are aligned with the protocols established by the authorities; as well as with the multidisciplinary assistance of infectious disease specialists; process engineers; and nurses from the Albert Einstein Hospital to validate, direct, and monitor the adopted measures.
We have continued actions for monitoring, control, and health management, such as checking the temperature of employees, suppliers, and service providers; early influenza vaccination; and screening and monitoring of suspected and/or confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The safety initiatives also included the removal of more than 900 at-risk employees, with no loss of pay, and the implementation of a home office setup for another 800 employees. All those who live in risk areas also receive rapid testing for COVID-19.
In addition, all direct and third-party employees affected by the pandemic received medicine allowances, food aid, expense allowances, assistance by healthcare professionals, 13th salary advances, and other benefits.
We strive to meet the needs of the community
Minerva Foods consistently endeavors to support social issues that involve people in the communities where it is present, as well as the employees and their families.
Our investments in training and family support have always been relevant, however, in 2020, the matter became even more evident due to the pandemic.
Very often, we are the largest company located in the small and medium-sized towns where we are present. This awakens a sense of duty to help the local communities, directly supporting the public authorities and other social institutions.
Being aware of our role, we invested more than R$43 million donating various items such as food, personal protection equipment, 70% alcohol gel, hygiene and cleaning items, hospital equipment, and medication.
We have also contributed financially to the construction of the new facility at the Butantan Institute for the production of vaccines against Covid-19; we have donated financial resources to hospitals, clinics and awareness campaigns in benefit of the communities. We also keep renting mobile ICUs in different cities and, in the last few months, we have collaborated with hospitals by providing oxygen cylinder refills
In a scenario where many people have lost their sources of income, we created the Mãos que Criam project, supported by the City Hall of Paranatinga/MT. This project promotes women's entrepreneurship providing free sewing lessons to women looking to start a business making clothing, accessories and masks.
And, because we believe that education can transform the world by promoting opportunities and social development, we created Educar para Transformar (Educate to Transform). In this program, we promote inclusive education by donating school materials for the children of employees and children registered in the public school system. In 2020, more than 5,900 employees received school supplies for their children.
We have a strong presence in the supply chain in order to combat non-compliance
We act vigorously in order to eradicate situations that are not in line with the Human Rights principles. Our operation complies with the respective laws of each country, as well as strictly following our Code of Ethics.
The adhesion to the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor is one of the Company's fronts for action, of which it has participated since 2005.
Today, the work of following up and supporting the companies' activities regarding the Pact's undertakings is coordinated by the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor Institute (InPacto). The pact contains a list of ten commitments adopted by the signatories to prevent and combat the slave-like labor in their supplier network. The performance of these activities is monitored on an annual basis.
In 2020, we conducted a campaign to engage all cattle and other input suppliers to adhere to the principles of the Pact and adopt criteria for monitoring the occurrence of forced or child labor in our supply chain.
Another initiative during the year was the creation of an assessment of the Human Rights-related risks present in our value chain. From this evaluation, we built a gradual origin of risks and set a series of actions to expand our preventive and mitigating actions towards the subject.