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Guiding Principles about Companies and Human Rights of the
United Nations - UN establish the duty of the
Human Rights, the responsibility of the
Human Rights, and the necessity of providing access to grievance mechanisms to the victims of eventual
Human Rights violations.
In this regard, Eletrobras promotes activities aiming at developing
Human Rights actions with its
several stakeholders, focusing on its
employees, suppliers, partners and communities.
To guide our activities, we seek to adopt the tools defined by the
Human Rights Thematic Guidelines were included into the
Social Responsibility Policy of the Eletrobras Companies, and in November we signed the
Companies for Human Rights Open Letter, proposed by the then Ministry of Human Rights.
In 2019, Eletrobras began to undertake an assessment process to identify Human Rights risks in its
joint ventures. This assessment marks the beginning of our
due dilligence process, which will also lead us to the
adoption of measures for the control of risks and prevention of adverse impacts and violations, contributing for further
mitigation of improper practices, as well as
communication regarding how the handling of negative consequences.
In 2018, based on our communication channels (Ombudsman and
Contact Us), Eletrobras defined the types of occurrences that should be considered
violations. This action is aligned to the target "Percentage of treated Human Rights violations complaints" of our Business and Management Master Plan.
Moreover, the following commitments were undertaken by Eletrobras in our Business and Management Master Plan – PDNG:
Seven indicators and targets related to
|Employees trained in Human Rights
||100% by 2021
|Level 1 Suppliers trained in Human Rights
100% by 2021
|Level 1 Suppliers stimulated to adopt practices of valuing and promoting diversity
Human Rights Due Diligence of critical suppliers
|| 100% by 2021
Human Rights Due Diligence of joint ventures
100% by 2022
|Percentage of complaints about the violation of treated HR
100% by 2020
|Percentage of management positions held by women
||= percentage of female employees in the company
Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs of the
UN’s 2030 Agenda, whose targets are directly related to the Human Rights. The company has prioritized
5 SDGs as
priority, among them the
- Clean and Accessible Energy, directly related to
the business. Access to energy is a
basic input for human
Eletrobras also undertakes
activities, programs and
projects that develop Human Rights practices with its
Eletrobras Companies' Human Rights Action Plan
Currently under construction as an offshoot to the "Human Rights in the Organizational Management and Culture of Eletrobras" training run by Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV in 2018, involving representatives of the areas of Social Responsibility and Sustainability of all Eletrobras companies, in addition to representatives of the areas of Environment, Ombudsman, Human Rights, Suppliers and Risks of the holding.
Human Rights Issues in the Organizational Climate Survey at Eletrobras Companies
In the Climate Survey held in 2018, issues related to Human Rights were included, such as: gender and race equity, health, work conditions and safety, moral and sexual harassment, complaint channels, among others.
The search for gender and race
equity and diversity aims at providing
equal opportunities for all, regardless of gender, color, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, social origin, physical or mental capacity. It is one of our commitments with the
respect of the Human Rights and non-discrimination.
proper waste destination, with socioeconomic
inclusion of recyclables
Eletrobras Volunteering Program
Stimulate the exercise of
citizenship of the company's employees and
engagement with our stakeholders.
Investment in projects that aim at the
capacitation and improvement of the life quality of vulnerable groups. In 2019, the Eletrobras companies will launch the first edition of their
Social Projects Public Bidding, which will invest in
Educational projects. The
Centros Comunitários de Produção [Production Community Centers] - CCP also stand out as projects to foster the productive use of electrical power.
The Eletrobras Companies' Social Responsibility Policy highlights that, when promoting engagement and qualified relationship with their stakeholders, the companies must give particular attention to vulnerable groups directly or indirectly affected by their activities, and whose manifestations are guaranteed to be answered by means of clear processes and pre-established deadlines, especially concerning the groups below:
Na Mão Certa (On the Right Track) Program
The respect for and protection of Human Rights are part of the Eletrobras companies' strategy.
The United Nations (UN) recognizes sexual exploitation of children and adolescents as one of the worse kinds of child labour and a Human Rights violations. Sharing this vision, companies must adopt commitments and undertake preventive actions and impact assessment concerning potential victims of sexual exploitation in their own operations as well as stakeholders activities.
In order to ratify their commitments, in 2010, the Eletrobras companies signed the Declaration of Corporate Commitment do Tackle Sexual Violence Againt Children and Adolescents. Therefore, the Eletrobras companies incoporated this issue into their scope of work, and promote effective action to tackle child labour.
Aiming at enhancing the Human Rights debate, in July 2020, the Eletrobras companies joined the Na Mão Certa (On the Right Track) Program, a Childhood Brasil initiative promoting joint efforts to end sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in several links of their value chain. The Program is aligned to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the Eletrobras are committed to.
Six Eletrobras companies (the holding, Amazonas GT, CGT Eletrosul, Chesf, Eletronorte and Eletronuclear) and the R&D center Cepel joined the Na Mão Certa Program in 2020, and are implementing the agreed action plan for 2021. Two other Eletrobras companies had already joined the Programa before: Itaipu in 2007 and Furnas in 2009.
Therefore, since 2020, all Eletrobras companies have joined efforts to tackle child labour teaming up with a partner with widely recognized results. The Programa supplies educational contents and support to actions underway at the Eletrobras companies, allowing collective action and scaling up results through their capillarity accross the national territory.
Also in 2020, teams ahead of those issues at the Eletrobras companies took part in a educational workshop led by the Na Mão Certa Program coordination, filled up the set of indicators that identifies each company's current status regarding the topic and points out ways to structure actions to be developed. Theses works led to the creation of an integrated action plan that is being implemented in 2021.