The Camargo Corrêa Institute (ICC) is a non-profit organization responsible for Camargo Corrêa Infra’s social investment initiatives with its partners.
ICC acts as a facilitator in community empowerment, working in partnership with community leaders, governments, clients, and non-governmental institutions to promote the socioeconomic and sustainable development of communities near Camargo Corrêa Infra (CCInfra) construction sites. ICC works aligned with our socio-environmental strategy, our business, and our clients’ social guidelines, always considering the diversities of the regions where we operate. ICC’s actions are also connected to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and bring to the population innovative technologies used in our major infrastructure works, generating a positive impact on society’s quality of life.
In addition, the projects are developed with CCInfra’s expertise and after a detailed study of each area to be served, taking into account the multiple factors that interfere in the local social coexistence, such as income, education, safety, predominant age group and basic needs.
Comunidade Empreende (Enterprising Community) is aimed at generating work, income, and economic development in vulnerable communities; Infra Digna (Decent Infrastructure) improves the quality of life of people living in degraded environments and without all essential services; and Dia do Bem-Fazer (Day of Good Deeds) is a social activity involving Camargo Corrêa Infra professionals, family members, and volunteers for the benefit of the community.
In 2020, due to the pandemic scenario caused by Covid-19 in our country and around the world, the format of the Dia do Bem-Fazer (Day of Good Deeds) was adapted to the needs of the moment. Actions started in April, at a time when everyone was adapting to a challenging routine. Many corporate and construction professionals volunteered their time, sparing no effort to help those who needed it the most.
In 2019, the Dia do Bem-Fazer (Day of Good Deeds) added the Infra Digna (Decent Infrastructure) action agenda and, relying on the territorial diagnosis prepared for all areas where the company operates, planned the installation of innovative equipment in institutions that maintain community gardens capable of producing quality fertilizers and enough gas for three hours of use in community kitchens (considering a single stove burner) from organic waste.
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INFRA DIGNA (DECENT INFRASTRUCTURE)
It brings improved quality of life to communities living in areas vulnerable to essential services.
Our actions involve: basic sanitation projects, alternative solutions for drinking water supply, final destination of sewage and residues, alternative sources of energy distribution and techniques to build houses at lower prices, environmental education and recovery of public spaces.
COMUNIDADE EMPREENDE (ENTERPRISING COMMUNITY)
Comunidade Empreende (Enterprising Community) promotes entrepreneurship by stimulating existing initiatives in the regions where it operates. To this end, it creates incubators for local and solidarity economy projects, supports social impact startups and local entrepreneurs, and studies opportunities for productive insertion, stimulating the implementation of new business models to drive self-sustainable projects.
ICC also suggests solutions to increase access to credit for local entrepreneurs, carries out professional training activities for young people, and, whenever possible, develops within the community a connection with the supply chain of clients and partners of works in progress.
Another important aspect is the involvement of community leaders who are invited to talk about alternatives to face complex social problems such as respect for religious, gender, and racial diversity, the inclusion of refugees and immigrants, and the preservation of the cultural values of the communities they serve.
DIA DO BEM-FAZER (DAY OF GOOD DEEDS)
On Dia do Bem-Fazer (Day of Good Deeds), professionals from Camargo Corrêa Infra, their families and friends, together with community leaders, public authorities, clients and partners join forces to develop long-term sustainable social technology for the communities.
In 2020, due to the pandemic scenario caused by Covid-19, the Dia do Bem-Fazer (Day of Good Deeds) was adapted to the needs of the moment. At a time when everyone was adjusting to a challenging routine, many professionals volunteered, sparing no effort to help those who needed it the most.
Volunteers put into practice their civic responsibility, donated their time and knowledge in legal, financial, and budgetary aspects, and preventive health, food baskets, and hygiene kits to help countless people in such a difficult period.
In 2019, the Dia do Bem-Fazer (Day of Good Deeds) added the Infra Digna (Worthy Infra) action agenda and, relying on the territorial diagnosis prepared for all the areas where the company operates, planned the installation of innovative equipment in institutions that maintain community gardens.