Social and Environmental Performance

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Environmental Performance

In the pursuit of sustainable development, Grupo CCR acknowledges the importance of natural capital in its business model. One of the company’s initiatives for minimizing the adverse impacts that can be caused to the environment in the activities performed by vehicles on highways, was the implementation of the Sustainable Fleet Program in 2015, based on Fleet Management pillars (Maintenance, Safety, Conscious Driving, Economic Viability, Technology, Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions - GHG).

Natural Capital at Grupo CCR is treated through targets and specific action plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, energy consumption and waste management.

Since 2013, the company has had an Environmental Policy that guides the company’s strategies and objectives by planning, building and operating business units, always in accordance with local and international environmental laws and regulations, by developing projects aimed at protecting the environment. Sustainability is an integral part of Grupo CCR’s General Objectives and Guidelines, which lays out the company’s business strategies for the current year.

In practice, the Group develops constant campaigns and actions to reduce the consumption of water, energy, solid waste and greenhouse gas emissions, targeted both at its internal audience as well as users of highways, subway lines, ferries and airports.

To reduce water consumption, actions included capturing rainwater to use in highway conservation and at operating bases, and implementation of a water treatment systems for reutilization, installation of water-flow reducers in sink taps and dry washing fleet cars and highway signs, which actions resulted in a 16% reduction in water usage.

Another major concern was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The target established was 5% and, just this past year, the company obtained an 8% reduction in emissions, thanks to the optimization of internal processes such as the substitution of light bulbs to reduce energy consumption. Also in 2015, Grupo CCR became a signatory of the Open Letter to Brazil on Climate Change, reinforcing its commitments in relation to the climate change agenda before companies, government and society.

The group also promotes initiatives to reduce energy such as the installation of motion detectors on metallic pedestrian overpasses on highways, lighting divided by circuits, substitution of fluorescent lamps for LED, timer’s on air conditioning units, revitalization of the HVAC system at toll plazas.

In terms of solid waste management, the company created last year a Corporate Normative Instruction, with the objective of helping new businesses and existing units in revising the Solid Waste Management Plan, complying with existing legislation. The first initiative implemented was waste separation. In order to increase employee awareness, an internal campaign was conducted on conscious consumption regarding the use of paper, paper towels and disposable cups, as well as the correct disposal of each material.

As such, Grupo CCR is committed to maintaining or reducing energy and water consumption in its operations compared to last year, also contributing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Manufactured Capital

Manufactured capital creation occurs through infrastructure improvements by Grupo CCR concessionaires that improve the functionality and efficiency of buildings, pavements and equipment.

At Grupo CCR, an example of this capital occurs with the utilization of warm asphalt, which allows producing asphalt mixtures with a 40°C temperature reduction. This innovative process, developed at NovaDutra’s Highway Research Center (CPR), produces environmental benefits such as less pollution emissions, less fuel consumption and better work conditions during paving, also generating Intellectual, Natural and Human Capital, respectively.

Social Performance

Grupo CCR develops and supports several projects with its stakeholders. The company supports cultural, social and sporting activities that benefit communities in more than 120 municipalities, via tax incentives offered through the Rouanet Law, Sports Incentive Law, specific funds and direct incentives.

Instituto CCR is responsible for qualifying and structuring the management of projects supported by Grupo CCR, with the objective of increasing transparency in the use of funds invested and being a catalyzer of opportunities between neighboring communities and their members.

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Social and Relationship Capital

An example of social and relationship capital creation is the Road to Health program. This program aims to improve the quality of life and health of truck drivers as a means of promoting highway safety. Available in both fixed and itinerant format, the program offers medical evaluation and orientation services free of charge for truck drivers and their travel partners. Additional services such as haircuts, podiatry and dental treatment are also available at certain units.

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Another important initiative is the Paths for Citizenship Program, which has the objective of generating human and intellectual capital through the dissemination of information about highway safety, environment and citizenship between professors and 4th and 5th grade students from public elementary schools. Conducted by all highway concessions controlled by Grupo CCR and with an annual budget of R$5 million, the program was created in 2002 and has already impacted roughly 2 million students and 90 thousand educators in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná.

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Human and Intellectual Capital 

The development and management of Grupo CCR’s business activities is ensured through the ethical and transparent work of roughly 11,000 employees who are part of the Group’s companies. Human capital investment occurs in several manners, such as: talent attraction and retention, offer of competitive salaries and benefits, and systems that ensure health and safety in all operations, as well as a R$7,243,000 investment in various professional training courses and leadership development programs.

In 2015, the Code of Ethical Conduct was updated and the Clean Company Policy was created. In order to disseminate these documents, a communication and training plan was prepared in conjunction with the Legal, Communications and People Management areas, having trained roughly 8,610 employees.

To operate its concessions in different segments, Grupo CCR depends on the continuous production of intellectual capital, which consists in the various management competencies and efficient technologies employed in the managing of all assets.

Examples of intellectual capital providers for Grupo CCR includes universities, partners and shareholders, specialized media and press, among others.