We ended 2017 with 23,066 employees, a 5% increase in the number of employees compared to the previous year, mainly registered in the operational structure, with highlight going to forestry services and general cargo as a result of the acquisition of the company Quick.

Most of JSL’s employees work in Brazil’s Southeast region (65%). 84% of the employees are men and 16% are women, with the majority being aged between 30 and 50.

95% of the total number of employees have a permanent contract and 5% have a temporary contract. In addition, 96% have a full-time contract and 4% have a part-time contract, and the entire 100% are covered by collective bargaining agreements.

In order to deal with the challenge of a high turnover rate and a high level of absenteeism in the logistics sector, we rely on the People Management team, which utilizes talent retention tools, by means the assessment of adaptation to the Company’s culture, assessment of experience after periods of 45 days and 80 days and termination- and post-termination interviews, in order to identify what motivated the employee’s voluntary termination and, in this way, improve the management process. Bonuses for the time spent with the company and for taking part in strategic projects are also part of this team’s actions.

Other benefits offered to our employees at all of the Group’s units are: Life Insurance, Medical Assistance, Transport Vouchers, Food and/or Meal (or refectory) Tickers, Basic Food Baskets (based on the collective agreement), Profit Sharing (PLR), Disability and Disability Coverage, Parental leave, Pension Plan and Equity Interest Plan. What’s more, employees also benefit from psychosocial and psychological support programs.

Own employees by work contract and gender 2017 2016
Permanent Temporary Permanent Temporary
Male 18,759 603 17,964 603
Female 3,265 439 3,041 341
Total 22,024 1,042 21,005 944
23,066 21,949
Own employees by type of employment and gender 2017 2016
Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time
Male 18,853 509 18,088 479
Female 3,262 442 2.994 388
Total 22,115 951 21,082 867
23,066 21,949
Own employees by work contract and region* 2017 2016 2015
Permanent Temporary
Center-West 2,444 130 1,726 1,726
Northeast 2,444 76 1,876 1,970
North 1,911 78 1,879 1,882
Southeast 1,660 706 14,635 17,051
South 14,306 52 1,833 1,503
23,066 21,949 24,101

* In previous reports, JSL reported the total number of employees by region and gender. This year, for purposes of alignment with the requirements of the GRI 102-8 indicator, the Company reported the total number of employees by work contract and region, which will be maintained in the coming years, in compliance with the GRI Standards

Development and Training

Improving the actions and developing creativity are important items for the company’s own growth, and for this reason we invest in professional training for all the employees. In this way, we believe it is possible to improve the performance of each one of the functions that is carried out within the Company.

The various training courses covers both issues related to professional development as well as the health and safety of our employees. The main topics addressed in the training course that were held in 2017 were as follows: Customer Service, Economic Driving of Vehicles, Daily Safety Task Instruction (DSTI), Defensive Driving, Institutional Integration, Leadership, Motivational, Qualification of Drivers, Recycling of Procedures and Processes upon Return from Vacation, Interpersonal Relationship, Work Safety and Operational Training.

As a result of this, we registered roughly 346,642 hours of training in 2017, which represents an average of 15 hours of training per employee.

Health and safety

Safety is a key aspect of our business and is constantly being monitored and improved, given that we operate in a number of sectors of the economy and the majority of our employees work at external customers or on the road. Even if our activities are not high risk, we have an ongoing commitment to reinforce our internal public’s engagement in an environment of attention to safety, by means qualification and recycling projects, educational campaigns, training courses, counseling and prevention.

Among the topics covered under these programs, we highlight the defensive driving, safety in operating procedures, combating drug use, alcoholism and the improper use of stimulants, catering to customers who have special needs and sexually transmitted diseases.

In addition, since 2015 we have been operating with the Accident Management System, which provides tools for identifying the root cause along with an action plan. We also have a corporate team responsible for monitoring the investigations into the causes of accidents, as well as analyzing and guiding operations related to preventive actions.

In order to support the quality of our employees’ safety system, we rely on the Health and Safety committees – SESMT (Specialized Health Service) and Occupational Health and Safety, in addition to the CIPA (Internal Accident Prevention Committee), in which 100% of our employees are represented. For operations that are not required to establish a CIPA, we indicate a representative who has been trained along the same lines as the CIPA training.

Over the course of 2017 we also carried out a number of campaigns focused on health and safety, with highlight going to the following:

Safe Corner: safety advice to all public transport users and other residents regarding the importance of respecting traffic signs and the use of pedestrian crossings.

Speed: guidance to JSL employees and service providers, stressing and monitoring observance of the speed limits and the risks involved. The campaigns are carried out at all of the business units, and this contributed to the 16.62% reduction in the number of personal accidents without lost time in 2017.

Carnival: campaign to give JSL employees and service providers guidance regarding the traffic risks during carnival, with recommendations of certain actions and attitudes that are required for the festive period.

Safety Does not Take a Vacation: campaign for giving all JSL employees and service providers guidance regarding driving cars when they are on vacation, indicating the importance of paying attention to pedestrians, the rainy season and other specific characteristics of the traffic during this period.

Campaign I Say Yes to Safety: lectures that deal with safety issues in the performance of work, procedures and operational standards with all employees, in addition to increasing awareness in relation to Behavior, Health, Hygiene and Home Economics. The campaign was carried out in the forestry units and billboards were used in areas where there were more people moving around..


In order to ensure that our private social investment is distributed fairly between the communities in which we operate, we set up Julio Simões Institute, which carries out both its own projects as well as joint projects with other institutions. What motivates us is the goal of contributing to improve life in the communities, especially those that are closer to and more integrated with JSL’s operations.

Working in a network, the Institute supports other organizations known for the performance of their actions. Therefore, by means of their partnership with the Julio Simões Institute, they can boost their multiplication potential, enabling them to go further than they could go alone.

In 2017 approximately R$2 million was allocated to projects based on fiscal incentive laws, in comparison to the R$1.9 million figure that was made available in 2016 and the R$1.6 million in 2015. The number of beneficiaries, calculated based on the number of projects implemented, totaled 31,752 in 2017, 41,599 in 2016 and 54,309 in 2015.

In all, 57 of the JSL group’s subsidiaries/stores took part in the social actions, campaigns and projects carried out by Julio Simões Institute in 2017, representing 11.10%5 of the Company’s operations. In addition to the programs that are already under way, the Institute also supports independent projects, by means of fixed donations to social institutions and NGOs, which in 2017 benefited 2,712 people.

We also donated transport for local community projects and projects in connection with some institution, and in 2017 2,208 people benefited from this action.

Julio Cidadão
Held since 2007, the Julio Cidadão project encourages volunteer work and promotes relief in hospital treatment by means of “clown doctors”. Developed in partnership with the NGO Canto Cidadão, the project trains and monitors the volunteers who work in hospitals and ILPIs (Long Stay Institutions for the Elderly) in Mogi das Cruzes and in the surrounding region. In 2017, 2,371 people were cared for, including patients, companions and professionals.

Cultural Gymkhana
Cultural Gymkhana – Everybody together with a single objective, formerly called Social Gymkhana, fosters the culture of volunteering at JSL, making it possible for all the employees and their families to contribute to the integration between employees, the company and communities by means of collection and donation activities and actions in NGOs or public spaces. In 2017, 11 groups were enrolled, with 1,894 volunteers taking part, 9 social institutions and 3 Public Spaces being benefited (cleaning of squares, school façades, increasing awareness among pedestrians).

Christmas of Emotions
This campaign, which was launched in 2016, combines in a single project the employees who are interested in Julio Simões Institute’s social projects, as well as encouraging volunteer work and solidarity at all JSL units. Every year, the campaign benefits children, the elderly and people with special needs.
In 2017, 10,079 personal hygiene items were donated to nursing homes (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, geriatric diapers and soap), 571 elderly people were sponsored and given presents, and 17 beneficiary institutions and 597 volunteers were involved.

Carreta Treinamento
A traveling movie theater! This is the Carreta Treinamento project, which goes all over Brazil offering training, theater, culture, music and entertainment, always with a focus on the following themes: defensive driving, drug use, child sexual abuse and exploitation, and children’s and adolescents’ rights. In all, in 2017, there were 2,870 people took part in lectures, training courses and presentations.

Do you want it? You can!
The Julio Simões Center for Memory and Culture launched the project in August 2012, and since then it has served students from the municipality of Mogi das Cruzes’ public-school network. By means of visits to the Julio Simões Center for Memory and Culture, they have the chance to get to know the most significant episodes in the history of the entrepreneur and founder of JSL and of the Institute, Julio Simões, and are encouraged to improve skills and competences that increase their chances of achievement. In 2017, a total of 4,413 students visited the space.

Julio Simões Center for Memory and Culture 
In addition to the project “Do you want it? You can!”, the Julio Simões Center for Memory and Culture – which was created in order to tell the story of the founder Julio Simões’ determination, work, simplicity and honesty -, also receives visits from new employees and customers, with the auditorium being made available for training courses, lecturesand social events. In 2017, 3,200 people were attended.

5 In order to calculate the percentage the following were taken into account: 232 JSL subsidiaries + 183 Movida stores + 58 Movida Semi New Vehicle stores + 12 JSL Semi New Vehicle stores + 28 dealerships.