Social and Environmental Responsability

JSL values sustainable growth and protecting its resources and those of its stakeholders, including creditors, investors and society in general. Economic, Environmental, Social and Governance aspects are rooted in the culture of the Company and its subsidiaries:

  • Economic: The company values sustainable financial results in the medium and long term, based on fair business relations and services that truly create value for clients. We value the diversification of businesses, segments and clients, and our management model is based on clear targets and objectives and the companies’ independence and autonomy.
  • Environmental: We implement policies and initiatives focused on the efficient use of all natural resources. We operate in line with the National Solid Waste Policy and comply with the requirements of NBR 12,235, which regulates the storage of hazardous solid waste. Waste management is incorporated into the routine, comprising various measures such as the appropriate disposal of rubber and oil waste, the tire recycling program and ongoing employee awareness-raising programs related to conscious consumption. We have implemented systems for reusing and improving the efficiency of water resources, in addition to sending all the used lubricating oil to re-refining, avoiding its disposal in the environment.
  • Social: Since its foundation over 64 years ago, the Group has sought to create a positive impact by contributing to the development of the communities in which we operate through social programs that have synergy with the business. The Julio Simões Institute was established to centralize and enhance the social initiatives and investments made by the Company’s founder and his wife. The Group has also been developing several relevant initiatives, such as the Respeito à Diversidade (Respect for Diversity) program; the partnership with Movimento Mulher 360, designed to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace environment and ensure equal opportunities and a culture of respect; and the Ligado in Você (Connected to You) program, focused on the well-being of employees and aggregate truck drivers. The Group is also actively participating in the Na Mão Certa (On the Right Track) program of Childhood Brasil, which seeks to fight the sexual exploitation of children; the De Olho na Segurança (Eye on Safety) program, aimed at ensuring a healthy and safe environment for employees, contractors and clients; and the Supplier Management Program, aimed at assessing the practices adopted before and after hires and the initiatives focused on the personal and professional development of truck drivers, among others.
  • Governance: Our Corporate Governance structure consists of the Board of Directors and eight bodies that report directly to it: Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Ethics and Compliance Committee, Sustainability Committee, Internal Audit, Board of Executive Officers, and Internal Controls, Risks and Compliance Office, with the differentiated participation of independent members accounting for 40% of the Board of Directors and 100% of the Audit Committee. The directors are chosen based on our search for complementary knowledge and professional experience. They must have a background that shows their ability to contribute to our development, whether through people management, the relationship with our clients and shareholders, or the appropriate management of our resources, among other factors. We are a signatory to the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Business Pact of the Ethos Institute, and our companies have a solid Compliance Program based on the Clean Company Law (Lei Empresa Limpa) and the best practices proposed by the Office of the Federal Comptroller General (CGU), as well as a Code of Conduct containing principles that guide our relations with different parties, a whistleblowing channel that ensures anonymity and investigation of cases, and a comprehensive Anti-Corruption Policy.

It is also worth noting that we have been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2014, which reinforces our commitment to ESG and guides our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020, the Group released a comprehensive Integrated Report based on the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).

Sustainability Committee

Sustainability is applied and monitored by Sustainability Committees directly linked to their respective Board of Directors. The Sustainability Policy provides for the implementation of projects with a positive impact on the social, environmental and governance spheres.

 

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