We have over 12,000 employees working in operational, administrative, and sales areas, always focusing on customer satisfaction and committed to the excellence of our products and services.
We believe that successful employees develop themselves in personal and professional terms, work more committed and help strengthen our Mission, Vision and Values. Then we consider the human capital as our greatest asset. Supported by internal policies and training and education programs, we are keen to value our employees, ensuring a motivating, meritocratic work environment that respects human rights and all current labor law.
In addition, aligned with the company's Strategic Planning and seeking to create value, we consider it essential to hear our employees and, thus, build more ethical labor relations, with higher quality. Among other tools, we provide an Ombudsman, i.e., a channel that receives suggestions, complaints and criticism from facts that do not comply with the company's policies, and GIP, the Integrated People Management program, which engages our leaders with feedbacks.
Every year, our employees from senior level above gather with their line managers to discuss performance and have the opportunity to draw their own Individual Development Plan, where they show career development strategies and suggest technical, operational and corporate training topics that empower to Leadership, Strategic Management and Business Knowledge.
With regard to health and safety, we have the Duraseg program, which assesses the potential risks of activities performed in our plants and set out standards and procedures to be adopted, in order to prevent accidents and ensure a healthy and safe environment to all employees during the working hours. Through this initiative, seven of 22 Duratex manufacturing and forest plants are already certified with OHSAS 18001.
Finally, with the aim to promote diversity, we own an action plan to hire PPW (People with Disabilities) and keep the “ParaTodos” program, intended to include employees with mental and physical disabilities in the company – either in operational and leadership roles. Among other actions, the initiative promotes a unique course in the Botucatu (SP) forest plant, in partnership with Senai, which teaches people with disabilities to produce wood plates. In our forest nursery, in Lençóis Paulista (SP), for instance, 9.4% of employees are people with mental and physical disabilities.
Being aware of the importance of contributing to gender equality in our business, we also participate in the “Movimento Mulher 360”, an initiative that seeks to promote diversity and increase women's participation in the corporate environment. We are the first company in the Construction Materials industry to adhere the movement, supported by UN Women.