Odebrecht respects human rights. Its Policy on Acting Ethically with Integrity and Transparency clearly states that the Odebrecht Group does not tolerate, permit, condone or engage in businesses involving forced and/or child labor, the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents or human trafficking.
Wherever they occur, all business activities within the Odebrecht Group must comply with applicable legal requirements and respect internationally recognized human rights. In the management of suppliers there are mechanisms for evaluation, approval and monitoring of the value chain in relation to decent work, occupational health, freedom of association and the environment.
Awareness raising and capacity building activities are developed with Members and subcontractors to curb human rights violations. To prevent the exploitation of children and adolescents, the Group’s Engineering & Construction operations developed the Rights of the Child program, in partnership with the NGO Terra dos Homens, implemented in 2013 and 2014 on the Teles Pires Hydroelectric Plant project in Mato Grosso, Brazil. In 2015, similar activities were carried out on the Alagoas Backlands Channel project, in Alagoas, and on the Western Route (BR-163), in Mato Grosso. No cases of human rights violations were identified in any of the Group’s operations in 2015.