Valid - Sustainability

Sustainability

Valid is a company committed to environmental management. Its actions aggregate concerns with environmental issues and social development.

During its journey, Valid has developed a broad and centered vision to guide its actions in social, environmental and economic fields. To do so, it adopted a management system, called Total Responsibility Policy, to control all policies internally implemented.

The work is a success and even turned into a seal, audited by an external institution, which guides the guidelines aimed at customers, associates, suppliers, shareholders, government and society.

Through the Total Responsibility Policy, Valid promotes social and cultural activities and support acknowledged organizations. All production processes of the company take into account the rational use of natural resources, from the purchase of raw-material, use of non-toxic and non-pollutant materials, to waste management.

Know more about Valid initiatives:

  • Green Building

    The building of its production facility in Sorocaba, built in 2010, was designed in compliance with the Green Building certification precepts, which aims at encourage the sustainable construction industry in Brazil. The building has natural lighting and ventilation, wastewater treatment stations, power generation plant, water recycling, scrap handling and vacuum systems.

    At Sorocaba, Barueri and São Bernardo printers, the paper has the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) seal. In the other production facilities, the company has Sewage Treatment Stations (ETE), power generators and promotes continuous maintenance and investments to mitigate the environmental impact. 

  • Environmental Indicators

    For the continuous improvement of its processes and facilities, Valid reviews the main consumption indicators in its plants, monitoring evolution, identifying improvement opportunities and developing action plans related to relevant environmental aspects.

  • Jovem Aprendiz (Young Apprentice) Program

    Through the Luar Sorocaba NGO the Company has provided training for hundreds of young people. Of those, 77 were hired in 2012 for its operations and 16 in qualification process. We currently have a total of 171 Young Apprentices in our Units, in partnership with this and other institutions. 

  • McHappy Day Project

    For the seventh consecutive year, Valid participated in the initiative, offering the printing and donation of the coupons used in the campaign. A total of 1.8 million coupons were printed in a partnership with Ticket. 

     

  • Capitães da Areia Movie

    The feature film based on a book from Jorge Amado was co-sponsored by Valid. In 2012, the film opened the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival.

  • Short Film Circuit

    The festival promotes the best projects submitted and made by students from public schools of Rio de Janeiro. Around 20 thousand students submitted short documentaries, animations and fiction films, along with their teachers.

  • Curtas no Parque (Short Films at the Park)

    Since 2008 the social and cultural Project seeks to democratize the Brazilian cinema and provide family entertainment. The sessions are held in communities of Rio de Janeiro with restricted access to cultural assets.

  • Valid Voluntary Program

    The associates are encourages to actively participate in social projects supported by the company. Among those projects, there is the Junior Achievement Program, which helps 770 students. The 66 volunteers give classes to encourage permanence in school and on personal finances. The work is offered in public schools of eight municipalities, in a total of 690 hours.

    The volunteer employees also contributed with GRAACC, donating for the construction of the institution hospitals, a healthcare reference for children with cancer.

  • Waste

    Waste like paper, plastic, metal, glass and non-recyclable count on a recyclable waste collection system, installed in strategic areas of production facilities and offices. Proper waste sorting is a permanent training topic for employees.

    Recycling – Paper, grinded PVC (raw material of bank cards), polyester refile (raw material of telephone card), aluminum sheets of off-set machines

    Reuse – Solvents, destined to a third party that turns it into Prime for sawmill. The wood is also sent to a company that turns it into ecologic firewood. Sludge, cans, buckets and large volume containers for paints and solvents are reused by the cement industry.