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ReportAlert.info - Votorantim Industrial publishes its first Sustainability Report

The report includes 37 indicators for all industrial operations and commitments with 9 critical issues
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Friday, July 15, 2011 - 8:25am

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 15, 2011 - Votorantim Industrial (VID) is part of Votorantim Participações (VPAR or Votorantim), the business of which is organized in three segments: Industrial, Finance, and New Businesses.

With headquarters in Brazil, its global operations focus on operations in base sectors of the economy: cement, mining and metallurgy (aluminum, zinc, and nickel), steel, pulp and paper, concentrated orange juice, and self-generation of energy.

In 2010, Industrial Segment posted net earnings of R$ 23.3 billion, an EBITDA of R$ 5.8 billion, and investments of R$ 3.9 billion in organic growth and R$ 1.9 billion in acquisitions.

Votorantim Participações is rated investment grade by the three major global risk-rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s (BBB), Moody’s (Baa3), and Fitch Ratings (BBB-).

In 2011, the company presents its first Sustainability Report following the GRI model. The Report was verified by Bureau Veritas, and submitted to GRI, which has assigned a “B+” rating.

The report includes 37 indicators for all industrial operations and commitments with 9 critical issues:

- Eco-efficiency and responsible use of resources
- Greenhouse gases (GHG) emission
- Influence the supply chain
- Biodiversity
- Occupational health and safety management, including third parties
- Employee development
- Development of surrounding communities
- Sustainable use of our products
- Governance for sustainable growth and corporate development

Full and executive summary versions are available online in HTML and PDF versions at http://reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Votorantim/2011/?ID=38822. One special edition was printed and distributed to all Votorantim employees.

For further information, please contact sustentabilidade@vpar.com.br

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