BNDES - Brazilian Development Bank

Social and Environmental Responsibility

Sustainability and social responsibility are themes that have increasingly occupied the discussions within Governments, companies and organizations around the world. The social function of the organizations and the interdependent relationship between the economic, social and environmental systems are increasingly evident to society.

For BNDES, which assumes the commitment to sustainable development in its Mission, Social and Environmental Responsibility is to value and ensure the integration of the social and environmental dimensions into its strategies, policies, practices and procedures.

Therefore, the Bank counts with the Social and Environmental Responsibility Policy, the Social and Environmental Policy and the Sustainable Purchase Policy – each one with its role in promoting sustainability.

While the Social and Environmental Responsibility Policy sets comprehensive principles and guidelines that exceed all BNDES’s activities and guide its relationship with the various stakeholders, the Social and Environmental Policy values sustainability in the granting of financial assistance. This policy establishes, among other factors, social and environmental criteria for the analysis of financing to companies and projects, especially in sectors of great impact, as cattle farming and electric power. These criteria are explained in the Social and Environmental Guides.

BNDES’s Sustainable Purchase Policy, on its turn, encourages the adoption of sustainable practices in the relationship between the Bank and its suppliers. Among its guidelines are, for instance, the development of partnerships with other institutions for the articulation of shared sustainable purchase and the requirement of objective criteria of sustainability in the bidding and direct contracting processes of BNDES, whenever possible.

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BNDES approves R$ 2.3 bn in financing for Fibria’s new pulp production plant
The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) approved financing for Fibria-MS Celulose Sul Mato-Grossense, in the amount of R$ 2.3 billion to implement a new production line for whitened eucalyptus pulp in the city of Três Lagoas (MS), with a nominal capacity of 1,750 tons/year. The project includes acquiring wagons, locomotives as well as nationally-produced machinery and equipment, besides social investments in areas affected by the company.
BNDES’ disbursements total R$ 18.1 billion in 1Q
The BNDES’ disbursements reached R$ 18.1 billion in the first quarter of this year, down 46% compared to the same period in 2015. Consultations, which totaled R$ 23.5 billion, dropped 7%, showing that the fall is slowing. The same result was posted in eligibilities, which reached R$ 22.7 billion, declining 4% in a quart-on-quarter comparison. Approvals, at R$ 13.5 billion in 1Q16, plummeted 37%.