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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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05/19/2017
Approval of BNDES credit for machinery and equipment increases 38% in the first quadrimester
BNDES Finame, credit line for capital goods, registers increase of almost 200% in approvals for the Industry between January and April
05/09/2017
BNDES gathers experiences from world development banks to start elaborating its long-term strategy
Four months after deeply reformulating its operational policies, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) begins the process of internal reflection that will lead to the development of a medium and long-term strategy, with guidelines until 2030. By the end of the year, a cycle of discussions involving the Bank’s technical staff will discuss what should be the role and performance of BNDES in an economy with low inflation and interest rates. The first step last Friday (05/05) was the accomplishment of the international seminar “The role of development banks in the present and in the future: experiences, opportunities and challenges,” organized in partnership with the World Bank, which gathered executives from eight international institutions and employees from BNDES, for a whole day. The event also marked the beginning of a series of activities to celebrate the 65 years of BNDES, which will be completed in June.