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Mission, Vision and Values

In 2008, the BNDES completed its Corporate Planning, which defines the operation guidelines from 2009 to 2014. In addition to elaborating its strategy for the period, the BNDES has established its Mission and Vision. Through them, the BNDES is committed to the development of Brazilian society in an integrated fashion, which patently includes the social, regional and environmental scope.

The Mission defines the rationale for the existence of the BNDES and determines the fundamental focus of its activity. The Vision, on the other hand, outlines the future position that the Blank aims to achieve by establishing its long-term objectives.

Mission

To foster sustainable and competitive development in the Brazilian economy, generating employment while reducing social and regional inequalities.

Vision

To perform its duties as the development bank of Brazil, an institution of excellence that is innovative and proactive in light of the challenges in our society.

In keeping with the Bank’s Mission and Vision, three integrated issues were selected as the new challenges to be tackled: innovation, socio-environmental development, as well as local and regional development, prioritizing the less developed regions in Brazil.

The Bank has also defined guidelines focused on its international operations in the Corporate Planning. One of them is the expansion and diversification of its resources of funding in Brazil and other countries, in partnership with the financial industry and the capitals market. Strengthening the international presence of Brazilian companies has also been emphasized. To support the implementation of these strategies, two branches were inaugurated in 2009, one in London and another in Montevideo.

Values

Ethics

Ethics is the foundation on which the BNDES has been built since its creation. With this, the BNDES requires that its professionals maintain impeccable ethical conduct when carrying out their assignments. Such conduct is translated into, above all, responsibility and honesty. We preserve the respect and trust in our relations, and our efforts are characteristically transparent. Our main principle is that development is only possible when accompanied by ethics.

  • In all circumstances, we operate with responsibility, correctness, integrity, honesty and a sense of justice.
  • We respect individuality, dignity and the privacy of all; we value diversity and reject any form of prejudice. 
  • We have a vital commitment to the human rights of all participants in our relations. 
  • We build a work environment underscored by respect, plurality of ideas, dialog and the capacity to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. 
  • We establish and maintain our relationships through respect, reliability and transparency.
  • We encourage discretion and confidentiality when dealing with information used in the BNDES’ activities.

Commitment to development

The challenge to be the Brazilian Development Bank requires all of us to maintain a professional and personal commitment to fomenting and supporting the growth of a diversified, integrated, dynamic, inclusive, sustainable and competitive production structure.
We aim for cooperation between the public and private sectors, as well as to strengthen undertakings, regardless of their size. Innovation is the driving force behind this competitive and sustainable development. Promoting socio-environmental sustainability and reducing inequalities in the nation and in Brazilian society are the guidelines of our project for the future.

  • We support our operations through accurate knowledge of reality and with a long-term foresight.
  • We develop a strategic outlook that guides the desired results, while aligning and integrating all our efforts. 
  • We promote economic and socio-environmental sustainability in all our activities. 
  • We work for the reduction of social and regional inequalities, generating employment and income, and improving the standard of living. 
  • We encourage the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.

Public principles

Our operations are guided by public principles, evident through the irreversible commitment to the interests of Brazilian society, a focus on the collective and the care taken when using public resources.

  • Our operations are guided by the interests of Brazilian society, maintaining a focus on the collective and in compliance with the priorities democratically established by government policies.
  • We establish our decisions and efforts on impersonality, equality and transparency when conducting public management. 
  • We advocate the proper use of the BNDES’ resources, with attention to costs, efficiency, effectiveness of the processes and no waste.

Excellence

We aim at achieving excellence in all we do, in the effort to carry out the Bank’s mission. Excellence is due to a combination of technical competence, applied knowledge, focus on relevance and innovating capacity, all propelled by persistent efforts to reach our goal.

  • We constantly seek technical advancement and innovation.
  • We value capacity in the form of pro-activeness, pragmatism and methodological precision.
  • We encourage the production of knowledge guided by the challenges in Brazilian society. 
  • We encourage the will to learn and the dissemination of knowledge. 
  • We value team work, sharing knowledge and experiences, as well as cooperation. 
  • We pursue quality, consistency and efficiency in efforts through collective discussions and shared decisions. 
  • We encourage a sense of professional and personal accomplishment in teams by acknowledging their contributions. 

 



Recent News  Recent News
08/21/2014
BNDES signs agreement to boost stimulate low carbon agriculture
The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), the Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle-raising and Food Supply, the Brazilian Agriculture and Cattle-raising Research Corporation, the Brazilian Federation of Banks, the FEBRABAN Institute of Education, the Brazilian Association of Development Finance Institutions and the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Cattle-raising signed a technical cooperation agreement to help eligible projects obtain easier financing for low carbon agriculture.
08/22/2014
BNDES posts record earnings of R$ 5.47 bm in 1H2014
The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) recorded net earnings of R$ 5.471 billion in the first half of 2014. The result is the highest ever presented for the period and 67.8% higher than the R$ 3.261 billion posted in the same period in 2013. Earnings were influenced by the excellent performance of BNDESPAR, a BNDES subsidiary, which recorded net earnings of R$ 2.148 billion, which is some 236.4% higher than that in the first half of last year.