Company was the winner in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Human Rights category.
Aegea saneamento is one of the winners of the “Successful Cases in Water and Sanitation 2019 (Sustainable Development Objective, SDG 6)” award, in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Human Rights category. The award is part of the eventual annual The CEO Water Mandate – an initiative of the Brazil Network of the Global Compact of United Nations Organizations, UN. The event was held today, in São Paulo.
The award aims to recognize the most innovative business projects, developed by members of the Global Pact Brazil and that favor sustainability practices, in the area of water and sanitation in their operations and supply chains.
For Rogério Tavares, vice president of Institutional Relations at Aegea, “being recognized for initiatives that improve the social indicators of the populations where we operate reinforces our commitment to providing healthier, happier and fuller lives in line with operational efficiency strategies”.
Aegea competed with 4 other finalist companies, being the winner with the case “From marginalized to protagonists: dignity and innovation for the stilts and irregular occupations regions in Northern States and Northeast Brazil”. The case demonstrates the company’s strategies for regularizing the basic sanitation system in communities in Teresina (PI) and Manaus (AM).
Adding to the efforts in these important capitals, thousands of families now have access to basic sanitation and improvements in aspects such as health, education and work. In addition, new users obtain their first proof of residence, essential documentation for access to banking services, credit opening and the market as a whole. Access to treated water is an important tool for dignity and citizenship.
The company also had another major participation in the event, Thiago Terada, CEO of Aegea MT.PA 01 moderated the panel “Overview of water challenges and opportunities in Brazil”. On the occasion, the panelists discussed the main water challenges currently faced in Brazil.