With 104 years of history, Votorantim S.A. (Votorantim) is a Brazilian family owned company with long term investments. Its portfolio companies operate in 16 countries in the building materials, finance, aluminium, clean and renewable energy, metals and mining, organge juice, long steel. real state, and infrastructure. GRI 102‑1 I 102‑2 | 102‑5 | 102‑6
Its includes the Center of Excellence (CoE), a hub for creating products and processes focused on data analytics, innovation, and technology, which consolidates the operations of the Shared Solutions, Real Estate Solutions, and Information Technology Skills Centers.
The holding company maintains Reservas Votorantim, a company focused on the management of environmental assets of the portfolio companies and supports their land and water resource conservation efforts. The organization also works in partnership with the Votorantim Institute, which supports the portfolio companies in the development of social and environmental strategies and fosters good social practices with a long-term vision.
In its headquarters in São Paulo, Votorantim has 73employees. Added to the teams of the Votorantim Institute, Reservas Votorantim, CoE, and portfolio companies, the company employs approximately 37,000people directly and 9,000 indirectly, in 522operating units. GRI 102-3
GRI 102‑16 | 103‑2 | 103‑3
A combination of the values of the shareholder family with the business culture of the portfolio companies, Votorantim’s values of integrity, collaboration, and courage (called V3) reflect the attributes that the company promotes internally and externally and the characteristics for which it wants to be recognized.
The visual representation of V3 is inspired by DNA: it represents what all portfolio companies and all people who are part of Votorantim have in common and establishes the Votorantim way of doing business and interacting with society.
OUR WAY OF BEING!
#Doing the right thing
#Respect and ethics
OUR WAY OF DOING THINGS!
#Shared value creation #Networks and connections
OUR WAY OF GOING BEYOND!
#Building the future
Votorantim has consolidated the practices it has followed for more than a century into a document informing and guiding the holding company’s and the portfolio company’s ways of being, acting, and managing. It consists of three blocks: values, the ways of being and doing things; management pillars, the ways the companies are managed; and governance principles, the ways the companies are governed. The document also has a specific chapter about the company’s Social DNA.
Votorantim’s Social DNA has four axes that guide the social and environmental initiatives of the portfolio companies to ensure that they can meet the expectations of the shareholders while leaving a positive legacy for current and future generations.These guiding principles include: