We believe in EESG concept. By adding the “E” of Economics to the traditional ESG, we reinforce the consistent performance of our companies, today and in the future.
Despite the still uncertain times ahead, I see the future with optimism, because I know that, throughout the Group, we have a combination of diverse people who move the business, and we have management excellence aimed at positive impacts, continuous growth, and solid results.
DISCUSS ON WHAT IS A PRIORITY
We confer with our stakeholders in order to identify the most relevant topics for our business model management. In 2021 we reviewed the process, considering the major events of the year, we expanded our survey through a new cycle of qualitative interviews.
Corporate governance and capital allocation
Given that we invest in different sectors of the economy, we are specifically questioned about the way we select investments and allocate capital, as well as the management criteria associated with best corporate governance practices in the market. We promote a business environment based on ethics, integrity, and transparency, always in line with the consistent delivery of results.
Our purpose is to influence and enable the journey to reduce our client’s carbon footprint, creating value across the value chain in all sectors in which we operate to offer efficient, sustainable, and safe, to establish strategies through our impact portfolio, reducing emissions and adopting commitments for climate mitigation. We integrate the best market practices for climate disclosure, as well as governance and management of risks and opportunities on climate matters.
People management, diversity, and inclusion
We seek to ensure a safe, welcoming and inclusive work environment that values employees, with career opportunities for minorized groups. We improve our ability to attract, develop, and retain talent, including mechanisms to evaluate performance and communicate and to set guidelines and goals for investee companies. We must ensure that our people are connected with our purpose and reinforce the importance of retaining different profiles in the team.
People and assets safety
The segments where the companies in our portfolio operate have the potential for serious accidents and incidents. Being aware of that, we have in place emergency response procedures and practices to ensure the safety of our operations and the integrity of the people (workers, clients, and communities around our subsidiary companies). Furthermore, data security and the guarantee of the confidentiality of data and information on clients, employees, and suppliers are critical across our business.
We are Cosan, a holding company committed to the development of Brazil, which has been increasingly investing in integrated logistics and diversification of the Brazilian energy matrix.
Our Aprroach is Entrepreneurial, Ethical, Empathetic and Encouraging. These are the 4 E’s that have driven us over the last 80 years. Our Approach moves the daily routine of industries and people, and it is reflected in the work of almost 40,000 professionals who dream and chase their goals to make a difference.
Indexes we participate in
Our Sustainability Report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards – Essential option –, including indicators from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and also our action plan for each of the 11 recommendations issued by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), as part of our commitment to make progress along this path.