We are a family-owned company that has developed a solid corporate governance model, attentive to the needs of business evolution and guiding relationships among shareholders, management and other stakeholders. This model has been improving over the last decades and, in 2014, defined how the holding company (Votorantim S.A.) relates to companies within its portfolio.
The shareholding control of the Company is exercised by the Ermírio de Moraes family and our governance establishes structured succession guidelines ensuring confidence to stakeholders and the management autonomy of our companies, which adopt best market accounting practices even when they are not publicly-traded.
In addition, we have a structured Compliance program, which enables a healthy relationship between the Company and society, guaranteeing transparency, ethical action and integrity.
Our Compliance program is structured in seven pillars and includes our Code of Conduct, an Ethical Line that guarantees confidentiality for complaints and independent investigation and an Anti-Corruption Program, installed prior to the Brazilian regulation on the matter.
|Statutory Board of Directors|
|José Roberto Ermírio De Moraes||Vice President|
|Cláudio Ermírio De Moraes||Effective Member|
|Luís Ermírio De Moraes||Effective Member|
|Oscar De Paula Bernardes Neto||Independent Effective Member|
|Marcelo Pereira Lopes de Medeiros||Independent Effective Member|
|Marcos Marinho Lutz||Independent Effective Member|
|Luiz Aparecido Caruso Neto||Center of Excellence Director|
|Glaisy Peres Domingues||Legal Director|
Our corporate conduct is anchored in values that have been defined over our 100 years of existence and reflects our commitment to managing our businesses with integrity and transparency, always seeking high levels of ethical standards. This conduct is aimed at ensuring business sustainability and that our Values (Solidity, Ethics, Respect, Entrepreneurship and Union) permeate all our actions, investment decisions and relationships with stakeholders.
Based on Values, Management Beliefs and a Code of Conduct, which establishes the essential elements that must be present in the relations among companies and their employees with different publics, we structured and maintain the Compliance Program since 2013.
And, as part of this broader Program, the Anti-Corruption Program has evolved, consolidating our commitment to the constant search for best practices, encouraging the fight against corruption and the damages it causes in the political, economic and social spheres. The objective is to disseminate the scope and relevance of the theme among all employees, shareholders, clients, suppliers, public power, media, community and society in general, ensuring that its effectiveness results in the protection and value preservation for companies.
And, to make our Program even more effective, we encourage the reporting of any suspicious unlawful acts by offering the Ethics Line, since 2006, to all employees, ensuring a confidential and anonymous reporting channel. All reports are investigated and directed in accordance with internal policies and current legislation.
We are constantly evolving, consolidating good practices and adapting to new realities.
The Compliance Program is based on seven pillars that guide our efforts towards our full compliance achievement. They represent important themes for the organization and receive special attention from our leaders, who should guide their teams to ensure:
|The compliance with Laws and Regulations and the commitments made through the signing of Contracts and Agreements;||Obtaining the necessary Licenses, Authorities and Certificates for our businesses;||The quality and truthfulness of all the External Reports we issue.||Votorantim’s full commitment with Competition Defense, the Antitrust practice, Fraud prevention and the fight against Corruption.|