EDP delivers food cards to residents of Nova Venécia
Action is part of the EDP Solidária - Covid 19 notice, which aims to minimize the impacts caused by the pandemic on vulnerable communities in the state
EDP, an electric energy distributor in Espírito Santo, through the EDP Institute and in partnership with the NGO Voluntários do Bem, will deliver 167 food cards to the population of Nova Venécia, in the north of the state. The action takes place on July 6 at the headquarters of Crás, located at Avenida São Paulo, 465, Bairro Nova Cidade - Boa Esperança District, from 1 pm to 3 pm, and at the Sports Gym, located at Rua Presidente Costa e Silva, from 3 pm at 5 pm. In addition, on July 7 at Igreja São Jorge, located at Rua Valderedo Farias, from 9 am to 11 am and at Pastoral da Criança, located at Rua Jasmin S/N, from 1 pm to 3 pm.
With an investment of R$ 55 thousand reais, it is estimated that around 167 families in the region will benefit from the Bem Maior Project, during three months. In addition, local market will also be impacted by the initiative, since with the use of the food card by families to purchase basic supplies and hygiene care in the region, the economy will be boosted to traders in the region.
“We opted for this type of benefit to families in order to give them greater power of choice over the real needs that each one is currently experiencing and, with the distribution of cards, EDP will also contribute to the region's market, which was also quite impacted by the pandemic ”, comments Fernando Saliba, EDP director in Espírito Santo.
In addition to food cards, Nova Venécia residents received 35 basic food baskets delivered by the NGO Voluntários do Bem in partnership with the EDP Institute earlier this week.
In the EDP Solidária - Covid 19 notice, EDP opted to dedicate exclusively R$ 550 thousand to Espírito Santo out of the R $ 2.1 million foreseen by the notice to support initiatives from all over Brazil. In March, EDP made a donation of R$ 1 million to Santa Casa de Misericórdia in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim for the purchase of individual protection supplies, equipment and medicines for the care of Covid-19 patients.
The proceeds of the call for tender are being transferred by the EDP Institute to the entities responsible for the 11 selected projects and will directly benefit around 1,800 families in poor communities. In this first phase, projects focused on social assistance, food and personal hygiene items were prioritized.
The announcement received more than 600 projects from all Brazilian states in just over ten days. The choice of projects had the participation of an external committee formed by Carlo Pereira, executive director of the Global Pact in Brazil, and Regina Esteves, CEO of the social organization Comunitas and was audited by EY.
Discover the selected projects in Espírito Santo
MUNICIPALITY OF OPERATION
ACACCI and EDP on the front lines against COVID - 19
Associação Capixaba Contra o Câncer Infantil (Acacci)
All municipalities in the state
Associação Beneficente Ágape
Food and Protection: Todos contra o Covid-19
Centro Juvenil Salesiano Santa Maria Mazzarello
NGO Voluntários do Bem
Central de Energia contra a pandemia
Associação Grupo Orgulho, Liberdade e Dignidade - GOLD
CENTRO SOCIAL SÃO JOSÉ DE CALASANZ
Obra Social Itaka-Escolapios (ITAKA ESCOLAPIOS SERRA)
Juntos Somos Mais e Fortes.
AAOCA- Associação de Apoio e Orientação à Criança e ao Adolescente
LONGE DOS OLHOS, MAS PERTO DOS CORAÇÕES
Rede de Atendimento Integrado a Criança e ao Adolescente
MÃOS LIMPAS, MÃOS QUE AJUDAM
Associação Uchi-Mata Judo
Aracruz (Indigenous Communities)
Instituto Brasil de Cultura e Arte - IBCA
TODOS JUNTOS CONTRA COVID-19 - REDE ALSA
Associação Lar Semente do Amor
Since it was founded in 2009, the Instituto EDP has invested more than R$ 100 million in social cultural projects, which have benefited about 3 million people, in about 400 programs throughout the country. Only in 2019, the initiatives supported by the organization favored 82,000 residents of the communities surrounding the Company's areas of operation. The Instituto EDP is responsible for structuring EDP's investments and social initiatives on fronts related to the valorization of the Portuguese Language, education, local development with income generation, entrepreneurship and volunteering, by means of sports, culture and health.
About EDP in Brazil
With over 20 years of experience, EDP is one of the largest private companies in the electricity sector operating throughout the value chain. The Company, which has over 10,000 direct and outsourced employees, operates in Transmission, Trading and Energy Services and has six hydroelectric generation units and one thermal power station. In Distribution, it serves about 3.5 million customers in São Paulo and Espírito Santo, in addition to being the main shareholder of Celesc, in Santa Catarina. In Brazil, it is a reference in areas such as Innovation, Governance and Sustainability, having been in the B3´s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) for 14 consecutive years.
Sobre o IEDP
Desde que foi fundado em 2009, o Instituto EDP investiu mais de R$ 100 milhões em projetos socioculturais, que beneficiaram cerca de 3 milhões de pessoas em cerca de 400 programas espalhados por todo o País. Somente em 2019, iniciativas apoiadas pela organização favoreceram 82 mil moradores das comunidades do entorno das áreas de atuação da Companhia. O Instituto EDP tem como responsabilidade estruturar os investimentos e as iniciativas sociais da EDP em frentes ligadas à valorização da Língua Portuguesa, à educação, ao desenvolvimento local com geração de renda, ao empreendedorismo e ao voluntariado, por meio do esporte, cultura e saúde.
Sobre a EDP no Brasil
Com mais de 20 anos de atuação, a EDP é uma das maiores empresas privadas do setor elétrico a operar em toda a cadeia de valor. A companhia, que tem mais de 10 mil colaboradores diretos e terceirizados, atua em Transmissão, Comercialização e Serviços de Energia, e possui seis unidades de geração hidrelétrica e uma termelétrica. Em Distribuição, atende cerca de 3,5 milhões de clientes em São Paulo e no Espírito Santo, além de ser a principal acionista da Celesc, em Santa Catarina. No Brasil, é referência em áreas como Inovação, Governança e Sustentabilidade, estando há 14 anos consecutivos no Índice de Sustentabilidade Empresarial (ISE) da B3.