TOTVS maintains a strong commitment to the protection of the environment and to full compliance with environmental legislation, developing its productive activities always with the concern of not compromising the environment, as well as preserving resources, whether natural or not. Procedures that optimize the use of electric energy, water and others are implemented, favoring the sustainable use of natural resources. Special care, determined by technical principles, are taken in the dispensation of chemical and biological waste, aiming at minimizing environmental pollution and personal risk for its employees and the community. All the projects to be developed take into account the environmental legislation and the possible impacts to the environment.
This commitment is foreseen in the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the Company, which must be complied with by all employees. The code of conduct is available on the Company’s investor relations website (https://ir.totvs.com/).
In March 2017 TOTVS gathered in only one place almost 3,000 participants, previously distributed in seven locations in the city of São Paulo and metropolitan region. For the new headquarters, a “built to suit” lease agreement was signed, with a minimum duration of 10 years. The new building has photovoltaic cells on the facade, which transform sunlight into electricity to serve several workstations and avoid the emission of more than 500 tons of carbon dioxide per year. The facilities also have a large entrance of natural light and ventilation, as well as modern systems of air conditioning, reuse and water treatment plant, reinforcing TOTVS ‘commitment to the environment.
Global Compact of the United Nations (UN)
TOTVS joined the Global UN Compact (UN), which is a strategic policy initiative for companies that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. With over 12,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 145 countries, it is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world.
Business Compact for Integrity and Against Corruption
TOTVS also joined the Business Compact for Integrity and Against Corruption of the Ethos Institute, whose mission is to to mobilize, encourage and help companies to manage their businesses in a socially responsible and sustainable manner. This compact provides a set of guidelines and procedures that meet the policies adopted in respect of integrity and anti-corruption systems.
Institute of Social Opportunity (IOS)
TOTVS focuses its investments in social projects by the Social Opportunity Institute (in Portuguese, IOS), a not-for-profit organization that offers professional qualification for low-income young people and people with disabilities. Created and maintained by TOTVS and partners, IOS has the structure and support necessary for training young people to enter the labor market with bachelor’s degree in business administration or information technology. Universities and other social organizations also help us to maintain IOS and implement it in other cities. With its special characteristics, IOS transforms individuals into citizens through knowledge. Since its foundation in 1998, more than 27,000 students were qualified. Today, IOS has 14 units in Brazil.