September 28, 2016 Surya Brasil received the Child-Friendly Company Abrinq award. It is the third consecutive time that we receive the title, which is given to Brazilian companies that develop social responsibility work in the country.
The company was represented by Marcio Alexandre Gomes Moreira, vice president of Surya Solidarity Institute, social responsibility division of Surya Brasil. For him, the renewal of this achievement is a victory for the maintenance of children and adolescents rights.
"From the social point of view, we are fighting slave labor, child labor and child sexual exploitation. In addition, we work to provide young people the rights that are already in the Statute of Children and Adolescents, which is to play, to have education, health, professional training... and for those over 14, to have a chance to enter the labor market through the Young Apprentice program."
The program was created in 1995 to encourage private investment in social actions for children and adolescents, always respecting the guidelines of the Statute. It engages the entrepreneur in the defense of children and adolescents’ rights, mobilizing and recognizing companies carrying out social actions for the promotion and defense of children and adolescents’ rights and to fighting against child labor.
According to the Abrinq Foundation, companies of all sizes, activities or regions can participate in the program. The award is a tool that identifies with the consumer / customer that the company is socially responsible.